VW AMAROK 2012 MODEL ENGINE/AUTO TRANS OPTION COMING

Submitted: Tuesday, Oct 04, 2011 at 08:33
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hi folks
just read on www. carsadvice.com.au that volkswagen are upgrading the
Amarok with a new model variant called tdi-420 2ltr 132kw 420nm turbo diesel and an 8 speed auto tranmission option
the auto comes from the toureg stable and is a ZF item

8th gear has been configured as a fuel saver overdrive at much lower revs while cruising and 1st gear is configured for offrd and moving off when towing a load this should be be a big advantage and put a different angle on the sales pitch
will be interesting when its releasted in 2012 no mention of what month as yet
cheers barry
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Reply By: racinrob - Tuesday, Oct 04, 2011 at 10:23

Tuesday, Oct 04, 2011 at 10:23
Any mention of it's towing capacity ??

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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Tuesday, Oct 04, 2011 at 10:50

Tuesday, Oct 04, 2011 at 10:50
3200kg is the new towing capacity - up from 2800kg with a 280kg towball weight with the current manual trans model.
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Follow Up By: member - mazcan - Tuesday, Oct 04, 2011 at 14:25

Tuesday, Oct 04, 2011 at 14:25
hi racinrob
there was no mention of towing capacity or anything else in the article that i read on
www.carsadvice.com.au
phil g sa must have got got his imfo from another site if they are the figures for the up and coming 2012 model then they are a big improvement
cheers barry
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Tuesday, Oct 04, 2011 at 15:42

Tuesday, Oct 04, 2011 at 15:42
Info from:
Go auto website and
VW Watercoooled forum
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Tuesday, Oct 04, 2011 at 10:49

Tuesday, Oct 04, 2011 at 10:49
Gday Barry,
At least they have gone for the ZF auto rather than the sometimes troublesome DSG transmissions. Also there is no transfer case - I guess they figure 8 gears is plenty. Our VW Tiguan auto normally starts off in 2nd gear but if we tow with it, I get it to start in 1st which is lower than most 1st gears.

7.6 l/100k is a very good figure.
Single cab version might be out next year too.
I expect servicing is still 15,000k or 12 months.

Its tempting. It will be interesting to see how they handle rough outback tracks.

Cheers
Phil
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Tuesday, Oct 04, 2011 at 11:45

Tuesday, Oct 04, 2011 at 11:45
Automatic gearboxes with 6, 7 or 8 speeds seems to be the go for the future, with improved performance and economy. Have a Falcon with the 6 speed ZF, and can achieve <9L/100 at speeds up to 110 kph. Not bad for a 4Litre motor.

Suppose soon they'll offer 18 speed Raodranger gearboxes as an option on the bigger 4wds?

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