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Old 10-12-2012, 08:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Whippa View Post
I would see no reason to doubt that claim. After all it is the same engine with the 8 speed transmission that is in the '13 T-egg (240 hp) and that is a TDI from the VA(P)G parts bin -- no matter what Porsche chooses to call it. Apparently Porsche has chosen to use the drive train straight across from both the diesel and hybrid offerings from their stablemates at VW in the Cayenne. The gas V6, while still a basic VW, has been "breathed upon" by the Porsche engineers a bit. Mike of course would know for sure.

Whoa... stand by for an attack from the "Badge" crowd...true as your comments are..
The '12 VW Touareg TDI and '13 Porsche Cayenne Diesel have different engines (basic architecture is the same, but there are significant mechanical/electrical/tuning changes VW Group considers them Gen I and Gen II). That said, the '13 VW Touareg TDI will have the identical engine as the '13 Cayenne Diesel (I believe this will not be openly announced, er... downplayed, for Porsche's benefit).

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