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2017 (67) Volkswagen Scirocco 2.0 TSI 180 BlueMotion Tech GT 3dr DSG

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

'Lights On' Reminder warning buzzerBluetooth system
Discover navigation system with 6.5" colour screen + radio/CD player and aux inExterior temperature gauge
Flat tyre indicatorFront and rear parking sensors
Multifunction computer - HighlineRev counter
Service interval indicatorSpeed sensitive variable PAS


DAB Digital radioMDI with USB/iPod connection cables
Volkswagen media control 

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 mirrorsFront fog lights
Intermittent rear wash/wipeLED rear lights
Range adjustable headlightsRear roof spoiler

Interior Features

12V socket in luggage compartment2 bag hooks in luggage compartment
2 cupholders2 rear head restraints
2 Zone electronic climate control with automatic air recirculation3 spoke multifunction leather steering wheel with radio controls + paddle shift
4 lashing points on luggage floor50/50 split folding rear seat backrest
Aluminium pedalsBlack roof lining
Dust/pollen filterEasy entry slide seats (access to rear seats)
Front + rear carpet matsFront centre armrest with storage compartment
Front footwell illuminationFront reading lights
Height adjustable front seatsHeight/reach adjust steering wheel
Illuminated vanity mirrorsInterior light with delay
Isofix Preparation 2 Rear child seatsLeather gear knob
Leather handbrake gripLockable/illuminated air conditioned glovebox
Luggage compartment coverLuggage compartment lighting
Sports front seatsStorage compartments in doors

Passive Safety

2 rear 3 point safety belts2x3 point front seatbelts with pre-tensioners
ABS+EBD+Brake assistDoor open warning reflectors
Driver/Front Passenger airbagsDriver/Passenger whiplash optimised head restraints
ESP with EDL + ASRFront and rear curtain airbags
Front seat side impact airbagsHill hold function
Passenger airbag deactivation systemSeatbelt warning
Two tone horn 


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


Brushed aluminium instrument surroundsChequered flag decorative inserts


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

CO0.311CO2 (g/km)148
HC0.051Noise Level dB(A)74
NOx0.023Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1984Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine CodeEA888
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)44.1EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)53.3EC Urban (mpg)34.9


Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power180
Coin DescriptionTSI 180 BlueMotion TechCoin SeriesGT
Generation Mark3Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0731E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage10000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 


0 to 62 mph (secs)7.4Engine Power - BHP180
Engine Power - KW132Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4200Engine Torque - LBS.FT207
Engine Torque - MKG28.6Engine Torque - NM280
Engine Torque - RPM1250Top Speed139


Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front235/40 R18Tyre Size Rear235/40 R18
Wheel Type18" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Width (including mirrors)2080 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)55Gross Vehicle Weight1770
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1006Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)312
Max. Loading Weight458Max. Roof Load75
Minimum Kerbweight1312No. 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


The improved post-2014 version of Volkswagen's modern-era Scirocco coupe is the beautifully designed, solidly built and super-stylish affordable coupe it always was. Crucially though, the enhanced facelifted version we're going to look at here as a used buy featured a more efficient range of more powerful engines, along with some subtle changes that lifted its desirability up a notch or two.


In launching the original version of its Scirocco coupe, Volkswagen was said to have 'democratised the sportscar'. When in 2014, it introduced the improved third generation version were going to look at here, the brand hoped to have redefined that original recipe. The name refers to a hot wind that blows from the Sahara desert to the Mediterranean and designates a model line actually pre-dating that of the Golf, with a history stretching all the way back to 1974 when this car marked a new era for front-engined, front-wheel drive Volkswagens in Europe. It was certainly very different from the rear-driven boxer-engined Karmann Ghia model it replaced, though not much faster, early versions offered with as little as 60bhp. The iconically-wedgy Giugiaro styling looked good though, which was all most buyers cared about. Less memorable was the second generation version launched in 1981, though at least by now, more powerful engines were featuring beneath the bonnet. The launch of the smaller Corrado coupe in 1989 spelt the end of the first phase of Scirocco history but loyal owners never forgot it and in 2008, the badge was back on the pretty tailgate of the third generation version we're looking at here. This time round, style really was mixed with substance, the shape based on an 'Iroc'-badged concept car that had wowed the crowds at the Paris Motor Show a couple of years before. Like its predecessors, this Scirocco was Golf-based - or more specifically, Golf GTI-based, given that early models could only be ordered with the 2.0-litre turbocharged engine from that car. In time though, the range gained more affordable petrol versions, a selection of diesels and, in 2009, a potent 265PS flagship 'R'-badged variant that at launch, was one of the fastest contenders in its class. All of that was enough to keep Volkswagen well-placed in the affordable coupe segment for some time, but by 2014, this MK3 model was at last beginning to show its age. Not in terms of its looks - the shape still turns heads. When it came to technology and efficiency though, an update was clearly needed to keep the car current in the face of competition from rivals like Peugeot's RCZ, Vauxhall's Astra GTC and the Volkswagen Group's other contender in this sector, the SEAT Leon SC. Hence the higher trim levels and lower running costs of this updated version, a car also improved with a subtle restyle. It sold until late 2017 and wasn't replaced.

What You Get

Barstool experts not seduced by this car's fashionable finery will be quick to dismiss it as a Golf in a cocktail dress, but that's a simplistic summary given that a Scirocco is 93mm shorter, 11mm wider and sits 52mm lower. It's also got a much wider track, a significantly lower centre of gravity and a substantially different suspension set-up. Yes, the engine range is largely shared, but in almost every other respect, this Volkswagen coupe is very much its own car. Raise the hatch and a 312-litre cargo area is revealed, 30% more than you'd get in a Toyota GT86 for instance and a decent amount for a car that looks as stylish as a coupe should. Up-front, not was done with this facelifted car to update the driving environment, which might make it feel a little dated to those familiar with one of the Volkswagen Group's more recent designs. Probably the biggest change up-front with this facelifted version was the addition of a pod on top of the dash, apparently an aesthetic reference to the similar set-up used in sporty versions of the first generation Scirocco model. It certainly makes the cockpit feel a little more purposeful, briefing you on oil temperature, turbo boost and chronometer functions.

What to Look For

On the 2.0 TDI diesel version, it's apparently common for the front tyres to wear down very quickly. In fact you should expect no more than around 15,000-17,000 miles from the front tyres. Keep an eye on the front tyre wear and make sure that the tread doesn't go lower than the legal limit of 1.6mm. Another potential diesel variant issue lies in the way that on some cars, the DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) warning light occasionally illuminates on the dashboard. This happens when you drive the car around town, as the DPF doesn't heat up enough to burn off the unwanted particles. To solve this problem you will need to take the car onto the open road like the motorway or the A-road and, drive at around 50-60mph in third gear for about 15 minutes to burn off these particles. This should turn off the DPF warning light on the dashboard. If this doesn't work, you will need to replace the DPF, changing the oil and oil filter at the same time. If you notice that the engine on the Scirocco you're trying is running very poorly and is very hesitant or jerky, there's most likely an issue with the spark plugs - a known problem with this model. They'll need replacing in that case. Another known Scirocco issue is malfunctioning steer8ing wheel switches, which is caused by a fault with the airbag. You will need to get the airbag problem fixed to resolve the issue. Get a specialist to look at it before changing anything. It's common on Sciroccos for the glove box lid to prematurely fail. You may notice that it doesn't close properly, or rattles when closed.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 2015 Scirocco 2.0 TDI excl. VAT) A front brake pad set costs about £34-£44. Rear pads sit in the £18-£32 bracket. Front brake discs start in the £47-£53 bracket - it's around £28=-£43 for a rear one. Oil filters cost around £12. A wiper blade costs between £15 and £24. A headlight bulb is around £4. And an air filter is about £12-£14.

On the Road

Not much changed with this improved Scirocco in terms of the driving experience it can offer. To be honest, not much needed to. This Scirocco gets a proper supple rear multi-link suspension system right across the range, which is why it rides so much better than a lower-order Golf. You get that set-up even on the feeblest version, that with 1.4-litre TSI petrol power, an engine Volkswagen wisely didn't try to mate with the sprint-sapping 6-speed DSG automatic gearbox that was an option across the rest of the line-up. Stir the stick yourself in a Scirocco 1.4 and 62mph can be reached in 9.2s en route to 126mph. For performance that better suits the looks of this car though, you'll need a 2.0 TSI petrol variant, possibly the 180PS version that manages the 62mph benchmark in 7.4s on the way to 141mph. But more probably the 220PS derivative with its Golf GTI engine. Here, the at-the-wheel experience is much more satisfying, 62mph occupying 6.5s en route to 153mph. There was also a 210PS GTS variant. Either way, you get a level of performance that might make you question the necessity of paying the vast premium required for ownership of the flagship Scirocco R model, which uses the same 2.0 TSI turbo engine but boosts its power to 280PS, 15PS more than this top variant offered in pre-facelift form. Once you've made your engine choice, you'll settle into Scirocco ownership much more quickly if you appreciate that this isn't really a back road brawler: buy a hot hatch if you really want that. Yes, you can take it by the scruff of the neck and throw it about if you really want to, but the car responds best to smooth inputs and is in its element on fast, flowing A-roads, terrain that tends to mask the rather benign feeling delivered via the electro-mechanical steering. If you're in a DSG version with its slick steering wheel paddles, you can quickly get into quick, rewarding driving rhythm. For many, this is exactly what a rapid, affordable coupe should feel like.


The Volkswagen Scirocco was a formula that didn't need wholesale changes and with this MK3 model product update, it didn't really get them. The under-bonnet updates were well worthwhile though, offering more power across the board teamed with greater efficiency. In summary, if you want a coupe that looks good, is well screwed together and which isn't going to cost a fortune to run, Volkswagen has your back here. Thankfully though, this car also offers something a little more than that. Call it charisma, call it personality, call it what you want: the Scirocco has it.


* Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

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Monthly payment£429.85
Term (months)60
Fixed interest rate5.7%
Cash price£20,298
Credit amount£20,049
Completion fee£1
Total amount payable£26,041
Representative APR10.9%
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