Saturday, December 3, 2022
News New Volkswagen Tiguan R Launches To 100 km/h In Only 4.9 Seconds

New Volkswagen Tiguan R Launches To 100 km/h In Only 4.9 Seconds

Not only is the new Volkswagen Tiguan R the most powerful ever but it’s nearly as fast as the Golf R


  • The new Golf R sprints to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds…

  • The new Tiguan R shares the Golf R’s 315-horsepower turbocharged TSI engine.

  • It also features a new 4MOTION with R-Performance Torque Vectoring AWD system.


Like the hot and appreciated Volkswagen Golf R, the all-new Tiguan R is a real dedicated performance vehicle. This is the first-ever real Tiguan R and Volkswagen did right by it by including a number of unique and specific features.

The powertrain is not unique however and that’s fine. It shares the Golf R’s re-tuned and turbocharged 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine. It produces 315 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft. (from 2,100 to 5,350 rpm) delivered to the 4MOTION with R-Performance Torque Vectoring AWD system via a 7-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission. Its 0-100 km/h time of 4.9 seconds is only about 0.3 seconds off from the 382-horsepower BMW X3 M40i’s time. That’s quick.

Volkswagen Tiguan R | Photo: Volkswagen

Visually separating the Tiguan R from the pack are R design bumpers, high-gloss black or body-colour accents, matte chrome exterior mirrors, black wheel flares, and gorgeous 20-inch Misano alloy wheels. Onboard, the Tigger R features premium sport seats with R logo, a customized Digital Cockpit with integrated lap timers, and more.

The chassis is enhanced with VW’s DCC chassis (adaptive shock absorbers) which lowers the SUV by 10 mm and an 18-inch brake system with blue brake calipers (with R logo at the front). Options include a titanium exhaust system from Akrapovič and 21-inch Estoril alloy wheels.

The new Volkswagen Tiguan R is available for order now in Europe. We expect it will come to North America but not before the very end of 2021, or possibly early 2022.

Volkswagen Tiguan R | Photo: Volkswagen

Volkswagen Tiguan R | Photo: Volkswagen

Trending Now

Consumer Reports Knocks the Ford Mustang Mach-E Off its Recommended List

Its declining reliability is at fault. Ford’s quality has suffered over the last few years. Not quite two weeks ago, Consumer Reports (CR) released...

Toyota bZ4X: Cold Weather Tests Show a Much Shorter Range than Advertised

The electric SUV only managed to drive 47% of its WLTP range in Danish tests conducted at 4˚C (39˚F). Even when compared with...

The Second Generation of the Volkswagen ID.3 will be Unveiled Next Spring.

Due to delivery delays, orders placed starting now will be for the updated model. This is likely only a refresh of the current...

Volkswagen May Team Up with Foxconn to Build Scout Vehicles

Taiwanese Foxconn is currently building the Lordstown Endurance pickup. Volkswagen announced the return of the Scout brand last May. Volkswagen is actively shopping for...

The degradation of batteries is concerning in the UK

When the battery capacity reaches 80 %, its life cycle is near its useful cycle. Battery degradation varies from car models. EV owners...
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.