Hot coupe will cost from 33,475 euro (£30,691) in Germany; no UK pricing yet
19 October 2009

Volkswagen has confirmed its new Scirocco R will cost from 33,475 euro (£30,691) when it goes on sale in Germany later this year.

UK pricing has yet to be announced, but it is tipped to cost around £25,000 when it goes on-sale here due to exchange rates. Final pricing is expected to be confirmed later this month.

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The VW Scirocco R, which is available to order now in Germany, was launched earlier this year at the Nurburgring 24 Hours race.

The front-wheel drive coupe’s engine is a modified version of the last Golf GTI’s EA113 2.0-litre with direct injection; the latest GTI uses the EA888 2.0-litre. It has a higher compression ratio than the GTI’s engine and was chosen because it’s easier (and cheaper) to modify than the newer powerplant.

The R’s engine gets a new head, uprated pistons and conrods, and higher-pressure injectors. The turbo produces more boost, and there’s a new intercooler to deal with the extra heat.

Combined, these changes give the new engine 261bhp and 258lb ft — and all of the torque is available from 2500rpm through to 5000rpm, one of the advantages of using direct injection on a petrol engine. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, while a six-speed, twin-clutch DSG is optional. The R turns in a 0-62mph time of 6.4 sec

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19 October 2009

5.4 secs surely

Bring back steel wheels.

19 October 2009

One question ... Isnt it a bit late to put this car out? Why buy this new and not a 2nd hand S3 which I can get for almost peanuts. It seems to be a very similar car minus 4WD. I do not know what the hype is about. Also no mention about suspension or steering rack tweaks so they will be minor at the most - which is a shame. It will be to the Scirocco what the TTRS was for the TT at best. I guess VW are playing safe here - nothing new and radical.

19 October 2009

If there is a free instant £5k of profit to be made selling cars to europe why are not more cars being built in the UK? Britian could be a good country to build many cars and export, i think the problem lies in the cost of living here, the wages for UK workers are far higher than most of europe.

19 October 2009

I think VW missed a styling trick with this model, I think they should ve blackened out the central piece of front bumper and the lower air intake surround- it would then have looked like the IROC concept- a worthy look for the range topper.

19 October 2009

Hope Seat get to build their version,it'll be agrand or more cheaper!

Peter Cavellini.

19 October 2009

I still don't understand the pricing, surely a business will just pre-order and purchase the entire UK delivery stock of cars and just resell them back to Europe?

19 October 2009

[quote MarkusMorelli]

 One question ... Isnt it a bit late to put this car out? Why buy this new and not a 2nd hand S3 which I can get for almost peanuts. It seems to be a very similar car minus 4WD.

[/quote]

I quite like this new Scirocco and my aged father said he loved the look too. I doubt you'd get someone of his years into an S3, so perhaps VW have unwittingly targeted 'old boy' racers with this car...

19 October 2009

[quote Autocar]Volkswagen has confirmed its new Scirocco R will cost from 33,475 euro (£30,691) when it goes on sale in Germany later this year.

UK pricing has yet to be announced, but it is tipped to cost around £25,000 when it goes on-sale here due to exchange rates[/quote] I don't get it. If it's going to cost from 33,475 euros (£30,691 at current exchange rates) why would it cost around £25K here due to exchange rates? Surely, if the cost is decided due to exchange rates, it's got to cost around £30-31K here...or am I missing something?

20 October 2009

[quote gooners4ever]If it's going to cost from 33,475 euros (£30,691 at current exchange rates) why would it cost around £25K here due to exchange rates? Surely, if the cost is decided due to exchange rates, it's got to cost around £30-31K here...or am I missing something?[/quote]

It must be a typo/cock-up, and I'd be surprised if they didn't slightly up the spec of the standard UK model and charge £35k here.

PaulJ

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