Wimmer freshens up VW Touareg by giving it some upgrades, including a diesel power bump.
Originally introduced way back in 2010, the second-generation Volkswagen Touareg is starting to show its age. It will be a while until an all-new model will be out, so tuners are trying to keep the midsize SUV fresh by giving it some upgrades. Case in point, Wimmer Rennsporttechnik worked on the 3.0-liter TDI V6 engine and came out with a software optimization which boosted output from 204 hp (150 kW) and 332 lb-ft (450 Nm) to 240 hp (177 kW) and 387 lb-ft (525 Nm).
The ECU revision was released last year, but now Wimmer is preparing a more substantial power package tailored to the same six-cylinder engine which will lift output to a grand total of 310 hp (228 kW) and 443 lb-ft (600 Nm). It’s going to be applied on this white Touareg which sits on 21-inch black alloy wheels and features a KW coilover suspension kit. The modified SUV should provide a throatier soundtrack thanks to an aftermarket exhaust system developed in-house.
The tuner isn’t saying a word about the Touareg’s performances, but obviously the extra punch will slash a few tenths of a second from the 0-62 mph (0-100 kph) sprint time which normally takes 8.7 seconds. Top speed could also see a marginal increase over the current 128 mph (206 kph) for the 204-hp version of the V6 (also available in a 262-hp configuration).Source: Wimmer Rennsporttechnik