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New Engine?

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A dealer told me part of the reason the base price went up on the V8 was due to a modified engine that was being installed in the new touaregs. I've heard this from a friend too, but I have yet to see any evidence that this is the case. Anyone have information on whether or not this is true, and if so, what the difference in the engine is?
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The new V8 is rated at 350HP and ~327lb/ft (I might be off a couple lb/ft). the old engine was 310HP and ~302 lb/ft. So some modification or re-mapping had to have taken place.

But I see that as the natural progression and is what keeps cars from becomming cheaper each successive model year. So perhaps the suggestion of the weakening dollar is more reasonable. (?)
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