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    Thread: 2011 VW Amarok for sale in the US of A, $40000.00

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      09-05-2011 07:03 PM #126
      if vw brings this i would be in the market for 1. We just used our sportwagen with 6spd manual and tdi to pull a trailer with 2 dirtbikes and averaged 33 mpg. I'm looking for a new truck inthe next months. I was looking at the f150 ecoboost. But if vw brings the amarok here with the diesel and gets the milage they claim on there UK website i would go for the vw.

    2. 09-15-2011 12:18 PM #127
      The Amarok has been sold only with manual transmission so far, it would be inappropriate if ever sold in the U.S. market, for those who want automatic transmission (not my case), here it is:

      Volkswagen Amarok gets new Auto Gearbox

      From next year the VW Amarok gets some new gearbox options which include an innovative 8-speed automatic transmission. This new transmission system which gives an MPG better than the manual version with CO2 emissions of 199 g/km.
      Sporting a new 8-speed automatic transmission, the Amarok is the first pick-up in its class to have a transmission system of this kind.

      The low engine revs that are generated also have a beneficial effect in terms of low-noise comfort. To isolate the drivetrain as ideally as possible from engine vibrations, enhanced torque converters with optimised vibration dampers are also used.

      Combining the new automatic gearbox with the engine’s Stop/Start function is not only something unique – it is also convenient. The driver does not need to do anything special here: when the brake pedal is pressed at a stop, the engine shuts off, and when the brake pedal is released, the TDI immediately starts up again.
      In order for the Amarok’s Stop/Start system to function smoothly throughout every phase, the transmission has to provide sufficient oil pressure to ensure slip-free power transfer within the gear-shifting components. Therefore, the system has an electric pump, which maintains the necessary stable oil pressure within the hydraulic system during the engine’s ‘Stop’ phase.

      This great technological sophistication – combined with BlueMotion Technology that includes battery regeneration and low rolling resistance tyres – is clearly noticeable in the vehicle’s fuel consumption. Unlike comparable rival models, fuel consumption and CO2 emission values of Volkswagen’s premier pick-up with automatic transmission are lower than those of the 120-kW version with manual transmission – just 7.6 litres per 100 km and 199 g/km respectively – making it the most fuel-efficient in its class.
      The new automatic transmission is combined with permanent 4-wheel drive and a new engine: a 132 kW / 180 PS 2.0-litre bi-turbo TDI. It has a maximum torque of 420 Newton metres and thus produces very good driving performance and a relaxed ride – even when towing or with a heavy payload. The top speed of 179 km/h is reached in 7th gear. It only takes 8.5 seconds to accelerate from 80 to 120 km/h.
      Relaxed driving is also assured with a trailer load or high payload. With the automatic gearbox, the Amarok’s towing capacity has now been increased to 3.2 metric tonnes (up to 12% gradient) – which is a superior value in its class.

      The Amarok with double cab will be available in all three versions with this innovative, powerful and at the same time fuel-efficient and comfortable drive system starting in January.

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      09-15-2011 12:22 PM #128
      Quote Originally Posted by sp_wh View Post
      The Amarok has been sold only with manual transmission so far, it would be inappropriate if ever sold in the U.S. market, for those who want automatic transmission (not my case), here it is:



      So much want.

      For those metrically challenged, that's a 7055 lb towing capacity.

      The Amarok makes my V8 Dakota look like a Fisher Price toy.

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      09-15-2011 12:23 PM #129
      Quote Originally Posted by dieselraver View Post
      couldnt you just register it in mexico, and then drive it into the states?
      yeah, for a few months, until your states residency requirements cause you to get pulled over and beaten for your stupidity...
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      09-15-2011 12:24 PM #130
      Quote Originally Posted by compy222 View Post
      yeah, for a few months, until your states residency requirements cause you to get pulled over and beaten for your stupidity...
      Or you wake up next to an Ivy Wang.

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      09-15-2011 12:48 PM #131
      Quote Originally Posted by compy222 View Post
      yeah, for a few months, until your states residency requirements cause you to get pulled over and beaten for your stupidity...
      Not if you buy some cheep property in Mexico.
      Of course Texas might have slightly different enforcements when it comes to cars from Mexico. They are everywhere it seems.

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      09-15-2011 02:04 PM #132
      Do want bad

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      10-06-2011 02:28 AM #134
      Quote Originally Posted by sp_wh View Post



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    10. 10-06-2011 05:04 AM #135
      Btw, Amarok Automatic press pictures:






      (At Frankfurt)


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      10-06-2011 09:17 AM #136
      For this vehicle, I'd take it with a manual or automatic as long as a diesel was available. But I have to wonder if the plan is ever to release this vehicle in the NA market if VW will develop a column shifter to the automatic? I think having one at least available would be an important feature for many truck buyers specifically in the US.

      Then again, for me personally, I'm completely fine with the auto shifter on the floor.

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      10-06-2011 09:45 AM #137
      Quote Originally Posted by sp_wh View Post
      F your VW I've a horse outside.
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      10-06-2011 11:03 AM #138
      I like it, but Canada makes more sense since they don't have the "Chicken Tax". I thought that was what was stopping VW from bringing it to the U.S. I doubt it would sell in enough numbers for them to build it here.

    14. 11-11-2011 10:48 PM #139
      Quote Originally Posted by disccooker View Post
      i know this is an old thread, but... i just saw about 200 Amaroks being unloaded in Baltimore, from Germany - not Argentina - apparently are being held for VWOA with no domestic destination noted on the manifest.

      Any update on these Amaroks? And did this offload take place at a port?

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      11-11-2011 11:25 PM #140
      One were TWO at SEMA... white one was diesel... very interesting indeed




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      11-11-2011 11:25 PM #141
      2014 eh? Actually when we'll be in the market for another new vehicle. If they don't completely lose the plot and nix TDI availability (can't see this happening but they've made senseless decisions in the past) this looks VERY likely
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      11-11-2011 11:58 PM #142
      Quote Originally Posted by sp_wh View Post
      The Amarok has been sold only with manual transmission so far, it would be inappropriate if ever sold in the U.S. market, for those who want automatic transmission (not my case), here it is:



      wait why is a picture of a horse in this thread

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      11-12-2011 01:39 AM #143
      Quote Originally Posted by c0mmon View Post
      wait why is a picture of a horse in this thread
      because race horse

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      11-12-2011 02:15 AM #144
      This is the only picture I have with my Amarok. Can someone photoshop out my ex-girlfriend and her horse?

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      11-12-2011 07:13 AM #145
      There was one at SEMA.

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      11-12-2011 07:34 AM #146
      Quote Originally Posted by c0mmon View Post
      wait why is a picture of a horse in this thread
      **** your Volkswagen Amarok, I've a horse outside.
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    22. 11-12-2011 11:11 AM #147
      Quote Originally Posted by Brandon@SoCalStanceShop View Post
      One were TWO at SEMA... white one was diesel... very interesting indeed



      First on my list of "will never come to North America" was the Nissan Navara. But I think the Amarok may have taken over first place. But Navara definately has the edge with the 3.0 V6 TD (230hp and 405 ft lbs torque). The V6 makes it the sweetest sounding small diesel in the bunch. But $60K USD??? Insane.

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      11-12-2011 12:22 PM #148
      They have zero power, I drove one overseas. Mehh

    24. 11-12-2011 01:26 PM #149
      Quote Originally Posted by Fiasko View Post
      They have zero power, I drove one overseas. Mehh
      Not sure how 405 lbs ft of torque in 3 litres equates to the feel of "zero power", but if you say so.

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      11-12-2011 02:29 PM #150
      I would honestly buy one, if it all checked out! Saw a bunch while in europe and honestly loved the sporty and tough design of them. I wouldn't spent 40K but could justify 35K for a well optioned one. The small truck market needs more options to shake things up a bit. There are not really that many offering a smaller truck in a world saturated with SUVs and CUVs
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