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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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AMI 2012 in Leipzig - The new Volkswagen CC R-Line

Sporty: Volkswagen CC now with new R-Line specification

Business limousine customised inside and out in sporty style
Exclusive 18 and 19-inch alloy wheel rims for the Volkswagen CC R-Line

Wolfsburg / Leipzig, 01 June 2012

Just three months after the launch of the new Volkswagen CC, the exclusive R-Line version of the sports saloon is making its world premiere at the AMI motor show in Leipzig. The Volkswagen CC R-Line can be ordered from now in the first few countries of Europe. The four-door saloon is being offered with all available engines. In Germany the array of petrol engines thus ranges from the 1.8 TSI delivering 118 kW / 160 PS all the way to the 3.6 V6, which produces 220 kW / 300 PS. Two diesel versions are available, delivering 103 kW / 140 PS and 125 kW / 170 PS respectively.

Individualised design and 17-inch alloy wheels

The R-Line exterior pack (approx. €1,800) includes a redesigned front bumper complete with vertical chrome bars painted in gleaming black and bottom radiator grille. Individualised side sills, ‘Mallory’ 17-inch alloys (five double spokes) and a further chrome element integrated into the cover above the fog lights complete the exterior package. The radiator grille is also adorned by an R-Line logo. The classy Volkswagen CC is characterised on the inside by door tread plates with R-Line lettering and a leather sports steering wheel with multifunction controls and R-Line logo on the middle spoke.


In addition to air conditioning, ESP and six airbags, other standard features include xenon headlamps, static cornering lights and LED rear lights. Also fitted as standard: Driver Alert System and RCD 310 radio/CD.

Wheel rims up to 19 inches and eight different bodywork colours

As an option Volkswagen offers the ‘Mallory’ wheel rims in an 18-inch version. Also exclusively available for the Volkswagen CC R-Line are 18-inch and 19-inch ‘Talladega’ wheel trims (five triple spokes). Further alternatives come in the shape of 18-inch ‘Chicago’ (five V-shaped double spokes with black-painted inner section) and the 19-inch ‘Lugano’ (ten spokes) alloy wheels.

The new Volkswagen CC R-Line is being offered in eight different colours. As a flat colour the shade used is classic ‘Candy White’. As an option the sports saloon can be ordered in any of five metallic colours or two pearl-effect finishes. The available metallic shades are ‘Black Oak Brown’, ‘Iron Grey’, Light Brown’, ‘Night Blue’ and ‘Reflex Silver’, while the pearl-effect finishes are ‘Deep Black’ and ‘Island Grey’.

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