TSI engines with three and four cylinders. For the market launch, the T-Roc Cabriolet will be available with two engines: the 1.0 TSI with 85 kW/115 PS and the 1.5 TSI, which delivers 110 kW/150 PS. Both engines are powerful, smooth-running and highly efficient. Their power is transmitted to the front wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox. The lightning-fast DSG dual clutch gearbox is available for the 1.5 TSI.
The 1.0 TSI. The basic engine variant for the TSI is a compact three-cylinder engine that weighs just 88 kilograms. Its crankshaft group is so finely balanced that it does without a balance shaft. The small TSI delivers 85 kW/115 PS and 200 Nm maximum torque from its 999 cc displacement, available from 2,000 to 3,500 rpm. It accelerates the T-Roc Cabriolet from zero to 100 km/h in 11.7 seconds, with a top speed of 187 km/h. Fuel consumption is limited to 5.6 to 5.4 l/100 km (in NEDC), which corresponds to a CO2 emissions level of 129 to 123 g/km.
The 1.5 TSI. The four-cylinder engine draws its 110 kW/150 PS output from a displacement of 1,498 cc, delivering 250 Nm of torque from 1,500 to 3,500 rpm. This enables the open-top crossover to be accelerated from a standing start to country road speed in 9.6 seconds, going on to reach a top speed of 205 km/h. In the NEDC cycle, the T-Roc Cabriolet 1.5 TSI with manual gearbox consumes an average of 5.7 to 5.5 litres of fuel per 100 km (130 to 125 grammes of CO2 per km). One factor that enables such a high level of efficiency is the ACT system, which temporarily shuts down two cylinders in the event of a steady driving style.
Elaborate running gear. Volkswagen has given the T-Roc Cabriolet the same running gear design as that of its larger models. McPherson wishbones control the front wheels, while a five-link suspension works on the rear axle, capable of handling longitudinal and transverse forces separately. Springs and dampers – mounted separately on the rear axle – are harmoniously balanced. The open-top crossover combines excellent comfort with agile handling, its ground clearance of 156 millimetres (Style line) allowing forays into light terrain.
Further enhanced driving pleasure with sporty features. The T-Roc Cabriolet R-Line has a taut sports running gear on board as standard which lowers the body by 10 millimetres. In the case of sports and normal running gear, Volkswagen supplies adaptive chassis control DCC (Dynamic Chassis Control) on request: here the flow of oil is regulated by valves in the dampers. Depending on the road surface and the driver's preference, damping characteristics change across a wide spectrum from soft to crisp.
The controlled dampers are integrated in the driving profile selection (standard in the R-Line, optional in the Style). This allows the driver to decide at any time whether they wish to drive in Comfort, Normal, Sport, Eco or Individual mode. Depending on the car’s equipment, the driving profile selection also accesses the DSG, Climatronic, power assisted steering and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC).
Progressive steering comes as standard in the T-Roc Cabriolet R-Line. The more the driver turns the wheel, the greater the ratio. 2.1 rotations are required from stop to stop; in the case of the conventional steering, 2.7 are required. This reduces the steering effort in city traffic and when manoeuvring, and the open-top crossover gains even greater agility on tight bends. On the motorway, on the other hand, where small turns are sufficient, the steering feel is smooth and stable.