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.

VW Tiguan分解調査
VW Tiguan teardown

  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.

Related reports:
Volkswagen Passat teardown (1) 1.4L turbo-gasoline engine (October 2016)



Previous teardown reports
Toyota C-HR
ADAS (Advanced driver-assistance system) (Apr. 2018)
VW Passat
1.4L turbo-gasoline engine (Oct. 2016)
Nissan Serena
ProPILOT autonomous driving technology(Mar. 2017)
BMW i3
Battery System (Apr. 2017)
CFRP Life Module Vehicle Structure (Apr. 2017)
Aluminum chassis frame (Oct. 2017)
4th-Generation Toyota Prius
(Part 1) Powertrain units miniaturized and lightened to achieve 40km/liter fuel economy (Feb. 2016)
(Part 2) New TNGA platform enhances dynamic performance; advanced aerodynamics and chassis technologies (Mar. 2016)
(Part 3) Body structure based on TNGA, sound insulating, absorbing and damping technologies (Apr. 2016)
Photo gallery (132 parts): Photographs of TNGA parts/components and a list of parts suppliers (May 2016)
Toyota Crown
(Part 1) 2.5-liter V6 engine "4GR-FSE" (May 2016)
(Part 2) Chassis technology for high-end rear-wheel drive cars common to Toyota and Lexus vehicles (Jun. 2016)
(Part 3) High-rigidity body structure for crash safety, handling stability, and quietness (Sep. 2016)
(Part 4) Teardown of Toyota’s Flagship Sedan: Photo gallery (Oct. 2016)
Daihatsu Move (Feb./Mar. 2015)
(Part 1): Equipment comparable to B-segment cars
(Part 2): High fuel economy and improved performance
(Part 3): Linear body structure optimizes space
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