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Special edition Volkswagen Amarok and power crazed concept heading to Frankfurt

05.09.2017

Refreshed earlier this year with the biggest inclusion being the long awaited 3.0 TDI V6 engine, Volkswagen has taken the covers off a limited edition and concept Amarok bound for next week's Frankfurt Motor Show.

Amarok Dark Label

Based on either the 120 kW 2.0 BiTDI or 150 kW 3.0 TDI double cab Comfortline, the Dark Label receives a series of exterior and interior upgrades, with the former consisting of anthracite gloss 18-inch alloy wheels, Indium Grey matte paint with grey Dark Label stripes at the base of the doors, black door handles and mirrors, matte black sports bar and black door sills. Inside, the interior gets a black headliner and Dark Label embroidered floor mats.

Pricing for the Dark Label in Germany will start at €33 714 (R516 606) with drivetrain options, consisting of rear-wheel drive, four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive, either mated to a six-speed manual or eight-speed Tiptronic gearbox.

Amarok Adventura Exclusive Concept

Touted as a possible rival to the forthcoming Mercedes-Benz X-class, the Amarok Adventura Exclusive features polished 19-inch alloy wheels, bi-xenon LED headlights chrome sports bar, door sills and grille, an aluminium-look waterproof loadbay cover, silver front skidplate and the same Turmeric Yellow Metallic paint finish as the Golf and Arteon.

Like the Dark Label, changes to the interior are less extensive and consists of black leather upholstery with contrasting Turmeric yellow stitching, Discover Media infotainment system, chrome detailing, black headliner, 14-way electrically adjustable front seats, reverse camera and a leather wrapped steering wheel with shift paddles.

The biggest upgrade though is underneath the bonnet where the 3.0 TDI now kicks-out 190 kW and 580 Nm of torque, eclipsing the standard model's 165 kW and 550 Nm, and matching the X-class' power output with torque being 30 Nm higher. As with the regular Amarok V6 TDI, the Adventura Exclusive employs a permanent all-wheel drive setup with the available power being transferred to the ground via the aforementioned eight-speed Tiptronic 'box.

While only a concept for now, expect the Adventura Exclusive's upgraded engine to find its way into the standard Amarok at some stage next year.

Article written by Autodealer
05.09.2017
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