Is the 2.0 Touareg a lot or a little?
When talking about the Tuareg with the 2.0 engine, the correct way to phrase the question is not “much or little,” but “little or enough.” The younger engine for a Tuareg. The taxable output is 249 hp. Maximum torque of 370 N*m at 1,600 to 4,500 rpm. Technically, the Tuareg with a 2-liter engine differs from its brethren in the ratio of the main gearbox. Gearbox for all engines are used identical with the same ratios. About the reasons for choosing Touareg, as already pointed out in previous posts, is a gasoline engine up to 250 hp Expectations were the following: 1. quiet operation in winter time; 2. dynamic gasoline acceleration; 3. economy and, respectively, autonomy on long trips. Accordingly further in order.
Despite the absence of big problems of diesel Q7 operation during five Kirov winters, the purpose of car changing was unequivocal – gasoline. It is not so much about quiet start in winter, how much about maintenance of the working temperature of the engine and comfortable temperature in the interior. But when buying Touareg there were doubts about the ability of the 2-liter engine to maintain a comfortable temperature in the cabin in severe frosts. As a result, doubts were in vain, I went on long journeys down to -27, 4-zone climate keeps a comfortable temperature in the cabin, the windows do not freeze and do not sweat. But there is one caveat, the rear windows are tinted, and the front side windows are athermalka. It warms up rather quickly. After start-up in about a minute the engine rpm drops to normal and then with the beginning of a smooth drive in 5-10 minutes the coolant warms up to working temperature. If anyone has noticed, the oil temperature in the engine shows from 60 deg. and warms up already in motion in 10-15 min after startup.
About the dynamic characteristics. The specifications are claimed rather optimistic, acceleration to 100 in less than 7 seconds and a top speed of 225 km/hour. Neither of them have not checked, I shall describe the general impression. In the past, there were different cars, including those with two gas pedal positions: on and off. In life it means how often you press the gas pedal to the floor. So, in diesel Q7 with 600 н*m at the speed more than 100 km/hour, I often not only pressed the gas pedal to the floor, but also pre-included the sport mode of automatic transmission. In Tolyana with a younger engine to the floor pressed already at speeds over 130, at lower speeds there is always a margin under the pedal and in an emergency situation on the overtaking is a choice, to press harder or brake. In terms of acceleration dynamics Tolyan is very similar to Patrol 62. Why did I suddenly remember Patrol with its 405-horsepower V8? Because the Patrol though it has been a long time ago (2013-2014), but very much remembered. Touareg, curb weight 2100 kg, with 2.0 engine acceleration control is very similar to the Patrol, curb weight 2900 kg and 5.6 engine. On the highway, when driving at speeds of 130 km / h in the 8th gear engine speeds are 2000 rpm.
For comparison, the 62nd Nissan Patrol has a 7-speed automatic transmission and at 130 km/h, the engine speed is the same 2,000 rpm at the maximum 7th gear. But all is not so good. The gearbox is adaptive and adjusts to the style of driving. Sometimes at long equal driving in the stream at the speed of 70-80 km/h the engine speed can fall to 1200. Here you need to be on the alert for acceleration, you should press on gas sharply and deeply, otherwise you will have to wait for a couple of seconds for acceleration.
About the fuel consumption. I fill up with 95 petrol, therefore there are still reserves. Here it is better not to compare with the Patrol. On the highway when driving at an average speed of about 100 b / c, the flow rate will be approx. 9-10 liters. with a box on the roof of approx. 11 liters. Seen and figures in the vicinity of 7 l/100 km, but it is in uniform mode of travel at a speed of 90-100 km / hr. For example, the result of the trip from the capital to Rostov on Don at an average speed of 112 km / hr, for 8.5 hours was 8.9 liters/100 km. Trip with full load, two adults, three children and a trunk full of all very necessary things. Faster than 130 I go very rarely, yet a trip with my family and it is important not to bump everyone for a couple of hundred kilometers and reach the end point.
The tank of 90 liters on the highway allows to drive 700-800 km without refueling. On the device range can be seen and 1000 km, but it is not achievable in real conditions.
In urban mode, the consumption of 12 to 16 liters/100 km. For memory purposes I photographed the anti-record of 33.3 l/100 km. It was winter and got on Leninsky avenue. I drive 550-650 km per one tank of gas in urban mode.
Average consumption for 10 thousand km is 11 liters. And, strange as it may sound, gasoline consumption by total figures is the same as in previous Q7. The operating conditions are similar.
There is one restriction at Touareg with the engine 2.0 – it is the maximum weight of the towed trailer, not more than two tons (at diesel 3,5 tons). When buying offered to install the original towbar without the hassle, but was not particularly needed. In the 2019 configurator you could add a towbar, later in 2020 with the 2.0 engine no longer. Didn’t find out if the 2019 and 2020 versions differ in radiators and fans.
As a result, Tolyan with a 4-cylinder heart fully meets my expectations, allows you to quickly and comfortably get to different points. But if you haul a trailer, 2 liters won’t be enough. There is no engine choice in the configurator of Touareg for about a year now, only diesel. I consider it a miscalculation of Volkswagen.
The most reliable engine on the Volkswagen Touareg
The powerful VW Touareg is a standout in the crossover class. The updated 2019 car has a solid and stylish appearance, which attracts fans of strict lines and perfect proportions.
The entire crossover lineup is equipped with all-wheel drive. At the same time, the Touareg is equipped with several engines, which make the heavy body quite dynamic. Many car enthusiasts do not know which engine to choose. After all, each engine has a number of advantages and disadvantages. Therefore, before buying a car, it is important to carefully study all the design features.
What engines are installed on the 2019 Touareg?
The manufacturer installs on the VW Touareg 3 main types of engines, which are available in the domestic space. Motorists can choose between gasoline and diesel engines. At the same time, absolutely all the internal combustion engines are equipped with a turbine.
The 2019 crossover generation is equipped with small-volume engines for the first time. A 2.0-liter engine appeared in the Touareg lineup. The relatively small engine fits perfectly under the hood of the crossover. Thus the manufacturer managed to accelerate the car with such an internal combustion engine up to 100 km/hour in 6.8 seconds. The given indicator is an absolute record for concern VW, and specifically for a line of Touareg with engines of small volume.
The main engines for the VW Touareg crossover:
– 2.0L gasoline, L4 turbo at 249 hp; – 3.0L gasoline, V6 turbo at 340 hp; – 3.0L diesel, V6 turbo at 249 hp.
Each engine has its own weaknesses and design merits. In the maximum configuration crossover is able to overcome the barrier of 100 km / h in just 5.9 seconds. The petrol V6 reaches speeds of up to 250 km/h. At the same time, the threshold is limited with the help of onboard electronics. It should be noted that all variants of the car are completed with a robotized transmission with 8 gears. Gasoline and diesel engines have one turbine each.
The diesel version is equipped with Common Rail fuel equipment. The use of modern injection has improved fuel economy in all operating conditions.
All original engines have a service life of about 1 million kilometers. The manufacturer claims that with timely maintenance using official consumables the engine can run longer.
However, in practice, many owners encounter some technical problems, which spoil the overall impression about the brand and the quality of products of the well-known concern. Experts note that most of the people turn to the service because of the use of cheap spare parts.
There are also cases when the engine failure is associated with untimely maintenance of key units.
The main problems of engines on the new model
Almost all engines have common problems, which appear as early as 250-300 thousand miles. Most often the turbine fails. The unit wears out due to overheating. Breakdowns are also encountered due to the oil pump.
The filter clogged with debris contributes to mechanical wear. The problem is still relevant for both old and new cars. In such a case, it is necessary to timely service all the engine’s linkage systems. As a rule, an overhaul will not be necessary.
Engine 2.0 TSI
Massively installed on the VW Touareg. The 2.0 liter turbocharged engine is capable of developing about 249 hp. Of the main problems can be noted the formation of carbon deposits on the valves. A similar phenomenon has been noticed on the FSI series. However, many experts state the fact of the presence of the problem and on the TSI.
In the presence of abundant fouling on the valve mechanism, a decrease in power is possible, as well as rough operation of the internal combustion engine. The problem can be eliminated by mechanical or chemical cleaning of the valve mechanism. This often requires removing the block head to gain free access. Also among the main problems should be highlighted the high oil consumption. The crossover starts to consume oil abundantly already at 300-400 thousand mileage.
Engine 3,0 TSI
The standard 3.0 liter engine has the correct factory name TFSI. V6 has excellent traction from low revs. Due to the presence of two turbines, the torque is about 460 N*m. This engine is installed not only in the Touareg, but also in the new BMW X5 and Audi A8.
The main problems are turbine failure already at 100,000 km. Also the engine starts to consume a lot of oil. The problem with oil consumption is topical for those drivers who prefer to leave traffic lights first. Specialists recommend not to stop the internal combustion engine immediately after a trip. It is better to let the engine work at idle.
Engine 3,0 TDI
The VW Touareg diesel is characterized by high efficiency and elasticity of operation. The motor produces 249 hp, which allow you to confidently accelerate at the first press of the gas pedal. Of the problems the diesel has a stretching of the timing chain. The breakdown is relevant for new and old generations.
When stretching the chains, it is required to replace them, which is an expensive pleasure. Also for this diesel is characterized by the wear of the timing sprockets. Such a breakdown can lead to accidental phase reversal. In this case, the situation ends with an overhaul in the service.
Expert opinion. What is the best engine?
Many experts can not name the best motor for the Tuareg. After all, the new model has relatively low mileage, which leads to a breakdown only in rare cases. However, based on the experience of European motorists among the most preferred ICE can be allocated gasoline 3.0L and diesel 3.0L.
These engines are the best option for a heavy crossover. For domestic conditions well suited and diesel. With proper maintenance, the engine will be able to last long enough without repair.
VW Touareg is better to fill with high-quality and “clean” fuel. Gasoline should be at least 95th, and diesel with a minimum amount of foreign impurities. Leading experts recommend changing filters more often. Because the domestic fuel does not always meet the norms.
Dirty diesel or gasoline quickly clogs the fuel system, which requires only an overhaul. Therefore, the 2019 crossover can be called a fairly successful project, which is available to domestic motorists.