THE V6 TDI ENGINE
The three-litre turbodiesel engine that does service in the Amarok V6 is based on the same engine that does duty in a variety of high-end VW, Audi and even Porsche models. For the Amarok job, the engine received a few unique changes, with a more robust application in mind. This includes a newly developed, water-cooled variable geometry turbocharger (VGT), modified pistons and more cooling circuits.
The 24-valve V6 engine may not be quite as refined as the versions of it in a Porsche Cayenne or VW Touareg, but it certainly sets a new refinement benchmark in the bakkie segment.