New 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line: What’s Under the Hood
If you’re hoping for some performance upgrades, you’ll be disappointed in the Tiguan R-Line unless the only modification you’re interested in is a sport-tuned suspension and lower-profile rubber. This SUV is equipped with the same turbocharged, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine as other Tiguans, generating 200 horsepower from 5,100 rpm to 6,000 rpm, and 207 lb-ft. of torque peaking across a flat plateau between 1,700 rpm and 5,000 rpm.
Take a look at that power curve. The numerals aren’t terribly impressive, but since either torque or horsepower is cranked over to MAX from 1,700 rpm almost to redline, a Tiguan feels much more energetic than mere figures would indicate.
A 6-speed automatic transmission is standard, driving the front wheels. Opt for VW’s 4Motion all-wheel-drive system, and the transmission adds a manual shift gate and a Sport mode.