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2009-05-07 06:35

VW's 125kW Scirocco TDI won't be coming to South Africa, more the shame considering those 19-inch ‘Lugano’ wheels debut on it.

VW now offers efficient performance for European Scirocco buyers with Golf GTD sourced power.

Scirocco buyers will only have option on the 2.0 TDI engine in up-spec GT trim models, where the 125kW of power and 350Nm of peak rotational force will be tempered by VW’s tri-setting adaptive chassis control.

Breathing through 16-valves and fed by high-pressure piezo injectors, the 2.0 TDI engine produces maximum power at 4 200r/min and peak torque is available between 1 750- and 2 500r/min. Subsequently, coupled to either VW’s six-speed manual or DSG transmissions, performance should factor in the low eight-second bracket for the 0-100km/h sprint, with top speed around 220km/h.

Despite the keen performance numbers, the top line Scirocco diesel (being a compression ignition alternative) also majors on economy, with VW claiming average consumption of only 5.6l/100km.

Although the Scirocco 125kW TDI will retail in the right-hand drive UK market, it's unlikely to come to South Africa, suffering a similar fate to the Golf VI GTD. VWSA is not planning to sell the GTD locally due to a traditional lack of demand here for performance diesel derivatives.


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