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Model
Variant
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Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
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2008. - 2013.
S - Sports car
coupe, 3 door
front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2005. - 2010.
S - Sports car
coupe, 3 door
front

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Dimensons & Outlines

4256 mm
1810 mm
1404 mm
312 liters
1006 liters
50 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4413 mm
1830 mm
1372 mm
300 liters
610 liters
70 liters
2008 Volkswagen Scirocco
2005 Alfa Romeo Brera

Engine

Volkswagen
2.0 TFSI CJXE
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1984 cc
265 hp
350 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Alfa Romeo
2.2 jts
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
2198 cc
185 hp
230 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 6 gears
1319 kg
6.0 s
250 km/h
11.3 l/100km
6.2 l/100km
8.1 l/100km
189 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1445 kg
8.6 s
222 km/h
13.0 l/100km
7.3 l/100km
9.4 l/100km
221 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 6 gears
1339 kg
5.8 s
250 km/h
10.9 l/100km
6.3 l/100km
8.0 l/100km
187 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 6 gears
1445 kg
8.6 s
222 km/h
13.0 l/100km
7.3 l/100km
9.4 l/100km
221 g/km

Expenses

5000 EUR
Price from
4000 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Well, these are two pretty similar cars we have here! It's only details that could potentially make the difference. Considering they both belong to the sports car segment and utilize the same 3-door coupe body style and the front wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific petrol engine choice they offer. The first one has a Volkswagen-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 265hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 185hp engine designed by Alfa Romeo.

Safety

The fact that the Volkswagen got tested by the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), while the other contender didn't, puts it sky-high safety-wise, in my eyes at least. That aside, let's consider some other aspects which affect safety. Both vehicles belong to the sports car segment, which is generally classifying them somewhere in the middle safety-wise, but that fact doesn't break the tie between the two cars. On the other hand, taking kerb weight as an important factor into account, the Italian car offers a considerable difference of 10% more metal.

Reliability

Reliability is not the best thing to consider on the make level, but it is worth mentioning that Volkswagen as a brand displays somewhat better results, when all the models are taken into account. That's the official data, while our visitors describe reliability of Volkswagen, as well as Alfa Romeo, with the same average rating of 4.2 out of 5. Independent research findings rank Scirocco as average reliability-wise, and Brera is more or less at the same level.We should definitely mention that owners of cars with the same powertrain as the German car rank it on average as 3.0, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.8 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Volkswagen is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 2.6 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 250 kilometers per hour, 28km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be the German car, averaging around 8.1 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (35 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 16% difference compared to the Italian car.


Verdict

Alfa Romeo appears just a bit more reliable, although the difference is truly marginal. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, the German car beats the other contender by far, making it the best choice without even considering other things. It all continues in the same direction, with Volkswagen being considerably quicker, thus putting more smile on driver's face. To make things even better, it consumps less fuel! All together, there's not much more to say, in this case I wouldn't even consider anything but Volkswagen. Nevertheless, let's not forget that people have different preferences and needs, so what really counts is your personal feel. I'm only here to help. Also, you could use the oportunity to find out which car, everything taken into account, would be the perfect choice for you in the eyes of the virtual adviser, among thousands of similar, yet so different vehicles.

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