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.