New engine for Volkswagen Scirocco GT announced

Posted on Sunday, 8 November 2009 , 08:11:24 byEmil

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New engine for Volkswagen Scirocco GT announced

It seems that Volkswagen is currently trying to address the enthusiast segment of car lovers. After they announced the pricing levels for two sporty hatchbacks, more precisely the Volkswagen Golf R and the Volkswagen Scirocco R , now the German automaker has announced that the 2010 Volkswagen Scirocco GT will be getting a slightly tweaked version of the 2.0 liter TFSI engine. More precisely, the 2010 Volkswagen Scirocco GT will get its power from a 2.0 liter TFSI engine capable of developing 210 horsepower, which represents an improvement of 10 horsepower. Thanks to the extra power, the 2010 Volkswagen Scirocco GT will reach a maximum speed of 149 mph (240 km/h) or 147 mph when equipped with the DSG transmission while being able to go from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.9 seconds.

The fuel efficiency could not have been completely ignored. Thus, the revised 2.0 liter TFSI engine is more environmental friendly even though it is more powerful. More precisely, the emissions of carbon dioxide are down to 172 grams per kilometer from 179 grams per kilometer of the current engine. The average fuel economy figures return 38.2 mpg UK which is an improvement of 1 mpg UK for the new engine in comparison to the current one. This is mostly thanks to the revised oil and cooling systems.

It will be interesting to see if the German automaker can make the Volkswagen Scirocco to be as successful as the Volkswagen Golf. For those of you who forgot, the Volkswagen Golf is the best sold car in Europe in 2009.


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