Volkswagen announces two new Scirocco Black Edition models in the UK

Article by Andrew Christian, on December 3, 2015

Volkswagen is launching two special edition versions of the third-generation Scirocco sports coupé in the United Kingdom, both boasting of extra styling that further enhances their already elegant yet dynamic appearances with a great value for money.

As their names suggest, these two new Scirocco Black Edition models -- the Scirocco GT Black Edition and Scirocco R-Line Black Edition – feature a black painted contrast roof, door mirrors and rear spoiler, black painted alloy wheels and 90-percent tinted rear windows.

These black elements further boost the unique silhouette and wide, low stance of the Scirocco sports coupé. Eighteen-inch Black Lisbon alloy wheels and 19-inch Black Lugano alloy wheels are featured on the Scirocco GT Black Edition and R-Line Black Edition, respectively.

With a price starting from £23,135 (RRP OTR) for the GT Scirocco Black Edition 1.4-liter TSI BlueMotion Technology – representing just an additional £550 over the equivalent GT and R-Line trims – the special edition models offer a great value for money.

For instance, buyers will have to shed an extra £610 if they want to add the optional 18-inch Lisbon alloy wheels on the GT trim. Likewise, they have to pay £70 to add 90-percent tinted windows on their GT-trimmed vehicles.

When the third-generation Scirocco was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2014, it immediately turned heads with its aggressive yet elegant styling. It also featured elements like the attention-grabbing headlights and LED tail light designs as well as a front bumper with aerodynamic ‘blades’ in the outer section.

The cabin features a dashboard that contains an auxiliary instrument cluster -- chronometer, charge pressure and oil temperature gauges -- above the center console.

All Scirocco models features standard equipment like the Composition Media system with 6.5-inch colour touch-screen, Bluetooth telephone and audio connection, MDI (Multi Device Interface) via USB connection, DAB digital radio receiver, single CD player, air conditioning and SD card reader.

Other standard equipment includes an auto-dimming rear view mirror; automatic headlights and wipers; and height-adjustable sports seats. Also featured as standard is a multifunction leather-covered steering wheel, with DSG models provided with paddleshifts.

Meanwhile, the Scirocco GT adds Discover Navigation, dynamic navigation based on TMC+, Fast, Short and Eco route options, preloaded European navigation data and 2Zone climate control. This special edition also adds front fog lights, dark-tinted rear windows, a black roof lining and front and rear parking sensors.

It also adds ‘chequered flag’ dash inserts and aluminum-look pedals as well as cloth and part Alcantara-trimmed upholstery. On the other hand, the Scirocco R-Line model features R-Line-specific bumpers and side skirts, an R-Line-specific steering wheel, handbrake and a gear lever as well as R-Line scuff plates.

It also features heated, electrically adjustable ‘Vienna’ leather sports seats and ‘carbon-look’ dash inserts. Scirocco R models adds Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) as well as unique ‘R’ sports suspension that lowers the sports coupe by around 10 mm. Scirocco R models also feature Bi-xenon headlights with dynamic curve lighting, static cornering function, automatic range adjustment and headlight washers.

These models are made more distinctive with the ‘R’ logo; a bespoke ‘R’ styling pack; LED daytime running lights set into the front bumper. Moreover, Scirocco R models come with decorative interior trim inserts, as well as a leather-trimmed three-spoke multifunction steering wheel.

Furthermore, the interior reveals leather upholstery and front sports seats with embossed ‘R’ logo. Interested buyers could now start ordering Volkswagen's Scirocco GT Black Edition and R-Line Black Edition, with first registrations due in January 2016.

Powertrain

The Scirocco features a range of advanced engines that offer up to 280 PS and boast of impressive fuel economy.

Also available are six turbocharged direct-injection petrol or diesel engines that have fuel efficiency ratings of between 67.3 mpg and 35.3 mpg.

All of these engines comply with EU6 emissions standards. Every model -- except the R – come equipped with BlueMotion Technology technologies like Stop/Start and brake energy recuperation systems.

Both the Scirocco GT Black Edition and Scirocco R-Line Black Edition could be powered with any of these engines -- a 125 PS 1.4-liter petrol engine; a 180 PS 2.0-liter petrol unit; 150 PS 2.0-liter diesel engine; and a 184 PS 2.0-liter diesel engine. All engines are mated to a six-speed manual transmission as standard.

However, all except for the 1.4-litre TSI can be mated to an optional six-speed DSG gearbox. These engines and transmissions allow the Scirocco special editions to accelerate from zero to 62 mph at times of between 9.3 seconds to 5.5 seconds. Top speeds range from 126 mph to a limited 155 mph.

Press Release

BACK TO BLACK: VOLKSWAGEN SCIROCCO SPECIAL EDITIONS ADD STYLE AND VALUE

The ‘kerb appeal’ of Volkswagen’s exhilarating Scirocco sports coupé has never been in doubt: the distinctive silhouette and wide, low stance of this third generation model – revealed just last year – continue to turn heads.

Now Volkswagen is boosting the Scirocco’s desirability yet further with the UK launch of two special edition versions – both available to order in dealers now – that add not only extra style but also enhance the four-seat coupé’s already-strong value proposition.

The debut of two new Scirocco Black Edition models: the Scirocco GT Black Edition and Scirocco R-Line Black Edition, sees the addition as standard of black painted alloy wheels, a black painted contrast roof, door mirrors and rear spoiler, and 90% tinted rear windows. Together, they significantly enrich the visual appeal of this already dynamic-looking coupé.

The Scirocco GT Black Edition boasts 18-inch Black Lisbon alloy wheels, while the R-Line Black Edition benefits from arch-filling 19-inch Black Lugano alloy wheels. Priced from £23,135 (RRP OTR) for the GT Scirocco Black Edition 1.4-litre TSI BlueMotion Technology – a premium of £550 over the equivalent GT and R-Line trims – the new models offer great value for money, too. As an example, the 18-inch Lisbon alloy wheels alone would otherwise be a £610 option on the GT trim, while the cars’ 90% tinted windows are a £70 option.

The third generation Scirocco made its global public debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2014 – 40 years after the original debuted – and comes with a range of advanced engines that offer up to 280 PS yet also promise both impressive performance and fuel efficiency.

Styling highlights include eye-catching headlight and LED tail light designs, a front bumper featuring aerodynamic ‘blades’ in the outer section and, inside, a dashboard containing an auxiliary instrument cluster above the centre console consisting of chronometer, charge pressure and oil temperature gauges.

Under the Scirocco’s purposeful bonnet lies one of six turbocharged direct-injection petrol or diesel engines, all of which meet EU6 emissions standards and return between 67.3 and 35.3 mpg. Every model in the range except the R feature BlueMotion Technology additions, meaning they come as standard with Stop/Start and brake energy recuperation systems.

In new GT Black Edition and R-Line Black Edition guise the petrol range comprises a 1.4-litre 125 PS or a 2.0-litre 180 PS unit while two diesel engines, both 2.0-litre, offer either 150 PS or 184 PS. The 1.4-litre TSI comes with a six-speed manual gearbox, while all other engines are fitted with a standard six-speed manual gearbox or the option of a six-speed DSG gearbox.

Performance over the 0-62 mph sprint ranges from 9.3 seconds to 5.5 seconds, depending on engine and transmission choice, while top speeds, where legal, range from 126 mph to 155 mph (limited).

Standard equipment across the entire Scirocco range includes the Composition Media system with 6.5-inch colour touch-screen, Bluetooth telephone and audio connection, DAB digital radio receiver, MDI (Multi Device Interface) via USB connection, SD card reader and single CD player along with air conditioning; automatic headlights and wipers; an auto-dimming rear view mirror; height-adjustable sports seats and a multifunction leather-covered steering wheel (with paddleshifts on DSG models).

The Scirocco GT features, in addition to the Composition Media system, Discover Navigation offering branded points of interest, dynamic navigation based on TMC+, preloaded European navigation data and Fast, Short and Eco route options as well as 2Zone climate control; dark-tinted rear windows; front fog lights; front and rear parking sensors; a black roof lining; ‘chequered flag’ dash inserts and aluminium-look pedals and cloth and part Alcantara-trimmed upholstery.

The R-Line model comes with R-Line-specific bumpers and side skirts; R-Line scuff plates; an R-Line-specific steering wheel, handbrake and gear lever; ‘carbon-look’ dash inserts; and heated, electrically adjustable ‘Vienna’ leather sports seats.

Top-of-the-range Scirocco R models add a host of sporting and luxury features including Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC); Unique ‘R’ sports suspension lowered by around 10 mm; Bi-xenon headlights with dynamic curve lighting, automatic range adjustment, static cornering function and headlight washers; black brake calipers with ‘R’ logo; LED daytime running lights set into the front bumper (in lieu of front fog lights); a bespoke ‘R’ styling pack; Gloss Black decorative interior trim inserts; leather trimmed three-spoke multifunction steering wheel Vienna leather upholstery and front sports seats with embossed ‘R’ logo.

Volkswagen Scirocco GT Black Edition and R-Line Black Edition models are available to order now, with first registrations due in January 2016.

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