Technical specifications for the new Volkswagen Amarok have been released, setting new standards of fuel economy and emissions in the UK pick-up market and low insurance groups of 7E and 8E.
The Volkswagen Amarok's efficient common rail diesel unit bring the lowest CO2 emissions to the sector and the Amarok is the first prick-up to break the 200g/km threshold. The 2.0-litre TDI 122PS engine available in Startline specification, produces 199g/km, while the 163 PS Bi-turbo models has a CO2 emissions figure of 209 g/km. All models are fitted with a six-speed manual gearbox.
Performance figures show 340 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm, the 122 PS engine achieves a 0-62 mpg time of 13.7 seconds, while the 163 PS unit delivers 400 Nm from 1,750 rpm and reaches 62 mph from a standstill in 11.1 seconds. The Volkswagen Amarok offers a maximum towing weight of up to 2,800 kg for the Highline with permanent 4MOTION, or 2,690 kg for models with selectable 4MOTION.
Fuel economy figures read as 25.8mph on the combined cycle for the 163 PS models with the 122 PS model returning a combined figures of 37.2 mpg, giving the Volkswagen Amarok a maximum range of 650 miles on a full 80 litre tank.Published 12 April 2011