2011 Volkswagen Amarok achieves ratings of 7E and 8E and it also is in some of the lowest insurance groups. The pick-up introduces a more efficient 2.0 litre diesel, which offers better efficiency, more power and low fuel consumption. VW Amarok has the lowest CO2 emission in its segment – 199 g/km.

The engine is 2.0 litre TDI with 122PS and 340Nm at just 1750RPM, while the more powerful bi-turbo model with 163PS and 400Nm at 1750RPM has emissions figure of 209 g/km of CO2. All models come with 6-speed manual transmission. The performance is pretty good – 0 to 62 mph in 13.7 seconds for the 122PS version and 11.1 seconds for the 163PS model. 2011 Amarok Highline offers a maximum towing weight of 2 800 kg with permanent 4MOTION, while the models with selectable 4MOTION can tow up to 2 690kg.

The 2.0 litre TDI achieves 37.2 mpg, while the bi-turbo models returns 35.8 mpg. The fuel tank has 80 litre of capacity, so the Amarok has a theoretical range of more than 650 miles.

A full range of accessories, from iPod adaptors and Bluetooth kits, to hard tops, tonneau covers and towbars, will be available for the new Volkswagen Amarok pick-up when it goes on sale in the UK on 1 May.

There are also some styling options like a front bumper trim, exterior decor sets, side steps, stainless steel side rails, styling bars for the loadspace and the option to upgrade to 19" alloys.

Check out the techical specification below! 2011 Volkswagen Amarok

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2011 Volkswagen Amarok:

Startline

122 PS 4MOTION (selectable)

Startline

163 PS

4MOTION

(selectable)

Trendline

163 PS

4MOTION

(selectable)

Highline

163 PS

4MOTION

(selectable)

Highline

163 PS

4MOTION

(permanent)

Engine type:

(1968 cc, 4-cyclinder,

water-cooled,

common rail TDI)

in-line variable turbine geometry turbo with intercooler

in-line, Bi-turbo with intercooler

EU emission standard

Euro5

CO2 emissions, g/km

199

209

Power, PS at rpm

122 at 3750

163 at 4000

Torque, Nm at rpm

340 at

1750 – 2250

400 at 1500 – 2000

0-62 mph, seconds

13.7

11.1

Top speed, mph

100

112

Transmission

6-speed manual

GVW, kg

3170

2820

ULW, kg

2051

2062

2065

2106

2070

Payload, kg

1119

1108

1105

1064

750

Gross Train Weight, kg

5500

Axle load limit, front/rear, kg

1375/1860

1385/1860

1385/1600

Towing limit, braked/unbraked, kg

2690/750

2690/750

2800/750

Fuel economy:

-      Urban

-      Extra Urban

-      Combined

30.1

42.2

37.2

29.1

40.4

35.8

Insurance group

7E

8E

7E

Source: Volkswagen