Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced that the 2013 CC has a starting price of $30,250 and will start selling in the U.S. in the spring. The CC four-door coupe has been redesigned to be very stylish and extremely luxurious. The 2013 CC aims to gain plenty of ground in the automotive luxury class with its new front and rear styling as well as a wider range of standard equipment, including the Bi-Xenon headlights and LED taillights.
Two powertrains are offered for the CC. The 2.0T models are available with Volkswagen's 2.0-liter turbocharged and direct-injected TSI four-cylinder engine that has reaped numerous awards. It has an output of 200hp and 207 pound-feet of torque and is partnered with either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic.
All the 2.0T models are front-wheel drive. The VR6 Lux and VR6 4Motion Executive are powered by the 3.6-liter VR6 engine that delivers 280 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque, being driven via a six-speed automatic transmission. The Lux is front-wheel drive. On the other hand, the Executive comes with VW's 4Motion all-wheel-drive system.
The entry-level model for the 2013 CC model range is the 2.0T Sport, which is priced from $30,250. It is offered through special order. Among the standard equipment on the CC are the new set of 17-inch "Verme" alloy wheels with all-season self-sealing tires; Bi-Xenon headlights; LED taillights; LED license-plate illumination; rain-sensing windshield wipers; Climatronic automatic climate-control; heated 12-way power front seats; touchscreen Premium VIII sound system with HD Radio, eight speakers, and a six-disc CD changer; Bluetooth technology; iPod connectivity; V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces; and matte chrome interior trim.
Meanwhile, the standard transmission is a six-speed manual but there’s the available option of a six-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic. Dealerships offer the Sport model with LED Daytime Running Lights and Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS) for an MSRP of $30,610.
The 2.0T Sport Plus, a new model in the CC lineup, has a starting price of $32,850. It features LED Daytime Running Lights and AFS; trendy new 18-inch "Mallory" alloy wheels with all-season 235/40 tires; as well as the RNS 315 navigation system. The only available transmission for this model is the six-speed dual-clutch DSG.