| 06/11/2012 | 0 Comments

The new engine and automatic transmission make the Volkswagen Amarok even more refined, plus with BlueMotion Technology, it can offer more efficiency.

The Amarok is now even more powerful and economical, thanks to a power upgrade for the 163PS BiTDI engine to 180PS. The new 180PS BiTDI engine is available with a six-speed manual transmission in Startline, Trendline and Highline trim levels and selectable 4MOTION all-wheel drive. Exclusively as a Highline model with BlueMotion Technology and permanent 4MOTION, it is also available with the eight-speed automatic transmission, with increased torque from 400 to 420Nm, delivered at 1,750rpm. The 2.0-litre TDI 122PS engine is still available in the Startline range.

BlueMotion Technology improves fuel economy and lowers emissions by using low rolling resistance tyres, Stop/Start and regenerative braking. This means that although the 180PS BlueMotion Technology is over 10 per cent more powerful than the previous 163PS model, it is 3.9 per cent more economical, with a combined fuel economy of 37.2mpg compared to 35.8mpg. Emissions drop by 10g/km to 199g/km.


In addition, towing limits have increased from 2,800kg to 3,000kg for manual models, while a new eight-speed automatic transmission has been introduced and has a higher towing limit of 3,200kg. At the same time, new features introduced include: Bluetooth, front and rear parking sensors, heated washer jets, tachograph preparation, cornering fog lights and 19-inch alloy wheels.

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