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Scirocco (1974)

Press releases

  • 04/16/15

    Comeback of a GT icon: World premiere of the 220 PS Scirocco GTS in Shanghai

    Ten key facts about the Scirocco GTS*: 1. The new Scirocco GTS makes its debut as a separate and especially sporty GT version 2. 220 PS Scirocco GTS has a top speed of 246 km/h and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds 3. Individualised exterior with new 18-inch alloy wheels and optional GTS décor (décor standard in China) 4. Red brake callipers as an identifying feature 5. Exclusive GTS interior with black trim features, red stitching and the legendary golf ball gear knob 6. Included as standard: the "Composition Colour", from the latest generation of infotainment systems 7. Modular infotainment matrix (MIB II) available for all Scirocco models from the end of May 8. The Scirocco GTS can also be ordered with an extremely quick-shifting 6-speed DSG gearbox as an option 9. The spirit of the first Scirocco GTS (which made its debut in 1982) was carried forward into the year 2015 in the new GTS 10. With over a million sold, the Scirocco is one of the most successful sports cars in the world
  • 07/14/14

    Dynamics up, fuel consumption down: Best-selling sports car Scirocco with a completely new range of engines

    Ten important facts on the new Scirocco: 1. Launch with six new TSI and TDI; all engines are now more powerful (up to 20 PS) and more economical (up to 19 per cent). 2. With entry-level engines the Scirocco consumes just 5.4 l/100 km (1.4 TSI, 92 kW)1 and 4.2 l/100 km (2.0 TDI, 110 kW)2. 3. Acceleration and top speed of all new Scirocco versions have been greatly improved. 4. Scirocco 2.0 TSI (132 KW)3 with additional 20 PS accelerates 0.6 seconds faster to 100 km/h than its predecessor. 5. At 350 Nm the Scirocco 2.0 TSI (162 kW)4 develops an impressive 70 Nm more torque than the 155 kW predecessor. 6. With power output of 206 kW5 the Scirocco R is the most powerful and agile Scirocco of all time (with DSG 0-100 in 5.5 seconds). 7. New front and rear section including new headlights, new LED rear lights and new tailgate opening mechanism (swivelling VW emblem). 8. Modified interior with new auxiliary instruments pays tribute to the original Scirocco. 9. New technical features include Dynaudio Excite sound system, Blind Spot Monitor and ParkAssist (park steering assistant). 10. Market launch in Europe starting in August.
  • 01/21/14

    Volkswagen R GmbH - Key aspects

    The company came into being in March 2010, evolving from the former Volkswagen Individual GmbH, which was founded in the spring of 2003. The company's main task is to drive forward and support making the Volkswagen models more emotional and dynamic. The products of Volkswagen R GmbH are currently offered in over 70 countries.
  • 05/03/13

    Volkswagen celebrates the one millionth Scirocco

    With an exclusive special model, Volkswagen celebrates the fact that the Scirocco has broken through the magical sound barrier for a sports car of one million built vehicles in 2013.
  • 06/16/08

    To the Point: Scirocco

    The countdown is running for the new era Scirocco: the third generation of the sports car will already be arriving on the market in August. Volkswagen is staging the comeback of a legend with the debut of the two-door car – Scirocco generations I and II wrote history as the most successful Volkswagen coupé of all time with about 800,000 units sold.


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Sirocco Generations 1 - 3
Scirocco R (Archive)
Scirocco GTS (Archive)