Hello from Germany
Hi, I'm currently driving a 2011 Touareg v6 TDI. Great car, since replacement will be due sometime, the WK2 seems to be a good value for the money. The Top of the Line model is here about 23k$ less than the Touareg. However, I think I have to wait for the Introduction of the ZF 8 speed gearbox (wich the Touareg already has).
The Touareg engine turns 3000 rpm at 120mph, wich is pretty low. Average fuel consumption is approx. 10.5 liters city, 11 Highway (Autobahn
). Not to bad for my average (high) speed.
Most Suv's (as well the WK2) in Germany are diesel powered, way more economical, especially at higher speeds.