The German automaker Volkswagen stuck a chord with long time enthusiasts when they brought back the classic Scirocco sports coupe, and it is no wonder because the car features a sleeker shape than the hot hatch GTI and an even sportier front end. The only thing that the GTI has on the new Scirocco is its wonderful 2.0 Liter turbocharged four cylinder engine. However that is going to change soon because VW is going to equip both the new Scirocco and Eos with the same 210 HP TSI power plant that will bring the Sky Rocket’s 0 to 60 MPH sprint down to just 6.9 seconds, however we aren’t sure if it will make the new Scirocco get to the U.S. any faster.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

The Golf GTI’s well-known TSI engine with 2.0-litre displacement and 155 kW / 210 PS is now also available for the Scirocco and Eos. The greatest advantage: the engine, which replaces the previous top class engine, the 2.0 TSI (147 kW / 200 PS), reduces fuel consumption by up to nine percent.

The high-rev engine fulfils the EU5 emission standard and consumes a mere 7.4 litres per 100 kilometres (Eos: 7.2 litres / 100 km). Thus increased performance translates to lower fuel consumption: for the Scirocco, the fuel consumption decrease is up to five percent. In the Eos, the reduction is even more considerable: up to nine percent. In both vehicles, a torque of 280 newton metres is available between 1700 and 5000 rpm. The Scirocco can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.9 seconds; the Eos requires just 7.8 seconds.

Both vehicles offer the choice between the standard 6-speed manual gearbox and the optional dual clutch gearbox (DSG). The cost of ownership for the Scirocco starts at 26,050 euros and for the Eos at 31,975 euros.

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  (328) posted on 08.17.2011

For a daily use car, the 50 hp is just enough that makes the vehicle quite a powerful production. And it seems faster in terms of 0-60 mph.

  (399) posted on 08.17.2011

Does it mean that they have borrowed the engine of VW GTI? Now, don’t blame me if I doubt that reliability of this production vehicle.

  (238) posted on 06.15.2011

I never thought the collaboration of Scirocco and GTI would have a good output! Well, the power output is quite nice though the sprint record slow.

  (449) posted on 03.4.2011

You can modify everything with it but you can never touch the front air vents and grill,
this is the signature of the Audi and VW. I do hope that they can get back the wasted money on goes on to the production the EOS to Passat Cabriolet.

  (409) posted on 03.4.2011

As expected the car comes up with the standard M aerodynamic kit. The color for the exterior is metallic Polaris matte really contrast to the matte black radiator grille. Its a great car anyway. But just like from what I have thought, they come up with the facelift and redesign version for this one. How pathetic!
I think my Imeron Red 2001 M3 Roadster is much better compare to this one. It’s much faster and has an amazing agility! It gives me a positive impression especially when I tested the capabilities of my car when I enter the corners. Thumbs up!

  (570) posted on 12.22.2009

The sprint time will improve a lot if this gonna happen and that’s fair for the Scirocco and Eos. For fuel consumption, Eos have a 9% decrease that’s considered fuel efficient than Scirocco. I guess it’s worth to try and maybe there are some tweakers that can release the capability of this car.

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