Posted Nov 28th 2012 7:21PM
Some critics have suggested that the Volkswagen CC may have lost some of its visual verve following its 2012 facelift, the original CC's organic "four-door coupe" form having been made a bit more ordinary with version 2.0.
This Volkswagen still has plenty of charm, of course, and those looking for a more aggressive appearance now have the option of the German automaker's newly revealed R-Line model. Primarily an appearance package, the US$32,195 R-Line (plus $795 destination) features a unique grille and body kit, with model-specific side skirts and front fascia. Additional standard features include 18-inch "Mallory" alloys, projector headlamps, paddle shifters for the 2.0-litre turbocharged TSI four-cylinder engine and standard navigation. Canadian pricing is to follow.
This kitted-up front-drive CC was first seen at Germany's Auto Mobil International show, but Los Angeles marks its Stateside introduction. It is scheduled to hit dealers before year's end. For more information, check out the official press release by scrolling below.
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PRICING FOR THE 2013 VOLKSWAGEN CC R-LINE STARTS AT $32,195
The only affordable four-door coupe now offers a sporty R-Line package
Unique R-Line® styling, including an aggressive grille, projector-style foglights and side skirts
18-inch "Mallory" aluminum-alloy wheels
Standard RNS 315 navigation system
DSG® dual-clutch automatic transmission-equipped models gain paddle shifters
Herndon, VA - Volkswagen of America, Inc. has announced pricing for the 2013 CC RLine, the sportiest rendition of its ultra-stylish and luxurious four-door coupe. This newest
addition to the CC lineup boasts bold styling cues, including an aggressive front end that
incorporates a large lower air intake and projector-style foglights, side skirts, and R-Line
badging. Other changes include dramatic 18-inch "Mallory" aluminum-alloy wheels, and
stainless-steel R-Line scuff plates.
Under the hood, the CC R-Line is fitted with Volkswagen's award-winning, 2.0-liter
turbocharged and direct-injected TSI® four-cylinder engine that generates 200 horsepower
and 207 pound-feet of torque, mated to either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed
DSG® dual-clutch automatic with paddle shifters. All R-Line models are front-wheel drive. The
2013 CC R-line will start at $32,195 and go on sale at the end of 2012.
The 2013 CC model range:
The 2.0T Sport provides entry to the 2013 CC model range and starts at an MSRP of
$30,250; it is available through special order. Standard equipment includes new 17-inch
"Verme" aluminum-alloy wheels with all-season tires; Bi-Xenon headlights; LED taillights; LED
license-plate illumination; rain-sensing windshield wipers; Climatronic® automatic dual-zone
climate control; heated 12-way power front seats; touchscreen Premium VIII sound system withHD Radio, eight speakers, and a six-disc CD changer; Bluetooth® technology; iPod®
connectivity; V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces; and matte chrome interior trim. The standard
transmission is a six-speed manual with the option of a six-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic.
The Sport model with LED Daytime Running Lights and Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS) is
available in dealerships for an MSRP of $30,610.
The R-Line starts at $32,195, and features 18-inch "Mallory" aluminum-alloy wheels with allseason 235/40 tires; RNS® 315 navigation system; multifunction steering wheel with paddle
shifters (DSG transmission only); R-Line stainless steel scuff plates; R-Line front bumper and
side sill extensions; and R-Line badging on grille.
2.0T Sport Plus
This model opens at $32,850. The six-speed dual-clutch DSG is the only transmission offered.
The 2.0T Lux has an MSRP of $35,355 and comes standard with the six-speed DSG automatic
transmission. Its additional standard features over Sport Plus include new 18-inch "St Louis"
five-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels; brushed-aluminum interior trim; a power-tinted-glass
sunroof; and ambient lighting.
VR6 4Motion® Executive
Compared with the 2.0T Lux, , the flagship CC adds: 4Motion all-wheel drive and a six-speed
automatic transmission; Tiptronic® paddle shifters; a headlight washer system with heated
nozzles; a rearview camera; the RNS 510 navigation system that features a 6.5-inch
touchscreen; leather seating surfaces; "Interlagos" 18-inch polished aluminum-alloy wheels;
memory seating and mirrors; ventilated front seats with driver's seat massage; Park Distance
Control with front and rear proximity sensors; Dynaudio® Premium Sound System; and a power rear sunshade. The model has a base MSRP of $41,420.
2013 CC Pricing
Model Price (excluding $825 destination)
2.0L TSI Sport (special order)
2.0L TSI Sport (with DRLs and AFS)
2.0L TSI R-Line
2.0L TSI Sport Plus $32,850
2.0L TSI Lux $35,355
3.6L VR6 4Motion Executive $41,420
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, GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Passat, CC, Tiguan,
Touareg and Routan vehicles through approximately 600 independent U.S. dealers. Visit
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