The Volkswagen Corrado is a four-passenger, front engine, three door, FWD, compact liftback coupe sold by Volkswagen from 1988 to 1995, but manufactured by Karmann. Whether you are merely showing your Corrado so TLC or going the whole nine yards and rebuilding it for improved performance, make sure you go get your Volkswagen Corrado repair manual before it’s too late.
In 1988, VW launched the Corrado which were FWD and featured petrol engines. It was unveiled with two available engine options, a 1.8 L 16-valve inline four with 134 hp (100 kW;136 PS) and a supercharged 1.8 L eight valve inline four, marketed as the G60 and delivering 158 hp (118 kW;160 PS).
In 1992, VW debuted two new engines. The first was a naturally aspirated 2.0 L, 16 valve 134 hp (100 kW;136 PS) inline four, further development of the 1.8 L engine was not made available to the North American market.
The second generation was the 12 valve VR6 engine, which came in two variants: a 2.8 litre 178 hp (133 kW;181 PS) model for the United States and Canadian markets, and a 2.9 L (2,861 cc;174.6 cu in) producing 187 hp (140 kW;190 PS) at 5,800 rpm and 181 lb⋅ft (245 N⋅m) at 4,200 rpm of torque version for the European market, the fuel was fed by a Bosch Motronic 2.7 fuel injection. The VR6 model was marketed as the Corrado SLC (sport luxury coupe) in the United States.
After reworking the engine, Volkswagen updated the styling by giving the Corrado new fog lamps and a front grill. With the appearance of the VR6 engine, the G60 engine was eliminated from the lineup in the North American after 1992 and later in Europe. The VR6 engine provided a perfect compromise between both straight engines and V-shaped by placing the two-cylinder banks at a 15° angle with a single cylinder head.
This redesign allowed engineers to fit a 6-cylinder engine into the same space that use to only fit 4-cylinder engines. The Corrado was dislocated1994 was the last model year of the Corrado in the United States was the 1994 Corrado.
A 2.0 L 8-valve model 113 hp (85 kW;115 PS) was produced in Europe in 1995. The Corrado Storm was a limited-edition version only released in the United Kingdom. Five hundred were produced: 250 in Mystic Blue and 250 in Classic Green with a cream leather interior. In 1992, the Campaign model was made only in 1992. It was a VR6 Corrado available solely with Dusty Mauve Pearl Effect paint and a brick red leather interior, and only six were ever produced.
In Japan, the Corrado was offered at Yanase dealerships, which specialized in European and North American vehicles. The engine options included the 1.8 L engine with either the manual and automatic transmission.
Although it may no longer be in production, the Volkswagen Corrado is still alive and well. So when your Corrado breaks down, make sure you have your Volkswagen Corrado repair manual with you to make the job easier.