Volkswagen’s sporty compact crossover, the T-Roc R, has become a bit more interesting with four tuning options from McChip DKR.
We’ll start with the most potent kit named Stage 4. Here, upgrades include a downpipe, revised turbocharger, larger intercooler and appropriate software optimization, which result in a total output of 475 PS (468 HP / 349 kW) and 510 Nm (376 lb-ft) of torque. This is a significant increase over the 2.0-liter TSI turbocharged four-cylinder engine powering the stock T-Roc R, which develops 300 PS (296 HP / 221 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft). For comparison, the bigger Tiguan R has 320 PS (315 HP / 235 kW) and 420 Nm (310 lb-ft).
McChip didn’t say how quick the vehicle is with these parts installed, but the standard model does the 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 4.9 seconds; they did announce a new top speed, which is 285 km/h (177 mph) or 35 km/h (22 mph) more.
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Beyond the Stage 4 kit, you can get the more affordable Stage 3 package that limits improvements to the upgraded turbocharger and ECU tune giving your T-Roc R 430 PS (424 HP / 316 kW) and 485 Nm (358 lb-ft). Stage 2 features a software upgrade and a downpipe for a total of 375 PS (370 HP / 276 kW) and 455 Nm (336 lb-ft), whereas the software optimization alone for the Stage 1 kit increases output by 50 PS (49 HP / 37 kW) and 40 Nm (30 lb-ft) over the stock vehicle, to 350 PS (345 HP / 257 kW) and 440 Nm (325 lb-ft).
In terms of pricing, those interested in the Stage 4 will have to spend €8,999 ($10,936) in Germany. Stages 3 and 2 cost €7,179 ($8,724) and €3,109 ($3,778) respectively, whereas the base ECU offering is listed at €999 ($1,214).
It is worth noting that these upgrades are also available for the Cupra Ateca, which uses the same engine and is equally fast to the T-Roc R. Top speed is a bit lower, at 247 km/h (153 mph) though.