Volkswagen Scirocco GT TDI 170

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Volkswagen Scirocco

GT TDI 170

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Volkswagen Scirocco GT TDI 170

Model/Engine 2.0 GT TDI 170 6-speed DSG

Fuel: Diesel

economy combined: 50.4 mpg

rating: 9/10

The Volkswagen in 140 PS TDI form is one of the class-leaders for efficiency in the car category; the 170 PS version is almost as but has more performance, and we rate it as one of the cars we’ve driven all

Firstly, we’ll admit your preference is likely to be for a sports car, and this would apply equally to the However, if you want to combine the of a sports car with the potential of an efficient diesel, then the TDI is an choice.

This Scirocco with a 6-speed DSG (Direct Gearbox), which is a brilliant bit of Because diesels have a power band than engines, enthusiastic negotiation of such as roundabouts on fast may actually require a couple of in the TDI, and this is something is done marginally quicker a DSG box than a manual.

We’re certainly not fans of the of automatic transmissions, however the DSG with its steering wheel-mounted shifters, is excellent. Gear are rapid, and you certainly feel in control than with an although there was the odd occasion the DSG gearbox was caught out when down. Yet if you want to laze in fully auto mode, for in a traffic jam, then you can do that.

One point to note is although the DSG box is excellent, it reduces economy – without the DSG transmission the 170 PS can manage 53.3 mpg and 139 g/km compared to 50.4 mpg and 147 g/km for the DSG of course we’ve already that the 170 PS engine is less than the 140 PS – the lesser-powered unit can 55.4 mpg and 134 g/km CO2.

Volkswagen has in fact just that all entry-level Scirocco and GT models with the 2.0-litre 140 PS TDI will now feature BlueMotion modifications.

The models, available a six-speed manual or optional DSG gearbox, offer savings increased fuel economy, from 55.4 mpg to 62.8 mpg on the cycle (51.4 mpg to 57.6 mpg the DSG option), and lower emissions, from 134 g/km to 118 g/km to 129 with DSG).

Even the TDI 170 PS engine fitted to the Scirocco GT, as will now improve, resulting in economy figures improving to mpg from 53.3 mpg (50.4 mpg to mpg with DSG) and CO2 emissions from 139 to 134 g/km (147 to 144 for

Despite all the pros and cons green credentials, the Scirocco is to be a sports car, so we’d the 170 PS with DSG, as it has enough to come close to providing a sports car experience, but it can still 50 mpg on a long run, and that is a impressive combination in our view. The engine even sounds – something that is important for a car has sporty pretentions.

It’s not just the engine and combination that works the chassis also does a job of achieving a good balance comfort and sporty handling, and the car planted and stable at all times. You can in choose between Sport, or Comfort suspension settings, as all come with Adaptive Control (ACC) as standard, allows three damper, and throttle response settings to be

The result is an overall driving that is extremely refined. this class of car we would go for drive over front-wheel in virtually all cases, however you don’t feel that drive spoils the Scirocco experience.

The interior is an extremely pleasant to be; it’s well designed, it extremely classy, and the build feels …-proof. The seats are and the chunky, flat-bottomed leather wheel feels superb.

equipment on the Scirocco is good, and in the test car came with trim and touch-screen satellite-navigation, is an excellent system, allowing an swap between map or 3D view, and scales. The car also has an easy to play an iPhone through the

The Scirocco even manages to an impressive balance between levels of interior space and exterior coupe looks. To the point, we even managed to fit in two and one toddler plus all the required for a camping weekend. Split rear seats certainly in accommodating extra luggage.

And many cars, fitting an child seat was straightforward, as with any two or three-door coupe, the rear seats isn’t easy.

Which brings us to the exterior. The car does appear squashed, with big wide arches, and some people to love it, while others as keen. We don’t think it that great in some but we have to say that it looks fantastic in the bright ‘Viper’ green of the test car, and the wheels certainly help to the car off.

The Scirocco can offer a lot of car for the money, this test car was priced at plus £1715 for satnav, upholstery at £1685, metallic at £430, rear parking at £355 and mats at £75 – which to a grand total of £29,015. not so cheap.

The Scirocco has everything. a refined and practical sports that is also excellent to It has good performance yet on a long run you can a decent amount of economy, and the DSG is excellent. It has a respectable amount of for a coupe, and in metallic green it great.

We were tempted to the Scirocco a Green-Car-Guide rating of 10 out of 10, but as all our tests must have a on green credentials, we’ll to give it a 9 out of 10.

Paul Clarke

The view the Energy Saving Trust

VW a thing or two about producing fuel-efficient cars. Its BlueMotion is class-leading in terms of emissions. The brings to the market a blend of style with everyday In diesel form the Scirocco’s CO2 point to VW’s underlying to producing fuel-efficient cars have more general In this they have with a car that looks is good to drive and can be fuel-efficient.

Of there is the driver to consider and in kind of car it may be that drivers are inclined to drive more If that’s the case, then all of hard work is wasted as fuel is consumed because of the right foot.

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