With more power than a Golf GTI, the Tiguan 2.0 BiTDI accelerates from 0-62mph in 6.5sec and has a top speed of 142mph
7 October 2016

The Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0 BiTDI is the most powerful version of the firm’s compact SUV so far, and it comes with 236bhp from a bi-turbodiesel engine. Volkswagen has also added a less powerful 177bhp 2.0 TSI to the Tiguan range.

Available to order now and with first deliveries due in November, the Tiguan 2.0 BiTDI has more power than a Golf GTI and accelerates from 0-62mph in 6.5sec. Its top speed is 142mph.

All Tiguan 2.0 BiTDI models will come with a seven-speed DSG dual-clutch gearbox and 4Motion all-wheel drive as standard. Combined fuel economy is 44.1mpg and CO2 emissions are 167g/km.

The twin-turbodiesel uses Selective Catalytic Reduction to inject AdBlue urea solution into the exhaust system to lower nitrous oxide emissions. Stop-start and battery regeneration technology are also standard.

Volkswagen will only offer this new engine option in the top two trims of SEL and R-Line. The SEL version costs £36,450 and the R-Line will set you back £38,640. Volkswagen expects the R-Line to be the most popular of these two models.

SEL trim comes with VW’s Discover Navigation and 8.0in touchscreen, adaptive cruise control and a 12.3in TFT screen in the main dash display. The R-Line gains Race seats trimmed in San Remo microfibre material, Suzuka 20in alloy wheels and an R-Line bodykit with roof spoiler, rear diffuser and larger front air intake.

The 2.0 TSI 180 engine completes the petrol line-up and is offered with six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG transmissions. Four-wheel drive is standard and the 2.0 TSI 180 will cover 0-62mph in 7.7sec.

Emissions for the new petrol engine with the manual and auto gearboxes are identical at 170g/km. The manual transmission has claimed combined fuel economy of 39.8mpg and the DSG provides 38.2mpg.

This petrol engine option is only offered in SEL trim costing £30,540 or as an R-Line from £32,855.

Alisdair Suttie

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7 October 2016
Even allowing for the auto box and slight performance gain, £6k more for the BiTurbo TDI over the 2.0TSI seems crazy.

7 October 2016
This info has been around a while, the press release came out today..


7 October 2016
Hopefully theyll soon offer the BiTDI in the Golf, a Golf RD maybe ?

7 October 2016
typos1 wrote:

Hopefully theyll soon offer the BiTDI in the Golf, a Golf RD maybe ?

Christ, have you seen the Passat with this engine weighs 1721kg vs the normal 2 litre diesel which is 1505kg? A Golf RD will end up weighing more than 1600kg. The BiTDI's weight will blunt performance and handling and will likely result in a car that cost more than the normal R. Slower, more expensive, less responsive. Who would buy it? Would make more sense in some sort of luxury GT trim as a powerful mile muncher.

7 October 2016
I love the TV advert for it where the hipster dad apparently thinks he is so cool dropping daughter off in a Tiguan...

Maybe some schools a Tiguan is impressive but around here with wall to wall Evoques, Macans, Q7's and such at the school gates, a Tiguan would be the poor man's ride.

7 October 2016
The Apprentice wrote:

I love the TV advert for it where the hipster dad apparently thinks he is so cool dropping daughter off in a Tiguan...

Maybe some schools a Tiguan is impressive but around here with wall to wall Evoques, Macans, Q7's and such at the school gates, a Tiguan would be the poor man's ride.

bully for you

7 October 2016
jamesf1 wrote:
The Apprentice wrote:

I love the TV advert for it where the hipster dad apparently thinks he is so cool dropping daughter off in a Tiguan...

Maybe some schools a Tiguan is impressive but around here with wall to wall Evoques, Macans, Q7's and such at the school gates, a Tiguan would be the poor man's ride.

bully for you

Not really, we turn up in a Hyundai! and dont care.

9 October 2016
I suspect if he rocked up in his tiguan and you were in your Hyundai I doubt there would be many people looking down there nose at him and his Tiguan

To coin your phrase of a poor mans car. Everyone and I mean everyone knows that crown falls on all Hyundai drives

If in doubt! Flat out!!

16 November 2016
Does anyone know why the 240 brake Passat diesel is only quoted at 149 mph for the saloon, the old passat 2.0 petrol turbo with 210 brake managed 150 so why is the latest Passat down on top speed and also the 190 brake diesel Passat manages 146 so 50 more horses can only manage a mere 3 mph extra

jer

15 October 2016
But I suppose an Evoque is similar dosh. The petrol 180 would be more refined and deliver most of the performance.

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