2018 VW Tiguan First To Feature New 2.0LT TSI Engine

The new 2018 VW Tiguan is set to arrive in dealerships across the U.S. this summer with the company’s updated version of the 2.0-litre TSI engine.

The latest 3B version of VW’s EA888 is expected to offer improved fuel economy along with 20 percent greater torque in the new Tiguan when compared to the 1.8-litre TSI currently found in the Passat, Jetta, Beetle and Golf models.

VW claims that the majority of the engine’s components have been updated, including the cast-iron block, the valve springs and the aluminum-alloy pistons and cylinder head.

The new TSI petrol engine will run on a modified Miller combustion cycle that is unique to VW Group in order to make it more efficient in everyday driving conditions. Overall, the new engine makes 184hp at 4,400rpm and 221lb-ft of peak torque from just 1,600rpm.

VW claims that the new engine’s key feature for greater fuel economy is the sophisticated valve timing system on the intake camshaft, which can switch from short to long valve opening, depending on engine load.

The new EA888 3B petrol unit will be the only engine option offered in the 2018 VW Tiguan, with other VW models scheduled to get it in the near future.


  • pureworx

    so you have a turbo charged 2000cc engine that can’t even produce 100hp/l with forced induction? thats a joke.. how big is the turbo?

    • xDRAN0x

      probably very very small, that is the trend. Better low-end torque, engine works less, better MPG.. boring cars.

      • pureworx

        thats vw anyway.. boring cars

    • Silimarina

      This engine also produces 300+ hp on golf R and Audi S3, so no. It’s just for better MPG and for entry level cars. I’m sure with just ECU remap it can do 250 hp easily

      • pureworx

        no thats not this engines.. read the article.. its a redesign/update on that old engine.. so no it might not produce more power with a remap if it hasn’t been designed in that way.

        remap might give power but can the internals handle it? no one know as its not been done yet.

        • Silimarina

          You are right, it’s a update on the old engine, but i’m sure there will make variants with more hp of this engine.You can see this on other manufacturers. Ex. Merc’s 2.0 turbo comes in 211hp and 245 hp

        • Vassilis

          The previous version can handle 400+ hp without touching the internals. Since this is an upgraded version it can probably handle a bit more. But it really doesn’t matter in this car. It’s not about power in this case. It’s about torque, smoothness and fuel consumption. Having said that, I really doubt many buyers will prefer this engine instead of a diesel.

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