At the Leipzig international motor show next month Volkswagen will reveal the sporty R-Line version of the CC four-door coupe, formerly known as the Passat CC. The R-Line CC gets many upgrades in terms of looks and and interior, as well equipments. The car will go on sale in the U.S. market by the end of the year, powered by a 200 PS 2.0 liter TSI engine.
Save the badge, the CC is a formidable rival for the high-end cars of this class, Mercedes CLS and Audi A7. On the outside the R-Line comes with an aggressive front bumper and large lower air intake and projector-style foglights as well as chrome motif, sports side skirts, shaded taillights and unique and dramatic 18-inch aluminum wheels.
Inside the cabin you can tell the differences over the standard model easily, what with the stainless-steel R-Line scuff plates and the multifunction steering wheel for the DSG-equipped model has paddle shifters.
As for the features, VW CC R-Line comes as standard with 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.
Choices of transmissions include a six-speed manual or a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. This car delivers the style, the quality and half the fun of, say, a CLS for much less money.