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Old 04-25-2016, 01:34 PM   #1
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New VW with big torque?

Read this today:

http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/201...-t-prime-time/

What struck me was the 516 ftlb of torque. That's big.

Whatever you think of VW, I still thought this was worth posting.

Enjoy!
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It is an electric motor that has the torque. Range 30 miles?
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The broad torque of dc electric motors is impressive but I always kind of laughed it off as meaningful for towing due to battery capacity. But as batteries get better maybe there's enough to climb the steep grades, and recharge on the level. Someday.
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I'm not an expert on Hybrids (but do own a Highlander Hybrid), but, I do think that because batteries should never be depleted completely a hybrid drivetrain should have access to full electric motor torque at all times. When driving, we never really need the full engine torque in a constant fashion, full torque is used sporadically. In between these moments of needing full electric-motor torque the engine will replenish the batteries.

In many ways, electric drivetrains could be a boon to towing, because of the 100% torque at 0 RPM. Of course, batteries.......

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It is an electric motor that has the torque. Range 30 miles?
It's a hybrid. So the range is dependent on the gas tank, not the battery. Same way a diesel electric train works.
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It's already here: 2011 VW Touareg Hybrid
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)380 hp @ 5,500 rpm Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)425 lb-ft @ 3,000 rpm
http://www.edmunds.com/volkswagen/to...ad-test-specs/

OK it's not 516 ft./lbs but it pulls our 25' A/S very well!
VW discontinued the Hybrid line for 2016 - maybe it will make a comeback if gas prices go up again....
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The batteries are usually Lithium Ion and have pretty good capacity. Obviously if towing in really mountainous conditions where the battery is called upon to constantly supplement the engine, then there could be some possibility of running low on torque. Still, I would love to have the reserve for the occasional long 7-8% grade!... and acceleration is carried by the electric motor so fuel mileage goes up accordingly in normal conditions.
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"OK it's not 516 ft./lbs but it pulls our 25' A/S very well! VW discontinued the Hybrid line for 2016 - maybe it will make a comeback if gas prices go up again...."

Fuel is cheap right now and it's influencing people's choices for cars and trucks, buy the bigger model. Could be short-sighted.

We try to look ahead, it's been a lifelong habit. We have a 2006 VW TDI car (like new) that gets 45 mpg and a 3.0 diesel truck that gets 28-30 mpg on the highway, capable of 20 mpg towing with decent conditions and a lighter foot. Both do a great job.

Good for VW, somebody made some bad decisions in the company but they have been good to us for over 40 years of owning them, taking us comfortably through the instability of fuel prices that are inevitable.
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