GTS gets new engines
Volkswagen seems to have done away with twin-charged 1.4-litre TSIs in its performance models and the Scirocco is no different, with the small capacity unit now being replaced by a de-tuned 2.0-litre with 132kW on tap while the high-power variant now gets 162kW from the same 2.0-litre power plant.
The 132kW/280Nm variant is available with a six-speed manual transmission while the 162kW/350Nm GTS version comes exclusively with the DSG automatic gearbox, while the flagship 188kW/350Nm R model is also only available with the DSG automatic transmission.
The 132kW variant will go from 0-100km/h in 7.4 seconds and on to a top speed of 227km/h while consuming a claimed 6.1 litres/100km. The GTS 162kW model will do the dash to 100km/h in 6.9 seconds and go all the way to 246km/h while consuming 6.4 litres/100km.
|2.0 TSI Scirocco Highline||132kW/280Nm||Manual||7.4 seconds||6.1 litres/100km|
|2.0 TSI Scirocco GTS||162kW/350Nm||DSG Automatic||6.9 seconds||6.4 litres/100km|
|2.0 TSI Scirocco R||188kW/350Nm||DSG Automatic||5.8 seconds||8.0 litres/100km|
Tell me about the GTS
The badge can be dated back as far as the early 80s with the original Scirocco which, with the iconic badge attached, also came with the distinctive GTS stripe across the bonnet to the rear section. The new model retains the same style stripe while benefiting from new 18-inch alloy wheels, exterior bits from the R-line body kit option, black side mirrors and of course, the GTS insignias on the front grille and rear tailgate.
Inside the GTS you’ll find GTS badges aplenty, a retouched steering wheel, black headliner, a golf ball-shaped gear knob, chrome accents, contrasting red stitching for the seats, safety belts, handbrake and gearlever as well as the Composition Media infotainment system with a 5.8-inch colour touchscreen with Bluetooth, CD-player, USB, MP3 functionality, AUX and SD-card compatibility
Warranty and service plan
The model range comes with a five-year/90 000km Service Plan as well as a three-ear/120 000km warranty.
|2.0 TSI Scirocco Highline 132kW Manual||R369 900|
|2.0 TSI Scirocco GTS 162kW DSG||R439 000|
|2.0 TSI Scirocco R 188kW DSG||R494 200|