Six engines, three power levels. Like the larger Tiguan, the new T-Roc is offered with efficient turbocharged engines: three petrol engines (TSI) and three diesels (TDI). These come in three power levels: 85 kW / 115 PS, 110 kW / 150 PS and 140 kW / 190 PS. The 115-PS versions are offered with front-wheel drive and a manual gearbox. In conjunction with the 150-PS engines, buyers can choose front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive (4MOTION) as well as an automatically shifting dual clutch gearbox (7-speed DSG). The 150 PS petrol engine is equipped with Active Cylinder Management (automatic deactivation of two cylinders). The two 190 PS engines are equipped with 7-speed DSG and 4MOTION as standard. Illustrating just how efficiently these engines run are the two TSI engines with 85 kW and 140 kW and one TDI (110 kW) that can be ordered at the launch of pre-sales:
1.0 TSI. The base engine has three cylinders. This TSI develops, from 999 cc of engine displacement, an output of 85 kW / 115 PS (5,000 to 5,500 rpm) and maximum torque of 200 Nm (2,000 to 3,000 rpm). The SUV completes the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 10.1 seconds. The front-wheel drive vehicle has a top speed of 187 km/h. Fuel consumption: 5.2 to 5.1 l/100 km (combined). With its fuel tank capacity of 50 litres, the vehicle has a theoretical driving range of around 960 kilometres between refuelling stops.
2.0 TSI. The TSI with a displacement of 1,985 cc and an output of 140 kW / 190 PS (4,180 to 6,000 rpm) accelerates the T-Roc to 100 km/h in just 7.2 seconds. On German autobahns, the SUV reaches a top speed of 216 km/h. Supreme: the engine boasts a superlative maximum torque of 320 Nm (1,500 to 4,180 rpm). Fuel consumption (combined) of the T-Roc 2.0 TSI 4MOTION DSG is 6.8 to 6.7 l/100 km.
2.0 TDI. The turbodiesel of the T-Roc 2.0 TDI 4MOTION (110 kW / 150 PS from 3,500 to 4,000 rpm) is an extremely efficient and powerful engine. It develops its maximum torque of 340 Nm from a low 1,750 rpm (up to 3,000 rpm). With the optional DSG, this SUV – with a top speed of 200 km/h – accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.4 seconds. Its performance contrasts with its low fuel consumption of 5.1 l/100 km.
An overview of all powertrain versions:
1.0 TSI, 85 kW / 115 PS, 200 Nm, 6-speed gearbox, front-wheel drive
1.5 TSI, 110 kW / 150 PS, 250 Nm, 6-speed gearbox, front-wheel drive
1.5 TSI, 110 kW / 150 PS, 250 Nm, 7-speed DSG, front-wheel drive
1.5 TSI, 110 kW / 150 PS, 250 Nm, 7-speed DSG, 4MOTION
2.0 TSI(, 140 kW / 190 PS, 320 Nm, 7-speed DSG, 4MOTION
1.6 TDI, 85 kW / 115 PS, 250 Nm, 6-speed gearbox, front-wheel drive
2.0 TDI, 110 kW / 150 PS, 340 Nm, 6-speed gearbox, front-wheel drive
2.0 TDI, 110 kW / 150 PS, 340 Nm, 6-speed gearbox, 4MOTION
2.0 TDI, 110 kW / 150 PS, 340 Nm, 7-speed DSG, front-wheel drive
2.0 TDI, 110 kW / 150 PS, 340 Nm, 7-speed DSG, 4MOTION
2.0 TDI, 140 kW / 190 PS, 400 Nm, 7-speed DSG, 4MOTION
4MOTION all-wheel drive. The 4MOTION versions of the T-Roc are equipped with a permanent all-wheel drive system. Drive torque is distributed between the front and rear wheels via an electronically controlled multi-plate clutch according to various factors such as the engine's momentary torque output. This distribution is need-based – the focus here is on always maintaining optimal traction, and thereby driving safety, while attaining the best possible fuel economy. Under low engine drive torque conditions, or during kick-down, forward propulsion comes primarily from the front axle, while the rear axle is partially decoupled. This basic drive configuration saves fuel. If necessary, the rear axle can be variably engaged within fractions of a second. Excursions on unpaved terrain are no problem in the T-Roc with its all-wheel drive system and ground clearance of 161 mm.
4MOTION Active Control and driving profile selection. All of the all-wheel drive versions of the T-Roc have 4MOTION Active Control with driving profile selection as standard. The system is operated via the 4MOTION Active Control switch on the centre console. The driver uses it to activate four higher-level modes and various pop-up menus. When the rotary switch is turned to the left, one of the two on-road profiles can be activated: ‘Street' and ‘Snow'. When the switch is turned to the right, the two off-road modes are available: ‘Offroad' (automatic setting of off-road parameters) or ‘Offroad Individual' (variable settings). 4MOTION Active Control adapts all relevant assistance systems to the driving situation in just seconds. Driving profile selection is also included as standard in the 4MOTION models. It allows the driver to individually control - depending on the installed standard and optional equipment - parameters for DSG, automatic air conditioning, electromechanical power steering, adaptive chassis control (DCC) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). The driver can choose from the five profiles Comfort, Normal, Sport, Eco and Individual. For models with front-wheel drive, driving profile selection can also be ordered as an option.