2016 Volkswagen Tiguan has new 2.0 TDI engine packing 190 hp, starts at €37,475 image

The German automaker has introduced recently an all new version of the popular 2.0 TDI diesel and now the model can already be ordered, with pricing and other details revealed.

This powerful new iteration will make the popular SUV… well, even more popular, even with the Dieselgate stain on the 2.0 TDI powertrain. In all earnest, aside from the fact that Volkswagen will need to pay and should pay for the deceit, regular folks won’t stop buying the model just because it pollutes. They will stop buying it if it’s worse than before – but VW is not going to slip on this one either, for sure. A good example is the recently introduced more powerful 2.0 TDI, now packing 190 PS and 400 Nm of torque from 1,900rpm. To make sure everyone is satisfied, this engine will comply with the upcoming Euro 6W regulations, and this time we’re sure they didn’t have any change of working things around.

But as always, the latest tech comes with a price to match, with the 2016 Tiguan Comfortline starting from €37,475. For the cash people will get a 7-speed DSG automatic and the 4Motion all-wheel drive as standard amenities. Go for higher specked models, such as the Tiguan Highline with the R-Line exterior pack and the price jumps to at least €42,000. The 2.0 TDI, with the DSG and 4Motion is also rather hefty, tipping the scales at 1,723 kg – but performance is almost on par with the 2.0 TSI engine with 180 PS: 7.9 seconds to 100 km/h compared to the latter’s 7.7 seconds.