Volkswagen Scirocco Sport 2.0 TSI (DSG), Volkswagen Scirocco 1.4 TSI (DSG) Review
This Scirocco rawks!

Story & pictures by C.K Lim
18 Jul 2008
 

Although the Scirocco won't be coming our way till 2009, we figured an overseas review of Volkswagen's highly-anticipated coupe will whet your appetite for now

Introduction

The iconic Scirocco name is finally being revived by Volkswagen, after having been laid off for the past 16 years. Taken from a Mediterranean wind that originates from the Sahara desert, the first hint of its resurfacing was the Iroc concept at the 2006 Paris Motor Show, eventually emerging in production form as the new third-generation Scirocco.

Available from 1974 till 1981, the original Scirocco was considered by many to be the first two-door sports car from the Wolfsburg-based car maker. It then continued into a second generation that lasted for ten years from 1982 to 1992. The fact that it had decent performance, an appealing sporty exterior, along with an affordable price tag helps to boost the total worldwide sales to almost 800,000 units.

Volkswagen is adopting the same formula for the new car. According to Martin Winterkorn, CEO, Volkswagen AG, “In the Scirocco, we will be bringing the kind of sports car into the showroom that people dream of. Yet it is a dream that an exceptionally large number of car drivers will be able to afford – despite all of the high-end technologies we have implemented.”

We have to wait till the middle of next year, when the car arrives, to ascertain if the statement above also applies to our market…

 


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Engine

Engine Capacity 1984cc Turbocharged
Engine Type Inline 4
Compression Ratio 11.1:1
Bore x Stroke (76.5 x 75.6)mm
Power 210bhp @ 5300rpm
Torque 280Nm @ 1700rpm
Power to Weight 161.8 bhp per ton

Performance

Acceleration 6.9s (0-100 km/h)
Top Speed 233 km/h
Fuel Consumption (combined) 13.3 km/L

Misc Technical Data

Transmission 6 -speed Auto
Drive Type FF

Measurements

Body Type Coupe
Dimension
(L x W x H)
(4256 x 1810 x 1404) mm
Wheelbase 2578 mm
Kerb Weight 1298 kg
Boot Capacity 292 L
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 L

Brakes

Brakes (Front) Ventilated Discs
Brakes (Rear) Discs

Engine

Engine Capacity 1390cc TurbochargedSupercharged
Engine Type Inline 4
Compression Ratio 11.1:1
Bore x Stroke (76.5 x 75.6)mm
Power 160bhp @ 5800rpm
Torque 240Nm @ 1500rpm
Power to Weight 125.9 bhp per ton

Performance

Acceleration 8s (0-100 km/h)
Top Speed 218 km/h
Fuel Consumption (combined) 15.9 km/L

Misc Technical Data

Transmission 7 -speed DSG
Drive Type FF

Measurements

Body Type Coupe
Dimension
(L x W x H)
(4256 x 1810 x 1404) mm
Wheelbase 2578 mm
Kerb Weight 1271 kg
Boot Capacity 292 L
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 L

Brakes

Brakes (Front) Ventilated Discs
Brakes (Rear) Discs