2012 Touareg TDI Sport
Some of that can be attributed to the ecm thinking the tire size is proper and it’s shifting later than intended. Correcting that should resolve this issue to a point. Regearing would be the ultimate fix. Yours being a VR6 is low on torque in comparison to the diesel so this I can see being more noticeable.I mentioned this in a previous post but the amount of weight gained when getting larger wheels may seem insignificant but when you consider it's unsprung weight the impact on performance is much, much more noticeable.
Those are big heavy tires.
Your, acceleration, power steering, esp response, hill start and gearing is going to be somewhat affected especially when going down a mountain.
I have Falken Wildpeak 255/65 18 on my VR6 2011. It looks great but it's slower, steering is sluggish, hill start lags and gearing feels off.
Luckily I haven't had any issues with ESP but I wouldn't be shocked if I did.
the steering and other components shouldn’t have much of an issue because there is a range of wheels and their weights available for these. So there is a likely 20lb difference just in the lightest wheel to the heaviest wheel in production. It’s not ideal at all but that shouldn’t have a massive impact on the performance. It might feel like it does but that may result in. .10-.30 change on the road. I think my issue is the alignment after taking to another member on here. So that will get checked tomorrow and we’ll see if that resolves my issue. Plenty of other guys are running this tire and have zero issues.