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Old 10-04-2007, 11:01 AM   #1
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Volkswagen just announced plans to release the new Touareg R50 -- the third in VW's series of R-labeled vehicles -- at the Australian Motor Show next week. We're told it'll come with a retuned V10 TDI capable of producing more than 313 HP and 553 lb-ft of torque. Although VW hasn't yet released specific power details, they do confirm power will be increased over the regular version. The words they're using? How about "a generous increase." Yeah, that's not so descriptive, is it? In addition to a power boost the R50 also will come complete with larger wheels with road focused tyres, stiffer suspension and a new aero kit. Sorry, we guess that's all we can expect to hear until it's officially unveiled on October 11th in Sydney. Full non-descriptive press release after the jump.

In another world premiere for the Australian International Motor Show, Volkswagen has announced it will unveil its new Touareg R50 in Sydney next week (11 October). Developed by a team of specialists at Volkswagen Individual GmbH, the Touareg R50 is one of the most powerful SUVs in the world. While Volkswagen has yet to announce detailed specifications, it promises the R50 boasts "generous" increases on the 230kW of power and 750Nm of torque produced by the current V10 TDi model on which it is based. Bigger wheels and tyres and tweaked suspension complete the high-performance package. Volkswagen Individual GmbH has also designed new exterior and interior features to reflect the R philosophy. The R50 is the third model to appear under Volkswagen's sporty R label, following in the footsteps of the Golf R32 and the new Passat R36 - which was launched last month at the Frankfurt motor show. All three models have 4MOTION all-wheel drive to guarantee optimal traction.
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Old 10-04-2007, 04:57 PM   #2
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nice. looks heavy.
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Old 10-04-2007, 05:17 PM   #3
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And the wheels keep getting bigger... and bigger...

God I hate VW
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Old 10-04-2007, 05:35 PM   #4
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I came on here specifically hoping that someone would have posted up the story on this car. I love the look of the passat R32 and this thing looks great. I have always thought the VW was the looker of the toureg and cayanne twins, and now it will have the balls to back it up. It may not be able to dethrone the cayanne turbo, but with a nasty diesel and those looks I just wouldn't care. It just looks amazing to me, and if I had the money I would put one on order right now.

Diesel high performance SUV. The only kind of high performance SUV that half way makes sense.
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Old 10-04-2007, 05:42 PM   #5
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^ Well said, always been a Veedub fan at heart, but it didn't work out so well when I was buying my first and I stumbled upon the 9-2X.
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Old 10-04-2007, 05:43 PM   #6
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Old 10-04-2007, 11:13 PM   #7
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VW answered the question no one asked yet again....

cough Phateon cough...
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Old 10-05-2007, 11:14 AM   #8
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Old 10-05-2007, 02:09 PM   #9
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Hrm.... I see huge factory brakes in my future.

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Old 10-05-2007, 02:13 PM   #10
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Reminds me of the Jeep SRT whateva.

V10 TDi :drool
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Old 10-05-2007, 02:41 PM   #11
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Imagine that this picture was a Mini-sized car, and not an SUV... this thing would be sweet!
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Old 10-05-2007, 03:38 PM   #12
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if they can make a r50 subaru sure as hell better be able to make a STI for everything
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Old 10-06-2007, 08:06 PM   #13
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VW answered the question no one asked yet again....

cough Phateon cough...


:cough: Forester STi, Jeep SRT, Cayenne Turbo :cough:

Although I do agree about the Phattyton.

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Imagine that this picture was a Mini-sized car, and not an SUV... this thing would be sweet!
Maybe if you're a midget (also applies to the regular mini.)
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Old 10-07-2007, 12:49 AM   #14
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The new 4.2 V8 TDi has better specs than the old V10 (stock for stock), so VW must have a strong upgrade in store... the old T-reg V10 TDi (same motor) was able to produce 8XX lb-ft with just a flash.
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Old 10-07-2007, 01:02 AM   #15
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Yes, I belive VW/Audi Has a lot in store for us with the TDI's.
I pulled this from VW Vortex:
"While the R50 is a very cool vehicle.. my sources at VWoA say there are no plans to bring it to the United States"

Just like the passat R36....
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Old 10-07-2007, 01:08 AM   #16
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Yes, I belive VW/Audi Has a lot in store for us with the TDI's.
I pulled this from VW Vortex:
"While the R50 is a very cool vehicle.. my sources at VWoA say there are no plans to bring it to the United States"

Just like the passat R36....
...and just like the Q7 V12 TDi - the king of SUV's.
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...and just like the Q7 V12 TDi - the king of SUV's.
MMmmmm
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Old 10-07-2007, 07:06 AM   #18
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if they can make a r50 subaru sure as hell better be able to make a STI for everything
they do, it's just we don't get any here
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Old 10-09-2007, 12:59 PM   #19
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i have an 06 tdi Touareg and the only difference seems to be the wheels...

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Old 10-09-2007, 02:55 PM   #20
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http://www.autoblog.com/2007/10/09/v...ling-in-style/

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After releasing a teaser last week, Volkswagen finally let loose official details about the Touareg R50 before its debut at the Sydney Motor Show this Sunday. VW tweaked the ECU to huff extra boost into the twin-turbo'd 5.0-liter V10 TDI, which now produces 350 HP at 3,500 RPM and peak torque of 627 lb.-ft. at 2,000 RPM. That allows the bespoke blue behemoth to sprint to 62 in 6.7 seconds and on to a top speed of 146 MPH.

The Touareg's R-treatment isn't limited to the extra grunt, as VW's Individual group equipped the R50 with 21-inch rollers wrapped in 295mm gumballs that frame blue-painted brake calipers. The front clip gets a revised bumper and a grille coated in a matte finish, while flared wheel arches and new side skirts give the R50 a more planted persona. The inside gets swathed in Nappa leather complete with the "R50" logo stitched into the seats and engraved into the doorsills.

When the Touareg R50 goes on sale this November, consumers will have their choice of five color combos: Biscay Blue, Campanella White, Reflex Silver, Black Magic and Atacam Gray.

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The Touareg R50: World Premiere in Sydney

Impressive power: The V10 TDI of the Touareg R50 develops 350 PS of power and 850 Newton-meter of torque

Exclusive features: Distinctive exterior, leather sport seating system, 21-inch wheels and air suspension sport chassis

Wolfsburg / Sydney, October 08, 2007. In a world premiere, Volkswagen will be presenting the Touareg R50 on October 11 at the Australian International Motor Show in Sydney. Its power of 258 kW / 350 PS (at 3,500 rpm) positions the new Touareg version among the most powerful SUVs in the world. The Touareg R50 can be ordered in Germany at prices starting at 88,260 Euro; it will be introduced to the market this November.

The engine characteristic of the Touareg R50 is marked by a torque level nearly unattainable by the competition: The V10 TDI of the Touareg R50 develops its enormous power of 850 Newton-meter at a low 2,000 rpm. The turbo diesel was derived from the well-known ten cylinder with 230 kW / 313 PS. Adjustments to its turbo charging and modified engine management enabled a 28 kW / 37 PS increase in power and a considerable 100 Newton-meter increase in maximum torque. Under these new parameters, the SUV accelerates to 100 km/h in just 6.7 seconds (production car: 7.4 seconds); its top speed is 235 km/h. In relation to engine power and vehicle size, the fuel consumption of the production ten-cylinder diesel equipped with a particulate filter is a moderate 9.6 liters per 100 km (highway) and 12.6 liters per 100 km (overall). Despite big gains in power and torque, its DIN fuel consumption values have remained constant compared to the Touareg V10 TDI.

In keeping with the performance potential of the R50, Volkswagen Individual designed new exterior and interior features according to the R philosophy. From the outside, the new Touareg R50 is easy to recognize with its 21-inch Omanyt type alloy wheels and size 295 tires, blue painted brake calipers, discrete wheel well flares, side skirts and distinctive bumpers (Sport Design Package), as well as a modified radiator grille (in a matte finish chrome).
Offered exclusively on the Touareg R50 is the car color "Biscay blue". Blue hues of this type have been typical of the high-powered R models since the first Golf R32 was introduced in the year 2002. Offered as optional car colors on the Touareg R50 are "Campanella white", "Reflex silver", "Black Magic" and "Atacam gray".

The car's extensive features also include an air suspension sport chassis: The so-called "Driving dynamics package with adaptive roll compensation" and chassis lowered by twenty millimeter supplements the "Sport" mode of the manually or automatically controlled air suspension by achieving a stiffer spring rate.

On the inside, the SUV's features include a sport seating system in anthracite-colored nappa leather with R50 logo integrated in the headrests. The logo was also integrated in the stainless steel tread plates. Also in keeping with the sporty character of the Touareg is the light-colored "engine spin" decor of the interior – a metallic structure similar to that previously used on race cars – as well as metal worked caps for the accelerator and brake pedals. An R50 logo also decorates the gearshift lever of the six-speed automatic transmission (Tiptronic). Standard features the Touareg R50 also include a winter package (including seat heating for the rear seats), the Premium Memory Package (including electrically adjustable seats, steering column and seatbelt height), net partition behind the rear seats and a ski sack.
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Pretty hot, but I'd still take a Cayenne S over it ...
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Old 10-09-2007, 04:29 PM   #23
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So freaking hot!!! Any word on pricing? I know the TDI sold here was rather outrageous when it first hit the VW dealers.

Damn it, I want one!!! :run:

Edit: Maybe not, 88,260.00 EUR = 124,504.82 USD

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So freaking hot!!! Any word on pricing? I know the TDI sold here was rather outrageous when it first hit the VW dealers.

Damn it, I want one!!! :run:

Edit: Maybe not, 88,260.00 EUR = 124,504.82 USD
If you went to Europe, converted your dollars to Euros, yes, the R50 would cost that. As it stands, cars sold in the US market are a lot cheaper. An STI in England costs $60k USD.

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Old 10-09-2007, 05:53 PM   #25
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If it comes here, it should be in the 60's given the past TDi pricing and the fact that it is still a VW.
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