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Volkswagen Tiguan gets more power

Two new engines for SEL and R-Line models round out Tiguan range for UK

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Volkswagen has boosted the engine range on its new Tiguan with a 240hp turbo diesel and a 180hp turbo petrol unit, which will be available exclusively on its top-level models.

The 2.0-litre BiTDI twin-turbo diesel engine is the same unit fitted in versions of the Passat. Available only with Volkswagen’s 4MOTION all-wheel drive system and driving through a seven-speed DSG double-clutch automatic gearbox, it is claimed to accelerate from rest to 62mph in 6.5 seconds.

The 2.0-litre TSI turbo petrol engine is already widely across various models in the wider Volkswagen Group. In the Tiguan, it is available with either a six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG automatic transmission. Both versions feature 4MOTION all-wheel drive and claim a 0-62mph time of 7.7 seconds.

The Tiguan is one of the safest mid-size crossovers on the market, scoring five stars in Euro NCAP crash tests earlier this year.

The new engine additions are only being offered in either SEL or R-Line specification. They are available to order now, with pricing ranging from £30,540 to £38,640 on-road.

Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line

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Stuart is the Editorial Director of our suite of sites: The Car Expert, The Van Expert and The Truck Expert. Originally from Australia, Stuart has had a passion for cars and the automotive industry for over thirty years. He spent a decade in automotive retail, and now works tirelessly to help car buyers by providing independent and impartial advice.