Volkswagen has revealed an Amarok special edition model dubbed Dark Label. The pick-up features a dramatic cutting edge design and will be strictly limited to a number of 300 production vehicles. Amarok Dark Label is powered by the 2.0-litre BiTDI engine, which produces 180 horsepower (132 kW) and up to 420 Nm (310 lb-ft) of torque. Its maximum towing capacity is estimated of up to 3,200 kg. The engine will be mated with a six-speed manual selectable 4MOTION transmission in only 50 of the 300 vehicles available. The other 250 examples will get the eight-speed auto-permanent 4MOTION transmission.

The automatic version also comes with BlueMotion Technology, which includes low rolling-resistance tyres, Start/stop and regenerative braking. This results in better fuel economy and reduced CO2 emissions.

Both versions will be equipped with the same styling features. These include 18-inch black Durban alloy wheels, extended wheel arches and a distinctive underride guard below the front bumper. In addition, the exterior design package also comprises of dark tinted rear side windows, darkened tail lights, matt black side bars and footstep as well as black rear bumper, black grained door handles and black foil on the B-pillars.

The interior of this pick-up is adorned by anthracite Alcantara upholstery and velour floor mats with Dark Label branding. Other equipment highlights inside include a multi-functional steering wheel, leather gear knob and gaiter, satellite navigation with a six-inch colour touchscreen, Bluetooth, a multi-function display and heated seats. Other standard benefits here are the heated wing mirrors, electric windows and additional door dust seals.

Amarok Dark Label will be offered in three exterior colors: Deep Black, Reflex Silver and Natural Grey. A special anthracite-coloured UV-resistant special coating is applied to load area and it completes the striking look.

Volkswagen is also offering Amarok Dark Label accessories which include practical and styling items such as a hard tonneau cover, Dark Label branded seat covers and bonnet protection, chrome door handles and roof-mounted styling bar lights.

Volkswagen Amarok Dark Label is going on sale on 22nd of September and has a staring price of £26,125.

Volkswagen Amarok Dark Label Manual Automatic
Engine 2.0 BiTDI (bi-turbo with intercooler) 2.0 BiTDI BlueMotion Technology (bi-turbo with intercooler)
Power (PS/rpm) 180 PS at 4,000 rpm
Torque (Nm/rpm) 400 at 1,500-2,000 420 at 1,750
Number of gears 6 8
Top speed (mph) 111 108
0-62mph (seconds) 11.0 11.3
CO2 emissions (g/km) 216 215
Gross vehicle weight (kg) 3170
Unladen weight (kg) 2,085 2,070
Payload (kg) 1,085 1,100
Axle load limit front/rear (kg) 1,385/1,860 1,415/1,860
Towing limit (braked, kg) 3,000/750 3,200/750
Gross train weight (kg) 5,550 5,950
Fuel economy (mpg): Urban Extra-urban Combined 29.1 38.7 34.4 31.0 37.2 34.4

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Source: Volkswagen