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By Ketan Patel


Volkswagen CC R-Line 2013 Review

We've previously mentioned that at this year's Auto Mobile International motor show at Leipzig, Volkswagen revealed the Scirocco GTS 2013, but that's not all the German manufacturer has to offer this year. A new, redesigned CC will step on stage by the end of 2012 and interestingly enough, the new CC will also be offered with the R-Line trim level. The Volkswagen CC R-Line 2013 boasts a more aggressive look and a handful of aesthetic changes inside and out.

However, under its hood the R-Line will not bring anything new to the table and will come with the base model's 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine able to develop 200 horsepower. The unit will be mated with either a six-speed manual, or a six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.

The 2013 CC R-Line trim will offer a sportier look due to its new front bumper featuring a larger low air intake and projector-style fog lights, R-Line badging, new redesigned side skirts, shaded taillights and a brand new set of 18 inch alloy wheels.

On the interior however the new CC brings very few modifications such as new paddle shifters and stainless-steel scuff plates.

Nevertheless the CC R-Line shines when it comes to standard equipment and boasts bi-xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights, adaptive front-lighting system, LED daytime running lights and taillights, rain-sensing whipers, heated 12-way power front seats, automatic climate control, an infotainment system featuring a touchscreen and eight speakers, Bluetooth and iPod connectivity, a six-disk CD changer and leather upholstery.

It all sounds pretty good but there's not much more to tell. Unfortunately Volkswagen has not revealed any information regarding the price, so until we get to know what we'll have to pay for the extra features it's hard to say whether or not the R-Line is worth it.

Judging by the fact that the engine in the R-Line is the same as in the CC Sport which has a base price of $30,610, we could speculate that the price for the R-Line will be somewhere between the base model and the$35,355 Lux trim level.

The Volkswagen CC 2013 is expected to hit the automotive market at the end of the year when it will have to go up against some of its key competitors including the $31,750 Nissan Maxima, the less costly $27,000 Buick Regal and the $34,755 Lincoln MKZ just to name a few.

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