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Volkswagen Scirocco Coupe 2.0 TDI 140 Bluemotion Tech 3dr Review

For The VW Scirocco 2.0 TDI 140 Bluemotion Tech is a great option if you want economy and reasonable performance in a desirable car, while the standard spec will be easy to live with. Residuals should be excellent, too.

Against Good though the diesel engine is, it lacks the outright performance of the most desirable and powerful 2.0 TSI. Even the 1.4 TSI provides more oomph and better refinement for less.

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4 out of 5 stars

The VW Scirocco 2.0 TDI 140 Bluemotion Tech is a great driver's car. The diesel engine doesn't really detract from the appeal, but it will appeal mainly to Mr Prudent. The 2.0 TSI GT remains our favourite, and the best option if you want a genuine performance coupe.

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Key facts

9.3 secs
Top speed
129 mph
Average mpg
Tank range
691 miles
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Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The Volkswagen Scirocco is a great purchase no matter what engine you opt for.

If you’re looking for performance, the 2.0 TSI has brilliant flexibility, plenty of punch and reasonable running costs.

Although the 1.4 TSI versions lack the outright pace of the bigger 2.0-litre model, they still offer enough to let you enjoy the sharp handling and responsive dynamics that make the Scirocco a great driver’s car.

The 2.0 diesel engines (with either 138 or 168bhp) aren’t what most would traditionally associate with a sports coupe, but it makes perfect sense if you want an affordable and comfortable cruiser.

The 2.0-litre models have the option of a six-speed semi-automatic DSG box in place of the standard six-speed manual, but it’ll set you back a four-figure sum and doesn’t add that much to the experience.

Resale values should be excellent and, although discounts are possible, don't expect them to be particularly huge.

Reader test team says:

Volkswagen Scirocco Coupe 2.0 TDI 140 GT 3dr

Owned my Scirocco for a good few months now and love it. It is a dream to drive, smooth and comfortable seats make you eat up the miles on long…

Simon Bull

5 out of 5 stars

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This is easily the best car in its class in every dept. I prefer the diesels to the petrol engines as they have fantastic mid range torque and…

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5 out of 5 stars

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5 out of 5 stars

Volkswagen Scirocco Coupe 2.0 TDI 140 GT 3dr

Previously had a Volvo C30 and loved it but this is a class above. I am on my second one now, changing after 12 months from a midnight blue to the…

paul dixon

5 out of 5 stars
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