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Volkswagen Touareg 4.2 V8

(2005 model)

Brief specs of 2005 Volkswagen Touareg 4.2 V8

4-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, four wheel drive, 218 km/h / 135 mph / 135 mph top speed, consumption 15.7 l/100km / 18.0 mpg-UK / 15.0 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from2005
ModelTouareg 4.2 V8Issued until
SerieTouaregNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
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)3960 l / 139.85 cu ft / 139.85 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)1570 l / 55.44 cu ft / 55.44 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4760 mm / 187.4 in / 187.4 inTotal (curb) weight2256 kg / 4974 lb / 4974 lb
Width1930 mm / 76.0 in / 76.0 inDry weight
Height1730 mm / 68.1 in / 68.1 inLoad capacity690 kg / 1521 lb / 1521 lb
Wheelbase2850 mm / 112.2 in / 112.2 inGross (max.) weight2946 kg / 6495 lb / 6495 lb
Track frontTowing weight3504 kg / 7725 lb / 7725 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 ratio1.67  

Aerodynamics

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

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves40
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder5
Engine constructionBore84.5 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 capacity521.54 cm3/cylinder / 31.826 cu in/cylinder / 31.826 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio11.0 : 1
SumpMax. 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 drivefour wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

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 ratio137.8 kW/ton / 104.4 bhp/ton / 104.4 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)16.8 l/100km / 16.8 mpg-UK / 14.0 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)13.1 l/100km / 21.6 mpg-UK / 18.0 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)15.7 l/100km / 18.0 mpg-UK / 15.0 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions367 g/km / 591 g/mi / 591 g/mi (est.)
  Range637 km / 396 mi / 396 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering detailsTraction control. Electronic stabilisation program (ESP).
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle13.0 m / 42.7 ft / 42.7 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front195/65-R15Tyres rear255/60-R17
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen Touareg 4.2 V8

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