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Engines

1.4 TSI 125 BMT
The entry-level petrol engine performs well, delivering a tidy blend of decent performance and good economy. It runs out of puff past 4000rpm, however, so you’ll have to change gear a lot to keep up a decent pace. It’s available only with a six-speed manual gearbox, too.
2.0 TSI 180 BMT
This petrol engine is the prime choice if you’re not interested in one of the Scirocco’s sportier trim levels. It’s much faster than the 1.4 TSI and you don’t have to pay a huge efficiency premium for it. A six-speed manual gearbox is standard, but a six-speed automatic ’box is also available.
2.0 TSI 220 BMT
If you want a hot Scirocco but don’t want to stretch to the R, this is the engine to pick. It comes from the Golf GTI and has plenty of power, yet it’s as economical as the TSI 180 version. The problem is that it’s only offered on GTS trim, which makes it more expensive than a Golf GTI three-door, or even a Seat Leon Cupra SC 290, so it’s very hard to justify. We’d save the money and go for the 2.0 TSI 180. It can be had with a manual or automatic gearbox.
2.0 TSI 280 BMT
You’ll find this engine only in the flagship Scirocco R. It’s very powerful and delivers impressive acceleration, but it can be a bit slow to respond at low revs. Go for the manual gearbox, because the automatic can be sluggish.
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2.0 TDI 150 BMT
This is the diesel engine we’d recommend. It offers decent punch, it’s economical and it has the lowest CO2 emissions in the range. You can have it with either a manual or automatic gearbox, but it’s worth noting that the automatic ’box does harm efficiency.
2.0 TDI 184 BMT
Opt for the more powerful diesel you’ll pay only a small efficiency penalty for a significant increase in performance. It’s a good choice if you want lots of punch and low fuel bills, but we don’t think it’s worth the extra it costs to buy over the TDI 150. Like that engine, though, it’s available with either a manual or automatic gearbox.

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