16v History — Volkswagen Corrado

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The Scirocco 16v was a short lived performance sports coupe to the USA starting in 1986 1/2. The MK2 actually was produced and imported to starting in 1982, but it all ended in for the USA at least. Canadian buyers blessed until 1989, and the lucky Europeans held on 1992. The Scirocco was ultimately in Volkswagens’ line-up by the Corrado, itself was relatively short Unfortunately, many Americans reconcile a real sports with a VW emblem on the grille;

When it was availble, arguably at the of it’s performance potential, the 16v awarded drivers with and VW practicality. The Scirocco 16v raced 0 to 60 in a mere 8 seconds, very for the era. The windtunnel designed helped slip the car through the and reduce rear lift by a 30 percent. The exterior was a ‘love-it’ or affair. If you liked a deep spoiler, side skirts, valance, wheel arches, bumpers, all body colored; this car was for you! Do not forget the Fuba, first used on the VW for the Scirocco 16v, and now reused on all VW’s produced today. even been copied by makes! No wonder, it just speed.

It was the engine, that sweet 1.8L, CIS-E (KE-Jetronic) injected, 16 valve four promised and delivered 123 stock at the end of the crank. Previous iterations of the engine put down 30% less HP, the 16v was ultimate 4 banger. This be the only time the A1 chassis the 16v engine from the factory.

the fairly light A1 chassis (heaviest variant being the 16v at around 2250-2300lbs) was a delight due to the using four-wheel disc 10.1 inch discs up (the hottest discs Wolfsburg until the Corrado out), and 8.9 inch (erronously as 9.4) discs at the rear. of the (odd) Quantum, this was a first for the VW line, and also the time the A1 chassis got four-wheel from the factory. Reports of the indicate braking performance was when compared with cars of the day.

The cars’ running shoes of tires on 14×6 teardrop wheels, a much copied sized at 185/60. Very for the time again. The 16v Scirocco was equipped with uprated rates, and slightly larger and rear anti-sway bars previous generations. The front was at 16.5 mm stock, while the was 20-21mm.

All sound too good to be It’s almost too late to pristine examples that are willing to part with, so luck! (I do know you’ll get mine. -) ) Just sit in the plush Recaros, stare at the 140MPH (or 160MPH in some cars!), the 5 speed close-ratio box (sure, buzzy at high speeds, but it there damn quick!), the key and delight at the twin cam sound, off the clutch, and motor down the in what is bound to be a historically and collectible sports coupe. See you on the


Additional history by Teulie.

nbspnbspnbspnbsp The VW 16v head was used in the Scirocco as a test for the and to give the sport car some, The Scirocco is a low production car compared to the so it is not as easy to find the history on the 16v. True the MK2 Golf 16s Oettinger) was sold as a sport to compete against the 205’s and French bombs of the day but a few Sciroccos built and tested in 1983.

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The VW 16v head had several revisions. The was delayed while the engine was reliable and at the same time to produce. The final version of the 16v is a double-overhead-cam design, with 28-mm exhaust valves almost in line with the 23-mm intake valves 25 degrees to the right. The pistons are by an additional stream of oil sprayed toward the piston head, a automatically activated after the oil drops to 28 pounds. I do not think the European public got the Scirocco 16v late 1984 or 1985 in any and still the over all volume on the version Scirocco 16v was low.

nbspnbspnbspnbsp For the US model more were needed. The Bosch KE injection system replaced the old K (which was purly mechanical), a knock sensor, Lambda and a catalytic converter, which added so the 16v could be sent to the US.

In 1986.5 VW started importing the 16v to the US. The US had the painted GTX body kit but the Euro still had the black body kit 1988. The Euro version’s is slightly different than the US too. The door’s do not have the US side impact bar and the stamped metal rear of the car has different cutouts and no lip for the US license plate. The version came with the cap wheels and not the teardrops like all the US had. Euro models the 16v, the 16v GT and the 16v GTX. The car could be with several option in Europe. The US Scirocco 16v had just one name but the options differed a base version with no windows or sunroof to the full set and even heated seats.

nbspnbspnbspnbsp After a short the 50mm intake was recalled and a was used to replace it for better low end The 160 mph speedo was (mostly) changed out for the 140 mph for the 1987 models. The 1988 has several small detail that are difficult to see at first the logos on the glass that are and some of the trim around the is different as well as the instrument You will note the upshift LED is on the ’88.

nbspnbspnbspnbsp In 1985 the design project was still the Scirocco 3 unofficially and it was being with the VR6. The Corrado was decided on after marketing that VW could not remove the price point from the and the Scirocco 3 (Corrado) was way too expensive. I a picture of an early Corrado model with the Scirocco on it. The Scirocco 16v was faster off the line the Corrado 16v. The Corrado got the VR6 and was a better top-end car but was too expensive and to be a real replacement for the MK2 Scirocco. One thing that was lost on the was the direct linkage shifting. shifting was added and I think this made the Corrado fun to drive.

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