Volkswagen has added eco ‘Bluemotion Technology’ tweaks to its Scirocco 2.0 TDI to improve economy to 62.8mpg and cut CO2 emissions to 118g/km.
All Scirocco models equipped with the 138bhp oil-burner will now get the improvements as standard, which include stop-start and battery regeneration systems. Before the changes, economy was rated at 55.4mpg and CO2 at 134g/km on models equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox.
The modifications are also available on 138bhp 2.0 TDI Sciroccos equipped with the six-speed DSG gearbox. Economy improves from 51.4mpg to 57.6mpg and CO2 drops from 145g/km to 129g/km.
VW has also revealed changes to the 168bhp version of the 2.0 TDI engine in the Scirocco GT, which improves economy from 53.3mpg to 54.4mpg and drops CO2 from 139g/km to 134g/km in six-speed manual cars.
The Passat CC is another VW model to benefit from Bluemotion Technology and stop-start and regenerative braking will be added to all diesel models as standard.