2019 Volkswagen Amarok new high-powered 272bhp version for UK

New high-powered 2019 VW Amarok. Launched in December 2016, the Amarok – the current holder of the International Pick-up of the Year title – is the only pick-up to be offered exclusively with a high-powered 3.0-litre V6 TDI engine, previously rated at 224 PS / 550 Nm.

It is now available with 258 PS, or briefly even 272 PS (200 kW) when using the overboost function, providingmore torque – 580 Nm instead of 550 – between 1400 and 3000 rpm, with full power from 3250 to 4000 rpm. Permanent 4MOTION all-wheel drive and an 8-speed automatic gearbox come as standard on the Amarok with this new top engine, which is offered to UK customers in standard range-topping Highline trim only.

New high-powered 2019 VW Amarok

New high-powered 2019 VW Amarok

Highline adds a host of features, including 18-inch alloys, bi-xenon headlights and side bars, front and rear parking sensors with rear-view camera and Vienna leather upholstery, all on top of the standard specification which includes ABS, ESP and automatic post-collision braking system, climatronic air conditioning, Composition Media infotainment system with touchscreen and App-Connect.

The new 258 PS Amarok can be ordered nowwith prices starting at £34,325 (basic, excluding VAT and OTR). The Amarok remains available with a 204 PS (6-speedmanual or 8-speed auto) and 163 PS (manual only) engine, with the entry-level 163 PS Trendline costing £24,510 (basic).

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