Touareg TDI: Another diesel from Volkswagen

CNET Car Tech reviews the 2009 Volkswagen Touareg TDI.


Tractors use diesel engines to pull heavy trailers cross-country, so it makes sense that diesel could do a good job of powering an SUV. Volkswagen attempts to prove the point with its Touareg TDI. Under its hood is a turbocharged 3-liter diesel V-6 that makes only 221 horsepower but a whopping 406 pound-feet of torque. That amount of twist coupled with the locking differential should give the Touareg TDI some off-road chops.

Read our review of the 2009 Volkswagen Touareg TDI.

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Wayne Cunningham reviews cars and writes about automotive technology for CNET. Prior to the Car Tech beat, he covered spyware, Web building technologies, and computer hardware. He began covering technology and the Web in 1994 as an editor of The Net magazine. He's also the author of "Vaporware," a novel that's available as a Nook e-book.

 

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