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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

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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

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