4MOTION all-wheel drive. The new, third generation of the Touareg is also equipped with permanent all-wheel drive (4MOTION) as standard. The all-wheel drive is linked to an 8-speed automatic gearbox (“Shift by Wire” gear shift, gear display in the gear lever and on the instruments) as standard. This can transmit drive torque of up to 1,000 Nm using the torque converter lock-up clutch. A centre differential lock with asymmetric dynamic torque distribution acts as a transfer box for the flow of forces between the front and rear axle. A maximum of 70 per cent of the drive force reaches the front axle and up to 80 per cent reaches the rear axle.