Coinciding with the European launch of the Tiguan R, Volkswagen has released the official specs of the sporty SUV, accompanied by a set of new images.
According to the official specs, the new VW Tiguan R needs only 4.9 seconds to accelerate to 100 km/h (62 mph) in the dedicated ‘R’ driving mode, a tenth of a second quicker than the first-generation Porsche Cayenne Turbo S, and will max out at 250 km/h (155 mph).
Power is supplied by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, rated at 320 PS (315 HP / 235 kW) and 420 Nm (310 lb-ft) of torque. It drives the 4Motion all-wheel-drive system with torque vectoring through a seven-speed dual-clutch DSG automatic transmission.
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Developed by the R division, the new Tiguan R features a specially tuned suspension, which features adaptively controlled shock absorbers, sits 10 mm (0.4 in) lower compared to the regular versions, and has 18-inch brake discs with the R logo on the front calipers. The sports exhaust system can be optionally upgraded to Akrapovic’s titanium exhaust, and the 20-inch wheels can be swapped for the 21-inch Estoril set.
The R design bumpers with aerodynamic enhancements, which can be had in body color or in high-gloss black, matte chrome side mirror caps, high-gloss black rear diffuser and black wheel arches draw a clear line between the standard Tiguans and the sporty model.
Further separating the Tiguan R from the rest of the range are the interior upgrades, such as the premium sports seats with integrated headrests, bespoke ‘R’ logo, carbon grey trim, background lighting, stainless steel pedals, and Digital Cockpit with a lap timer.
Pricing in Germany starts at €56,703.53 ($67,287), almost €28,500 ($33,820) more than the entry-level model, and just €3,207 ($3,806) shy of the bigger Touareg.