• Sep 28, 2005

GermanCarBlog is one of the blogs that we frequent, for two reasons: 1. we love German cars; 2. we don't speak German. Luckily, Christian does and we find his blog to be a great source of late-breaking German car stories. The latest one to catch our attention is Auto Motor und Sport's article about the 2008 Scirocco. The old Scirocco was a cool ride in its time and judging from this rendering, the successor looks very promising. The Golf-based 2+2 will get a supercharged 1.4L engine that pumps out 170 horses and will start around 20,000 euro.



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      • 9 Years Ago
      Hot illustration. This is the best looking of the new VW designs next to the new GTI...I think the rest look pretty iffy, at best. Oddly, the illustration kind of reminds me of an Opel.
      • 9 Years Ago
      As a long-time VW owner (I'll always treasure my MK II GTI - the funnest car I've ever owned, hands down), I'd say this is a good thing... 20K is still a little bit on the high side to attract some of the younger market that are buying Cobalts and Scions. I guess we'll see.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Given the specs, sounds more like it's using VW's new twin-charged engine (TSI). In that case I could certainly see them making a model where this is the primary offering, in an effort to get the public to accept and desire their new technology.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Well, 170 hp would probably be the base European engine and if you pay more, you get more. 170 hp from a 1.4l sounds pretty good, and if they can keep the weight down it might make a nice pocket rocket. VW hasn't been able to keep the weight down for years, though... I had a Mk. II, a Mk. III and a Mk IV. Each was heavier than the last (and in certain ways better than the last, but you gave up something for nearly every advance...)
      • 9 Years Ago
      I love my old beaten rusted scirocco. The car is not about power but handling and hopefully the new one will be light. I'd rather have a nice suspension and brake set-up on a FWD car than a heavy AWD pig. I think the 1.4l sounds nice and the 2.0 even nicer. No need for a V6 engine Wish the car was more squarish with a reminiscence of those quad square headlights.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Knowing that VW likes to cover all the bases, I am sure they will offer more hp in a 1.8 turbo and mayber even a 2.0 turbo. I wonder if theyll throw in a diesel too? Hmmm. I do hope VW does something about the front fascia first. TOO BUSY for me! It looks like it has tearful headlights with a Bozo the Clown smile. Yuch. :(
      • 9 Years Ago
      I think that this car will have less weight and it would be even better with AWD and german made.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Wow, you know it is weak if Joe says it is. I totally agree. There are plenty of engines in VWs lineup that would be more relaible and more powerful than a strung out supercharged 1.4L. With the already noted problems the 1.8T has, I can only imagine the number of grenaded engines this thing could produce. I say stick the 2.0T from the A3 in it, even if it jacks the price up a bit, it would more than make up for it in power, reliability, and driveability.
      • 9 Years Ago
      RSX what? However, w/AWD it'd be muy desirabliablo...lio
      • 9 Years Ago
      Looks like the perfect replacement for my '05 230k coupe. Mercedes has opted out of continuing small sporty hatchbacks for the US and I consider the current 230k the best Scirocco ever built... Can't wait for VW to come through with this one. Go Wolfgang!
      • 9 Years Ago
      Sweet... it looks like a mercedes a bit... kinda like a CLK evolution... but what do i know...
      • 9 Years Ago
      Don't get your hopes up. Remember what they did to the gorgeous VW Concept C convertible. It's now the bland VW Eos. DOn't get me wrong, I'd love to see this car hit production as is, but you know how things go in the auto world...
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