Volkswagen Scirocco GT TDI gets 170-hp option in the UK

Volkswagen announced today that it is adding a more powerful Scirocco GT TDI to the Scirocco lineup. Already available is the 2.0L TDI making 140-hp – the latest Scirocco GT TDI produces 170-hp mated to a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DSG gearbox.

0 to 62 mph comes in 8.1 seconds with a top speed of 138-mph. Fuel-economy is estimated at 44 mpg on the combined cycle.

Prices start at £21,755 ($32,912 USD) for the manual and £23,060 ($34,886 USD) for the 6-speed DSG.

We’re still eager to get a get a gasoline-powered Scirocco.

Click through for the press release.

Press Release:


The new performance diesel variant of the Scirocco GT equipped with a 2.0-litre TDI 170PS engine is now available to order. Combining effortless acceleration, made possible by 258 lbs ft of torque delivered from 1,750 rpm, and the ability to return 53.3 mpg on the combined cycle, the new model mixes style, economy and sharp dynamics.

The refined and powerful 2.0-litre common rail TDI engine develops 170 PS at 4,200 rpm and is available linked to either a six-speed manual or six-speed DSG gearbox. Both gearboxes accelerate the Scirocco to 62 mph from a standstill in 8.1 seconds and on to a top speed of 138 mph (DSG: 136), while emitting just 139 g/km (DSG: 147) of CO2.

The latest addition to the Scirocco range is available linked exclusively to the GT trim level and offers a comprehensive list of standard equipment including a six-CD autochanger, rain and dusk sensor, multifunction computer and 2Zone air conditioning. In terms of safety, ABS, ESP (Electronic Stabilisation Programme) and six airbags are all standard.

For the first time new 19-inch “˜Lugano’ alloy wheels are available as an option.

As with all models in the Scirocco range, the new GT 2.0-litre TDI 170PS is fitted with Adaptive Chassis Control (ACC) operating through pneumatic valves in the damper units. The system allows the driver to select from normal, comfort or sport modes to define the desired suspension and steering response settings for the conditions.

– By: Omar Rana