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RM280,000 Scirocco R lands in Malaysia
Friday, April 13, 2012 6:01 AM

RM280,000 Scirocco R lands in Malaysia

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.

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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.
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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.

 

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