• Aug 16th 2006 at 5:05PM
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When it goes on sale September 1, the Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDI will be the first off-road vehicle in the U.S. to implement diesel particulate filter technology.

According to VW, the turbodiesel Touareg (shown above), which debuted in the U.S. at this year's Pikes Peak hillclimb, produces 310 hp and 30 percent greater fuel efficiency than comparable gasoline-fueled vehicles.

TDIs comprise 12 percent of all Volkswagens sold in the U.S., and their share of sales is increasing.

[Source: VW]

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 9 Years Ago
      The fuel economy for the TDI diesel is 17/22 compared to 14/19 with the gas engine, that is a nice improvement.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Ummm... could you please clarify the statement, "According to VW, the turbodiesel Touareg, which debuted in the U.S. at this year's Pikes Peak hillclimb..."

      The V10 TDI Touareg has been available in North America since the 2004 model year.
      • 9 Years Ago
      TDIs are _very_ good motors! I'm currently driving 120 miles/day (to the office and back), my Golf V Plus (here in germany) does 45mpg (american) with an average travelling speed of 75-85 mph on the autobahn.

      VERY cheap, comfortable and pretty silent for a diesel. I like it :-)