Thursday, 25 August 2016

VW tries to give Tiguan sales a boost

Volkswagen’s Tiguan now has the 2-litre TSI engine familiar in the Golf GTI.
In the wake of gloomy component supplier news affecting Golf and Passat, VW’s marketing department are also revealing a decision to fit the new 2-litre TDI biturbo into Tiguan. With an output of 176 KW/240 PS this might be seen a further bid to attract customers to the model range and boost flagging sales.
With the new biturbo, a four-cylinder turbodiesel direct-injection engine, VW claims it can offer “the most powerful diesel in the segment”.
VW engineers are trying t give the Tiguan a sporty feel, looking for a sprint time from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.5s and a top speed of 228 km/h.
Maximum torque of 500 Nm, available from 1,750 to 2,500 rev/min, is transferred to the road via the 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox (DSG) and 4Motion all-wheel drive.
The top TDI consumes an average of 6.4 l/100 km (corresponding CO2 emissions 167 g/km).
The 2-litre TSI engine with 162 kW / 220 PS has identical acceleration but a lower top speed of 220 km/h. The maximum torque of 350 Nm is available between 1,500 and 4,000 rev/min. It will have the same transmission. 

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