We’ve had our fair share of diesels at ec, but our long-term Jetta TDI is the one that continues to impress (see page 88). So when VW offered to let us try the more socially conscious-but still adequately beefy-Touareg V6 TDI, we jumped at the chance. Green credentials aside, this latest Touareg made us TDI fans all over again. Here’s a crossover with 225 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque. A stout powerband, indeed. Now, it doesn’t quite sip fuel like its Jetta counterpart, but it certainly doesn’t gulp either. At 18 city/25 hwy, let’s say it respectfully quaffs. With a zero-to-60 time of just 8.5 seconds, it only gets better.
Source: European Car Web