Beefy diesel power.
The new Volkswagen Touareg is refined, powerful, and capable. It gives drivers the ability to go off road or ride comfortably on asphalt. Unfortunately, there is not performance version of the Touareg, so JE Design has developed a tuning program to extract the most performance out of the diesel-powered SUV.
The new JE Design Touareg TDI tuning program gives both V-6 and V-8 diesel engines increased power outputs. The base 3.0 TDI V-6 engine is pushed to 285 horsepower with the program – a 45 horse boost over the stock output. The bigger, 4.2-liter TDI engine undergoes a significant upgrade program that increases power to 410 horses and 686 lb-ft. of torque. With the bigger 4.2 TDI, the JE Design Touareg is capable of accelerating to 62 mph in just 5.4 seconds and reaching a top speed of 167 mph.
Backing up the powerful diesel upgrades is a new JE Design Touareg widebody kit. The kit includes a new sports grille and spoiler at the front for a more intimidating look. Each of the front and rear fenders have been given a muscular makeover with wider wheel arches with air outlets. The kit is then finished off with rear apron insert and tailgate panel that accommodates the quad-tailpipe exhaust system.
Inside of the bulging fenders sit new wheels with a sport-tuned suspension system. All four corners are given 10 x 22 inch aluminum alloy wheels with 295/30 high-performance tires for better grip. The wheels are available in three different finishes: shadow silver with polished face; matte black with matte silver face; and matte graphite silver with polished rim. The JE Design Volkswagen Touareg is also given 30 mm front and 40 mm rear wheel spacers to fill out the extended fenders. The entire SUV is then lowered by 35 mm with an electronic suspension module for better handling at high speeds.
Even the interior of the JE Design Touareg can be outfitted with custom accessories. The dashboard, console, door panels, and trim can be finished with a number of wood and carbon fiber upgrades. For comfort, the seats, headliner, and inserts can be given leather or alcantara upholstery.
The JE Design Volkswagen Touareg is currently available as an entire package or as individual accessories. The body kit can be purchased for € 4,641 (+/- 6,400 USD), the tailpipes for € 595 (+/- 829 USD), and the suspension for € 1,428 (+/- 1,900 USD). The engine upgrades are priced at € 2,999 (+/- 4,100 USD) and come with a one-year powertrain warranty. The wheel and tire package starts at € 5,190 (+/- 7,200 USD), while the spacers can be purchased for € 409 (+/- 570 USD).
JE Design Volkswagen Touareg TDI Tuning Specifications
Maximum Horsepower: 410 (302 kW)
Maximum Torque: 686 lb-ft. (930 Nm)
-JE Design engine tuning
Maximum Horsepower: 285 (210 kW)
-JE Design engine tuning
Performance (4.2 TDI):
Acceleration 0-62 mph: 5.4 seconds
Top Speed: 167 mph (269 km/h)
Wheels, Tires, and Suspension:
Wheels: 10 x 22 aluminum alloy
Tires: 295/30 high-performance
Spacers: 30 mm (front) 40 mm (rear)
Suspension: Electronic lowering module; 35 mm lower
-Front sports grille
-Extended front and rear fenders
-Rear apron insert
-Custom dashboard, door, and console trim
-Custom leather and/or alcantara upholstery
JE Design Volkswagen Touareg TDI Tuning Gallery
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