After making a name for itself powering GTIs and Golf Rs, Volkswagen's popular 2.0L turbo four-cylinder is about to get another starring role as a specially-tuned version promising more power and lower fuel consumption goes under the hood of the all-new 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan.
According to Automotive News, the latest member of VW's EA888 engine family gets modified valve timing that reduces power output to 184 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque but comes with the promise of an eight percent better fuel economy rating compared to the 1.8L version of the motor used in the Golf, Jetta and Passat.
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We already knew the EA888 was a flexible engine design: other members of the family include the 1.8L with its 170 hp/184 lb-ft, while the existing 2.0L cranks out 210 hp/258 lb-ft in the 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI and 292 hp/280 lb-ft in the Golf R.
The new B-cycle 2.0L, as VW calls it, runs on a modified version of the Miller engine cycle. In a Miller engine, the valve timing system delays closing the intake valve until after the piston has begun its compression stroke. In the B-cycle, the intake valve closes sooner for more effective combustion, while variable valve timing adjusts that closing depending on engine load.
That helps boost fuel economy, while a longer stroke adds low-end torque that's well suited to moving the extra weight of an SUV.
The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan will arrive at Canadian dealerships in late summer.More sipping and torque for Tiguan 6/5/2017 10:14:55 AM 6/5/2017 10:14:55 AM