The folks over at ABT Sportsline are at it again. This time, the German tuner has handed the latest Volkswagen Touareg bigger alloy wheels and – you guessed it – added power.
The latter comes courtesy of the firm’s “specially developed” engine control unit, which it says “continuously adjusts a large number of measurement data to ensure optimum power delivery”.
ABT’s fettling of the German-spec 3,0-litre TDI powerplant results in new peak outputs of 243 kW and 650 N.m, up from the standard 210 kW and 600 N.m (note that the version of this engine sold in South Africa makes 190 kW and 600 N.m).
And the wheels? Well, the company offers 22-inch ABT Sport GR alloys (in matte or glossy black) for the Wolfsburg-based automaker’s flagship SUV, plus various other design in different sizes. It says the wheels have “not an ounce of unnecessary weight and feature a strong concave rim base”.
Integrated entrance lights are also available to replace the standard items in the driver and front passenger doors, projecting the ABT logo onto the ground whenever the doors are opened.
"Since its market launch in 2002, the VW Touareg has been a regular at ABT Sportsline," said CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt. “And the power boost and alloy wheels once again add driving pleasure and sportiness to the third generation.”
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