KUALA LUMPUR: Scirocco R, the most powerful of the Scirocco model line, is now available in Malaysia.
This is the third car to have the R badge in Malaysia following the introduction of the Golf R and Passat CC R-Line last month.
Malaysians first saw it in the Scirocco R-Cup series at the Sepang International Circuit last year.
A turbo four-cylinder TSI is used in the car as in the racing versions of the Scirocco R-Cup.
Its 2.0-litre TSI achieves a maximum power of 255bhp at 6,000rpm. Its peak torque of 330Nm is available from 2,400rpm to 5,200rpm. It sprints from standstill to 100kph in 6.0 seconds and goes on to a top speed of 250kph.
The car consumes 8.0 litres/100km in the combined fuel consumption cycle and has CO2 emissions level of 187g/km.
Like all TSI engines, the R-version used in the Scirocco combines direct injection with turbocharging.
To set it apart from the regular SciroccoScirocco, the exhaust system is designed as a double-flow system.
Oval chrome tailpipes extend out from the bumper, one on each side. It also has a specially tuned sport chassis and XDS electronic transverse differential lock on the front axle as standard equipment.
The latter refers to a functional extension of the electronic differential lock (EDS) that is integrated in the ESP system and effectively eliminates any type of traction loss.
The Scirocco R comes standard with Adaptive Chassis Control (DCC) Standard equipment includes R-specific 19-inch alloy wheels (“Talladega” type) with size 235/35 tyres.
Similar to the Golf R, the brakes were modified to handle the higher level of driving performance (including a 17-inch instead of 16-inch system).
The front end of the Scirocco R is characterised by three large air intakes in the bumper.
Integrated as standard equipment on the right and left in the two outboard air intakes are LED daytime running lights.
In front, as at the rear, the Scirocco R is identified by an R logo. Bi-xenon headlights are standard.
The rear side of the Scirocco R is dominated by a larger roof edge spoiler and a glossy black diffuser in the lower section of the bumper that is typical of the R-design.
In addition, the rear lights of the new Scirocco R were given a smoked tint. Identifying features from a side perspective are new side sills painted in body colour and “Talladega” alloy wheels.
The outside mirrors of the Scirocco R are in glossy black.
As in the Golf R, the car features interior accents, sport seats and numerous other special elements.
Standard equipment include dual-zone automatic climate control (“Climatronic”) and the “RNS 510” satellite navigation system with CD player, MP3 playback function, dual tuners, USB & AUX-IN port.
Additionally, the car has a panoramic tilting glass roof, motorsport bucket seats, DYNAUDIO ‘Excite’ 300W, 8-speaker premium sound system, ‘Keyless Access’ keyless locking and starting system.
A choice of six colours are offered: Candy White, Viper Green, Rising Blue, Reflex Silver, Iridium Grey and Deep Black. Inside, the car’s seats are wrapped in sporty Vienna leather.
Priced at RM279,888, the Scirocco R is available at all Volkswagen authorised dealerships nationwide.