Sweeeeet - just bought a 2014 white R-Line VR6 with 42,300 miles on it. So far - I absolutely love it. Only wish it had come with the tow package - I've already seen on the forums here that it's not an inexpensive addition - from VW at least.
Steve - Just noticed yours was a V8 - nice. I traded in my 2014 Volvo S60 T6 I'd had since new on this - it had just turned 70,000 miles and while I loved it I was ready for a change. That thing flew way under the radar and was quick and a great car on freeways - 300hp/325lb torque although I had the 19" Bor wheels with Pirelli P7's so the often crummy Wisconsin back roads transmitted quite a lot of feedbacki into the cabin. I knew no matter which Touareg powertrain I chose would be a performance disappointmen from the S60 but that didn't concern me. I was awfully close to getting a 2012 tdi but most had 60,000+ miles and while they had a warranty - lots of other things go wrong and/or need attention as the miles add up that aren't covered by a powertrain or emissions warranty. Hence, since the heaviest thing I'll probably tow is 3-4 kayaks on a aluminum landscape trailer - I think I'll be happy with the VR6. Additionally, I'm not very mechanically inclined and the diesels seemed to have more potential maintenance issues. So far - I'm a happy camper!