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VW Scirocco and Passat CC (2011): low CO2 tech

Published: 23 November 2010

Volkswagen has launched the cleanest and most efficient Scirocco yet. Bluemotion tech is now fitted to the base 2.0-litre turbodiesel and includes stop/start and battery regeneration systems to cut CO2 beneath 120g/km.

The six-speed manual Scirocco 138bhp 2.0 TDI now averages 62.8mpg (down from 55.4mpg) while emissions have tumbled to an impressive 118g/km (down from 134g/km). The DSG six-speed auto damages those figures slightly.

It’s a good tax saver, nudging Bluemotion-equipped Sciroccos down two tax brackets.

The more powerful 168bhp 2.0-litre TDI has also been revised but with smaller improvements. Fuel consumption creeps from 53.3mpg to 55.4mpg, while CO2 is down from 139g/km to 134g/km.

And the 2011 VW Passat CC?

The original-spec Passat diesels are being replaced by new Bluemotion engines in the swoopalong CC, improving efficiency and emissions.

The 138bhp 2.0-litre diesel jumps from 50.4mpg to 60.1mpg with CO2 emissions diving from 146g/km to 125g/km. The more powerful 168bhp 2.0 TDI now manages 57.6mpg and 129g/km.