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VW launches fastest Tiguan yet

Volkswagen’s most potent Tiguan is now available order in the UK.

The car’s new engine is a 2.0-litre bi-turbo diesel making 237bhp, representing a 30bhp increase over the previous most powerful model.

The engine is similar to the one used in the Volkswagen Passat and features a high-performance cylinder head and a two-stage turbocharger. This helps the ‘BiTDI’ Tiguan reach an impressive 142mph, while the four-wheel-drive system aids the 0-62mph sprint time of 6.5 seconds.

The Tiguan features a number of technologies intended to reduce fuel usage and emissions. Selective Catalytic Reduction injects AdBlue into the exhaust to reduce NOx, and a start/stop system and battery regeneration result in CO2 emissions of 167g/km and 44.1mpg on the combined cycle.

The most powerful Tiguan petrol engine is also now available for order in the UK. The 2.0-litre unit makes 176bhp and is offered in both six-speed manual and seven-speed DSG automatic.

Its top speed is 129mph and the 0-62mph time is 7.7 seconds. Economy-wise, it produces 170g/km of CO2 and achieves 38.3mpg.

Both engines are only available on the range-topping SEL and R-Line trims. Standard specification on the SEL includes Volkswagen’s Discover Navigation infotainment and satellite navigation system, adaptive cruise control, and a digital dial display in the instrument binnacle.

Additional features on the R-Line trim include sporty exterior design features, 20-inch alloy wheels and bespoke upholstery inside.

For a Volkswagen Tiguan with the new BiTDI engine, prices start at £36,450 OTR, while the petrol engine starts at £30,540 OTR.

Jack Evans

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After completing his university studies in English and Creative Writing in Cardiff, Jack is now a full time motoring writer at Blackball Media. His love of cars stems from his childhood years when he began to live and breathe all-things automotive.

October 7, 2016

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