VW Tiguan Teardown: 1.4L TSI engine
Modular structures for drive systems and cylinder blocks
In February 2019, a teardown investigation of the VW Tiguan was conducted by the Hiroshima Industrial Promotion Organization as one of its benchmarking activities. The Tiguan is VW’s crossover SUV, the sales of which are expanding against the backdrop of the increasing popularity of SUVs worldwide. Sales of the current model rapidly increased, especially in Europe in 2016 and in the North Americas and China markets in 2017. In 2018 the global sales of the Tiguan were up by 10.8% from the previous year to 770,000 units,180,000 units of which were sold in Europe, 103,000 units in the U.S. and 303,000 units in China (based on MarkLines’ sales volume by model data).
VW developed the new EA211 engine family in line with the introduction of its new MQB (Modular Transverse Matrix) platform strategy. This engine family is comprised of 3 engines with displacements of 1.0L, 1.2L, and 1.4L engines respectively, which are adopted for a wide variety of vehicle models from the A to C class segments.
The Tiguan model used for this benchmarking activity is also based on the MQB platform, equipped with the 1.4L TSI engine from the EA211 engine family. Although this engine has basically the same specifications as the engines mass produced since the introduction of MQB in 2012, it maintains its market competitiveness. In this report, an overview of the major features and main structures of the engine will be presented.
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The EA211 engine plays a key role in the realization of the objectives of the MQB platform strategy. The engine achieves modularization of advanced technologies to maintain long-term marketability, and modularization of structures to increase the efficiency of product development and production processes. This report focuses on the modular components of the engine.
In addition to this report, details of each components of the same engine are introduced in the reports listed below.
Volkswagen Passat teardown (1) 1.4L turbo-gasoline engine (October 2016)