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Volkswagen Touareg V8

(2003 model)

Brief specs of 2003 Volkswagen Touareg V8

5-door 5-seater offroad vehicle, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 40-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 4172 cm3 / 254.6 cu in / 254.6 cu in, 227.4 kW / 304.9 hp / 304.9 hp @ 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm, 410.0 N·m / 302.4 lb·ft / 302.4 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, automatic 6-speed transmission, four wheel drive, 218 km/h / 135 mph / 135 mph top speed, consumption 14.8 l/100km / 19.1 mpg-UK / 15.9 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from2003
ModelTouareg V8Issued until
SerieTouaregNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE,US,BR,MX,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typeoffroad vehicleNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4020 l / 141.96 cu ft / 141.96 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4754 mm / 187.2 in / 187.2 inTotal (curb) weight2250 kg / 4960 lb / 4960 lb
Width1928 mm / 75.9 in / 75.9 inDry weight
Height1726 mm / 68.0 in / 68.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2855 mm / 112.4 in / 112.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1652 mm / 65.0 in / 65.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1668 mm / 65.7 in / 65.7 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity100 l / 22.0 UK gal / 26.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.67  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.41Frontal area (A)2.78 m2 / 29.9 sq ft / 29.9 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)1.14 m2 / 12.3 sq ft / 12.3 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)28.3 kW / 38.0 hp / 38.0 hp

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves40
Engine ManufacturerVolkswagenValves per cylinder5
Engine constructioncast iron block; aluminium headBore84.5 mm / 3.33 in / 3.33 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke93.0 mm / 3.66 in / 3.66 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.91
Fuel supplyMPFiEngine displacement4172 cm3 / 254.6 cu in / 254.6 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity521.50 cm3/cylinder / 31.824 cu in/cylinder / 31.824 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio11.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power227.4 kW / 304.9 hp / 304.9 hp at 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque410.0 N·m / 302.4 lb·ft / 302.4 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)118.1 kW / 158.3 hp / 158.3 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output54.5 kW/l / 1.198 bhp/cu in / 1.198 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque98.3 N·m/l / 0.86 lb·ft/cu in / 0.86 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears6
Wheel drivefour wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.69
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.56

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed218 km/h / 135 mph / 135 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio135.6 kW/ton / 102.7 bhp/ton / 102.7 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h8.10 s / 8.10 s / 8.10 sFuel consumption, City (urban)20.3 l/100km / 13.9 mpg-UK / 11.6 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)11.6 l/100km / 24.4 mpg-UK / 20.3 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)14.8 l/100km / 19.1 mpg-UK / 15.9 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions355 g/km / 571 g/mi / 571 g/mi
  Range676 km / 420 mi / 420 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.6 m / 38.1 ft / 38.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Double wishbones, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front7.5J x 17Wheels rear7.5J x 17
Tyres front255/60 R 17 VTyres rear225/60 R 17 V
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter front330 mm / 13.0 in / 13.0 inBrake diameter rear330 mm / 13.0 in / 13.0 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen Touareg V8

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