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How to tell if 07 Touareg is FSI?

Forgive my noobness on this, I've made several searches on this without finding my answer. I'm going to look at an 07 Touareg today, and want to make sure it's an FSI. I've heard there was some overlap in that year model. Is there a VIN or any other difference with an FSI vehicle to indicate which engine it has? What's throwing me off is the 07 I'm looking at has the same headlight of an 06, and I've seen other 07's with the newer looking headlights.
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There are no 07s with the newer front end..the 04-07 look the same on the outside. All 07s have the FSI engine.

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There are no 07s with the newer front end..the 04-07 look the same on the outside. All 07s have the FSI engine.
Perfect. Thanks for the reassurance on that.
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If it's a V8, the motor should look like this:

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Forgive my noobness on this, I've made several searches on this without finding my answer. I'm going to look at an 07 Touareg today, and want to make sure it's an FSI. I've heard there was some overlap in that year model. Is there a VIN or any other difference with an FSI vehicle to indicate which engine it has? What's throwing me off is the 07 I'm looking at has the same headlight of an 06, and I've seen other 07's with the newer looking headlights.
I assume you are in North America. However, if you aren't it could be why you are seeing differences. The Touareg was facelifted in 2007 in Europe and the rest of the world and 2008 in North America. So, you will see two different looks in 2007.

The best way to tell is the headlights and front end. If the headlights have the round drop out on the bottom of them, it's a T2 (facelifted version). If they are rectangular, it's a T1.

In North America, in 2007, both engines were FSI. The 3.6 FSI was new in 07 (from the 3.2 previously) and the 4.2 was new as an FSI as well.

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Given all this, I encountered some T1 with T2 headlights! The owners like to have the looks of a newer car..

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i would take T2 headlights….
I would rather have t2 taillights

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How many valves are in a 2008 4.2 V-8 FSI? 40 or 32?
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For North America, the 04-06 engine has 40 valves, the 07-09 engine is a 32 valve.

The newer engine gets significantly better fuel economy and is 40hp more powerful

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The 4.2 liter 40 valve V8 from the 04-06 and the 32 valve 4.2 FSI V8 share the same displacement and that's about it. The FSI V8 in the Touareg is basically a detuned motor from the RS4, it shares many of the same components.
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