Volkswagen Scirocco: 55 High Resolution Images / Wallpapers

The countdown for the market launch of VW’s new hatchback-like coupe has already began as the third generation Scirocco is set to arrive in Europe in August. No thanks to the current exchange rates between the Euro and the US dollar, the Scirocco won’t be heading to the States, which is quite a setback for VW as thousand of American consumers are lining up to buy fuel efficient compact cars.

In Europe, the Scirocco will be offered initially with two petrol engines, the 1.4-liter TSI that combines a supercharger and turbocharger developing 160Hp and the Golf GTI’s turbocharged 200Hp 2.0-liter TFSI. Shortly after the Scirocco’s engine range will be enhanced with the addition of a supercharged 122Hp 1.4-liter TSI petrol unit and a 140Hp 1.4-liter turbo diesel. Depending on the powertrain, the Scirocco’s average fuel consumption ranges from 5.4 to 7.7 litres per 100km (30.6 to 43.6 MPG).

Follow the jump for our high resolution image gallery that also contains pictures of the first and second generation Scirocco as well as the 325Hp racing version that took part in the 24h of Nurburgring in May. -Continued