For 2010 the German automaker will offer the fresh Scirocco sports car with a new entry level engine: a 1.4 Liter TSI power plant pumping out a very economical 122 HP. The small displacement TSI unit develops 115 HP and 147 lb-ft of torque channeled through a six speed manual gearbox. The entry level Scirocco will accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in a rather reasonable 9.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 124 MPH. The new Scirocco will include items like a six CD autochanger with iPod input, rain and dusk sensors, a multifunction computer, air conditioning and 17 inch Donington alloy wheels as well as a host of safety features including ABS, ESP (Electronic Stabilization Programme) and six airbags all as standard equipment. The new Scirocco 1.4 TSI will retail for £18,860.

Press release after the jump.

  • 2010 Volkswagen Scirocco TSI
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    1.4 Liter L
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Press release

From next year, the Volkswagen Scirocco will be available to order with an efficient new entry-level engine. From 4 January 2010, it will be possible to order the two-door compact coupe with the 1.4-litre TSI 122 PS engine, with prices starting at £18,860 RRP on the road.

The 1.4-litre TSI 122 PS unit develops 147 lbs ft of torque channeled via a six-speed manual gearbox, through the front wheels. Acceleration from 0 to 62 mph takes 9.7 seconds before reaching a top speed of 124 mph. Thanks in part to the engine’s small capacity, the Scirocco returns a healthy combined economy figure of 44.1 mpg and CO2 emissions of 146 g/km, making it the cleanest petrol model in the range.

The new entry-level model benefits from a comprehensive list of standard equipment including a six-CD autochanger with iPod preparation, rain and dusk sensors, a multifunction computer, air conditioning and 17-inch ‘Donington’ alloy wheels as well as a host of safety features including ABS, ESP (Electronic Stabilisation Programme) and six airbags. Adaptive Chassis Control (ACC) is also available on this model as a £765 option.

Volkswagen has also announced a new optional styling pack available on Scirocco GT models for the New Year. The new ‘Lugano Black’ package comprises 10-spoke 19-inch ‘Lugano’ alloy wheels finished in gloss black with additional Piano Black decorative inserts throughout the cabin, and costs £950.

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  (708) posted on 01.27.2010

@Euginewoods: yes, the overall performance of the car is quite an old school. The same as beetle or golf.

  (708) posted on 01.27.2010

This car is only used for everyday transportation, I think. This car is only built as a sports car or a transportation vehicle and not for racing purposes.

  (554) posted on 01.26.2010

The overall appearance of this one seems old school. The design is like being adopted form its previous models. It is also heavy because it will need 9.7 seconds to accelerate from0 to 60 mph.

TJKEON  (138) posted on 01.4.2010

that’s what a Scirocco R is for, honestly any engine they put under the hood of the new VW will make for a fantastic car

TJKEON  (569) posted on 01.4.2010

What in the world is happening that I thought Dodge and Lexus cars on that level is crappy on the performance and yet this Scirocco TSI is the crappiest among the cars I’ve mentioned. I’m having a deep breathe on this article. Although the features are there(acceptable), you may need to increase the power a little bit and even the sprint time for God Sake.

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