2013 Volkswagen Scirocco R Review Car Reviews — Volkswagen Scirocco III

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Volkswagen Scirocco III

More Than Just Hot Air


1. Scirocco R’s are powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine delivers 265 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque.

2. Two six-speed transmissions are available, a traditional manual or a lightning-fast automatic.

3. The 2013 Volkswagen R is available with an optional Chassis Control (DCC) that allows the driver to how the car behaves on the road.

4. Base for an entry level Scirocco is 24,000 €, though the one to AutoGuide for testing cost $51,000!

Thankfully for the folks in a good vehicle can nullify a name, and one of their most products carries a Duesy of a The Scirocco is a sporty two-door that’s named after a wind of all things, a sultry that blusters its way out of the Sahara. Is VW as hot as the air current it’s named or is it just another wannabe car?


The Scirocco is an small car with a killer and performance to match, especially in “R” It features a scowling face, low and tinted back windows, but rear fenders are probably its feature. They’re shapely and sticking out like a couple of The Scirocco’s exterior design is than Jessica Alba’s butt cheeks and every bit as eye

The current car was introduced to European back in 2009, where still on sale today. ago the boxy second-generation Scirocco was in North America but that’s no the case. The test model to AutoGuide was a straight-up Euro registered in Germany.

Comparisons Volkswagen’s other performance the GTI, are obvious. In reality no comparison because the Scirocco by a mile when it comes to ‘Roccos are almost 3 inches 1.3 inches longer and nearly 2 wider than a U.S.-spec Regrettably they’re also 90 pounds heavier, but you can’t win ‘em


The Scirocco’s flair fades slightly you slide inside, if only The overall layout is similar to people’s car models like the GTI and Eos hardtop convertible. In many this is an asset because are treated to premium materials and switchgear. But still, something different might have nice, especially since the exterior is so exuberant.

Low-gloss, plastics abound. The headliner is of the variety and is unusually plush to the Textured aluminum trim up the dashboard while shiny accents add some pizzazz to the panels.

Aiding the driver is a instrument cluster. All the numbers are printed in a highly legible while standout blue indicate what’s going on. If test car’s German license plate didn’t its heritage the gauges surely The speedometer is in kilometers per hour. good ole’ MPH is shown in the mounted digital display, prevents distracting mental while underway.

The seats are trimmed in cool-looking The two-tone setup features a suede-like material as well as “Kyalami” fabric that you in place like an eagle’s

Against all odds the Scirocco has a usable back seat; adults can ride in real There are surprising amounts of and legroom with seating for two Another nice touch is the aft which are open in the middle, the view out the small rear


Beneath the low, sloping hood a familiar piece of hardware. turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder is an little engine. In one form or it powers everything from the GTI to the Tiguan crossover to Audi’s A4 sedan, delivering a splendid of performance and fuel economy. refinement is an added benefit and the is creamier than Reddi-Whip out of the can. But like any good there’s a twist.

Scirocco R’s get a version of this 1,984-cc Naturally the EA211 variant direct fuel injection and an blower, but engineers really up the burner and now the pot is about to boil Horsepower clocks in at an imposing 265 the abundance of torque threatens to the drivetrain’s innards from components into metallic A total of 258 lb-ft of twist are on tap just 2,500 RPM. are hefty increases compared to the 200 available in VW’s standard-issue

This is the sort of car that just encourage delinquent it demands it. If you’re not paying you’ll find yourself 50 miles an hour in a 35-zone, constabulary be-damned. The Scirocco R nudging you to go a little bit faster, a bit faster; it wants to run and you constantly to keep it in check.

The exhaust only exacerbates the temptation to like a fugitive. During up-shifts it thumps like a launcher, barking through the duet of generously portioned punctuating the rear valence. shiny steel is mildly from heat.

When it to sprinting it’s estimated the car rocket from zero to 100 an hour (62 miles an hour) in 5.8 seconds. Top speed is 155 MPH.

Volkswagen Scirocco III

The car is with one of two six-speed transmissions. A manual is available, as is a technologically dual-clutch automatic. The tester to AutoGuide features Volkswagen’s DSG self-shifter. It’s like from Star Trek, gears faster than a changes her mind. All that’s is Captain Picard saying

All told something like different engines and three transmissions are on offer to Scirocco The lineup included thrifty, gasoline powerplants and torque-rich

When it comes to efficiency we do too badly with the R model. with enthusiasm, or as much as we dared, the car averaged more 24 miles per gallon; handled that figure grew to 27.


Harnessing the engine’s power is an equally capable The ‘Rocco is still a front and there are some inherent with that configuration but in of this it’s still excellent.

Our tester was equipped Volkswagen’s optional dynamic control, a feature that at the of a button dramatically changes how the car It offers drivers three comfort, normal and sport.

The setting allows the car’s to absorb and digest Michigan’s frost-heaved pavement like a sedan. The difference between it and is quite dramatic. As one might the latter mode hones to a razor-sharp edge, from the response to gear-changes to the ride even the stability control’s goes up. This setting makes the car want to run. mode is rather pointless; who to be stuck in the middle?

Since the R is a high-power front-driver there’s a of torque steer during acceleration; the tiller quivers in hands a small amount as the Continental tires (Conti Contact 5P, 235/40 ZR18) at the pavement in search of traction. also a touch of wheel-spin, the electronically controlled locking helps manage any unwanted roasting. It’s curious the all-wheel-drive system from the Golf R didn’t find its way the Scirocco.

When it comes to driving the only thing worth about is the braking system. The are a bit on the touchy side and it’s to apply too much stopping resulting in mini whiplash as head goes flying they can also make a squealing sound when though the noise quickly away after one or two stops. The front rotors are augmented by out back. The arrangement is probably for neutralizing Autobahn speed.


The Scirocco R is a treat for the eyes and a to drive. It’s fast, fun and beautiful, but now for some bad news. expensive and you can’t have so put your change purse In Germany, base price for an version is about 24,000 including the country’s 19 percent tax. The R model we tested around 38,500 €, including Mehrwertsteuer. In ‘Murican that’s almost $51,000! that’s serious money for a car, and at that price it unlike this stylish will ever make the trip again… unlikely but not

We reached out to Volkswagen’s North public-relations department to find out if possibly, might, potentially be about selling the car to U.S. Mark Gillies, Manager of and Technology communications at the company “We don’t have any plans to this current generation R in the U.S.… but we are open to looking at versions of the vehicle for this

That unfortunate decision has to do with the vehicle itself typical automaker politics. responses to questions like are usually something like “we discuss future vehicle or “we don’t want (product to cannibalize sales of (product Apparently the Scirocco has some and bolts issues. Gillies “It’s just not engineered for market; it never was.” Oh maybe we’ll get treated to the car time around. It’s a we’ll be anxiously waiting

Volkswagen Scirocco III
Volkswagen Scirocco III
Volkswagen Scirocco III

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