VW is giving the Scirocco R a mild visual upgrade by introducing an optional Black Style package to create an “individual look.”
Similar in philosophy with the Black Editions for the regular Scirocco, the Black Style is available exclusively for the range-topping R. Despite its name, you can’t actually get the car with an all-black look. That’s because black is just a secondary color and it’s applied only on the roof, 19-inch wheels (with 235/35 R 19 tires), and side mirror caps to create a powerful contrast.
The primary shade can be picked from one of the following: Ultra Violet Metallic, Rising Blue Metallic, Pyramid Gold Metallic, Pure White, Urano Grey, Indium Grey Metallic, and the awkwardly named “Oryx White mother of pearl effect.”
Volkswagen is asking €660 for the Black Style to give the Scirocco R a “dynamic and classy character” matched by its powerful heart. It’s a turbocharged 2.0-liter gasoline engine pushing out 280 horsepower (206 kW) and 258 pound-feet (350 newton meters) of torque delivered through a six-speed manual or six-speed optional DSG.
Even though it has been on sale since 2008 (with a facelift in 2014), the Scirocco still remains a very desirable car. However, perhaps it’s time for an all-new, fourth generation to keep up with the times. The last time we heard, VW was thinking of either transforming the Scirocco into a Golf Coupe or making it sportier than today’s model. The same report also said something about a toned down design and a meaty 330-hp RS version. However, this piece of unconfirmed info dates back to 2014, so it’s far from being set in stone.
In light of the Dieselgate, who knows if there will even be a new Scirocco in the near future taking into account the model does not generate a lot of sales.