Volkswagen Scirocco is front-wheel-drive hatchback of C class produced by German auto maker Volkswagen. Volkswagen Scirocco was first introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in February 1974 after Volkswagen Golf presentation which was officially debuted a few months earlier. There were 3 engines offered to customers: 1.1 liter motor capacity of 48 horsepower, 1.5 liter rated at 65 HP and fastest Volkswagen Scirocco which was powered by 1.5 liter engine with two Zenith carburetors capacity of 70 HP at 5800 RPM. This complete set of Volkswagen Scirocco could accelerate to speed of 100km/h in 12.4 seconds and maximum speed was around 160 km/h.
The United States tightened measures of emissions into the atmosphere. Volkswagen forced to install on Volkswagen Scirocco updated engines volume of 1.5 liters for North American market rated at 71 horsepower at 5800 RPM. The model with upgraded gearbox could accelerate up to first one hundred km/h in 11.6 seconds. In the same year, the company introduced restyled Volkswagen Scirocco whose front blinkers were increased in size and was equipped with plastic bumpers instead of chrome steel, which reached the wheel arches.
The second generation of Volkswagen Scirocco were powered by engines from predecessor volume of 1.3 and 1.6 liter capacity from 60 to 110 HP. At that time, there was only one complete set with 1.7 liter motor rated at 74 horsepower for American market. The American Volkswagen Scirocco differentiated from European with front bumpers and headlights, which consisted of four lamp lights with the same size. Later, Volkswagen Scirocco GTX was appeared for the European market whose motor was V8 1.6 liter capacity of 110 HP.
The next generation of was debuted in 2006 in Paris Motor Show. Updated model was substantially changed, both externally and internally. The customer could choose one of four options of gasoline engines power from 120 to 200 horsepower. In addition, there were two versions with diesel power plant from 138 to 168 horsepower. As other models of Volkswagen (Passat, Golf GTI, Jetta), 2.0 liter engine was installed on Volkswagen Scirocco.
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