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  • R-Line Volkswagen CC coming to USA in late 2012

    Well, looks like VW is going to give us the R-Line CC later in the year. Is this big news? Well, not exactly as the changes are minimal. It is the same 2.0 liter turbocharged 4-cylinder but it will be mated to an optional 6-speed manual in addition to the DSG dual clutch transmission. Exterior changes are made as well with a sportier front bumper, side skirts, and R-Line logos. Shaded taillights are also included as well as what VW describes as "dramatic" 18 inch wheels. Dramatic? Well, we did not make it up check out the press release below.





    Press Release:

    VOLKSWAGEN REVEALS R-LINE® VERSION OF CC FOUR-DOOR COUPE IN LEIPZIG
    Sportier version of CC to go on sale in the U.S. at the end of 2012


    Herndon, VA, 05.27.2012 - Volkswagen will unveil the R-Line version of the CC at the Auto Mobil International show in Leipzig on June 1st. This CC model will be available in the U.S. at the end of 2012 with the 200-horsepower, 2.0-liter, turbocharged TSI® engine, mated to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

    With interior and exterior enhancements, the R-Line upgrades make the CC an even sportier vehicle. Compared with the Sport model, the R-Line gains a more aggressive front bumper design that incorporates a large lower air intake and projector-style foglights with a striking chrome motif. Side skirts and the R-Line logo on the grille further differentiate it from the Sport model, along with shaded taillights and unique and dramatic 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. Inside, there are stainless-steel R-Line scuff plates and the multifunction steering wheel for the DSG-equipped model has paddle shifters.

    The CC 2.0T R-Line will feature standard Bi-Xenon headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights and the Adaptive Front-lighting System; LED taillights; LED license-plate illumination; rain-sensing windshield wipers; Climatronic® automatic climate-control; heated 12-way power front seats; the touchscreen Premium VIII sound system with HD Radio, eight speakers, and a six-disc CD changer; Bluetooth® technology; iPod® connectivity; and V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces.

    The CC was refreshed for the 2013 Model Year, featuring new front and rear styling and an extended range of standard equipment. The 2013 CC went on sale in March and now has seating for five (previous models seated four). The new CC makes an even bolder move towards the automotive luxury class, offering a sleek, dramatic look at a highly attainable price.

    About Volkswagen of America, Inc.
    Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen's operations in the United States include research and development, parts and vehicle processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial service centers, and its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Volkswagen is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker. Volkswagen sells the Beetle, Eos, Golf, Golf R, GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Passat, CC, Tiguan, Touareg and Routan vehicles through approximately 600 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen of America online at www.vw.com or media.vw.com to learn more.
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    Comments 4 Comments
    1. mazdaspeed6's Avatar
      mazdaspeed6 -
      im curious on how the interior is going to look... wish they upped the hp but i guess thats what modding is for Click here to enlarge
    1. Sticky's Avatar
      Sticky -
      Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mazdaspeed6 Click here to enlarge
      im curious on how the interior is going to look... wish they upped the hp but i guess thats what modding is for Click here to enlarge
      Why didn't they up the HP? What is the point of the R-Line? Dramatic rims? LOL
    1. mazdaspeed6's Avatar
      mazdaspeed6 -
      Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
      Why didn't they up the HP? What is the point of the R-Line? Dramatic rims? LOL
      big mistake in my opinion... give it the golf r motor... the cc is a pretty dope car tho... wonder what the price is gonna be? not worth it if its more than 40k
    1. jspirate's Avatar
      jspirate -
      The r-line has been all cosmetic from the get go. I've never cared for the look myself and the 2013 isn't changing my mind. Rumor has it that it will get a flat-bottom steering wheel like GTI and Golf R. If that is true, then there is at least one decent improvement!

      The Golf R motor would not be an improvement in my opinion. The r-line is usually around $32,000.