Volkswagen Touareg Engine Oil Finder

Since the very first VW Touareg 5.0 V10 TDI Bj rolled off the production line in 2003 through to the most recent 4.2 V8 FSI Bj, all models have one thing in common. For every models in the Touareg series, for the engine to run smoothly for a long time, it needs fresh engine oil at regular intervals. Because as with all combustion engines, residues from the combustion get into the oil via the oily contact surface between the pistons and cylinders, which is unavoidable. Over time, the engine oil becomes so dirty that it no longer adequately fulfills its protective function. For this reason, Volkswagen specifies when the engine oil in the Touareg should be changed regularly.

Volkswagen Touareg Oil Change Interval

Depending on the PR number in the vehicle data carrier, the VW Touareg III needs an oil change after 5,000 km/1 year or after 30,000 km/2 years at the latest. The flexible long-life interval is normally set for European vehicles with the PR number QI6. The on-board computer analyses various sensors and processes the data to calculate the current wear and tear of the engine oil and tells you when it needs changing. After 30,000 km or two years at the latest, however, you must have the engine oil replaced regardless. If necessary, you can have your VW Touareg changed to the fixed interval, then the oil change is due every 15,000 km or once a year.

Under difficult operating conditions, you have to have the engine oil in your VW Touareg changed more frequently. In these circumstances, the on-board computer assumes increased engine oil wear and shortens the flexible interval. You can expect to change the oil sooner if you:

• Frequently drive short-distance in traffic
• Drive a lot in cold weather
• Spend a lot of time in tickover
• Tow a trailer or caravan regularly
• Drive on dusty roads

Volkswagen Touareg Engine Oil Capacity - How Much Engine Oil Does a Volkswagen Touareg Need?

In the Touareg, Volkswagen installs a number of engines with different designs, which also differ in their capacity accordingly. For example, the VW Touareg 3.0 TDI 4motion with 170 kW requires 6.1 litres of engine oil. The VW Touareg 6.0 W12 331 kW with 14.0 litres holds the most engine oil. All Touareg engines are within these two filling quantities.

We have listed all the Volkswagen Touareg models and engine types in the following table, as well as the correct engine oil grade for each of the cars. You can use the search and filter to easily find the right engine oil for your Volkswagen Touareg.

Car Make & Model Year Oil Grade
VW Touareg 2.0 TSI 4Motion Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
VW Touareg 2.0 TSI 4Motion Petrol 2021,
2022
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
VW Touareg 3.0 V6 TDI 4Motion Diesel 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30
VW Touareg 3.0 V6 TDI 4Motion Diesel 2021,
2022
5W-30
VW Touareg 2.0 TSI 4Motion Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
VW Touareg 2.0 TSI 4Motion Petrol 2021,
2022
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
VW Touareg 3.0 V6 TDI Diesel 2010,
2011,
2012
5W-30
VW Touareg 3.0 V6 TDI Diesel 2013,
2014,
2015
5W-30
VW Touareg 3.0 V6 TDI Diesel 2016,
2017,
2018
5W-30
VW Touareg 3.0 V6 TFSI Petrol 2010,
2011,
2012
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
VW Touareg 3.0 V6 TFSI Petrol 2013,
2014,
2015
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
VW Touareg 3.0 V6 TFSI Petrol 2016,
2017,
2018
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
VW Touareg 3.0 V6 TFSI Hybrid Petrol 2010,
2011,
2012
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
VW Touareg 3.0 V6 TFSI Hybrid Petrol 2013,
2014,
2015
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
VW Touareg 3.0 V6 TFSI Hybrid Petrol 2016,
2017,
2018
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
VW Touareg 3.6 V6 FSI Petrol 2010,
2011,
2012
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
VW Touareg 3.6 V6 FSI Petrol 2013,
2014,
2015
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
VW Touareg 3.6 V6 FSI Petrol 2016,
2017,
2018
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
VW Touareg 4.2 V8 FSI Petrol 2010,
2011,
2012
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
VW Touareg 4.2 V8 FSI Petrol 2013,
2014,
2015
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
VW Touareg 4.2 V8 FSI Petrol 2016,
2017,
2018
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
VW Touareg 4.2 V8 TDI Diesel 2010,
2011,
2012
5W-30
VW Touareg 4.2 V8 TDI Diesel 2013,
2014,
2015
5W-30
VW Touareg 4.2 V8 TDI Diesel 2016,
2017,
2018
5W-30


The Importance Of The Right Volkswagen Touareg Motor Oil

Because the SAE number, which is 0W-30 or something similar, only says something about the viscosity of a motor oil at +100°C and pumpability at winter temperatures.

However, the oil in your Touareg engine has to perform a variety of tasks that are not determined solely by the flow properties. Even during the design phase, the developers decide on one or more types of oil, as these affect some calculations and the selection of materials. The engine will later be tested in detail with this type of oil, and your Touareg is tailored exactly to this approval.

Especially with the flexible change interval, it is important that you only use the approved type of oil for the oil change and also for refilling. With a different engine oil, it can happen that the on-board computer no longer evaluates the measurement data correctly. Then it reports the oil change either too early or too late.

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