Self Study Program 302 – Touareg Chassis and four-wheel drive concept

VAG SSP 302. The chassis of the Touareg sets new standards with its outstanding on and off-road properties. The Touareg technically combines the best properties of off-road vehicles and sedans/hatchbacks.

The design of the front and rear axles ensures the noise and comfort level of a luxury sedan, and the exact wheel location provides the driving precision of a sports car. To this we have added a suspension system which, due to its optional air springs and electronically controlled shock absorbers, provides a very high level of suspension comfort, both on and off the road.

The Touareg is equipped with electronically controlled four-wheel drive as standard. A transfer gearbox, equipped with off-road reduction as standard, delivers the engine power to the drive wheels via limited-slip differentials. Depending on requirements, up to 100% of the drive force can be delivered to one of the two axles. The 4-wheel EDL, fitted as standard, finely distributes the drive force to the wheels.

The short front and rear body overhangs as well as the large ground clearance and fording depth are other characteristics of the Touareg’s off-road capability. Its climbing ability and lateral inclination also enable off-road use in extreme terrain.


  • Introduction
  • Front axle
  • Rear axle
  • Suspension/damping system
  • Air suspension
  • Brake system
  • Steering
  • Wheels and tyres
  • Tyre pressure control
  • Differential locks
  • Service
  • Check your knowledge

The self-study programme depicts the designand operation of new developments!Contents will not be updated. Please refer to the appropriate service material for current test, setting and repair instructions.

Language: English
Format: PDF
Pages: 60

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