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VW Scirocco and Beetle rumored to get axed

When most of us are asked what the most recognizable Volkswagen vehicle is in history, probably the first thing that we would think of is the iconic Beetle. With around 21.5 M units distributed worldwide, there's no denying that the classic Beetle is considered one of the most popular vehicles in history.

However, all good things must come to an end, as the hard top Beetle variant is now being considered to be put on the chopping block due to the poor sales. Not only is the hardtop Beetle is loomed to be retired, but the Scirocco may also soon disappear from the brand's lineup.

Due to the slow sales of the senior models, the time has probably come to end the Beetle and the Scirocco lineage. Volkswagen board member Arno Antlitz disclosed to Autocar that the Beetle and Scirocco are considered to be solid models of an emotional and charismatic class of automobiles, but it is not always about extending cars from one gen to the next. If rumours are to be true, then the Beetle Convertible will be at least happy, as the talks say that it will be given a slim reprieve due to the fact that is more sellable compared to its hardtop variant.

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Volkswagen announces two new Scirocco Black Edition models in the UK

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.

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2015 Volkswagen Scirocco GTS debuts at Shanghai Auto Show

Volkswagen has a new sports car -- the new Scirocco GTS – which is slated to make its world premiere at Auto Shanghai. Boasting a power of 162 kW / 220 PS, its engine is a favourite in the Scirocco lineup since its design is similar to that of the Golf GTI’s engine. It features a turbocharged direct-injection petrol engine that is known as one of the most agile four-cylinder engines throughout the world.

As a result, the Scirocco GTS is capable of accelerating from zero to 100 km/h in only 6.5 seconds, regardless of whether it has a manual gearbox or the 6-speed DSG. Its top speed is at a formidable 246 km/h (DSG: 244 km/h). The Scirocco’s engine is very efficient with an average fuel consumption of 6.1 l/100 km with a manual gearbox and of 6.4 l/100 km with a DSG gearbox.

To those who are unfamiliar with auto history, the Scirocco is a pure bred European sports coupe that holds a timeless appeal due largely to how it had been reinvented many times over. This car was introduced 41 years ago at the Geneva Motor Show.

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Vw celebrates the one millionth Scirocco with special edition

Volkswagen is celebrating the milestone of producing one million units of the Scirocco sports coupé by launching a special edition version. The Scirocco Million, which is available just in Germany and China, is painted black and features several unique styling features such as R-Line bumpers, R-Line side sills, smoked tail lights, ‘Million’ stickers on the wings and dark tinted rear windows.

The special model’s interior features include black leather upholstery with orange contrasting stitching. It also gets additional orange highlights as well as ‘Million’ decals on the door sills. Moreover, the Scirocco Million comes painted in Deep Black Metallic color and can be recognized at first glance by its sporty accent strip (in the middle of the body), the exterior rear mirror caps painted in “Galvanic Grey” and its “Interlagos” 18-inch alloy wheels.

Furthermore, the interior features standard leather seating (type “Vienna” in black) with contrasting seams in “Snap Orange.” The Scirocco Million customers can get one of the three different petrol engines (TSI) and two diesel engines (TDI). The TSI have output ratings of 90 kW / 122 PS, 118 kW / 160 PS and 155 kW / 210 PS, while the TDIs develop 103 kW / 140 PS and 130 kW / 177 PS.

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It seems that the Volkswagen Scirocco still has some chances to make it to the United States and the latest man (and one of the most important) is Jonathan Browning, CEO of VW Group of America. Browning said in an interview at the New York Auto Show that he is trying to bring the Scirocco to the United States as the stylish coupe is a piece of the lineup that he would dearly love to see there (U.S.).

Still, if the Scirocco will make it to the U.S. this will happen in when the facelifted version will arrive. This will be the same move made by Bmw with the X1, which arrived in the United States after it received a facelift. For those who don’t know, the Scirocco was last sold in the U.S. back in 1988. In Europe, the new Vw Scirocco made its debut in 2008 and despite the financial crisis, the car was a success.

Besides the Vw Scirocco, Browning and top marketer Tim Mahoney also dropped hints about VW lineup plans and both pointed to the Alltrack Concept on display at the VW stand. If it arrives in the United States, this vehicle will take on cars such as the Subaru Outback.

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Volkswagen has placed a new ESP system on its most potent Golf GTI and R models and its entire Scirocco range, enabling the driver to fully disable electronic aids. The carmaker likely made the changes after being criticized by the media and some customers who said that the models were not adjustable or sporting enough, didn’t give full control to the driver, and were too sensible compared with rivals. The new system will be installed on all 2012 model year Sciroccos and Golf GTIs and Rs built from May.

These vehicles will be seen in showrooms starting July. Bearing a two-stage system, the new ESP set-up controls traction control and braking, says Autocar. The traction control will be disabled after pressing the ESP off button once. Holding the button for over three seconds will fully disable both traction control and electronic braking systems.

The system will only cut back in if the driver presses the brake pedal in the middle of an ‘emergency’, whether control of the vehicle is lost by the driver or if they want the car to straighten up by itself.

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Volkswagen AG aims to triple deliveries in the U.S. and one of the carmaker’s strategy is to bring back the Scirocco coupe. Jonathan Browning, VW's U.S. chief, said in an interview in Washington that the company is “looking for opportunities” to make the Scirocco available to the U.S. market once again.

And Browning said that he personally wants this to happen “as soon as possible.” In the 1970s and 1980s, the Scirocco had a cult following in the U.S. and it was featured several times in television shows and movies.

Volkswagen has set a target for sales to hit 1 million vehicles in the U.S. by 2018, including models by the Audi luxury unit. VW also seeks to close the gap with Toyota Motor Corp. and General Motors Co.

Read the entire article VW Scirocco to return to the U.S. ‘as soon as possible’, VW’s U.S. chief says

A new nameplate might make its debut in the United States once Jonathan Browning (President and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America) gets his way now that he runs Volkswagen's U.S. operations.

Browning said that he wants to see add the familiar performance car of the 1980s and 1990s to the lineup a.k.a. the Scirocco, but he also added that Volkswagen is not able to make the case to bring it in this (product) cycle.

In the future, the Scirocco might be added to Volkswagen’s lineup, that’s for sure. Still, Volkswagen will bring the Golf R performance car in the United States but also new cars such as the 2012 Vw Passat unveiled last week at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show but also a new 2012 Beetle.

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The Ford coupé is set on making a comeback with a vengeance. According to a report from Auto Express, Ford is developing a modern interpretation of the Capri and is hoping to compete with the VW Scirocco. As the Cougar had departed from the lineup in 2002, Ford has not had any model to rival the Scirocco.

Ford’s new model is based on the FocusMkIII, and it will serve two functions. First, it will replace the outgoing three-door hatch and secondly, it will serve as an exciting flagship for the entire range. Expect to see the Focus coupé concept make its debut at the Detroit Motor Show in January.

This coupé is a ‘world car’ just like the latest Focus and Fiesta – a result of the One Ford global design strategy. In a recent interview with Auto Express, design boss Martin Smith had dropped hints about a coupé.

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The thriving tuner mtm Motoren-Technik-Mayer presents the MTM Scirocco R with its uniquely developed tuning parts just in time for the Essen Motor Show. The program for the VW Scirocco includes a performance improvement of up to 272 hp, a MTM Clubsport running gear, a 4-pipe exhaust system with rear skirt add-on, a 8-piston MTM Brembo brake and also limited, sportive ”bimoto“ rims.

In the place of a standard €3,479 plus an additional €828 for fitting costs, it is currently ONLY €2,990 plus the same €828 for fitting. The best interface of the MTM motor electronics as well as the MTM middle- and end muffler, the MTM front muffler as well as the pre-tube with a metal catalytic converter.

The uniquely manufacture MTM exhaust system for the VW Scirocco is offered starting from €2,255. An improvement in performance of up to 272 hp at 6,080 rpm can be attained for the Scirocco. A range of 245, 250, or 272 hp performance improvements are currently available.

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It's been a while since we saw some quality tuning but today it seems it's our lucky day! Oettinger, the great German tuner specialized in Vw vehicles, unveiled the tuning kit for the recently launched Scirocco. The new kit consists of Aero Flaps for the front splitter, new side and a rear air diffuser.

At the interior we can find carbon-fiber inserts, stainless steel kick plates, finest floor mats and aluminium pedals. If you are not impressed about this body kit then you may be interested of what's under the hood.

There we can find a 1.4-liter TSI engine delivering an impressive 200 hp from 160 hp and the 2.0-liter FSI engine, found also on the Golf V GTI and delivering 200 hp, boosted to an astonishing 240 hp. Of course this is not all! Oettinger is currently working at a new kit for the 2.0-liter FSI engine which will make it capable to deliver 350 hp and 470 Nm of torque!

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Once more, the JE DESIGN engineers have proven that they are still the quickest. Only introduced a few weeks ago, the VW tuning specialists from Leingarten near Heilbronn are already prepared to deliver a complete sport program for the latest Vw Scirocco.

The program, provided by free accessory dealers, can now be ordered. It cannot be avoided that when someone looks for a unique, athletic appearance, that he will most likely order an appropriate body package from JE DESIGN who has consistently delivered OEM quality components.

Of course, what is clearly implied here is that the material used is made of high-grade ABS and all components are individually fit as they are produced with CNC.

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The newest-ever Scirocco has just arrived and it will bring a lot of fuss when it gets to the United Kingdom in 2010. VW attracted visitors to Italy’s Bologna Motor Show with this stunning concept vehicle, designated as the Studie R. It can now be released by AutoExpress that it reviews a fresh performance lead vehicle Scirocco which will compete with Ford’s Focus RS, and is successfully a street going variant of the GT24 racecar. Upon joining the range, it’s probably going to be branded R20T, as revealed by Auto Express in their 1041st issue.

It is outfitted with a 2.0-liter TFSI turbocharged gasoline powerhouse, generating 262bhp.This engine has been fitted into the Studie R, and is an enhancement of the present Audi S3’s engine. It pledges to remove about a second off the Audi’s 0-62 mph (100 km/h) sprint time, providing a rate of six seconds, more or less.

The Vw Group’s dual-clutch DSG box is likewise expected to be presentThe racing origins of the Studie R are quite apparent, with sports suspension, four-pot brake calipers and what VW refers to as a ’sound-optimized’ exhaust system.

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Car tuners are currently turning their attention on the Vw Scirocco, the newest version of which comes from the Swiss high-end tuning firm Sportec. The tuning program for the Scirocco includes optimization of performance, sports suspension, stylish wheels and engineering components that aim at general enhancements.

The original power yield of 200hp from the 2-liter gasoline unit after optimization is now available from 240hp to 350hp. Maximum torque for the top variant was improved from 280 to 480Nm.

The combination of engine electronics with a stainless steel exhaust along with a turbocharger from Sportec, a charge-air intercooler and revised fuel system have together enhanced the car's performance level.

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The Vw Scirocco represented in the past e very popular object to the tuning industry and it seems that the brand new version launched in 2008 is following the same path.

The latest tuner who unveiled its customization programme for the Scirocco is B&B. The body kit from the German tuner includes a new front bumper, new grille, side sills, a rear roof spoiler and a new rear apron with interated air diffuser and exhaust system.

The big surprise is under the hood, where the 2.0-litre TSI engine receives six levels of power: 235 hp, 250 hp, 265 hp, 286 hp, 300 hp and the EVO R stage which takes the engine to 350 hp (which costs almost €10,000).

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An upmarket Project Car resulted from the partnership of APP Europe with CFC, KW Automotive, MR Car Design, Rieger Tuning, and Wimmer Rennsporttechnik. The car is made to sit on Vredestein sport tires on which APP Europe installs a stoptech high performance stopping system which comes with 4-pistons and two-piece slotted discs measuring 355x32mm.

Rounding off the brake system is the ground-breaking Stahlbus caliper air vent plug. Included in the collection are APP Europe 19 inch, 3-piece aluminum rims in two-color design and made of forged aluminum.

The middle comes with rotating rim-logos and the wheels are wrapped in Ultrac Sessanta high performance rubber from Vredestein. Rieger provided the car with an integrated tuning bodykit which includes a front apron, side skirts, valance accretion at the rear with diffuser optics installed.

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VW is coming out with its latest high-performance VW Scirocco coupe, a vehicle that has been officially exempted from sale in the US. The first sign that something like this was coming was when VW introduced the GT24-CNG race car and the Scirocco Studie R concept at the Bologna Motor Show.

The latest performance version, dubbed the Scirocco R (not the Scirocco R20T - all the websites were speaking, but the readers of 4wheelsnews knew that, as we reported in this post) will be making its introduction together with a similar Golf-based variant at the Nurburgring 24 hour endurance competition this weekend.

The main elements carried from the previous concepts consist of the aggressively styled bumper with bigger intakes and special running lights, together with a bit wider fenders and ride height closer to the ground. Performance numbers of the Scirocco R include a power output of 265hp (198kW) and 258lb-ft (350Nm) and equipped with a six-speed manual or a dual-clutch DSG which as an option.

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Volkswagen's Golf R and Scirocco R are now available to order in Germany . It's likely that people would be scrambling for these models since these have exceptional fuel efficiency and are especially customized to provide advanced engine performance. Powering the Golf R is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine that develops 270 hp and 350 Nm of torque between 2,500 and 5,000 rpm.

The four-wheel drive model is able to accelerate from 0 to 60mph in 5.7 seconds (5.5 seconds if equipped with a DSG transmission) and to achieve a top speed of 250 km/h.

The Golf R uses up 8.5 liters of gasoline every 100 km (27.6 mpg) which is 2.2 liters or 21 percent less than its predecessor. In Germany , the car has a price tag of 36,400 euros. Meanwhile, the Scirocco R, which is priced at 33,475 euro, is powered by a 2.0-liter TSI engine that develops 265 hp.

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Are you looking for an athletically styled R-model that is not only fast and powerful but also clean and efficient? Then consider the Volkswagen Scirocco R, as conceptualized by Volkswagen Individual. At first glance, the Scirocco R definitely features a vaunted R-design.

With a weight of 1,344kg, Scirocco R features a front end that adheres to the "form follows function" design philosophy. Three large air inlets with large louvres in the customized bumper are not only integrated to provide the Scirocco R with a dynamic front fascia but are primarily designed for optimal cooling of the engine and brakes.

Standard LED daytime running lights are integrated to both right and left of the outboard air inlets. Scirocco R features a distinct high-end glossy black radiator grille bearing a new chrome R-logo design. Moreover, the front end of the VW Scirocco R is fitted with standard bi-xenon headlights with integrated indicator lights.

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Starting January 4, the Volkswagen Scirocco will be available. The two-door compact coupe, which boasts an efficient new entry-level engine, is equipped with the 1.4-liter TSI 122 PS engine. Prices start at £18,860 RRP on the road. The 1.4-liter TSI 122 PS unit develops 147 lbs ft of torque channeled via a six-speed manual gearbox, through the front wheels.

The car can go from 0 to 62 mph in 9.7 seconds and can reach a top speed of 124 mph. Due 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. This new entry-level model boasts a wide-ranging list of standard equipment.

This includes a set of 17-inch Donington alloy wheels and safety features: ABS, ESP (Electronic Stabilization Program) and six airbags. For £765 more, the buyer can get the Adaptive Chassis Control (ACC) on this model.

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