Comeback of a Sports Car Legend:

By: nibs007
The countdown is running for the new era Scirocco: the third generation of the sports car will already be arriving on the market in August. is staging the comeback of a legend with the debut of the two-door car - Scirocco generations I and II wrote history as the most successful Volkswagen coupe of all time with about 800,000 units sold.

Cult status. In particular, it is the original Scirocco presented in 1974 that has long held cult status. Because, in contrast to many of its competitors of that time, the Scirocco - designed by Giorgio Giugiaro - was an affordable car with everyday utility, and front-wheel drive also made it a safe sports car for use every day of the year.

Fascination. The new Scirocco is extending this tradition. It offers pure driving pleasure, a new powerful design, high-end technologies such as DCC adaptive chassis control and the new 7-speed DSG dual clutch transmission. Plus: exclusive use of efficient turbo engines with up to 147 kW / 200 PS

Power, space for four adults despite its sporty lines, an extremely high level of safety and the everyday utility that is typical of every Volkswagen. This mix of passion and logic costs far less than one might guess based on the car's key data.

New paths. Although the third generation of the Scirocco follows exactly the same positioning as the first one, very intentionally avoided retro elements. In this regard too, the Scirocco of the year 2008 is a conceptually counterpart to the original version: because in the mid-1970s the successor to the Karmann Ghia also set out on new paths, both technically and visually.

Key aspects in alphabetical order




  • Automatic transmission: 6-speed and 7-speed DSG







  • Body: With panorama vent sunroof upon request







  • Cargo capacity: 292 liters to 755 liters







  • Character: Genuine, affordable sports car with space for four adults, status beyond class distinctions







  • Chassis: McPherson front suspension, four-link rear suspension, ESP is standard







  • Colors: "Candy white", "Rising blue metallic",







  • "Deep black pearl effect", "Ref lex silver metallic",







  • "Shadow blue metallic", "Beryllium gray metallic",







  • "Dark maroon metallic", "Opal silver metallic",







  • "Salsa red", "Viper green metallic" (the latter in homage to the first generation of Sciroccos)







  • Debut of generation I: 1974; 504,153 units built







  • Debut of generation II: 1981; 291,497 units built







  • Design: Visual look of f lawless sports car fundamentals, first Volkswagen with new front end design, wagon-coupe with extremely long roof (1.8 meters).







  • Design responsibility: Walter de Silva (Group), Klaus Bischoff (Brand)







  • Dimensions: 4,256 mm long, 1,810 mm wide, 1,404 mm tall, extremely wide tread width (front 1,569 mm, rear 1,575 mm)







  • Drive: Front-wheel







  • Engine power range: 90 kW / 122 PS to 147 kW / 200 PS, all engines are charged, all engines up to 160 PS satisfy Euro-5 emissions standard*







  • Engines - diesel (TDI): 103 kW / 140 PS, 125 kW / 170 PS







  • Engines - gasoline (TSI): 90 kW / 122 PS, 118 kW / 160 PS, 147 kW / 200 PS







  • Fuel consumption range: 5.4 to 7.7 liters fuel per 100 kilometers







  • High-tech driving systems: DCC adaptive chassis control, ACC automatic distance control (starting early 2009) Infotainment: Two radio systems, two radio-navigation systems, 300 Watt Dynaudio sound system, MEDIA-IN port (USB)







  • Racing use: At the start of the 24-hour race on the NÃ?rburgring in May 2008 with powerful 238 kW / 325 PS racing version; results: double victory in its class.







  • Safety: Six airbags, exceptionally rigid body, ESP, Isofix child seat mounting brackets, special pedestrian protection features, front passenger airbag can be deactivated (for rear-facing child seat), in case of crash: automatic activation of hazard flasher and interior lights, automatic door opening, automatic deactivation of fuel pump







  • Standard features: Include 17-inch alloy wheels, height adjustable driver and front passenger seats, leather steering wheel and parking brake handle, newly designed sport seat system, split folding rear seatbacks, power windows, air conditioning, ESP, braking assistant, six airbags, power steering with countersteer feature, sport chassis







  • Standard transmission: 6-speed manual



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