VW is preparing for the market launch of the refreshed Volkswagen Scirocco, which will arrive in dealerships across Europe starting in August, with a fresh photo gallery.
The facelifted Scirocco features updated engines with up to 20PS (20hp) more power and up to 19 percent more fuel-efficient. There are six TSI and TDI engines to choose from (four TSIs and two TDIs).
The entry-level engine is the 1.4 TSI with 125PS (123hp), followed by the 2.0-liter TSI unit available in three states of tune: 180PS / 178bhp (+20hp), 220PS / 217bhp (+10hp) and the range-topping 280PS / 276hp (+15hp) for the Scirocco R.
On the diesel side, the 2.0-liter TDI engine is offered with 150PS / 148hp (+10hp) or 184PS / 181hp (+7hp). The most frugal engine in the range is the 148hp 2.0 TDI with 4.2 l/100 km (56 mpg US), while the most economical gasoline unit is the 123hp 1.4 TSI with 5.4 l/100 km (43.5 mpg US).
Thanks to power increases, acceleration figures are better now. The 180 PS version accelerates to 100 km/h in 7.4 instead of 8.0 seconds, while top speed has improved by 9 km/h to 227 km/h (141 mph). The Scirocco 2.0 TDI with 150 PS is also quicker to 100 km/h by 0.7 seconds, covering the sprint in 8.6 seconds. Top speed has increased from 207 to 215 km/h (for the manual version).
By Dan Mihalascu