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VOLKSWAGEN SCIROCCO R test

VOLKSWAGEN SCIROCCO R
VOLKSWAGEN SCIROCCO RAfter the introduction of the 3rd generation of the Scirocco, this is the most powerful version, the Scirocco R. The fine looking coupe with its fluid lines have been radicalised for the occasion with more than a few aesthetic and performance based evolutions. This Scirocco is larger, has been lowered and has a few oversized bits like a huge air intake accompanied by led driving lights positioned in the bumper.


 

While the front end is resolutely sporty, the rear isn’t too shabby either with its prominent bumper, black gloss diffuser and twin muffler pipes. And the finishing touch is the set of 18-inch wheels and R badge on the bodywork and on the aluminium door sills.

The interior is both sporty and sober thanks to the mix of black and aluminium. The multifunction steering wheel feels very nice and features paddle shifters for the even nicer DSG six-speed gearbox. The bucket seats come with a special leather upholstery.

Gone are the R32 and R6 versions with their big 3.2 and 3.6 litre V6s that also powered the Golf and Passat. Under the engine cover of the Scirocco R with a downsized four-cylinder 2-litre TSI, developing 265 brake horsepower, which has been borrowed from the Audi S3, but without at an all-wheel drive transmission.

While it is a bit nervous as you climb through the revs, it does have a decent 350 Newton metres of torque. With a naught to 100km/h time of a tick over six seconds, there is plenty here to enjoy one’s self. The Scirocco R does a good job of getting the power to the ground despite being a front wheel drive car.

Being a front wheel drive car offers quite a bit of amusement and you never feel bogged down by the car’s weight of1500 kilograms. Thanks to a low centre of gravity the R version is lively and has incredible road handling. The ESP does a very good job when it comes to keeping everything nice and safe and doesn’t get in the way when you want to push the Scirocco R’s limits.

The on option DCC system is also quite nice. The three suspension modes are electronically controlled and are called into service by simply pushing a button. When driving hard, the sport mode limits chassis roll and offers a stiff ride. In town or for cruising, the comfort mode allows the shocks to absorb any imperfections in the road surface, just like a top of the line sedan.

With a smaller engine comes improved fuel mileage. The Scirocco R needs just 8 litres of petrol to cover 100kms in mixed conditions, which is very respectable.

The Volkswagen Scirocco R is a welcome addition to a very competitive segment. Along with the Golf R it is, for sure, more expensive than a Megane RS, Seat Cupra or Ford Focus RS, but its equipment package and comfort is a cut above the rest. You’ll need to come up with a bit more than €40 000f if you want this particular version.
 
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ENGINE
Fuel type Fuel
Displacement 1984 cm3
Number of cylinders 4
Power 265ch à 6 000tr/min
Max. torque (Nm) at rpm NC
Compression ratio NC
PERFORMANCE
Top speed 250 km/H
(155 mph)
Acceleration from 0 - 100 km/h
(0 - 62 mph)
5.8 s
TRANSMISSION
Manual-shift gear DSG 6
BODY
Length 4248 mm
Width 1820 mm
Height 1394 mm
Wheelbase 2578 mm
Drag coefficient (Cd) NC
Weight NC
CAPACITIES
Fuel tank 60 l
FUEL CONSUMPTION
Urban 11.3 l/100km
Non-urban 6.2 l/100km
Combined 8.1 l/100km
CO2 emissions in g/km 189 g/km
EURO NCAP
Adult Protection NC
Child Protection NC
Pedestrian Protection NC
Safety Assist NC
Overall rating 5 étoiles5 étoiles5 étoiles5 étoiles5 étoiles
PRICE
Starting price 35 990 €
Car test NC
MOTORS TV OVERALL RATING
Result NC

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