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.
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.