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Volkswagen Scirocco R goes out of production ahead of facelift

Wed, 18 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0800

Volkswagen Scirocco R goes out of production ahead of facelift

We have a bit of a soft sport for the VW Scirocco R, even if we wish it had the same 4WD setup as the Golf R. But it’s never really sold in the sort of numbers it should have. And now, ahead of a facelift for the Scirocco duie to arrive at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2014, Volkswagen has dropped the Scirocco R from its lineup.

It seems that’s because, with the new MK 7 Golf R now out in the wild, production of the EA113 2.0 litre turbo has ended, which means there’s nothing to stick under the bonnet.

But it seems the facelift for the Scirocco – which will still be based on the old platform, not the new Golf MK 7 platform – will see the Scirocco R return but with the new EA888 engine from the Golf R delivering 300 bhp.

Will that mean the Scirocco R finally gets 4WD? We certainly hope so; the thought of 300 horses going through the Scirocco’s front wheels is not a particularly appealing thought, but a 4WD, 300 bhp Scirocco R certainly is.

We’ll find out at Geneva.

Source: Car & Driver


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