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– The first SUV in the long history of ŠKODA’s Rally Sport family
– The KODIAQ RS is the new spearhead of the Czech car manufacturer’s SUV campaign
– The 176 kW (240‑PS) diesel engine combines top performance, lifestyle and sustainability
– Dynamic Sound Boost reiterates the emotiveness of the most powerful KODIAQ variant
– With a record lap time of 9 minutes 29.84 seconds on the Nürburgring’s legendary Nordschleife, the KODIAQ is the fastest seven-seater SUV
– Exclusive 2.0 TDI with a power output of 176 kW (240 PS) and torque of 500 Nm
– Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.9 seconds and a top speed of 221 km/h thanks to two‑stage turbocharging
– New Dynamic Sound Boost provides the engine with three sounds
The ŠKODA KODIAQ RS is the first SUV in ŠKODA’s sporty RS family and also the new spearhead of the Czech car manufacturer’s SUV campaign. The performance model is powered by the most powerful production diesel engine in ŠKODA history with a power output of 176 kW (240 PS). It demonstrated its capabilities with a record lap time of 9 minutes 29.84 seconds on the toughest race track in the world – the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife. The performance SUV is the first ŠKODA to also feature Dynamic Sound Boost for a particularly emotive engine note.
The engine of the ŠKODA KODIAQ RS is a new milestone in the history of the brand from Mladá Boleslav, which spans more than 120 years. With its power output of 176 kW (240 PS) and maximum torque of 500 Nm, the engine exclusively available in the new performance SUV is the most powerful diesel engine used in a ŠKODA production vehicle to date.
The core of the ŠKODA KODIAQ RS’s powerful 2.0 TDI is its two-stage biturbo technology. The 2‑litre engine features two complementary turbochargers connected in series. The first is a high-pressure exhaust gas turbocharger with a small turbine, a small compressor wheel and electronic turbine blade adjustment. This structure allows for an immediate response, even at lower engine speeds. The second turbo is a low-pressure charger. With its large turbine and compressor wheel, it achieves a considerably higher boost pressure of up to 3.8 bar at high engine speeds, which increases the engine output considerably. At lower engine speeds, the chargers work in two stages. The low-pressure charger is responsible for the pre-compression of the air drawn in; the high-pressure charger is responsible for the main compression. At high engine speeds, only the low-pressure charger is used in single-stage operation. Structured in this way, the turbo system guarantees continuous power output with a short reaction time and high peak values.
With its intelligent all-wheel drive as standard, the ŠKODA KODIAQ RS is perfectly equipped for a wide variety of needs on- and off-road as well as for all weather conditions. The SUV has an output of 176 kW (240 PS) and the power is transferred variably to all four wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DSG). The settings for the dampers are automatically adjusted to suit the driving conditions or the respective terrain at any time using Dynamic Chassis Control, which also comes as standard.
With its generously sized dual clutch, the 7‑speed DSG has been specially designed for use with powerful engines such as the ŠKODA KODIAQ RS’s biturbo diesel and its maximum torque of 500 Nm. It transfers the power gently and comfortably or with the lightning-fast speed of a sportscar without losing any traction and to suit the conditions and the selected driving mode. The driver can allow the gearbox to automatically change gear or they can select the gears manually – also using steering wheel paddles.
Thanks to its all-wheel drive, the ŠKODA KODIAQ RS automatically has the best-possible traction at all times, providing excellent driving dynamics when driving in a sporty manner, good off-road capabilities and more safety in bad weather such as rain or snow. A fifth-generation electronically controlled multi-plate clutch, which is more compact and 1.4 kg lighter than its predecessor, distributes the power variably to all four wheels within milliseconds and virtually without the driver noticing. It does this depending on the driving situation detected by the car’s sensors – and even in anticipation. Up to 85 per cent of the torque can go to a specific wheel; with small loads, only the front wheels are powered to save fuel. EDS electronic differential locks at the front and rear also prevent individual wheels from spinning on the same axle. The spinning wheel is slowed down automatically and more torque is transferred to the second wheel with better traction.