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Volkswagen Touareg 4.2 V8 Tiptronic

(2006 model)

Brief specs of 2006 Volkswagen Touareg 4.2 V8 Tiptronic

5-door 5-seater sport utility vehicle (SUV), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 40-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 4172 cm3 / 254.6 cu in / 254.6 cu in, 228.0 kW / 305.8 hp / 305.8 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, manual 6-speed transmission, front wheel drive, consumption 14.8 l/100km / 19.1 mpg-UK / 15.9 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from2006
ModelTouareg 4.2 V8 TiptronicIssued until
SerieTouaregNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typesport utility vehicle (SUV)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)555 l / 19.60 cu ft / 19.60 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)4330 l / 152.91 cu ft / 152.91 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)555 l / 19.60 cu ft / 19.60 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4760 mm / 187.4 in / 187.4 inTotal (curb) weight2250 kg / 4960 lb / 4960 lb
Width1930 mm / 76.0 in / 76.0 inDry weight
Height1730 mm / 68.1 in / 68.1 inLoad capacitykg / lb / lb
Wheelbase2860 mm / 112.6 in / 112.6 inGross (max.) weight2250 kg / 4960 lb / 4960 lb
Track frontTowing weight3500 kg / 7716 lb / 7716 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance220 mm / 8.7 in / 8.7 inFuel capacity100 l / 22.0 UK gal / 26.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.66  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)2.84 m2 / 30.5 sq ft / 30.5 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)1.14 m2 / 12.2 sq ft / 12.2 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)28.2 kW / 37.8 hp / 37.8 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves40
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder5
Engine constructionBore84.6 mm / 3.33 in / 3.33 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke93.0 mm / 3.66 in / 3.66 in
Fuel detailsunleaded 98Bore/Stroke ratio0.91
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement4172 cm3 / 254.6 cu in / 254.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity522.77 cm3/cylinder / 31.901 cu in/cylinder / 31.901 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio11.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power228.0 kW / 305.8 hp / 305.8 hp at 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm
AspirationMax. torque410.0 N·m / 302.4 lb·ft / 302.4 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)91.2 kW / 122.3 hp / 122.3 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output54.6 kW/l / 1.201 bhp/cu in / 1.201 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque98.3 N·m/l / 0.86 lb·ft/cu in / 0.86 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears6
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio137.8 kW/ton / 104.4 bhp/ton / 104.4 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
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 emissions149 g/km / 240 g/mi / 240 g/mi
  Range676 km / 420 mi / 420 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering detailsPower assisted steering.
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle13.0 m / 42.7 ft / 42.7 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen Touareg 4.2 V8 Tiptronic

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