What is the engine for the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan?
The engine for the Tiguan has been a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine since the model was introduced in 2009, and the performance specs we see today (200hp and 207 lb-ft of torque) are almost identical to what we’ve always seen. Then again, its size hasn’t changed much in that time either, until now. This has prompted many to ask what the engine is going to be for the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan, as the longer wheelbase suggests a need for more power. Will it get it?
Is the 2018 Tiguan getting a larger engine? Well, no, it is still a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder, but it is improved. At this time, the engine has not been rated by the EPA, but it is expected to return better fuel economy and up to a 20% boost in torque – up to 221 pound feet from 207.
There are many technical changes to the engine, such as a switch from the Miller cycle (which closes the intake valves before the end of the intake stroke) to the Budack cycle (unique to VW, closes the intake much sooner) for faster airflow and more effective combustion. Basically, this is one of the main reasons you see improved fuel efficiency and a boost to the torque. Peak horsepower is also expected to kick in sooner, so you can expect to feel no lag when you get behind the wheel.
Though the 2018 VW Tiguan will be available with 4Motion all-wheel-drive, there will be just the one engine option for the model. Unlike the 2018 VW Atlas, which is offered with a 4-cylinder or V6 option.
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