EA888 evo4. The 1,984 cm3 four-cylinder turbocharged direct injection engine (TSI) in the new Arteon R and Arteon R Shooting Brake is the most powerful model in the EA888 engine family. It is the upgraded version of the fourth generation, which is why it is followed by the label evo4. The engine develops its maximum output (235 kW / 320 hp) between 5,350 and 6,500 rpm. The maximum torque is 420 Nm. This impressive figure is available in a rev speed range of 2,000 and 5,350 rpm. The direct injection engine is characterised by innovative solutions such as water-cooled exhaust gas recirculation to the turbocharger, which is integrated into the cylinder head. Thanks to a fully electronic coolant regulator unit, the TSI also features very efficient thermal management with a short warm-up phase. The resultant reduction in friction losses contributes to reducing fuel consumption. The most powerful Arteon engine also features variable valve timing with double camshaft control. In addition, the valve lift can be switched in two stages on the exhaust side. This solution permits optimum control of gas exchange with respect to performance, consumption and exhaust emissions. The power from the TSI is transferred to the all-wheel drive via a standard 7-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG), which is designed for extra high torques. Volkswagen refers to this gearbox as the DQ500. The advantage of the DQ500 is that the full torque can be transmitted already from 1st gear without a limiter.