Turnin’ up the fun!
At first glance, the Volkswagen Touareg isn’t the most exciting and awe-inspiring SUV on the market. It’s not the worst, being that it shares a lot of the same engineering as the Audi Q7 and Porsche Cayenne, but it’s not going to illicit ideas of canyon carving, white-knuckled drives. But the team at Wimmer RST is here to change that with the turbodiesel V-6 models.
This 2015 Volkswagen Touareg 3.0 TDI comes packed with a pretty healthy 204 horsepower and 450 lb-ft. of torque in stock form. The tuning specialists at Wimmer RST were able to tap into the SUV’s ECU and optimize a number of parameters to create a total of 240 horsepower and thundering 525 lb-ft. Part of that power boost also comes from a full in-house customized exhaust system to reduce backpressure.
But the added power was only part of the equation for adding more fun in the Volkswagen Touareg. Wimmer RST gave the German SUV a more dynamic stance thanks to a KW coilover level 3 system that reduces ride height and sharpens up handling for those canyon carving drives. Hitting the pavement are BBS CH-R lightweight wheels in a 21-inch diameter with matte black finish and 295/35/21 tires for better grip.
While it’s not a complete overhaul, the Wimmer RST Volkswagen Touareg 3.0 TDI is undoubtedly more fun and enjoyable to drive than its stock counterpart. For those that want even more power, the German tuning company is currently developing an upgrade package with 310 horsepower and 600 lb-ft. of torque.
Wimmer RST Volkswagen Touareg 3.0 TDI Specifications
Displacement: 3.0 TDI
Number of Cylinders: V-6
Maximum Horsepower: 240
Maximum Torque: 525 lb-ft.
-ECU software tune
-Custom exhaust system
Wheels, Tires, and Suspension:
Wheels: BBS CH-R
Wheel Finish: Matte Black
Wheel Size: 21 inches
Tire Size: 295/35/21
Suspension: KW coilovers level 3
Wimmer RST Volkswagen Touareg 3.0 TDI Gallery
Source: Wimmer RST