2016 (16) Volkswagen Touareg 3.0 V6 TDI BlueMotion Tech R Line 5dr Tip Auto

Glasgow Volkswagen (North)
Only £34,988
£6998 deposit
£563.53 per month

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Auto electric opening/closing of tailgateBluetooth Telephone preparation
Driver alert systemDusk sensor
HDD satellite navigation with media storageMultifunction computer
Remote tailgate releaseService interval indicator
Speed sensitive power steeringUltrasonic front and rear optical and audible parking sensors
Voice control system 

Entertainment

DAB Digital radioMDI with USB/iPod connection cables
Radio/single CD/DVD playerSD card slot

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorAutomatic coming/leaving home lighting function
Bi-Xenon headlights with dynamic corner lighting+automatic height adjustment+headlight washers + LED daytime running lightsBlack rear diffuser
Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Body colour door mirrors with integral indicatorsBody styling kit
Chrome exhaust tailpipesChrome protective strip on door sill
Chrome roof railsChrome trimmed radiator grille and air intake
Chrome trimmed side windowsElectric folding/heated/auto dimming door mirrors
Front and rear electric windowsFront fog lights with static cornering function
Heated windscreen washer jetsPanorama electric glass sunroof
Puddle lightsRain sensor
Rear roof spoiler 

Interior Features

12V socket in centre console12v socket in front centre armrest storage compartment
12V socket in luggage compartment12V socket in rear centre console
3 rear head restraints4 lashing points to secure luggage
Aluminium pedalsBag hook in luggage compartment
Black roof liningDriver/front passenger seat height adjustment
Folding rear centre armrest with 2 cupholdersFront and rear textile carpet mats
Front centre armrest with storage boxFront cupholders x 2
Front seats lumbar supportGear shift indicator
Heated front seatsHeated leather steering wheel with paddle shift
Height/reach adjust steering wheelIsofix system on outer rear seats
Leather trimmed gearknobLockable, illuminated, cooled glovebox
Luggage compartment lightingLuggage cover
Multi-function controls for steering wheelSliding/reclining rear seats
Stainless steel load sill protectionStorage compartment in driver's door
Storage compartment in passenger's doorSunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors

Safety

3 point front seatbelts with pre-tensionersABS
Active rollover protectionAutomatic Post collision braking
Child locks on rear doorsCurtain airbags
Driver/Front Passenger airbagsDriver/Passenger whiplash optimised head restraints
EBD + Brake AssistEDL
Electronic parking brake with auto holdESC with ASR
Front seat side impact airbagsHill descent control
Hill start assistPassenger airbag deactivate switch
Seatbelt warning lamp and buzzerThree 3 point rear seatbelts
Tyre pressure monitoring systemWarning triangle and first aid kit

Security

Alarm with interior protectionAnti-theft wheel bolts
ImmobiliserKeyless entry and start
Remote central locking 

Technical

Torsen limited slip differential 

Trim

Air vents in Matt chromeGloss black centre console

Wheels

Tyre mobility system
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO0.143CO2 (g/km)173
HC+NOx0.056Noise Level dB(A)71
NOx0.042Particles0.0003
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC2967Cylinder LayoutV6
Cylinders6Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTH
Fuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTIONGears8 SPEED
Number of Valves24TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)42.8EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)47.1EC Urban (mpg)37.2

General

Badge Engine CC3.0Badge Power204
Coin DescriptionV6 TDI BlueMotion TechCoin SeriesR Line
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0740EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage10000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)8.7Engine Power - BHP204
Engine Power - KW150Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3200Engine Torque - LBS.FT332
Engine Torque - MKG45.9Engine Torque - NM450
Engine Torque - RPM1250Top Speed128

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front275/45 R20
Tyre Size Rear275/45 R20Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleTarragonaWheel Type20" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1709Height (including roof rails)1732
Length4801Wheelbase2893
Width1940Width (including mirrors)2208

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)85Gross Vehicle Weight2880
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1642Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)580
Max. Loading Weight770Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked3500Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight2110No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.9
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Volkswagen Touareg

Volkswagen's senior SUV gets the industry's longest badge. Is the car it's attached to any good? Jonathan Crouch reports

Ten Second Review

Volkswagen's Touareg range topper is powered by a 262PS 3.0-litre SCR TDI engine that combines a sprint to 62mph in 7.3 seconds with 42.8mpg fuel economy. The R-Line trim is well-appointed and at just over £48,000 it's not bad value for money. The more affordable SE version might just be the better buy though.

Background

In many regards, the Volkswagen Touareg is a product of its times. When it was first introduced way back in 2002, VW hadn't really quite figured out how to manage its portfolio of brands. Its development budget was shared with Porsche's Cayenne and where the Porsche was unashamedly glitzy, early Touaregs always seemed a bit underbaked, Volkswagen fighting shy of equipping the car with the requisite jewellery to make it stand out in the premium SUV market. Lessons have clearly been learned since then. Every subsequent generation of Touareg gets more polished and more desirable. The latest car is no exception, but such is the pace of change in this corner of the market that it remains one of the more discreet large SUVs. There's nothing austerity-era about the latest R-Line trim, and if you've got the 262PS 3.0-litre SCR diesel under the bonnet, you've landed a very special Touareg indeed.

Driving Experience

Gone are the days when Volkswagen would sell you all manner of weird and wonderful engines for the Touareg. These days there are really only two; an entry level 204PS three-litre turbodiesel unit and the engine we look at here, the higher-powered 262PS version. Naturally, drive goes to all four wheels, in this case via a very good eight-speed Aisin automatic gearbox. With this transmission top speed is reached in 6th gear, 7th and 8th essentially being used as overdrive gears to improve cruising economy. A healthy 580Nm of torque is available from just 1,750rpm which means that you won't need to thrash the engine to make respectable progress and towing big loads is effortless. Neither the stop/start system nor the coasting function that saves fuel at motorway speeds are what you'd call imperceptibly smooth but both can be switched out if necessary. It's a bit of a shame you can't user-set the defaults for these, but that's a small niggle common across many VW products. The R-Line suspension is 25mm lower than the entry-level SE's set-up, and it is a bit more talkative as a result, especially on the broken bitumen of city streets. That six-cylinder engine certainly has some lungs though. Punch it away from the line and it'll zip 2185kg of Touareg through 62mph in just 7.3 seconds and on to a top speed of 140mph.

Design and Build

The styling of the latest Touareg models definitely has some extra sparkle as a result of the most recent facelift. The styling hasn't been radically altered by the net effect is a sleeker, less macho look. The revised bumpers incorporate grilles with more slats than a Ferrari Testarossa and the the revised alloy wheel designs are also a good deal showier than the utilitarian look of some of the older designs. A revised colour palette also features and the headlight units have been upgraded to incorporate bi-xenon lamps. The lack of a seven-seat option will continue to hinder the Touareg's appeal to family buyers but there's plenty of room for five adults to get comfortable and their luggage should fit in the extremely spacious boot. The Touareg never feels less than well built and although the dash is a little overloaded with buttons, the controls are solid to the touch. The interior doesn't have the elegance of a Range Rover's or the slickness of Audi's Q7 but it certainly isn't put to shame in this illustrious company. Inside, the front seats now come with standard lumbar support, and there are two optional wood trims - 'Sapelli Mahogany' and 'Engineered Ebony', while the optional Nappa leather upholstery in the R-Line model is now available in two-tone Flint Grey and Titan Black.

Market and Model

This R-Line model comes resolutely well-stuffed with gear, as indeed you might expect with a price tag knocking on the door of £50,000. To be precise it's £48,215 before you start adding options. If you want a sharper drive, the BMW X5 xDrive 25 SE trades handling prowess for the equipment of the Touareg, while the Audi SQ5 impresses with raw pace but is a bit more pinched inside. In other words, Volkswagen has done pretty well to position this Touareg in a section of the market where it offers something not delivered by many rivals. If you want something of similar price, capability, size and equipment level, the nearest rival is probably Jeep's Grand Cherokee in Summit trim, although the appeal of the Jeep and the Volkswagen are so different it's hard to see too many cross-shopping these brands, This range-topping R-Line version gets gear like satellite navigation with an eight-inch touchscreen, DAB digital radio and Bluetooth, 2Zone climate control, leather upholstery, and parking sensors common to lowlier Touaregs. R-Line-specific bits include a body kit with bespoke bumpers front and rear, sill extensions and wheel arch extensions, 20-inch 'Tarragona' alloy wheels, lowered sports suspension, LED daytime running lights and a panoramic glass sunroof. Inside there's a black roof lining, bespoke R-Line seats and aluminium-look pedals, a heated steering wheel, an electrically operated tailgate and keyless entry and start.

Cost of Ownership

Despite having 262PS at its elbow, this Touareg doesn't do at all badly at the pumps. The engine develops plenty of low-down torque, so you can make decent progress in one without absolutely crucifying the fuel economy and the overdrive gears really come into their own for effortless motorway cruising. Volkswagen quotes a figure of 42.8mpg and a real world figure in the mid-thirties in attainable without too much effort. Emissions of 174g/km aren't going to put anyone off and residual values for this updated Touareg aren't bad but certainly aren't top of the shop in this sector. That SCR badge stands for Selective Catalytic Reduction and is a means of reducing harmful nitrogen oxide emissions. The R-Line range-topper only compounds this issue, so look carefully at the full pence per mile figures when comparing to fresher-faced rivals and don't be afraid to push hard for discounts off the list price.

Summary

If you wanted to be hypercritical of the Volkswagen Touareg 3.0TDI 262 R-Line, you could always cherrypick rivals that do this, that or the other a little bit better. Where this car really scores, however, is as an all-round package. It's a good size, it feels well-built, there's loads of kit included and that engine is a real hauler. Even the price doesn't seem an unreasonable ask given the amount of kit you get. Be realistic with the real-world residual values and you can make an informed decision about this Touareg's comparative running costs. As good as it is, we can't help but think that the SE model with the same engine might just be the smarter buy. It saves around £3,000, rides better, is more capable off-road and helps take the edge off the sting of depreciation. So while we like the R-Line, we'd probably be looking to save a few bob and end up with a car that's actually a bit better still.

Performance
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Handling
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Comfort
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Space
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Styling
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Build
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Value
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Equipment
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Economy
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Depreciation
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Insurance
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Monthly payment£563.53
Deposit£6998
Term (months)60
Cash price£34,988
Credit amount£27,990
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Total amount payable£40,810.80
Fixed interest rate4.1%
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