It is equipped with 4MOTION all-wheel drive guaranteeing optimal traction. The excellent driving dynamics of the Touareg R50 are less the result of pure top acceleration values than of torque levels that are nearly unattainable by the competition. At just 2,000 rpm the SUV's ten-cylinder TDI develops a maximum torque of 850Nm. This means that every gear and speed range offers torque-laden power like no other SUV. The bi-turbo diesel of the Touareg R50 was derived from the V10 TDI with 230 kW. Adjustments to its bi-turbo charging and modified engine management made it possible to boost engine power by 28 kW and increase torque by a considerable 100Nm. Under these new performance parameters, the SUV accelerates to 100 km/h in just 6.8 seconds. Its top speed is 235 km/h.
Apart from an increase in performance, there is a new exterior and interior features to reflect the R philosophy. The Touareg R50 is easily recognisable with its 21-inch wheels, blue painted brake callipers, discrete wheel well flares and independent bumpers. Inside, the features include a sports seat system in anthracite coloured napa leather with integrated R50 logo in the headrests. The Touareg R50 will be delivered with a Sport design package in what is known as the R Look. It clearly highlights the dynamic character of the powerful diesel SUV. Other exclusive standard features include an air-suspension sports chassis being introduced for the first time on the new Touareg generation. Safety features include ABSplus, driving dynamic package with roll compensation and rear view camera. The R50 will be priced from $129,000.