Volkswagen has introduced two new engines to the Tiguan lineup in the United Kingdom, both of them benefiting from the 4Motion all-wheel drive system.
The 2.0-liter TSI produces 190 PS (187 HP / 140 kW) at 4,180-6,500 rpm and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) of torque between 1,500 and 4,300 rpm. The 7-speed DSG directs power to all four wheels, and in this configuration, the Tiguan needs 7.4 seconds for the 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration and has a 214 km/h (133 mph) V-max.
The other offering uses the same four-pot as the new Golf GTI, a 2.0-liter TSI with 245 PS (242 HP / 180 kW) between 4,750 and 6,500 rpm, and 370 Nm (273 lb-ft) of peak torque at 1,500-4,300 rpm. This model is also offered with a 7-speed automatic transmission, with the 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) taking 6.0 seconds. Top speed stands at 229 km/h (142 mph).
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“With this powerful duo of petrol engines, the Tiguan is more capable than ever – offering space, power, quality, flexibility and the road-holding (or off-roading) prowess of 4Motion all-wheel drive”, said VW UK’s Tiguan Product Manager, Hannah Doherty. “Increasing choice for customers for Volkswagen’s best-selling SUV is also a big boost!”
The Tiguan 2.0 TSI 190 PS 4Motion is available in the Elegance and R-Line trim levels in the UK, with pricing starting at £36,275 ($50,308) and £36,140 ($50,121) respectively. The Tiguan 2.0 TSI 245 PS 4Motion comes strictly in the R-Line spec, with a recommended retail price of £39,560 ($54,864) and serves as the range-topping model, until the Tiguan R launches locally, with its 320 PS (315 HP / 235 kW) and 420 Nm (310 lb-ft) 2.0-liter turbo-four. It too uses a 7-speed DSG and 4Motion, but the extra oomph drops the 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) to 4.9 seconds; top speed is 250 km/h (155 mph).