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Monday, August 9, 2010

New Love, The Volkswagen Touareg

I'm in love. I've been always admire macho 4-wheel drive, especially the Freelander from Land Rover. However, the scary story of repair history for Land Rover's range of model keeps me away from even touching it. It's scary even for Alfa Romeo driver like me. Yea, go figure.

So I'm all out looking for new love. The usual on-the-road is not something I admire, and last week I watched a movie, and something caught my eyes. Repo-men, the new movie that will be released on 19th August 2010. This particular ride that all repo-men driving is crazily beautiful. The black matt colour, all covered in mud & dust, wide body kit, crazily offset super large wheels, and 4-tube exhaust. I did a search, and it's the new Volkswagen Touareg!

The all new Volkswagen Touareg 1st Generation that's modified in the Repomen movie. Looking at the size of the wheels, I think it's easily 22"! Fabulous!

Here is some screenshots of the original Volkswagen Touareg 1st Generation Facelifted launched in 2007.

The model that's available in Malaysia is the Touareg R-Line 3.6 V6 FSI Petrol version that's punching out healthy 280bhp and 360Nm torque. The On-The-Road price is currently standing at RM437,283.20 excluding insurance (source from Volkswagen Malaysia website). Crazily premium and nice. Some of the specifications for your digestion:

Gearbox: 6-speed Tiptronic gearbox with Dynamic Shift Programme
Drive System: Full Time 4XMOTION  Permanent All-Wheels Drive
Emmission Category: Euro 4 compliant
Fuel Tank Capacity: 100 liters!
Top Speed: 218km/h
Acceleration 0-100kmh: 8.6seconds
Hill Climbing Ability: 45degree
Side Slope Angle: 35degrees
Wading Depth: 500mm
Features: ABSplus, Electronic Brake Pressure Distribution (EBD), Eletronic Differential Lock (EDL), Electronic Stabilisation Programme (ESP),  Engine Brake Control (EBC), Immobilisation, Traction Control System (TCS), Roll-over Sensors, Hill Accent / Descent Assist

Crazily lots of systems within the car, but Free Lander still king of the off-road with its superior Hill Descent Control and 4-wheel Drive System. Hopefully Volkswagen will bring in the cheaper model of 2.5 R5 TDI Petrol version that giving out 172bhp and 400Nm torque to make it more affordable to me =)

A scene in the Repomen's Touareg in action. Beautiful.

Below is the trailer of the Repo-men. Enjoy =)


Anonymous said...

The Rims used in Repo Men are Pro Comp 7089 - sad thing is Pro Comp 7089 does not have a 22" in its production line.

KVINLIM said...

nice, thanks for the info!

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