Volkswagen Scirocco Mk 3
|Assembly||AutoEuropa, Palmela, Portugal|
|Body style||3-door hatchback|
|Platform||Volkswagen Group A5 (PQ35) platform|
|Engine||1.4 L TSI 122 PS (90 kW; 120 hp) 1.4 L TSI BlueMotion Technology 122 PS (90 kW; 120 hp) 1.4 L TSI 160 PS (118 kW; 158 hp) 2.0 L TSI 210 PS (154 kW; 207 hp) 2.0 L TSI 265 PS (195 kW; 261 hp) 2.0 L TDI 140 PS (103 kW; 138 hp) 2.0 L TDI BlueMotion Technology 140 PS (103 kW; 138 hp) 2.0 L TDI 170 PS (125 kW; 168 hp)|
|Transmission||6-speed manual 6-speed DSG 7-speed DSG|
|Wheelbase||2,578 mm (101.5 in)|
|Length||4,256 mm (167.6 in)|
|Width||1,810 mm (71.3 in)|
|Height||1,404 mm (55.3 in)|
|Curb weight||2,862 lb (1,298 kg)|
|Related||Volkswagen Golf Mk5 SEAT León Mk2|
Volkswagen officially announced in June 2006 production of a new Scirocco model at the AutoEuropa assembly plant in Palmela, Portugal.
|Fuel Capacity||50 litres|
The new model, identified by the internal type numbers 137 or 1K8, is based on the PQ35 platform of the Golf V and was unveiled at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show. It went on sale in summer 2008 in Europe, with sales in other countries beginning early 2009. The MkIII Scirocco won "Car of the Year 2008" from Top Gear (magazine)
|Options: Equipment included on some trim levels|
Scirocco R (2009–)
The Scirocco R is a production model based on the GT24. Its 2.0 L TSI engine is rated 265 PS (195 kW; 261 hp) at 6,000 rpm and 350 N·m (258 lb·ft) at 2,500 rpm, large air intake openings in the front bumper, an integrated front spoiler, bi-xenon headlights, larger rear roof edge spoiler, black diffuser, dual exhaust with chrome tailpipes, Talladega 18-inch alloy wheels.
Scirocco R Performance
|Top Speed||155 mph|
|0-60 mph||5.8 secs|
|Torque||350 Nm, 258 ft-lb|
|CO2 Emissions||189 g/km|
|Euro Emissions Standard||5|
|Miles Per Tank||374 miles|
UK models went on sale in 2009.
All models include standard six-speed manual transmission. The 1.4 TSI (160 PS) can optionally be fitted with a seven-speed DSG transmission, while the 2.0 TSI 200, 2.0 TSI 210, R 2.0 TSI 265 and 2.0 TDI are available with a six-speed DSG transmission. The EA888 2.0 TSI uses an IHI K03 water-cooled turbocharger incorporated in exhaust manifold, while a BorgWarner turbocharger is used in EA113 2.0 TSI versions.
2.0 TDi (184bhp) BMT Performance
|Top Speed||143 mph|
|0-60 mph||7.3 secs|
|Torque||380 Nm, 280 ft-lb|
|CO2 Emissions||124 g/km|
|Euro Emissions Standard||6|
|Miles Per Tank||774 miles|
The 140 bhp 2.0 TDI engine is also provided with the BlueMotion Technology package. This package features stop start technology and regenerative braking to reduce emissions to 118 g/km CO2.
Cabin & Luggage
|Luggage Capacity||292 litres|
In the 24 Hours Nürburgring in May 2008, three new Volkswagen Scirocco did very well in the field of over 200, among them many high powered cars, finishing 11th and 15th, with veteran Hans Joachim Stuck driving both cars (and Carlos Sainz the slower one). The direct competitors, two Opel Astra H GTC driven by drivers selected from 18,000 hopefuls in a year-long TV covered process, were beaten decisively. In the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship, Fredrik Ekblom drives a Scirocco for the Biogas team. The car is run on biogas and not petrol.
IROC concept (2006)
A concept car previewing the then upcoming Scirocco III was unveiled at the 2006 Paris Auto Show. Named IROC, from the middle four letters of "Scirocco", it used a 200 hp (150 kW) TSI engine.
Scirocco GT24 (2008–)
The Scirocco GT24 is a race car for the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring. It has a 2.0 L TSI engine rated 325 PS (239 kW; 321 hp) and 340 N·m (251 lb·ft) at 2,100 rpm, DSG transmission.
The GT24 was unveiled at GTI Meet 2008 in Wörthersee.
Scirocco Studie R (2008)
The Studie R is a concept car based on the Scirocco GT24, after Volkswagen had cancelled the production of the Scirocco R32. It has a 2.0 L TSI engine rated at 270 PS (199 kW; 266 hp), six-speed dual clutch transmission, four-piston brake calipers and a sound-optimized exhaust system with oval, polished tailpipes.
The Studie R was unveiled at the Bologna Motor Show.