Volkswagen has released prices and specification for the new Scirocco
6 October 2008

Volkswagen has released prices and spec details for two new versions of the Scirocco coupe. The range will now start from £18,790 for the 1.4-litre 158bhp TSI engine, and buyers will also be able to choose a version fitted with VW’s 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine, which will cost £19,515 in base trim and £20,440 in GT spec.

Until now, UK buyers have only been able to order the Scirocco with the range-topping 2.0-litre TSI petrol engine, and with GT trim.

Despite losing some toys, the basic specification is still generous, including a six-CD autochanger, 17-inch alloys, ACC adaptive dampers, automatic wipers and headlights.

Volkswagen claims that the 1.4 TSI Scirocco will be able to hit 62mph from rest in 8.0 seconds, while returning up to 42.8mpg on the combined cycle.

The TDI manages a 9.3 second 0-62mph time, 55.4 mpg and CO2 emissions of just 134 g/km when specified with the manual gearbox. For an additional £1330 the diesel can be specified with a twin-clutch DSG gearbox.

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6 October 2008

The 1.4 sounds absolutely ideal for the driving I do. Ah, for the joys of going flat out in a little car - throw in the 7 speed DSG and you have the perfect spec. Actually this is the first new car I've (briefly) considered buying for a long time. The resale should be good too.

Bring back steel wheels.

6 October 2008

In know I'm one of the Ipod generation but for how much longer are manufacturers going to keep putting 6 changer CD's in to cars?

I can still see the point of having an in dash CD system in complete with Ipod connectivity, but six changers take up a lot of room and are very quickly becoming obsolete.

I hope it doesn't take as long to change as it did with tape decks. A couple of years ago my parents bought a 54 plate Doblo new and that came fitted with a tape player, at a time when they should have been consigned to a museum.

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

6 October 2008

[quote Autocar]Volkswagen has released prices and spec details for two new versions of the Scirocco coupe. The range will now start from £18,790 for the 1.4-litre 158bhp TSI engine, and buyers will also be able to choose a version fitted with VW’s 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine, which will cost £19,515 in base trim and £20,440 in GT spec.

Until now, UK buyers have only been able to order the Scirocco with the range-topping 2.0-litre TSI petrol engine, and with GT trim.

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Why pay £18790 for the scirocco when you can buy the more practical Golf GT 1.4TSI for £700 less and is more powerful at 170bhp?

6 October 2008

[quote BrynTurbo]Why pay £18790 for the scirocco when you can buy the more practical Golf GT 1.4TSI for £700 less and is more powerful at 170bhp?[/quote]

Couple of reasons:

1) The Golf is £700 cheaper but is about to be replaced. Some articles suggest that the new version will be around £700 more (although there don't appear to be 'GT' spec cars available at launch). You are therefore buying the last of an old model, with the associated depreciation, old style interior etc.

2) The 170bhp version may sound like a better option than the new 158bhp engine, but in fact the 158bhp engine is faster to 60 AND uses less fuel. It will also be used in the Mk VI golf.

3) Every man and his dog has a golf. Whilst the Scirocco will no doubt be popular, presumably not quite as common as the golf.

4) Wider track and shorter height means that in theory the Scirocco will handle better than the golf.

Saying that though, I will be interested to see what the sportier golfs look like when they eventually come out. I'm not blown away by the 17" alloys (I would have preferred 17" versions of the Scirocco GT alloys) and a few other items of spec are missing (front fog lights, sports seats, 2zone climate control).

7 October 2008

[quote pixelmix]Saying that though, I will be interested to see what the sportier golfs look like when they eventually come out.[/quote]

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/EDITORIAL/CARS/news/wraps_off_stunning_new_v...

Pics of new GTI here

7 October 2008

[quote BrynTurbo]Pics of new GTI here [/quote]

What did people think of the GTI pics the other day? I found it to be a bit too much like a Mk V tarted up by a boy racer.

I'd probably struggle to justify the GTI anyway, so it looks like a toss up between a 1.4TSI Scirocco and a 1.4TSI Golf 'GT Sport' whenever such a thing materialises. Unfortunately the 1-series, A3 and TT are just too pricey to get a decent, sporty looking spec.

Incidentally, the only decent pics I have found of the Donington wheels etc are here. Don't think they suit the Scirocco as well as the GT wheels, but I'd be keen to see some other pics.

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