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Test of VW Touareg 2 Review: 2008 Volkswagen Touareg 2 road test

The outer build and features of the 2008 Volkswagen Touareg 2 look the same as the earlier model but there are a whole lot of new parts introduced within. There is generally a a major upgrade in this 2008 model which has been called the 2008 Volkswagen Touareg 2. This is a sports utility which is a luxury model with a mixture of capability on the high way, improvement and control.

Seating and driving comfort

The 2008 Volkswagen Touareg 2 has a third row of seats for giving the 5 passengers more space to make themselves comfortable. There is a choice of V6 or V8 gas engines and a diesel engine too. The diesel engine of this 2008 Volkswagen Touareg 2 is one of the most expensive but also fuel efficient ones. These Touareg models utilize a 6 speed automatic transmission and a four wheel drive. This compact 5 seater which has a multitude of features is excellent on the road and is a package that is compact at the same time. This makes the vehicle popular with all kinds of drivers, adventurous, family oriented or anyone just wanting a fantastic deal on the road. Even after hours of driving it is still a comfortable vehicle to handle. No matter what the condition of the road the driving conditions are controlled and smooth and it cruises in an effortless manner along the highway for any length of distance. It is definitely a touring vehicle which gives you both comfort and precision.

Exteriors and Interiors

The front and rear bumpers are painted the body colors, with Chrome or bright trim around side windows, on side of the body and on the bumpers. There are automatic operation indicator lights and driver and passenger power heated body color door mirrors and day time running lights. There is the comfort of Front fog lights, Headlight cleaners and Projector beam lens Bi-Xenon headlights and glass electric front sunroof with tinted glass on cabin, rear and side and trailer towing preparation.

The interiors are comfortable with air conditioning with climate control, anti theft peripheral protection, automatic door closing and drive indicator on dashboard, audio system with satellite and CD player and a lot of cargo area and storage space.

Safety features and equipment

There is an inflexible structure with a complete set of airbags and electronic safety systems implemented to ensure the complete safety of the passengers. There are curtain airbags, front side-impact airbags, frontal airbags as well as an all wheel drive, Brake Assist, ABS Plus, and electronic stability control.

2008 Volkswagen Touareg Specifications

The 2008 Volkswagen Touareg  has a turbo compressor with a 49221 cc 4.9 liters V 10 front engine with81.0 mm bore, 95.5mm stroke, a 18.0 compression ratio and an overhead cam with two halves per cylinder. The pump injection fuel system runs on diesel fuel. A heavy duty battery and alternator with a fuel capacity in the main diesel tank of 26.4 gallons. The power capacity is 2300 kw, 750 Nm @2000 rpm, 553 ft lb and 310HP SAE @3,750rpm.


Technical Specifications of the 2008 Volkswagen Touareg


Engine
: 4.2-liter dohc 32-valve V8

Engines (optional)
: 280-hp 3.6-liter V6; 350-hp 4.2-liter V8; 310-hp 4.9-liter V10 turbo diesel

Transmissions (standard)
: 6-speed automatic

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