Volkswagen aprovechará el Salón de Frankfurt de la semana que viene para anunciar que el motor V6 3.0 TDi de la Amarok todavía tiene mucho más para entregar. Allí se exhibirá la nueva Amarok Aventura Exclusive Concept, un prototipo de preserie, con una potencia de 258 caballos en su motor turbodiesel.

De esta manera, Volkswagen le plantea el desafío a Mercedes-Benz, que ya anunció que su pick-up Clase X V6 tendrá la misma potencia: 258 caballos (leer más).

Recordemos que la actual Amarok V6 rinde 224 caballos de potencia y que, con la función Overboost activada, llega a 245 cv durante un lapso de 10 segundos. VW todavía no anunció cuándo estará disponible este upgrade de potencia.

Lo que sí se anunció es la nueva Amarok Dark Label, una serie especial que ya existió en la Argentina, y que ahora estará disponible en Europa con el motor V6. Sin embargo, se ofrecerá sólo con la configuración de esa mecánica con 204 caballos de potencia. En el Viejo Continente, VW eliminó por completo la oferta de motores 2.0 bi-turbodiesel en la gama Amarok. Fueron todos reemplazados por el V6 3.0 TDi, con potencias entre 163 y 224 caballos (ahora 258, en este concept).

Mientras tanto, en la Argentina, el equipo de críticos de Autoblog sigue probando la Amarok V6. Ya se publicaron las opiniones de Carlos Cristófalo, Jerónimo Chemes y Jacinto Campos. Mañana se publicará la crítica de Matías Albín, después de una travesía por caminos de montaña y nieve, en Mendoza.

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VW Amarok Concept: más potencia para el V6
La Amarok Aventura Exclusive V6 Concept que se presentará en Frankfurt, con 258 cv.

VW Amarok Concept: más potencia para el V6
Más que un concept, casi una unidad de preserie, con costuras amarillas en el interior.

VW Amarok Concept: más potencia para el V6
La nueva Amarok V6 Dark Label para el mercado europeo.

VW Amarok Concept: más potencia para el V6
Las dos pick-ups que VW exhibirá la semana que viene en el Salón de Frankfurt.

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Comunicado de prensa de Volkswagen IAA: Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles shows Amarok Aventura Exclusive Concept and special ‘Dark Label’ model

Hannover, 5 September 2017 – Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is exhibiting two new Amarok models at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. The premium Amarok Aventura Exclusive concept pick-up in Turmeric Yellow Metallic offers a look at the future range-topping 3.0-litre TDI engine. The new Dark Label special edition model, which will be available from spring 2018, is also on view.

The Amarok Aventura Exclusive concept vehicle shows the road ahead for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles pick-ups. Even more horsepower, with even more torque. The concept vehicle with an eight-speed automatic gearbox and permanent all-wheel drive offers 190 kW/258 PS as well as increased torque. This ensures ample power for towing and acceleration. The ‘Turmeric Yellow Metallic’ concept car, with its generous double cab and clear design, boasts several highlights, starting with the high-gloss polished 19-inch ‘Milford’ wheels. The side sills, styling bar on the cargo box, front protection grille, exterior mirrors and rear bumper also feature a lot of chrome. Bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights add to its sporty appearance.

Also on display is the roll cover system – a lockable, waterproof cargo bed cover which will be available for the first time in an aluminium design. The underbody guard also features an aluminium look. Technical features such as ParkPilot, rear view camera and a mechanical 100 per cent differential lock assist the driver in the urban jungle as well as off-road.

Inside, the Amarok Aventura Exclusive concept vehicle boasts sporty accents with black leather, offset with Curcuma Yellow contrast stitching. The concept vehicle format also shows off its excellent 14-way adjustable ergoComfort seats, 3-spoke multifunction leather steering wheel with shift paddles and the Discover Media navigation system. The new black roof liner in the Amarok can be seen for the first time at the IAA in Frankfurt, harmonising extremely well with the titanium black interior. The chrome accents of the exterior continue in the interior, for example with the chrome look decor.

The Amarok Dark Label limited edition is based on the Amarok Comfortline equipment line and is decidedly stylish in ‘Indium Grey matt’. This also includes dark coloured add-ons such as black sill pipes, a styling bar in matt black, lacquered chrome strips in the front grille and the ‘Rawson’ 18-inch alloy wheels in anthracite with high-gloss surface. The Dark Label is aimed at design-oriented individualists who do not wish to sacrifice the advantages of a true off-road vehicle. Matt black door handles and exterior mirrors as well as a Dark Label logo on the lower door sill complete the stylish appearance. Inside, the new black roof liner and floor mats embroidered with the Dark Label logo continue the design theme of the special model.

Two V6 engine configurations are available for the Amarok Dark Label from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles: a 120 kW TDI with a six-speed manual gearbox and either pure rear-wheel drive or on-demand all-wheel drive, and a 150 kW TDI with a six-speed manual gearbox and on-demand 4MOTION all-wheel drive, or an eight-speed automatic gearbox and permanent all-wheel drive. Available in Germany in spring 2018 starting at €33,714 net. Always with BMT, short for BlueMotion Technology, as standard. This includes a start-stop system, brake energy recuperation as well as tyres optimised for low rolling resistance. All performance levels meet the EU-6 emissions standard.

With a length of 5.25 metres and a width of 2.23 metres including the mirrors, the Amarok offers everything that could be expected from a traditional pick-up. The loading area of the four-door Amarok with double cab can accommodate a Euro pallet placed sideways and – depending on the trim line – payloads of over one tonne. In addition, some variants of the new Amarok have a towing capacity of up to 3.5 tonnes.

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