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2015 (15) Skoda Fabia 1.4 TSI vRS 5dr DSG

Liverpool Motorstore / Kia / Mazda

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Exterior temperature gaugeMaxidot
PASService interval indicator

Entertainment

8 speakersAuxiliary socket for external MP3 player
Dance 2 DIN radio with CD + MP3Multi device interface

Exterior Features

Aspherical driver's exterior mirrorAuto dimming interior mirror
Automatic headlightsBlack door mirrors
Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Electric front windowsElectrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Front fog lightsHeated rear window
Height adjustable headlampsIntermittent rear wash/wipe
LED daytime running lightsRear diffuser
Roof spoilerSunset privacy glass
Tinted windscreenTwin chromed exhaust pipes

Interior Features

1.5L bottle holder in front door panels2 height adjustable rear headrests
60/40 split folding rear seatCargo area storage tray
Chrome sill kick platesCloth upholstery
Driver + passenger vanity mirrorsFolding grab handles
Height adjustable front headrestsHeight adjustable front seats
Height/reach adjust steering wheelInterior light with delay
Internal chrome door handlesLeather gearknob and gaiter
Leather handbrakeLower glovebox cover
Luggage load hooksParcel shelf
Pollen filterRear storage trays
Rear top tether child seat ISOFIX attachmentStainless steel pedals
Steering wheel gearshift paddlesTicket holder
vRS design sports seats 

Packs

Black pack - Fabia 

Safety

3x3 point rear seatbeltsABS
Driver and passenger airbagsDriver and passenger side airbags
Driver's seatbelt undone warning lightESC with ASR
Front and rear curtain airbagsFront seatbelt pretensioners
Hill hold controlMotor Slip Regulation - Engine Drag Torque Control
Passenger airbag deactivate switchRed Brake caliper
Tyre pressure monitor 

Security

Alarm with tilt sensorImmobiliser
Locking wheel boltsRemote central locking

Technical

Sports suspension 

Trim

Chrome air vent surrounds 

Wheels

Space saver spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO0.229CO2 (g/km)148
HC0.043Noise Level dB(A)73
NOx0.037Particles0.003
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1390Compression Ratio10.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)76.5Cylinders - Stroke (mm)75.6
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryTURBO INJECTION
Gears7 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionSEMI-AUTO 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)45.6EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)54.3EC Urban (mpg)36.7

General

Badge Engine CC1.4Badge Power180
Coin DescriptionTSICoin SeriesvRS
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0727EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years10
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Service Interval Mileage10000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)7.3Engine Power - BHP180
Engine Power - KW132Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM6200Engine Torque - LBS.FT184
Engine Torque - MKG26Engine Torque - NM250
Engine Torque - RPM2000Top Speed139

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front205/40 R17Tyre Size Rear205/40 R17
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel StyleGIGARO
Wheel Type17" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1492Length4029
Wheelbase2464Width1642
Width (including mirrors)1886 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)45Gross Vehicle Weight1718
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1163Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)300
Max. Loading Weight400Max. Roof Load75
Minimum Kerbweight1318No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Skoda Fabia vRS

By Andy Enright

Introduction

The Skoda Fabia vRS is one of those rare sports models that's actually more famous as a diesel. After all, that's what the first batch of first generation vRS cars had under their bonnets, and they were absolutely beloved by the tuner crowd who adored the fact that a tiny diesel Soda hatch could be souped up to embarrass Porsches. Albeit in a huge cloud of black soot. The car we take a look at here isn't a diesel at all. It's the vRS model that Skoda launched as part of the second generation Fabia line-up and was a car that didn't appear until the brand got around to facelifting MK2 Fabia in 2010. This time round the vRS was quick right out the crate, with a 1.4-litre TSI twin-supercharged petrol engine doing the business. Here's what to look out for when shopping used.

History

The 2010 model year updates to the Fabia were unveiled at that year's Geneva Show and comprised new engines, a fresh face and a whole raft of technical refinements. We had to wait until July to get our hands on the vRS sports models arriving in July, but it was worth the wait. A supermini with 180PS at its elbow is always something seriously good fun. Skoda also offered the model with its estate bodystyle. The brand does tend to love a special edition or two and in November 2010, the first of this shape arrived in the form of the rather lovely vRS S2000 to commemorate Skoda's success in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge. The front of the car got a minor tweak at the start of 2013, with the Fabia now wearing the revised badge and sporting Skoda lettering on its bootlid. In June 2014, the replacement Fabia was announced, which was duly unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in October signalling the end of this MK2 vRS model's production life.

What You Get

The Fabia has quite a distinctive shape for a modern supermini with its long bonnet and large glass area. The vRS version inherits these basics and adds a collection of design features that suggest it might be a little quicker than the norm. Redesigned bumpers extend further downwards, giving the car a lower, more athletic stance. At the back, a diffuser is built into the bumper along with twin exhausts and a subtle spoiler is added above the rear screen. Buyers also get 17" alloy wheels with red brake callipers peeping through the spokes. The vRS exterior couldn't be ranked amongst the most eye-catching in the hot hatch class but it successfully gives the five-door Fabia a sharper sporting edge. The interior is even more reserved with dark plastics and trim materials similar to the standard Fabias. Reminding the driver of the potential under their right foot are alloy pedals, a three-spoke leather steering wheel and cloth sports seats with vRS badges on the backrests. As in all Fabias, build quality is impressive and there's plenty of space for four occupants with a particular surplus of headroom.Just as unorthodox is the fact that the Fabia vRS can be ordered either as a five-door hatch or an estate. If you're after a fast small car that will go all but unnoticed, the vRS estate will be tough to beat. There certainly aren't many alternatives that can offer this kind of pace along with a 480-litre boot capacity for similar money. Fold the 60/40 split rear seats flat (a less than straightforward operation that involves removing the headrests) and there's an Albert Hall-esque 1,460-litres to play with.

What You Pay

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What to Look For

The Fabia hasn't always enjoyed a spotless reputation for reliability, with the first generation cars having quite a patchy record. The second gen model tightened quality up markedly and the facelifted version went another stage further. There are still some residual electrical and suspension niggles that have refused to go away, but on the whole, the Fabia scores well above average for reliability. The vRS is a bit more of a specialist thing than the rest of the range, so check that there's life in the front tyres and that the brakes have some meat left on them. This generation car is lighter at the front than the old one, so it's a bit easier on its tyres through corners. Look for accident damage and also steer clear of cars that are fitted with non-standard engine modifications. Extreme chip tuning of this 1.4-litre engine can cause all sorts of issues. The DSG transmission should engage all gears cleanly with no flaring of revs between upshifts or refusal to downshift into corners.

Replacement Parts

(Estimated prices, based on a 2012 Fabia vRS) An alternator is a big ticket item at around £450, while a clutch assembly is around £215, making these parts of the Skoda ownership experience as upmarket as Volkswagen claim. Front brake pads are a reassuring £50 a pair, whilst a starter motor is around £135.

On the Road

As if to confirm its status as the sensible face of hot hatchback motoring, the previous generation Fabia vRS had an elderly diesel engine. It was far from the disaster that it sounds but the majority of buyers in this sector at the market will feel more affinity with the 1.4-litre TSI petrol unit in today's car. The engine is actually turbocharged and supercharged, helping it to a maximum power output of 180PS and a 0-60mph sprint of 7.3s. The turbo works at the top of the rev range while the supercharger boosts low end torque to levels that might be familiar to owners of the old diesel vRS Fabias. The 1.4 TSI twin-charge engine works on the principle that even modern turbochargers take a while to get into their stride and inserts a supercharger into the mix that can boost performance at low engine speeds while that happens. With turbo and supercharger working in tandem, maximum torque is produced over a much wider section of the rev range, giving the car greater flexibility. In a compact front-wheel-drive model like the Fabia vRS, the engine has added benefits in the shape of its light weight. This reduces the forces acting on the front wheels while they're working at important jobs like deploying the power and steering. Also helping put the power onto the road is Skoda's XDS electronic differential which uses the car's stability control system to mimic the action of a mechanical limited slip differential for greater control under hard acceleration. The DSG twin-clutch transmission also helps drivers get the best acceleration figures from their vRS.

Overall

The second generation Skoda Fabia vRS is one of the forgotten hot hatches. So much fuss was made of the Ford Fiesta ST and the Renaultsport Clio that the Skoda just soldiered on in the background, quietly picking up sales but never really enjoying any time in the limelight. As a used buy there's a lot to be said for it, especially if you can pick up a low mileage example.

Performance
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Handling
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Comfort
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Space
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Styling
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Build
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Value
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Equipment
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Economy
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Depreciation
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Insurance
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