An electrifying flagship model. High performance and luxurious SUV: The Touareg R hits the road with black leather equipment, Crystal Grey decorative stitching and 20-inch wheels as standard. With 340 kW (462 PS), the most powerful Volkswagen is an R model. The electrified flagship can travel 47 kilometres using electric power alone and, on request, can be driven in and out of parking spaces remotely using a smartphone (optional Park Assist Plus with remote parking capability). The Touareg is also the first Volkswagen to master assisted driving at speeds up to 250 km/h. A first for the R family.
Maximum system torque of 700 Nm
The Touareg R is the only current R model to feature a six-cylinder engine. The 3.0-litre V6 engine delivers 250 kW (340 PS) and can generate a maximum torque of 450 Nm. What’s more, it also features a 100 kW (136 PS) electric motor with a maximum torque of 400 Nm. Altogether, the system torque adds up to an impressive 700 Nm. The Touareg R can be driven at speeds of up to 135 km/h in all-electric mode. An 8-speed automatic gearbox, 4MOTION all-wheel drive and intelligent electric performance ensure exceptionally comfortable and very safe driving at all times on almost any terrain. As a plug-in hybrid model (PHEV), the Touareg R can complete short distances without producing any emissions.
Efficiency on long journeys
The interplay between the electric drive motor and six-cylinder engine has been perfected with the Touareg R’s predictive hybrid system. With active route guidance using the on-board navigation system, the Touareg R uses GPS and map data so that it can achieve fuel efficiency on medium and long journeys as well. For this purpose, the system integrates the topography, route data and destination region in route calculation. The Touareg R can therefore achieve combined ranges of up to 810 kilometres.And with all of its efficiency, the Touareg R – like all other Touaregs – remains a specialist for challenging journeys. The 4.88-metre-long SUV is designed to tow 3.5 tonnes – an unprecedented weight for the hybrid model segment – which it can even achieve in all-electric mode. Like the Touareg eHybrid (280 kW / 381 PS), it meets Euro emissions standard 6d-TEMP-EVAP-ISC and achieves efficiency class A+.