VW is testing the “charged” crossover Tiguan RMay 4, 2019
It is quite possible that the official presentation of the “charged” VW Tiguan R crossover will be held this September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Recently, a prototype car was seen on test rides on the Nürburgring race track.
Back in October 2016, foreign publications first published “spy” photos of the high-performance crossover VW Tiguan R. Since then, the German brand introduced the “charged” crossover T-Roc R, but it looks like we will have to wait a bit for its older brother – VW Tiguan R.
It is reported that this time, the long-awaited German novelty was captured on the Nürburgring race track. We can not help but wonder how much power the VW will provide the “charged” Tiguan R, given that the aforementioned subcompact crossover T-Roc R already has 300 “horses”.
In theory, the amount of power should be more, because in the model range, Tiguan is above T-Roc. “Juicy” rumors of a high-performance hatchback Golf R Plus power up to 400 hp, they say that the 2.0 TSI has serious potential.
VW acknowledged that it was working on a 3.0-liter VR6 turbocharged engine for the flagship Arteon R sedan, with a capacity of just over 400 hp, but there is no information as to whether this engine has a chance to get into the engine compartment of the future Tiguan R. We think not. Now, this 2.5-liter engine is installed in the Teramont crossover, where its power is 295 hp. (499 Nm). This version of the model is sold in China.
Returning to the Tiguan R, expect the appearance of the standard bundle of the “robot” DSG and 4Motion all-wheel drive system. Manual transmission is unlikely to be offered. The novelty will receive a more high-performance brake system and a stiffer suspension to improve handling.
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