The Volkswagen Amarok pickup offers two TDI engine variants both boosted direct injection engines. With 12 kW/163PS in power and 2.0 liter displacement the TDI features common rail direct injection with two-stage control bi-turbo charging and generates a peak torque of 400 Nm at 1,500 rpm and low fuel consumption of 7.6 liters diesel per 100 km (VW Amarok 4×2).
The second engine variant for the Volkswagen Amarok is another TDI 4-cylinder delivers 90 kW/122 PS and a torque of 340 Nm from 2,000 rpm. This TDI engines consumes just 7.5 1/100 km. The turbo-diesel direct-injection engines also fulfil the Euro-5 emissions standard. The Volkswagen Amarok comes with a standard six speed transmission.
The Volkswagen Amarok offered as three different driveline versions: permanent all-wheel drive, selectable four-wheel drive, selectable four-wheel drive (both 4MOTION) and rear-wheel drive (4×2).
The VW Amarok 4MOTION with selectable four-wheel drive and a red “4″ in the signature is the ideal choice for journeys over hill and dale. It utilizes a rigid lock for its four-wheel drive, a feature that is practice-proven in the pickup segment. When it is engaged at the press of a button, it produces solid power transfer to the axles. For the most difficult jobs, there is also reduced off-road gearing that makes complicated off-road passages easy to master. Even 100 percent inclines with a slope angle of 45 degrees at full payload are no obstacle. At the same time, the progressively tuned Heavy Duty spring package with three main and two auxiliary spring packs assures a high overload safety factor and uniform comfort in all load situations.
The Volkswagen Amarok 4MOTION with a black “4″ makes its appearance with permanent all-wheel drive and greater comfort. It exploits the advantages of all-wheel drive for superior vehicle dynamics on paved roads too. Its Torsen differential is a rarity in its class. It distributes drive forces variably between the front and rear axles; in the default setting, power is distributed 40:60, resulting in excellent vehicle dynamics and high traction. This all-wheel drive version will be available at market launch on all Euro-5 versions of the Volkswagen Amarok.