- Why you shouldn’t buy a Scirocco R.
- In 6.5 seconds to 100 km
- Reversing camera in the foldable VW logo
Why you shouldn‘t buy a Scirocco R.
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The R model traditionally has the worst look in the Scirocco range. The quickest way to see the difference to the …
normal Scirocco, if you look at the lower air intake. It’s much smaller on the standard model and also shaped differently. ">
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… normal Scirocco, if you look at the lower air intake. It is much smaller on the standard model and also shaped differently.
Source: Volkswagen / SPS
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At the rear, the Scirocco R wears a wider apron with ventilation openings, as well as a thick tailpipe on each side. The standard model …
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… looks a bit more civil. As you drive past, you can best recognize it by the double exhaust on the left-hand side.
Source: Volkswagen / SPS
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The cockpit of the Scirocco R has a sportier design, the most striking here are the three additional instruments for boost pressure, oil temperature and lap times on the center console. Outside…Furthermore, the steering wheel is flattened at the bottom, and …
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… the seats make the heart of every sports driver beat faster. The holes next to the headrests are important if you want to retrofit six-point harness belts.
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Now also for the Scirocco rear: the VW logo is also the handle for the trunk, and the rear-view camera is located at the lower end of the emblem.
After six years, the VW Scirocco is getting a facelift. The engines were improved and got some extra horsepower. This revision shows that VW wants to stick to the controversial model.
D.he Golf is a successful model, long-runner, serial winner and if you order the GTI or even the R model, then it is also suitable as an athlete. But no matter how much power his engine develops and how thickly he blows his cheeks: somehow he always remains a philistine. The Scirocco, which traditionally drives up a bit more daring as a small, crisp coupe, proves that VW can do different things among the compacts.
But nobody notices that with us. VW is celebrating the good 200,000 copies after the restart in 2008 as a complete success and names Germany as the third largest market for the compact Kraftmeier after China and Great Britain. But in the first half of 2014, for example, we had just 1,300 Scirocco vehicles for every 114,000 Golf registrations.
It is therefore hardly noticeable that a thoroughly revised version will be launched at the end of August at prices from 23,900 euros. Not because VW did so little to the coupe.
On the contrary: There is a new front mask with a honeycomb grill inspired by the Golf GTI, new front and rear lights with neat LED elements and with the accentuated cross fold on the tailgate, the Lower Saxony even went into the sheet metal. The fact that it is difficult to differentiate between new and old is mainly due to the fact that you rarely see the Scirocco.
In 6.5 seconds to 100 km
While the future of the sporty Golf offshoot is being hotly debated both internally and externally and the coupe is allegedly on the board of directors’ list, there is now a lot of work under the hood: the output of the six engines from 125 to 280 hp increases up to 20 hp and consumption is reduced by up to ten percent thanks to the automatic start-stop system and recuperation mode.
The Scirocco 2.0 TSI, which climbs by ten to 220 hp, and the Scirocco R, which is now on the list with 280 instead of 265 hp, make the biggest leap. The 220 PS version proves impressively on the first exit that you can safely plan the at least 36,175 euros for the R model elsewhere.
Because the torque curve also makes a leap of 70 Nm with the power and only now peaks at 350 Nm, things really get down to business: while the sports exhaust elicits a hotter sound from the good four-cylinder and the double clutch changes gears in staccato, the Scirocco shoots In 6.5 seconds to 100 km / h and then storms over the slope at up to 244 km / h.
You can get over the fact that the TSI engine then needs a little more than the 6.4 liters from the test bench – with a base price of 28,525 euros, you have saved 8,000 euros compared to the R model and can confidently give the gas station attendant a little bit of that hand over.
Reversing camera in the foldable VW logo
If you really want to save, on the other hand, you have to start at the lower end of the engine range: the basic gasoline engine with a standard value of 5.4 liters is now one liter more economical than before and the entry-level diesel with 4.1 liters makes the Lower Saxony 0.8 liters more.
In addition to the optimized engines, the more expressive lights and the completely redesigned tailgate including the reversing camera in the foldable VW logo, the VW team has also come up with something for the interior. Just like in the Beetle, there are now a few sportily designed additional instruments enthroned on the dashboard, which are supposed to remind of the glorious past of the Scirocco.
Too bad that the Scirocco fans seem to have a bit of a problem remembering them. It may well be that the original is still in everyone’s mind. But somehow VW customers forgot the current model far too quickly.
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