This is the new Volkswagen Touareg R. The most strong version of the firm’s flagship SUV packs a 456bhp plug-in hybrid powertrain capable of returning CO2 emissions of close to 44g/km, says VW.
Individuals figures are made achievable by a petrol/electrical powertrain mainly carried more than from the Bentley Bentayga Hybrid. That indicates that less than the bonnet there’s a 3.-litre turbocharged V6 petrol engine with 335bhp. It’s paired with a 134bhp electrical motor housed within the eight-velocity automatic gearbox to deliver permanent four-wheel travel in both combustion and electrical driving modes.
Mixed, the two techniques offer a complete of 700Nm of torque. General performance figures are yet to be verified, but Volkswagen thinks that the Touareg R will include the -62mph dash in close to five seconds.
The Touareg R is able to travel at up to 87mph in absolutely electrical manner, although a 14.1kWh battery saved in between