Volkswagen has revealed its barnstorming new Touareg V8 TDI, a model that shares its 4,0-litre eight-cylinder turbodiesel with the Audi SQ7.

Delivering 310 kW and 900 N.m of torque, the new flagship Touareg is capable of a claimed 0-100 km/h sprint time of just 4,9 seconds with a top speed electronically limited to 250 km/h. Interestingly, Volkswagen has yet to announce a corresponding claimed fuel consumption figure but has confirmed that the engine complies with Euro 6d-TEMP emissions standards.

The Touareg V8 TDI will be available in two trims; Elegance and Atmosphere. Elegance specs the interior to be more a more clinical affair complete with metal finishes and cool colours, while Atmosphere spec opts for warmer colours and elegant wood finishes.

Both trims feature the brand's premium ‘Vienna’ leather upholstery as standard and include dual-zone climate control and an Innovision cockpit. Air suspension, an electrically-operated tailgate, comfort seats, stainless steel pedals and an LED light and sight package are standard.

The Touareg V8 TDI will hit European markets by the end of May. Local introduction and spec is yet to be confirmed.