Hot Scirocco and Golf expected in February next year
30 October 2009

Volkswagen has confirmed the ‘R’ versions of the Scirocco and Golf will cost £26,945 and £28,930 respectively.

Fitted with a 2.0-litre TSI four-cylinder engine and a six speed manual gearbox as standard, the Scirocco R develops 261bhp, while the Golf R produces 266bhp.

The Scirocco channels its power through the front wheels while the Golf gets a version of Volkswagen’s 4Motion four-wheel drive system.

A six-speed DSG gearbox is available as an option on both models from £1300.

The first examples of both cars are expected to reach showrooms by next February.

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30 October 2009

Lovely cars, but silly prices - whatever happened to adding in some 'free' extras when you go for the top of the range ?

I just configured a manual Golf R, metallic paint, 19" wheels, leather, phone prep and adaptive chassis control - £32,705. Ouch. Such a shame, as it's a beauty.

What annoys me about this is that I'd say for the extra 'basic' price I should at least get metallic paint, 19" wheels and leather as standard.

30 October 2009

VW appear to have been good to their word and differentiated the Golf from the Sirocco. It will be interesting to see which is the better car to drive, and if the four wheel drive really makes a difference with 261bhp to put down.

 

 

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

30 October 2009

Way over priced.

Just specced a 'rocco at £32k and then specced a Golf R with buckets, Nav and a few other toys and it came to a frankly hair raising £37k. And lets face it, they are not going to discount these straight away.

Considering I can order a factory fresh Audi S3 (practically the same car!), with Exclusive paint, Recaro buckets, DVD Nav, Exclusive extended leather and other toys for about £32k says a hell of a lot!

I know where my money would go!

30 October 2009

I have a TTS on order with Leather,Bose,Parking Sensors, 19",The suspension setting thingy,DSG, Bluetooth and Bum warmers and with Discount I paid 33K. 0-60 in 5.2s and its an Audi. Equivalent Golf R is £36k Agree with all other posts VW have blown it on price with this one. Leather shouldn't be a £1700 extra on a £28 grand car. All this confirms I have made the right choice.

30 October 2009

yes same story here "my" golf was £34k gti and a remap sounds like a plan to me too then a 2yr old golf R in 2012

30 October 2009

[quote jamiekip]Just specced a 'rocco at £32k and then specced a Golf R with buckets, Nav and a few other toys and it came to a frankly hair raising £37k. And lets face it, they are not going to discount these straight away.[/quote]

There are only 500 coming to the UK next year, that's an average of 2 per retailer and we've already got our first one in the bag I can only imagine what would be going through the mind of a retailer who may want to discount one.

Gotta say though the Golf R has taken even us by surprise, the price is where we were anticipating but we would like to see at least RDC510 and Adaptive Chassis Control standard, the Scirocco I think is priced and specced absolutely bob-on and our friends at the local Audi dealer agree I recon this will be the more enjoyable car to own too.

30 October 2009

Its a fair comparison for me. I have no children and have never bought a car thinking about whether I can carry 3 people in the back. Also the TT is relatively practical. The boot is ample and when the patter of tiny feet eventually arrive the back seats will more than suffice for a few years. Also I was comparing value of specs i.e same engine,toys,leather etc. To be honest if was more concerned about carrying 4 people plus me then there are far comfier cars than a golf for £37k.

30 October 2009

I also had a play on the configurator - just adding DSG, leather and metallic comes to £33k. The same spec Audi S3 Sportback is £3k cheaper and that's before the £2k discount. The Golf R is a great car, but not at that price. I suspect that after they've sold the first batch you'll be able to get a hefty discount in a few months time, just as you now can with the similarly overpriced GTI.

30 October 2009

[quote veedubya]

[quote jamiekip]Just specced a 'rocco at £32k and then specced a Golf R with buckets, Nav and a few other toys and it came to a frankly hair raising £37k. And lets face it, they are not going to discount these straight away.[/quote]

There are only 500 coming to the UK next year, that's an average of 2 per retailer and we've already got our first one in the bag I can only imagine what would be going through the mind of a retailer who may want to discount one.

Gotta say though the Golf R has taken even us by surprise, the price is where we were anticipating but we would like to see at least RDC510 and Adaptive Chassis Control standard, the Scirocco I think is priced and specced absolutely bob-on and our friends at the local Audi dealer agree I recon this will be the more enjoyable car to own too.

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Veedubya, can you get me one in 2 years time when my PCH is about to run out on my current mk6. If you can get me a good deal in 2 years time then I will come down to you as you seem to be a good sales guy. If you can get me a good deal ill sign the paper work when iam 24/25 :)

30 October 2009

I don't understand why the Scirocco is always cheaper and better equipped than the equivelent Golf? It was the same with the Golf GTD/ GTI vs Scirocco GT with the same engine. Surely it should be the other way round? The Passat CC as an example costs more than the equivelent Passat.

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