Volkswagen Scirocco (2008–2017)

Model History

March 2008

New Scirocco unveiled

Styled by team led by Klaus Bischoff, VW Chief Designer. Wide boot aperture leads to a 292 litre luggage space that can expand, via the split folding rear seats. 4,256 mm long x 1,810 mm wide x 1,404 mm high. 2,578 mm wheelbase.

May 2008

Scirocco GT TDI announced

Has 170PS and 258 lbs ft of torque delivered from 1,750rpm, and the ability to return 53.3 mpg on the combined cycle. 170 PS at 4,200 rpm and is available linked to either a six-speed manual or six-speed DSG gearbox. Both gearboxes accelerate the Scirocco to 60 mph from a standstill in 7.8 seconds and on to a top speed of 138 mph (DSG: 136), while emitting just 139 g/km (DSG: 147) of CO2.

six-CD autochanger, rain and dusk sensor, multifunction computer and 2Zone air conditioning. In terms of safety, ABS, ESP (Electronic Stabilisation Programme) and six airbags are all standard. For the first time new 19-inch 'Luganoâ' alloy wheels are available as an option.

Scirocco GT 2.0-litre TDI 170PS 6spd manual £21,755.00 139g/km
Scirocco GT 2.0-litre TDI 170PS 6spd DSG £23,060.00 147g/km

September 2008

On sale in the UK

GT 2.0 TSI 200PS 6-speed manual £20,940
GT 2.0 TSI 200PS 6-speed DSG £22,270
GT 1.4 TSI 160PS 6-speed manual £TBA
GT 1.4 TSI 160PS 7-speed DSG £TBA
GT 2.0 TDI 140PS 6-speed manual £TBA
GT 2.0 TDI 140PS 6-speed DSG £TBA

1.4 TSI and 2.0 TSI are chain cam (the belt cam 1,984cc BWA 2.0TFSI engine was never fitted to the Scirocco).

New 1,984cc chain cam EA888 TSI unit features substantial changes including modified pistons and piston rings, an improved oil pump, new induction system and a high-pressure fuel pump. 210 PS between 5,300 and 6,200 rpm, 206 lbs ft (279Nm) between 1,700 and 5,200 rpm.

Entry-level specification and two additional engines announced 2-10-2008. 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.

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).

May 2009

New Scirocco R to make debut

Designed, engineered and developed by Volkswagen Individual, the new car is not only the most powerful and fastest accelerating Scirocco ever produced but also the most focussed R model yet. At its heart is a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder EA113 engine (as opposed to the EA888 fitted to the conventional Scirocco) in heavily revised form. The block has been reinforced with an entirely new alloy head, uprated pistons, conrods and high pressure injectors. An uprated turbocharger generating 1.2 bar of boost is joined by a new intercooler to cope with the extra heat generated. The result is 265 PS and 258 lbs ft of torque – a rise of 65 PS and 51 lbs ft over the Scirocco’s current 2.0-litre TSI engine.

Drive is channelled through the front wheels via a six-speed manual or DSG gearbox. Ensuring greater grip in all conditions, especially on tight corners, is XDS (first seen on the new Golf GTI) an electronic cross-axle traction control system. As with the rest of the Scirocco range, the Scirocco R is fitted with Adaptive Chassis Control (ACC). This allows the driver to select from normal, comfort or sport modes to define the desired suspension, steering and accelerator response settings for the conditions and journey. The braking system has also been uprated with larger discs and callipers, the latter finished in gloss black.

The mechanical changes to the Scirocco R are joined by a purposeful new look. The new front bumper, featuring a set of LED running lights, is dominated by a trio of deep airdams while the Xenon lights, fitted as standard, frame a new gloss black grille element set into which is a single ‘R’ badge. Further back, the mirrors are capped in gloss black while the rubbing strips which run down either side of the standard Scirocco have been removed to be replaced by a set of body-coloured side skirts.

The rear of the Scirocco R features smoked rear light lenses and a new, rear spoiler along with a prominent diffuser finished in gloss black mounted between a pair of new oval tailpipes. The Scirocco badge and engine designation are both deleted in favour of the Volkswagen badge and a single ‘R’ logo. Completing the changes are a set of 18-inch five-spoke wheels with 19-inch versions available as an option.

The uprated look continues inside the Scirocco R. The main contact points are new sports seats complete with ‘R’ logos are joined by a gloss black finish on the centre console, vents and door cards replacing the silver highlights found on the standard car. A new three-spoke, flat-bottomed steering wheel finished in black leather with contrasting white stitching sits in front of new white backlit dials complete with blue needles unique to the ‘R’ models. As standard the Scirocco R will be fitted with a touchscreen CD stereo, 2Zone climate control, six airbags and Electronic Stabilisation Programme.

October 2009

Prices of Scirocco R announced

From £26,945 but Only 2WD, not 4WD like the Golf R. 0-60mph in 5.9 seconds (same as RenaultSport Megane 250), falling to 5.5 seconds when equipped with the DSG gearbox, while achieving a combined figure of 34.9 mpg (35.3 for DSG) and 189 g/km of CO2 (187 for DSG). Top speed 155 mph.

Alongside the Scirocco R, the power output in the ‘standard’ 2.0-litre TSI Scirocco GT has now been increased to 210 PS. This extra power reduces the sprint to 60 mph to 6.6 seconds for both the manual and DSG gearboxes, and top speed increases to 149 mph (147 DSG). Fitted with revised oil and cooling systems, the 210 PS unit also boasts improved fuel consumption of 38.2 mpg (was 37.2) and emissions of 172 g/km of CO2 (was 179) over the engine it replaces.

December 2009

1.4 TSI Scirocco launched

Powered by a 1.4-litre TSI 122PS engine, at prices starting at £18,860 RRP on the road. The 1.4-litre TSI 122 PS unit develops 147 lbs ft of torque. 6-speed manual. 0 to 60 mph in 9.4 seconds, top speed 124 mph. 44.1 mpg and CO2 emissions of 146 g/km. Standard equipment includes six-CD autochanger with iPod preparation, rain and dusk sensors, a multifunction computer, air conditioning and 17-inch alloy wheels as well as ABS, ESP (Electronic Stabilisation Programme) and six airbags. Adaptive Chassis Control (ACC) is also available on this model as a £765 option.

Volkswagen also announced a new optional styling pack available on Scirocco GT models. The new Lugano Black package comprises 10-spoke 19-inch alloy wheels finished in gloss black with additional Piano Black decorative inserts throughout the cabin, and costs £950.

November 2010

Scirocco BlueMotion introduced

The cleanest and most fuel efficient version of the Scirocco yet produced has been unveiled in the form of a BlueMotion Technology model. As with all of Volkswagen’s BlueMotion Technology vehicles, the new Scirocco combines efficiency with comfort and refinement to create a car that delivers greater economy and fewer emissions, yet which remains conventional to drive, service and maintain.

All entry-level Scirocco and GT trim models with the 2.0-litre 140 PS engine now feature BlueMotion Technology modifications including Stop/Start and battery regeneration systems to help to create the cleanest and most fuel efficient Scirocco to date. The models, available with a six-speed manual or optional six-speed DSG gearbox, offer savings through increased fuel economy, improved from 55.4 mpg to 62.8 mpg on the combined cycle (51.4 to 57.6 DSG), and lower emissions, down from 134 g/km to 118 g/km (145 to 129 DSG) to allow all BlueMotion Technology Sciroccos to drop two tax brackets over previous models.

Volkswagen has also announced revisions to the 2.0-litre TDI 170 PS engine fitted to the Scirocco GT, which result in fuel economy figures improving to 55.4 mpg from 53.3 mpg (50.4 to 51.4 DSG) andemissions reducing from 139 to 134 g/km (147 to 144 for DSG) .

Model CO 2
(g/km)
VED
band
Fuel economy
(mpg, combined)
Price, £
(RRP OTR)
Scirocco
2.0-litre TDI 140 PS
BlueMotion Technology 6spd (DSG)
118 (129) C (D) 62.8 (57.6) 21,500 (22,800)
GT 2.0-litre TDI 140 PS
BlueMotion Technology 6spd (DSG)
118 (129) C (D) 62.8 (57.6) 22,680 (23,980)
GT 2.0-litre TDI 170 PS 6spd (DSG) 134 (144) E (F) 55.4 (51.4) 23,440 (24,755

April 2012

Price drops for the base model and standard satnav "refresh" the Scirocco range. Every model in the range now comes with RNS 315 touchscreen satellite navigation, including the entry-level Scirocco, the price of which drops by between £420 and £600, depending on engine. Also now standard are a multifunction steering wheel and 17-inch ‘Long Beach' alloys, while ACC Adaptive Chassis Control is now optional.

Move up to GT trim and luxurious Nappa leather upholstery is now standard, along with heated front seats. Also standard are ACC, 2Zone electronic climate control, front fog lights, heat-insulating tinted glass from the B-pillars back and 18-inch ‘Interlagos' alloy wheels.

The new R Line builds on GT specification, but adds a dramatic bodykit, with bespoke bumpers and side skirts, and 19-inch ‘Lugano' alloy wheels. Up front are Nappa leather R Line sports seats, an R Line wheel and chrome pedal covers. At the top of the range, the Scirocco R offers the same compelling performance as before, thanks to its 265 PS 2.0-litre TSI engine, while RNS 315 satellite navigation and Nappa leather upholstery are now also standard.

Trim

Engine derivative

CO 2 ,
g/km

Combined
mpg

Price, £,
RRP OTR

Scirocco

1.4-litre TSI 122 PS 6 spd manual

149

44.1

19,650

Scirocco

1.4-litre TSI 160 PS 6 spd manual

154

42.8

21,280

Scirocco

1.4-litre TSI 160 PS 7 spd DSG

147

44.8

22,670

Scirocco

2.0-litre TDI BMT 140 PS 6 spd man

118

62.8

22,055

Scirocco

2.0-litre TDI BMT 140 PS 6 spd DSG

129

57.6

23,455

GT

2.0-litre TSI 210 PS 6 spd manual

172

38.2

25,470

GT

2.0-litre TSI 210 PS 6 spd DSG

174

37.7

26,870

GT

2.0-litre TDI BMT 140 PS 6 spd man

118

62.8

24,510

GT

2.0-litre TDI BMT 140 PS 6 spd DSG

129

57.6

25,910

GT

2.0-litre TDI 170 PS 6 spd manual

134

55.4

25,280

GT

2.0-litre TDI 170 PS 6 spd DSG

144

51.4

26,695

R Line

2.0-litre TSI 210 PS 6 spd manual

172

38.2

26,995

R Line

2.0-litre TSI 210 PS 6 spd DSG

174

37.7

28,395

R Line

2.0-litre TDI BMT 140 PS 6 spd man

118

62.8

26,035

R Line

2.0-litre TDI BMT 140 PS 6 spd DSG

129

57.6

27,435

R Line

2.0-litre TDI 170 PS 6 spd manual

134

55.4

26,805

R Line

2.0-litre TDI 170 PS 6 spd DSG

144

51.4

28,220

R

2.0-litre TSI 265 PS 6 spd manual

189

34.9

30,575

R

2.0-litre TSI 265 PS 6 spd DSG

187

35.3

31,975

*BMT denotes BlueMotion Technology

February 2014

Revised Scirocco revealed

Externally, the Scirocco’s stylish shape has been refined and modernised with new headlights and tail lights, as well as revised bumper styling.

The revised front bumper features aerodynamic ‘blades’ in the outer section, like those of the latest-generation Golf GTI, with integrated indicator lights, daytime running lights and fog lights. On models fitted with the optional bi-xenon headlights, the daytime running lights are LEDs within the main headlights. At the rear, all Sciroccos now have LED tail lights, while the bumper has been reshaped to appear lower and more purposeful. As on a Golf, the Volkswagen logo badge now has an additional purpose: functioning as the tailgate release handle.

As before, the range-topping Scirocco R has a distinct look, with bespoke bumpers and alloy wheels. The Scirocco R now comes as standard with 18-inch ‘Cadiz’ alloy wheels, as on the Golf R. The rest of the range also receives new alloy wheel designs, including the option of the ‘Talladega’ alloy previously reserved for the ‘R’.

Under the bonnet are six new tubocharged direct-injection petrol and diesel engines, all of which meet EU6 emissions standards and return between 68.9 and 34.9 mpg.

The petrol range consists of a 1.4-litre petrol with 125PS (was 122PS), a new 2.0-litre 180PS unit which replaces the previous 1.4-litre 160PS unit. Despite the increase in capacity and power, it is more economical than the unit it replaces. The previous 2.0-litre TSI 210 PS has been replaced with a 220PS unit that is also 19 per cent more fuel efficient. The new Scirocco R uses a 2.0-litre unit producing 280PS - 15PS more than before.

Two diesel engines will be offered, both 2.0-litre units, with either 150PS or 184PS, and economy of up to 68.9mpg. Depending on power output both petrol and diesel engines come with a choice of six-speed manual and six or seven-speed DSG gearbox.

Inside, the dashboard has been updated, with new-look dials and an auxiliary instrument cluster above the centre console, consisting of chronometer, charge pressure and oil temperature gauges – a tribute to the 1974 model.

July 2014

Revised Scirocco goes on sale

Prices start at £20,455 (RRP OTR) for the 1.4-litre TSI 125PS manual and rise to £33,795 for the 2.0-litre TSI 280PS Scirocco R.

The petrol range consists of a 1.4-litre petrol with 125PS (was 122PS), and a new 2.0-litre 180PS unit which replaces the previous 1.4-litre 160PS unit. Despite an increase in capacity and power, it is more economical than the unit it replaces. The previous 2.0-litre TSI 210PS has been replaced with a 220PS unit that is 19 per cent more fuel efficient. The new Scirocco R uses a 2.0-litre unit producing 280PS: 15PS more than before.

Two diesel engines are both 2.0-litre units, with either 150PS or 184PS, and up to 68.9 mpg. The 1.4-litre TSI comes only with a six-speed manual gearbox, while all other engines come with a standard six-speed manual gearbox with the option of a six-speed DSG gearbox.

Inside, the dashboard has been updated, with new-look dials and an auxiliary instrument cluster above the centre console, consisting of chronometer, charge pressure and oil temperature gauges – a tribute to the 1974 model.

Four trim levels are available: Scirocco, GT, R-Line and R. The entry level Scirocco comes with an RCD 510 touchscreen infotainment system with DAB digital radio with six-disc CD changer, SD card reader, MDI iPod and USB audio connectors and Bluetooth; air conditioning; automatic headlights and wipers; an auto-dimming rear view mirror; 17-inch ‘Long Beach’ alloy wheels height-adjustable sports seats; and a multifunction leather-covered steering wheel (with paddleshifts on DSG models).

The GT model adds the RNS 315 touchscreen navigation system; 2Zone climate control; dark-tinted rear windows; 18-inch ‘Interlagos’ alloy wheels; front fog lights; front and rear parking sensors; a black roof lining; ‘chequered flag’ dash inserts and aluminium-look pedals and cloth and Alcantara upholstery.

The R-Line model comes with R-Line-specific bumpers and side skirts; 19-inch ‘Talladega’ alloy wheels; R-Line scuff plates; an R-Line-specific steering wheel, handbrake and gear lever; ‘carbon-look’ dash inserts; and heated, electrically adjustable ‘Vienna’ leather sports seats.

The top of the range Scirocco R comes with its own unique exterior styling kit; chrome-look door mirror caps; bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights; 19-inch ‘Cadiz’ alloy wheels; R-specific sports seats; 10 mm lower sports suspension; DCC dynamic chassis control; and a colour multifunction trip computer.

Trim and engine derivative CO2
g/km
Combined mpg Price,
£ RRP OTR
Scirocco
1.4-litreTSI 125 PS 6-speed manual 125 52.3 £20,455.00
2.0-litre TSI 180 PS 6-speed manual 139 47.1 £22,495.00
2.0-litre TSI 180 PS 6-speed DSG 148 44.1 £23,995.00
2.0-litre TDI 150 PS 6-speed manual 109 67.3 £23,175.00
2.0-litre TDI 150 PS 6-speed DSG 119 62.8 £24,675.00
GT
1.4-litre TSI 125 PS 6-speed manual 125 52.3 £22,305.00
2.0-litre TSI 220 PS 6-speed manual 139 47.1 £25,845.00
2.0-litre TSI 220 PS 6-speed DSG 148 44.1 £27,345.00
2.0-litre TDI 150 PS 6-speed manual 109 67.2 £25,025.00
2.0-litre TDI 150 PS 6-speed DSG 119 62.8 £26,525.00
2.0-litre TDI 184 PS 6-speed manual 115 64.2 £26,025.00
2.0-litre TDI 184 PS 6-speed DSG 125 58.9 £27,525.00
R-Line
2.0-litre TSI 220 PS 6-speed manual 139 47.1 £27,840.00
2.0-litre TSI 220 PS 6-speed DSG 148 44.1 £29,340.00
2.0-litre TDI 150 PS 6-speed manual 109 67.2 £27,020.00
2.0-litre TDI 150 PS 6-speed DSG 119 62.8 £28,520.00
2.0-litre TDI 184 PS 6-speed manual 115 64.2 £28,020.00
2.0-litre TDI 184 PS 6-speed DSG 125 58.9 £29,520.00
R
2.0-litre TSI 280 PS 6-speed manual 187 35.3 £32,295.00
2.0-litre TSI 280 PS 6-speed DSG 185 35.8 £33,795.00

November 2015

Scirocco GT Black Edition and R-Line Black Edition launched Both get black painted alloy wheels, a black painted contrast roof, door mirrors and rear spoiler, and 90% tinted rear windows. Together, they significantly enrich the visual appeal of this already dynamic-looking coupé. The Scirocco GT Black Edition boasts 18-inch Black Lisbon alloy wheels, while the R-Line Black Edition benefits from arch-filling 19-inch Black Lugano alloy wheels. Priced from £23,135 (RRP OTR) for the GT Scirocco Black Edition 1.4-litre TSI BlueMotion Technology – a premium of £550 over the equivalent GT and R-Line trims – the new models offer great value for money, too. As an example, the 18-inch Lisbon alloy wheels alone would otherwise be a £610 option on the GT trim, while the cars’ 90% tinted windows are a £70 option.

January 2016

Scirocco GTS announced with 220PS as standard, and with either manual ot DSG transmissions. This petrol engine unique to the GTS it has maximum torque of 350 Nm at just 1,500 rpm; top speed of 153 mph (manual) and 152 mph (DSG); and, for both transmissions variants, an acceleration time from 0 to 62mph of only 6.5 seconds. The GTS shares the Scirocco R-Line’s exterior styling kit, adding GTS-specific badging on the front grille and rear tailgate, plus black gloss door mirror casings and 65% tinted rear glass. The car is available in a selection of colours: Urano Grey is offered as standard, while optional colours are Flash Red, Pure White, Oryx White, Indium Grey and Deep Black. Each paint colour has specific colour-coordinated GTS decal stripes to bonnet, roof and tailgate. The interior builds on the R-Line trim with Vienna leather upholstery including GTS logo on front sports seats, and red stitching. Additional styling features inside include piano black dashboard decorative inserts, a specific GTS gearstick with golf ball effect gear knob, seatbelts with two red GTS stripes and chrome side door sill protectors that, again, include the sporty GTS logo. The Scirocco GTS is priced at £28,195 (RRP OTR) for the 2.0 TSI 220 PS with six-speed manual gearbox, or £29,695 (RRP OTR) for the six-speed DSG version.

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