The Škoda Octavia RS 2.0 TSI launched in October 2007, is now available with a 6-speed DSG transmission.
The Octavia RS is the performance flagship of the Octavia range, combining ultimate driver engagement with practicality and available in both liftback and wagon models.
Initially available with the TSI 2.0-litre engine at launch, the range was expanded with the arrival of the diesel 2.0 TDI 125kW four-cylinder engine in October 2008 which was available with both the 6-speed manual and optional 6-speed DSG transmission.
Now with the launch of the 2009 model year, Octavia RS with the 2.0 TSI engine can also be optioned with a 6-speed DSG transmission.
The powerful and refined 2.0 TSI in-line four-cylinder petrol engine with computer-controlled high-pressure direct injection, turbocharging and intercooling is both entertaining and efficient.
Power peaks at an impressive 147kW, which occurs across a 900rpm range from 5100rpm to 6000rpm. Torque production is also strong and incredibly consistent across a broad operating range, with 280Nm available from a low 1800rpm all the way to 5000rpm. The Octavia RS TSI with DSG has a fuel consumption of 7.9l/100km.
Inside, the RS is highly equipped and delivers exceptional interior refinement. The vehicle’s sporty character is enhanced by the inclusion of body-hugging heated front seats with sports trim, alarm system and sports instrument panel.
Impressive safety credentials, both active and passive, are an integral part of the Škoda Octavia’s design.
Regardless of specification level, the Octavia is comprehensively kitted out to protect its occupants across a broad range of real-world safety situations with an impressive array of active (crash avoidance) and passive (crash mitigation) safety features.
Standard on the Octavia RS range are features such as six airbags, active safety front headrests, Electronic Stability Program (ESP), advanced Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR) and Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution (EBD).
The RS line up offers a host of features designed to deliver an entertaining driving experience including 18” ‘Zenith’ alloy wheels, twin chrome exhaust, RS bumpers, rear boot spoiler (liftback), RS design sport seats, three-spoke leather steering wheel, red brake callipers and lowered suspension.
With the model year change to MY09 (from November 2008 production) a range of exciting new updates have been applied to the Octavia RS range. The radio has been upgraded to the ‘Bolero’ radio with touch screen technology and SD card reader and the illumination colour in the instrument panel has been changed to white rather than green. The Octavia RS now also offers an additional storage box in the rear armrest.
The Octavia is Škoda’s top-selling and most popular vehicle. It combines an extraordinary combination of comfort, reliability, quality, safety, German technology and Czech craftsmanship, in an exclusively European package at an eminently accessible price point.
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