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VW Scirocco 1.4 TSI: Review

VW Scirocco 1.4 TSI
Nice review here of the VW Scirocco 1.4 TSI.

I’m so fond of the Scirocco because I love the GTI, and the Scirocco is simply a GTI with more… GTI.

The 1.4 TSI is a unique engine because it uses both a supercharger and a turbocharger to force 160 hp out of a pipsqueak four-cylinder. I’ve read about this engine for quite some time, but my expectations were quite different than the reality. I expected the TSI to howl with an audible supercharger whine from idle until some point around 4000 rpm, where I imagined that a big turbo would suddenly kick in, throwing the torque curve upward and me backward in my seat. In fact, the engine feels like it has a perfect flat plateau of torque from 2000 rpm until redline.

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Source: Automobile Mag