2000 Volkswagen AAC Concept


2000 Volkswagen AAC Concept

2000 Volkswagen AAC Concept

The Advanced Activity Concept (AAC) combines the functions of a pick-up with the luxury of a top-class sedan. With four-wheel drive, and powered by a 230 kW (313 hp) V10 TDI diesel engine, this is an l clue to the changes that could take place in this vehicle class. On the AAC’s extra-long wheelbase, the design team has created a body that is as dynamic as it is elegant, and resembles no existing vehicle in this market segment.

The AAC design study is powered by a V10 direct-injection diesel with twin turbochargers and a balancer shaft. This high-tech unit develops 230 kW (313 hp) at 4000 rpm. One of its most remarkable features is the exceptionally high peak torque of 750 Newton-meters. Fuel injection is by a pump-injector system developed jointly by Volkswagen and Bosch.

Air suspension with three position settings provides optimum ride conditions both on and off the road. It remains at the center height setting during the standard driving program, but can be lowered by a significant amount when driving at high speed. On rough terrain, on the other hand, the suspension can be fully raised; ground clearance is then 390 millimeters (15.4 in). The difference between the lowest and highest air suspension positions is 110 millimeters (4.33 in).

In Detail

engineV10 Direct-Injection Diesel
positionFront Longitudinal
aspirationTwin Turbo
displacement5000 cc / 305.1 in³
power233.4 kw / 313 bhp
specific output62.6 bhp per litre
torque750 nm / 553.2 ft lbs @ 2000 rpm
driven wheels4WD
front tires285/55 R 19 with special tread pattern
rear tires285/55 R 19 with special tread pattern
f brake sizemm / in
r brake sizemm / in
front wheelsF 48.3 x 25.4 cm / 19.0 x 10.0 in
rear wheelsR 48.3 x 25.4 cm / 19.0 x 10.0 in
f suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Air Suspension
r suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Air Suspension
wheelbase3315 mm / 130.5 in
front track1664 mm / 65.5 in
rear track1684 mm / 66.3 in
length5264 mm / 207.2 in
width1987 mm / 78.2 in
height1770 mm / 69.7 in
transmission6-Speed Automatic with Tiptronic
gear ratios:1
top speed~199.6 kph / 124.0 mph