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      10-26-2016 10:51 AM #1
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      SE w/Tech 3.6 AWD
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      SEL 2.0T FWD
      SEL 3.6 AWD
      SEL 3.6 FWD
      SEL Premium 3.6 AWD
      S AWD Engine?
      S FWD Engine?
      Launch Model AWD Engine?
      Launch Model FWD Engine?

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      10-28-2016 10:03 AM #2
      Underpowered.....this will be a heavy beast. Needs 300hp. Forget about getting this with the 2.0
      It go down in the DM

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      10-28-2016 10:17 AM #3
      This won't tow anything?

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      10-28-2016 12:01 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by vwbrvr6 View Post
      Underpowered.....this will be a heavy beast. Needs 300hp. Forget about getting this with the 2.0
      Underpowered...how?

      2.0T at 238 and VR6 at 280 horsepower. Why do you think 300 hp is the right number?

      Towing? Torque not horsepower is what you want and it may (when posted) be higher than the horsepower figure.

      The Touareg uses the VR6 with this horsepower and weighs over 5000 pounds and tows 7700 lbs!
      Need to tow more than that?
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      10-29-2016 11:20 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by milan187 View Post
      This won't tow anything?
      I do think I see a tow hitch in this pictures....


    6. 10-29-2016 06:49 PM #6
      I think 2.0T is OK. I tried the new xc90 and it isn't bad.

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      10-30-2016 03:31 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by vwbrvr6 View Post
      Underpowered.....this will be a heavy beast. Needs 300hp. Forget about getting this with the 2.0
      This isn't a premium SUV like the Touareg. It has similar power to the CX-9 and Pilot base engine and far more than the Highlander. Highlander and Pilot can be optioned to have a 5000 lb towing capacity.

    8. 10-31-2016 07:08 PM #8
      This market is flooded with 3 row turbo/v6 crossovers. I hope the Atlas stands out!

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      11-01-2016 02:53 PM #9
      TDI would've been perfect for this vehicle. Way to kill everything with the scandal...

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      11-01-2016 04:10 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by corcio89 View Post
      TDI would've been perfect for this vehicle. Way to kill everything with the scandal...
      TDI is perfect for this and a lot of other vehicles but....The U.S. has The EPA and CARB.
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      11-05-2016 08:05 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by OZ.IN.USA View Post
      TDI is perfect for this and a lot of other vehicles but....The U.S. has The EPA and CARB.

      Its a shame. I still am not sure how i feel about this vehicle. It looks like an x3 and a ford explorer mated. I will wait till we get one in stock to pass judgement on how it tows and how it looks. Until then VW needs something new to spice up their line.
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      11-13-2016 11:02 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by vwbrvr6 View Post
      Underpowered.....this will be a heavy beast. Needs 300hp. Forget about getting this with the 2.0
      Shhhh...don't tell Audi who is releasing the Q7 with the 2.0TFSI in Q1 2017.

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      11-15-2016 10:14 PM #13
      Where's the PHEV option?

    14. 11-22-2016 11:46 PM #14
      wont see a real tdi in this or maybe any suvs going forward...making me not let go of my over 300hp diesel ..... but this being a longitudinal engine and haldex awd the 3.0 is never getting in that, plus the loss of good awd like the torson system
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    15. 12-12-2016 11:48 AM #15
      Yea... the 2.0 will tow until you hit the first hill! To tow well it's " engine torque" that counts!

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      01-10-2017 10:24 AM #16
      Speaking of AWD,

      Does anyone know if the VR6 version will have a full-time AWD system like the Torsen? I much prefer the Torsen full time all wheel driver from my B5.5 Passat V6 4-Motion than my Haldex GOLF-R.

      I may be considering the Atlas with my growing family in a few years.

      Quote Originally Posted by crtdimark View Post
      wont see a real tdi in this or maybe any suvs going forward...making me not let go of my over 300hp diesel ..... but this being a longitudinal engine and haldex awd the 3.0 is never getting in that, plus the loss of good awd like the torson system
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      01-10-2017 12:54 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by Freudian View Post
      Speaking of AWD,

      Does anyone know if the VR6 version will have a full-time AWD system like the Torsen? I much prefer the Torsen full time all wheel driver from my B5.5 Passat V6 4-Motion than my Haldex GOLF-R.

      I may be considering the Atlas with my growing family in a few years.
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...ldex-or-Torsen

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