2010 VW Touareg V6 TSI Hybrid review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 2 February 2009 , 20:02:59 byVeronica

Filed under VolkswagenSUVHybrid

VW Touareg V6 TSI Hybrid

We will now present the VW Touareg V6 TSI Hybrid. Together with the pure gasoline and diesel versions, the German manufacturer will offer the next version of the Touareg as a hybrid version. The model uses around 9.0-liters of fuel for 100 km and the CO2 emission level is less than 210 g/km. This near-production prototype offers initial glimpse of the full hybrid technology that will be implemented on the future Touareg. The experimental platform has its base in the current generation of the SUV. Under the hood it will have a V6 TSI, a highly advanced gasoline direct injection engine improved by a mechanically-driven supercharger together with an electric motor. The carmaker will implement a parallel hybrid drive on the future Touareg V6 TSI Hybrid. The new engine will be capable of producing 333 PS and 440 Nm of torque. The substantial torque delivery that came from using a supercharger becomes even more fascinating with the addition of the E-motor, especially at low speeds. The E-motor and the 8-speed automatic transmission offer extra 52 PS and up to 30 Nm of torque. The total power produced enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.8 seconds. The new VW Touareg V6 TSI Hybrid will attain the limits of the Euro 5 and American ULEV2 emissions standard. During braking, the E-motor operates as a generator and recovers energy, which id then stores in the high voltage battery. It comes into effect progressively during the initial travel of the brake pedal. The nickel metal-hybrid battery used in the Touareg V6 TSI Hybrid reflects the best and most practical electric storage system for automobiles. We can find the battery in a space saving area. The E-motor takes over the role of engine starter motor.