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2010 (60) Volkswagen Scirocco1.4 TSI 3dr

Aberdeen Kia

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

'Lights On' warning buzzerExterior temperature gauge
Flat tyre indicatorRev counter
Service interval indicatorSpeed sensitive variable PAS

Entertainment

8 speakersSD card slot

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirror/rain sensorAutomatic activation of hazard warning lights
Body colour door handlesBody colour door mirrors with integral indicators
Body coloured bumpersComing home function
Dusk sensor + auto driving lightsElectric front windows
Electrically heated + operated door mirrorsIntermittent rear wash/wipe
Rear roof spoiler 

Interior Features

12V socket in luggage compartment2 bag hooks in luggage compartment
2 cupholders2 rear head restraints
50/50 split folding rear seat backrestDriver/passenger active head restraints
Dust/pollen filterEasy entry slide seats (access to rear seats)
Front centre armrest with storage compartmentFront footwell illumination
Front reading lightsHeight/reach adjust steering wheel
Illuminated vanity mirrorsInterior light with delay
Isofix Preparation 2 Rear child seatsLeather gear knob
Leather handbrake gripLeather trimmed three spoke steering wheel
Lockable/illuminated air conditioned gloveboxLuggage compartment cover
Luggage compartment lightingSports front seats
Storage compartments in doors 

Safety

2 rear 3 point safety beltsABS+EBD+Brake assist
Door open warning reflectorsDriver/Front Passenger airbags
ESP with EDL + ASRFront and rear curtain airbags
Front seat side impact airbagsHeight adjustable front 3 point seatbelts + pretensioners
Hill hold functionPassenger airbag deactivation system
Seatbelt warningTwo tone horn

Security

Alarm with interior protectionElectronic engine immobiliser
Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys 

Technical

ACC - Adaptive chassis control 

Trim

Brushed aluminium decorative insertsBrushed aluminium instrument surrounds
Matt Chrome decorative inserts in centre console 

Wheels

Steel 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 - ICE

CO0.354CO2 (g/km)154
HC0.044Noise Level dB(A)74
NOx0.037Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1390Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryTURBO SUPERCHARGEDGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)42.8EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)52.3EC Urban (mpg)32.5

General

Badge Engine CC1.4Badge Power160
Coin DescriptionTSIInsurance Group 114
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0728EInsurance Group 2E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %87NCAP Child Occupant Protection %73
EURO NCAP Front and Side Impact test - Star Rating.9NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
EURO NCAP Pedestrian test - Star Rating.9NCAP Pedestrian Protection %53
NCAP Safety Assist %71Service Interval Frequency - Months24
Service Interval Mileage20000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)8Engine Power - BHP160
Engine Power - KW118Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5800Engine Torque - LBS.FT177
Engine Torque - MKG24Engine Torque - NM240
Engine Torque - RPM1500Top Speed135

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front235/45 R17Tyre Size Rear235/45 R17
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel StyleDONINGTON
Wheel Type17" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1404Length4256
Wheelbase2578Width1810

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1720
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)755Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)292
Max. Loading Weight449Max. Roof Load75
Minimum Kerbweight1271No. of Seats4
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11
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

Volkswagen Scirocco

By Jonathan Crouch

Introduction

Levelling criticism at the Volkswagen Golf isn't an easy thing to do. There have been ups and downs through the years and different generations but little to leave a serious stain on its pedigree. If you absolutely had to pick fault with this family hatchback icon, you might focus on the fact that, for all the buttoned-down competence, it isn't the most exciting thing to look at. Waiting in the wings to cut off any such an angle of attack is the Scirocco coupe. It's a Golf with added attitude.

History

Golf coupes were by no means a new idea when this Scirocco was launched in 2008. The first car to carry the Scirocco name (derived from Sirocco, the Italian for wind, if you're interested) was launched in 1974 and based around mk1 Golf mechanicals. It was superseded in 1982 by a heavily revamped Scirocco mk2 which shared the same platform. The Scirocco didn't disappear from the Volkswagen range until 1988 when the Corrado arrived on the mk2 Golf platform to replace it but when production of that car ceased in 1996, so did the burgeoning dynasty of cars combining Golf basics with coupe bodywork. Though the Golf GTI models were on hand to satisfy Volkswagen customers looking for something sporty, they have never been cars with the power to transform pedestrians into gawping fools with a simple drive past. Volkswagen went without a real head-turner for more than a decade before the long-awaited revival of the Scirocco in 2008. This Scirocco is based on the oily bits of the Golf mk5 which aren't a million miles away from those employed in the mk6 car. It was unveiled to much appreciation at the 2008 Geneva Motorshow, having been strongly hinted at by the IROC concept car which starred at Paris two years earlier. Launched with the Golf GTI's 2.0-litre TSI turbocharged petrol engine and the option of standard or GT trim, the Scirocco was soon bolstered by the arrival of a 2.0-litre TDI powerplant in 140 and 170bhp guises. The engine range grew further with the inclusion of the 160bhp twin-charge petrol engine which made up for a smallish 1.4-litre capacity by bolting on turbocharger and supercharger. The flagship 2.0 TSI unit was upgraded from 200bhp to 210bhp in 2009. In 2010, an entry-level 1.4 TSI petrol engine was introduced with a turbocharger and 122bhp. At the opposite end of things, Volkswagen launched the Scirocco R high performance model. This used the 265bhp version of the 2.0 TSI engine that was previously seen in the Audi S3 but unlike the four-wheel-drive Golf R which debuted around the same time, it stuck with the front-wheel-drive layout of the standard Sciroccos.

What You Get

The styling is a big part of the Scirocco's attraction. The car is poised, shapely, modern and suitably far removed from the Golf it shares its platform with. The powerful rear haunches and the dramatic roofline that drops to meet them still stand out while the thin grille serves to visually widen the car. Volkswagen isn't known for its stylistic innovation but this is one model where the marque hit the nail on the head. The Scirocco cabin cocoons its occupants in familiar Volkswagen design cues and build quality. The cocoon will be on the tight side for adults in the rear seats but the two front berths provide comfort, space and a well judged driving position for the person behind the three-spoke sports steering wheel. The interior is airy and light, and the optional panoramic sunroof further emphasises the feeling of spaciousness. The Scirocco is quite practical for a sports coupe but a good few notches less so than a three-door Golf. There's a reasonably wide boot aperture which opens up 292 litres of luggage space. Fold the split rear seats down and you've got 755 litres. The Scirocco features four, individual sculpted seats finished in either cloth or leather. The sports seats aren't just restricted to those up front - the contoured rear seats feature integrated headrests to offer plenty of support. Proportions for this car are classically short, low and wide although the dimensions betray its reliance on Golf mechanicals. The vehicle measures 4,256mm long, 1,404mm high and 1,810mm in width.

What to Look For

Keep a look out for cars that have been flogged by overenthusiastic owners and ensure that servicing has been attended to diligently. Otherwise the Scirocco has a strong reputation for reliability. If the car has been equipped with the optional DSG paddle-shift gearchange, check that all ratios engage smoothly and cleanly, especially reverse. DSG problems are a very costly fix.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 2008 Scirocco 2.0TSI GT ex Vat) A clutch assembly will be around £150 and an alternator should be close to £200. Brake pads front and rear are about £65 and £55 respectively.

On the Road

With a zingy turbocharged petrol engine installed, the Scirocco is nothing short of infectious. The underpinnings, as we've said, are purloined from the mk5 Golf but VW's engineering trickery has succeeding in making the little coupe feel more than the sum of its parts - and the Golf itself is no slouch in the driving enjoyment stakes. In many cases, drivers will be predisposed to bond with the Scirocco, having been seduced by its pert and beautifully detailed exterior prior to lowering themselves inside. The TDI diesel definitely removes a little of this sheen. It isn't as sweet-sounding with a power delivery less linear than the petrol options and a less than thrilling 0-60mph acceleration time of 9.3s in 140bhp form but the essential vitality of the Scirocco remains. The 2.0-litre TDI might lag behind in a straight foot race to 60mph but with 320Nm of torque output even in 140PS guise, it has a mid-range surge of power that puts even the 2.0-litre TFSI petrol unit in the shade and it makes a surprisingly capable long-distance car. There's also the little matter of 55mpg economy to factor in. The 2.0-litre turbo is the engine to have with its smooth power delivery and involving engine note. 0-60mph takes 7.2s in the 200bhp version and economy will still come close to 40mpg. The 160bhp 1.4-litre TSI unit, if anything, is even more effervescent with an 8s 0-60mph time and 42mpg making it a decent substitute for the range-topper. The key to the advances made by the Scirocco's handling over the equivalent Golf centre around its dynamic aids. Most models feature advanced Adaptive Chassis Control offering three driver-selected settings - comfort, normal and sport. The system's influence extends to the steering system: should 'sport' be selected, the steering firms up to provide more feel while 'comfort' mode makes the steering lighter and easier to operate at low speeds or around town. The standard six-speed manual gearbox is light and slick but Volkswagen's excellent 6-speed DSG twin-clutch gearbox is well worth seeking out. It lets you select automatic mode or flick between ratios with the paddle shifters.

Overall

A thoroughly well-executed small coupe, the Volkswagen Scirocco is tailor made for buyers who find a three-door Golf a little dull. Based on the excellent Golf mk5 chassis with some of that car's best engines, the Scirocco looks and feels special while turning in a highly polished performance on the road. Practicality is down on what you'd expect in a three-door hatchback but a reasonable boot and usable rear seats put the car well ahead of most compact sportscars you care to mention.

Performance
70%
Handling
70%
Comfort
80%
Space
80%
Styling
80%
Build
80%
Value
80%
Equipment
70%
Economy
70%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
70%

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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