June 30, 2012

The wagon torque league tables

Some time ago, 4wdNewz published torque figures for all 4WD utes on the local market. You'll find it here. So it seemed a good idea to now do the same thing for all 4WD wagons with standard low range gearing. It's interesting that the two first-equal champs get there by different routes, the Range Rover via a turbocharged V8 diesel, the AMG G Class via a supercharged V8 petrol.  Our top guns have more than six times the torque of the low achiever, Suzuki's Jimny. The Mercedes ML63 AMG, Porsche Cayenne and Volkswagen Touareg do not have low range as standard, but for the record their top torquers put out 630Nm, 700Nm and 550Nm respectively. And as an aside, the Hummer H1 beats the lot with 705Nm rolling lazily from its 6.6 litre GM V8 diesel.


Max torque
(Nm)
Vehicle
Engine 
(litres, type) 
700
Range Rover Vogue
4.4 V8 diesel
700
AMG G Class G55
5.5 V8 supercharged petrol
650
Toyota Land Cruiser 200
4.5 V8 diesel
625
Range Rover Vogue
5.0 V8 petrol
625
Range Rover Sport
5.0 V8 supercharged petrol 
624
Grand Cherokee SRT8
6.4 V8 petrol
600
Range Rover Sport
3.0 V6 diesel
600
Land Rover Discovery 4
3.0 V6 diesel
550
Jeep Grand Cherokee
3.0 V6 diesel
540
Mercedes-Benz G Class
3.5 V6 diesel
530
Lexus LX570
5.7 V8 petrol
520
Jeep Grand Cherokee
5.7 V8 petrol
510
Range Rover Sport
5.0 V8 petrol
510
Land Rover Discovery 4
5.0 V8 petrol
460
Jeep Wrangler
2.8 four cyl diesel
450
Nissan Pathfinder
2.5 four cyl diesel
440
Land Rover Discovery 4
2.7 V6 diesel
430
Toyota Land Cruiser 70 LX
4.5 V8 diesel
410
Toyota Prado
3.0 four cyl diesel
402
SsangYong Rexton
2.7 four cyl diesel
400
Mitsubishi Challenger
2.5 four cyl diesel
400
Mitsubishi Pajero
3.2 four cyl diesel
381
Toyota Prado
4.0 V6 petrol
380
Nissan Patrol
3.0 four cyl diesel
380
Toyota FJ Cruiser
4.0 V6 petrol
360
Land Rover Defender
2.2 four cyl diesel
347
Jeep Wrangler 
3.6 V6 petrol
347
Jeep Grand Cherokee
3.6 V6 petrol
329
Mitsubishi Pajero
3.8 V6 petrol
314
Jeep Cherokee
3.7 V6 petrol
225
Suzuki Grand Vitara
2.4 four cyl petrol
110
Suzuki Jimny
1.3 four cyl petrol

3 comments:

  1. That was a useful chart but would have been better with the rpm at which the torque is developed.

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  2. A few mistakes:

    The current model Pajero figure is incorrect, the 3,2 has 441Nm.

    The previous model VW Touareg had 750Nm. The current top model would have 850 Nm diesel, but I am not sure does it have a low range gearbox anymore.

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    1. Thanks. Low-range is optional on the Touareg.

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