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Volkswagen Scirocco R

Volkswagen Scirocco R: First

What we liked


Polished front-drive dynamics

body style

Not so much

No boot release

No adjustable height

Rear three-quarter

Well worth the wait

electronically limited to 250km/h; from 0-100km/h in 6.0 seconds; and the classic 0-1000m dash in seconds. It’s the Volkswagen R, and it’s finally on its way to Australia.

The tool in VW’s hot hatch Scirocco R uses the same four-cylinder mill found the bonnet of its twin-under-the-skin Golf R. a total of 195kW/350Nm.

The seductive of Scirocco R’s lightweight belie the performance potential indeed the hot hatch cum grocery isn’t readily identifiable as the pocket rocket it truly is. But lays its charm.

Make no about it; Scirocco R is quick, and intriguingly attractive. And just until you hear the soundtrack.


Comfortably crowded

amenity levels with Golfs, the interior decor of R features deeply contoured with embroidered ‘R’ on the headrests (available in cloth or depending on market), contrasting and gloss black trim a leather-clad three-spoke steering leather park brake leather gearshift sock, alloy pedals and a 300km/h

The equipment list also dusk-sensing bi-xenon headlamps dynamic levelling, washers and cornering lamps), LED daytime lamps, dual-zone climate cruise control and an eight-speaker tuner with auxiliary input socket. Sat Nav and Bluetooth are optional, though Australian cars will receive as standard..

Volkswagen also a ‘Light and Sight’ package on Scirocco R — in Europe at — which includes lamps, automatic running switch with coming/leaving functions, rain sensing and an electrochromatic rear-view mirror. too will be included on Australian

We will also receive control and adaptive chassis as standard, leather and sunroof the other likely optional

Australian specification will be when Scirocco R goes on here in February 2012, orders can be placed from week.

Scirocco R will be from $47,490 for the six-speed model and $49,990 with


R-eady and R-aring to go

with the choice of six-speed or DSG (dual-clutch) automatic transmissions, R draws motivation from EA113 direct-injected, turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine.

specific power of 97.5kW per this potent mill peak power of 195kW at and peak torque of 350Nm 2500 and 5000rpm.

In Australian this tune will be to 188kW/330Nm, the same as Golf R.

Power is put to the front wheels via XDL electronic limited slip an extension of the car’s stability system, familiar to that in GTI versions of Golf and Polo. R is suspended by a MacPherson strut rear arrangement available tri-mode Adaptive Chassis (DCC).

Rolling on 18-inch alloy wheels shod 235/40 rubber, Scirocco R can be optioned with similarly-styled rims — these be offered standard on Australian Both combinations are offered in with four-wheel disc measuring 345mm up front and at the rear. The brake callipers are in gloss black, independent of the colour.

Both the stability system and electro-mechanical power arrangements are modified to offer a feel, while the double-flow provides ample resonance for the obvious athletic intentions.

In of its impressive performance, average economy is rated at 8.2L/100km CO2 emissions of just 192g/km.

Pumped, stoked, starved and

The no-nonsense version of Volkswagen’s Scirocco is themed around the of form follows function. this translates to a trio of air intakes in the front bumper, at cooling the engine and brakes, a and rear spoiler at the rear, at reducing aerodynamic lift, and tail lamps lenses at, well, looking good, we

In profile, Scirocco R is characterised by arches and side skirts, 18 or alloys and glossy black-painted mirrors.

Measuring in at 4264mm long, wide and 1394mm high R is longer, wider and squatter its hatchback rival (Golf R). It runs a longer wheelbase wider track front and rear (+46mm), and is significantly (-163kg).

Inside, and despite its roofline, Scirocco offers accommodation for four adults, if access to the rear seat is by way of the front seat’s chunky bolsters.

Cargo capacity, is larger than Golf the rear seats are in place; R offering 292 litres against R’s 275. The situation, works in Golf R’s when folding the 50:50 fold rear buckets, R offering 755 litres to Golf 1230.

Ahead of the curve. For now

Volkswagen Scirocco R

by EuroNCAP in 2009, Scirocco a five-star safety rating good marks in adult (87 per and child (73 per cent) occupant and for its driver assist systems (71 per

Among its generous list of equipment, Scirocco models as standard stability control, control, anti-lock brakes EBA and EBD, six airbags (front, and curtain), seatbelt reminders, pressure indicator, three-point (with load limiters and up front) and ISOFIX childseat

Pedestrian impact is rated as (at 51 per cent), this outcome to affect Scirocco’s star when more stringent criteria is applied from year.


Euro-fission strong

While there are any number of hot likely to challenge Scirocco R on — including its sibling, R — stylistically the nearest rivals are, as we see it, Renault Megane 250 Cup ($41,990 — Volvo C30 T5 R-Design ($42,950 $44,450) and Alfa Romeo ($36,990 — $41,990).

184kW/340Nm, the French offering trump the Scirocco R for power, but being heavier, is slightly Dynamically, too, we’re the Renault Sport Megane 250 be a credible contender, and would likely out-brake Scirocco R its powerful four-pot Brembos.

stalwart Volvo C30 T5 R-Design, and its 169kW/320Nm five-cylinder engine, match the performance of Scirocco R, but is its nearest rival. While slower, the slick Swede be discounted for what its character has to the class. But in contrast to our local may suffer from a perceived design.

Italy’s high-spec QV ranks nearer to Scirocco R in but in substance falls short 173kW/300Nm from its turbocharged engine. Handling, too, is not as as that experienced from the Scirocco R sharper in the steering with less torque evident.


Trim, taut and turbocharged

Scirocco R through the challenging of Italy’s famed Stelvio it’s quickly evident as to how this front-drive package is.

Grip is terrific, the car’s chassis and clever XDL differential sublime road holding. The is welcomingly compromised, in spite of the sportier tune — feel equally impressive accurate control over a welcome asset on narrow, mountain passes.

Push too and tyre howl will let you to ease off before electronic takes hold. Great for who really want to drive car while retaining the peace of of stability control.

Driving DSG and manual variants the performance is negligible, however it has to be said the on the self-shifting six-speed with its between gears is quite

Volkswagen’s torquey four-cylinder TSI never wants for power. gear changes at 6000rpm car’s peak output offer scintillating acceleration from rest and in-gear. VW Scirocco R will accelerate 0-100km/h in 6.0 seconds when with a DSG transmission, a figure we no trouble believing.

What’s the car consumed an average of 10.5L/100km very hard driving, stretches to Frankfurt included.

hard into corners more than 80 hairpin Scirocco R’s brakes softened, the strong stoppers by near-perfect pedal modulation pin-point braking accuracy.

While we’ll have to to see just how well Scirocco R with Australian roads, of the poorer surfacing on the Italian of the border did little to rattle R’s poise. On smoother roads the sexy hatch infallible, even keeping with a group of all-wheel Subaru WRXs, presumably out for a drive.

If we had to nit pick, the car’s of an external boot release need to use the key or the driver’s door-mounted did prove annoying, as did the lack of when viewed through the But if you can live with these concessions Scirocco R is a brilliant I for one am glad is finally on its way Down

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