• Volkswagen Touareg R50

    Volkswagen Touareg R50 -

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  • Volkswagen Touareg R50

    Volkswagen Touareg R50 -

    Image courtesy of Volkswagen

Key facts

2008 Volkswagen Touareg R50 information summary

What body style?
off-road vehicle with 4/5 seats
How long?
4754 mm
How heavy?
2602 kg
What size engine?
4.9 litre, 4921 cm3
How many cylinders?
10, V
How much power?
350 PS / 345 bhp / 257 kW @ 3500 rpm
How much torque?
850 Nm / 627 / 86.7 kgm @ 2000 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 6.9 s
How fast?
235 km/h, 146 mph
How economical?
17.7/9.6/12.6 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
What carbon dioxide emissions?
333.0 CO2 g/km


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2008 Volkswagen Touareg R50 technical specifications


The Volkswagen Touareg R50 is a four wheel drive motor car, with its engine positioned in the front, and a 5 door off-road vehicle body.
Its 10 cylinder, single overhead camshaft turbocharged engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a displacement of 4.9 litres. It musters power and torque figures of 345 bhp (350 PS/257 kW) at 3500 rpm and 850 Nm (627 lbft/86.7 kgm) at 2000 rpm respectively.
This power is delivered to the wheels via a 6 speed automatic gearbox.
Having a stated weight at the kerb of 2602 kg, the Volkswagen Touareg R50 manages the 0-100 km/h sprint in 6.9 seconds and the standing kilometre in 27.4 seconds.
Maximum stated speed is 235 km/h (146 mph), claimed fuel consumption is 17.7/9.6/12.6 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined, and carbon dioxide emissions are 333.0 g/km.
2008 Volkswagen Touareg R50 data
2008 Volkswagen Touareg R50 data
Body type4/5 seater off-road vehicle
Number of doors5
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2855 112.4
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 4754 187.2
Width 1928 75.9
Height 1778 70
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.67
Kerb weight 2602 kg 5736 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 100 litres 22 UK Gal 26.4 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type turbocharged diesel
Engine manufacturer Volkswagen
Engine code
Cylinders V 10
Capacity 4.9 litre
4921 cc
(300.298 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 81 × 95.5 mm
3.19 × 3.76 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.85
single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
20 valves in total
maximum power output 350 PS (345 bhp) (257 kW)
at 3500 rpm
Specific output 70.1 bhp/litre
1.15 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 850 Nm (627 ft·lb) (86.7 kgm)
at 2000 rpm
Specific torque 172.73 Nm/litre
2.09 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction aluminium alloy block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 18.5:1
Fuel system common rail direct diesel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 2170.6 kPa (314.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 6
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 492.1 cc
Aspiration Turbo D.
Catalytic converter Y
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 4.7 s
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 6.9 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 19.10 s
Standing quarter-mile 14.8 s
Standing kilometre 27.4 s
Maximum speed 235 km/h (146 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 134.43 PS/g
98.87 kW/g
132.59 bhp/ton
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 10.11 kg/kW
16.89 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 17.7/9.6/12.6 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km17.7/9.6/12.6 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
km per litre5.6/10.4/7.9 km/l urban/extra-urban/combined
UK MPG16.0/29.4/22.4 UK MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
US MPG13.3/24.5/18.7 US MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
Carbon dioxide emissions 333.0 g/km
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 333.90 g/km
VED band (UK) M
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels four wheel drive  
Torque split
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 9J x 21
Wheel size rear 9J x 21
Tyres front 295/35 R 21 Y
Tyres rear 295/35 R 21 Y
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 368 mm
Rear brake diameter 358 mm
Gearbox 6 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 0.69
Final drive ratio 3.27
general ID177441
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 40.7
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2008 Volkswagen Touareg R50 added 2008-05-18.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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