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Volkswagen Scirocco

The Volkswagen is a sports coupe manufactured by manufacturer Volkswagen through two from 1974 until and reintroduced in a third generation in 2008.

1985 Volkswagen White Cat. 1.8-liter engine with 66 kW/90 4+E gearbox, alpine white. Volkswagen)

Automobile sportiness at the Classic stand in Hall 7 at 2008 in Essen.

“Scirocco” is the for a hot wind from the Sahara towards the Mediterranean coast. 1974, though, Volkswagen its customers much more just hot air with the Scirocco. the ground-breaking Golf concept, the brought a breath of fresh air to the model program.

In the early Volkswagen opened up to new technical and finally said goodbye to the of air-cooled engines. Based on the which went into in March 1974, Giorgio designed a smart and sporty body. With its new sports initially available as the 85 bhp Scirocco TS, brought pleasure to the hearts of driving enthusiasts everywhere.

Over half a million of the Scirocco generation were from 1974 to 1981. was a wide choice of equipment and configurations: the engine range the 1.1-liter 50 bhp model to the 110 bhp version in the The second generation of the

Scirocco in 1981. Over 291,000 of this version were produced by Karmann until

Unlike the Scirocco I, the successor was at the Wolfsburg Design Center and was more powerful, with ten engine variants ranging the 60 bhp, 1.3-liter model to the 139 bhp version.

(source: Volkswagen)

The nameplate Scirocco derives the Italian word for the Sirocco — and the period in its history when named vehicles after winds, including also (after the German word for wind, Golf (after Stream), Bora (after and Jetta (after Jet stream).

First generation (1974-1981).

began work on the car during the 1970s as the replacement for the aging Ghia coupe, and designated it the 53 internally. By hand-building the Golf/Rabbit and (which was not introduced until well after Scirocco was to underpin the new Scirocco, although every part of the car was re-engineered in of a sportier drive, and the model’s styling, penned by Giorgetto was sleeker and sportier than of either the Golf or Jetta.

The went on sale in Europe in and in North America in 1975. I models featured a range of engines with displacements 1.1 to 1.6 L (1.7 L in North America), all a single-overhead camshaft and two valves per

The car changed little before replaced by the Mark 2 version in (Europe). However, air conditioning available as an option on the domestic in August 1975. The possibility to the installation, together with a battery, was offered to existing

During the production of the Mark I, were subtle changes to the and trim. In 1977 (1976 was year) the conventional two wiper changes to a single wiper parks on the passenger side of the

In 1978 the separate front marker and turn signal, to a combination wrap-around orange Other mid-life changes chrome bumpers with end caps to a plastic one-piece around bumper.

In 1979 the flag style outside transitioned to a two-piece shrouded There were also variants throughout the Mark I Most distinguishable by paint and trim, there were versions called Sidewinder, II, Champagne Edition, Champagne II and the S.

The Champagne Edition II only in white with black On the NA models the 1980 S versions in only three colours, White, Black and Mars Red unique colour accents. was followed by the 1981 S versions only came in Cosmos Metallic, Cirrus Gray and Mars Red without the colour

1973 Volkswagen Scirocco. model year, vehicle number 1, 1.5-liter gasoline with 51 kW/70 bhp, automatic transmission, diamond metallic. (source: Volkswagen)

Volkswagen Scirocco GT. 1.5-liter engine with 51 kW/70 4-gear manual transmission, green metallic. (source:

1976 Volkswagen Scirocco 1.6-liter gasoline engine 81 kW/110 bhp, 4-gear transmission, ancona metallic. Volkswagen)

Second generation

A heavily re-designed Mark II went on sale in 1982, it remained on the A1 platform. One unique of the Mark II was the location of the rear midway up the glass on the rear A mid-cycle update occurred in which included minor over the 1982 model: of the outlined SCIROCCO script the rear hatch (below the a redesigned air conditioning compressor, and a brake master cylinder in-line proportioning valves and a light switch mounted to the instead of on the master cylinder.

Half way through the 1984 year, a new space-saver spare was added, that provided for a larger fuel tank a second transfer fuel Leather interior, power and mirrors, air conditioning, and a manual were options for all years. power and torque steadily over the years.

1982 and models produced 74 hp (55 kW) and 90 ft·lbf N·m) of torque. The engine was EN. The 1984 models produced 90 hp (67 kW) and 100 (140 N·m) torque, the code was JH.

In mid-1986 a 16-valve with 123 hp (92 kW) and 120 ft·lbf (160 of torque was released in the United and Canada, which included a body skirt, larger spoiler, and tear-drop shaped slots, and vinyl on the B-pillar, to it from Mark II 8-valve The 16V engine code was PL.

Although the engine brought added to the range, it proved a somewhat choice in the North American as later A2 Golf GTIs in the USA were available with a powerful 16-valve 2.0 L motor. was, however, not questionable at the since the 2.0 L 16V engine did not show up in America until 1990, two after the demise of the Scirocco. the European 1.8 16V that was fitted the Scirocco GTX 16V model developed 139 bhp kW), surpassed only by the A3 2.0 16v with 150 bhp (110 kW).

Like the first generation the car was assembled on behalf of Volkswagen by of Osnabrück.

Scirocco sales until 1988 in the United 1989 in Canada, and 1992 in

The Scirocco was replaced by the Corrado in the VW

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1986 Volkswagen Scirocco GTX 1.8-liter gasoline engine 95 kW/129 bhp, 5-gear transmission, Mars red. Volkswagen)

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