Volkswagen Scirocco (2008)

VW Scirocco

Volkswagen Scirocco (2008)

Volkswagen has announced a new entry-level specification and two additional engines for the Scirocco coupé, which are now available for ordering from Volkswagen Retailers.  Prices for the entry-level model, fitted with a 1.4-litre TSI 160 PS engine, start at £18,790 RRP on the road, opening the possibility of Scirocco ownership to a wider audience.

At launch in September 2008, the Volkswagen Scirocco was only available in range-topping GT trim. The new engines are now available in base trim which still benefits from a comprehensive list of standard equipment including a six-CD autochanger, rain and dusk sensor, multifunction computer, air conditioning and exclusive 17-inch ‘Donington’ alloy wheels.  Safety features also, of course, remain a priority, with ABS, ESP (Electronic Stabilisation Programme) and six airbags all standard.

The 1.4-litre TSI 160 PS engine accelerates the Scirocco from 0 to 62 mph in just 8.0 seconds while returning 42.8 mpg (combined) and emitting 154 g/km of CO2. In addition, the new entry-level and GT models are now available with Volkswagen’s popular 2.0-litre TDI 140 PS common rail diesel engine linked to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic DSG gearbox. Both manual and DSG versions reach 62 mph in 9.3 seconds while achieving a combined figure of 55.4 mpg (51.4 for DSG) and 134 g/km of CO2 (145 for DSG).

The Scirocco is the most technically advanced production coupé that Volkswagen has produced and all models also benefit from Adaptive Chassis Control (ACC) which operates via a set of four electrically adjustable dampers to alter the car’s suspension, steering and throttle response set-up, and allows the driver to choose the most appropriate setting for the journey.

Scirocco model line-up and pricing Price, £
CO2 emissions, g/km
1.4-litre TSI 160 PS 6 spd manual 18,790 154
2.0-litre TDI 140 PS 6 spd manual 19,515 134
2.0-litre TDI 140 PS 6 spd auto DSG 20,845 145
Scirocco GT
2.0-litre TSI 200 PS 6 spd manual 20,940 179
2.0-litre TSI 200 PS 6 spd auto DSG 22,270 179
2.0-litre TDI 140 PS 6 spd manual 20,440 134
2.0-litre TDI 140 PS 6 spd auto DSG 21,770 145
Published 3 October 2008 Melanie Carter

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