Friday, April 3, 2009

Touareg TDI Launch Update

Volkswagen is preparing for a mid-may launch of the Touareg TDI...

Touareg TDI tops Mercedes, Lexus and BMW
March 17, 2009
In a recent Motor Trend comparison, the new 2009 Touareg TDI Clean Diesel beat out BMW X5 xDrive 35d, 2010 Lexus RX 450h and Mercedes-Benz ML320 BlueTEC by delivering brawn, beauty and brain in a full-size SUV.

Fully-functioning both on and off road, its 4XMOTION System offers full-time four-wheel drive without the shudder or clamor of other diesel engines. When it comes to fuel-economy, an EPA estimated 25mpg hwy* and the Touareg's ability to cover over 600 miles on a 26.2-gallon tank give it longer range than Lexus, BMW and Mercedes. With its sleek features and smooth drive, the Touareg TDI also boasts the most hushed ride in its class. Not to mention its agile response system, 407 pound-feet of torque and ability to haul over 7700 pounds allow for some serious driving and pedal pumping fun. For photos, click here.

To see a video comparison with the final two, click here.

To read the full Motor Trend review, click here.

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