Paul Tranter

Volkswagen Touareg R opens for order in UK as technology and performance-focused flagship

Volkswagen Touareg R opens for order in UK as technology and performance-focused flagship

- Most powerful production Volkswagen yet with 462 PS and 700 Nm
- 3.0-litre TSI eHybrid achieves 94.2 mpg and 67 g/km (WLTP combined)
- Flagship SUV offers enormous technology and equipment specification

The Volkswagen Touareg R is the first fully-fledged production R model to be launched with an electrified powertrain.

Capable of both impressive performance as well as ultra-low emissions, the Touareg R features a petrol plug-in hybrid system producing 462 PS and 700 Nm of torque. The model, which starts at £71,995 RRP OTR, is available to order now for UK customers.

The Touareg R boasts a multitude of talents, with performance worthy of the R badge sitting alongside impressive frugality. The high-performance SUV has 462 PS and 700 Nm of torque available. This impressive output makes the Touareg R the most powerful production Volkswagen to date. Its 0 to 62 mph sprint time of 5.1 seconds accelerates the Touareg R into the territory of the brand’s other R models, and is within half a second of the Golf R’s 4.7-second figure. Like the aforementioned Volkswagen performance champion, the Touareg R’s top speed is limited to 155 mph (where permitted). A maximum of 70% of the car’s torque can be transferred to the front wheels, and up to 80% to the rear axle, via a centre differential lock with asymmetric torque distribution (Torsen) acting as a transfer box.

At the heart of the Touareg R is a sophisticated 3.0-litre V6 TSI eHybrid plug-in powertrain.

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