Toureg V10

Mike Veglia msvphoto at
Wed Jul 21 16:34:55 EDT 2004

I saw one of these in the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor with CA Dealer plates about a month ago. The thought of a V10 tdi engine is almost enough to make me actualy want a SUV (would be great for towing sailboats with). As I understand it, not only is the trucking industry balking at the reduction of sulfer in diesel, but GM is as well with the claim that they can't build an engine which will survive without the added lubricant.
I'm chiming in to also mention the very real (and growing in popularity in some parts of the US) option of bio-diesel. Amazing stuff. It is made from plants that grow in places like Iowa instead of oil from the mid-east, and the lubrication issues are solved as well. For fear of touching off a political firestorm, I'll say no more ;-)
Direct Audi content--there are rumors the next Audi sportscar (R9?) may be a tdi engine powered car instead of gas with FSI.
I would love a (bio)diesel tdi engine powred quattro for a daily driver. 

Mike Veglia
Motor Sport Visions Photography

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