Volkswagen unveiled the R-Line version of the CC at the Auto Mobil International Show in Leipzig. The CC model will be offered at the end of this year in the U.S. It is powered by the 200hp 2.0-liter, turbocharged TSI engine, partnered to a six-speed manual or a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
The R-Line upgrades are composed of interior and exterior enhancements to make the CC much sportier. When compared with the Sport model, the R-Line comes with a more aggressive front bumper design that gets a big lower air intake and projector-style foglights with a stunning chrome motif.
The side skirts and the R-Line logo on the grille make it different from the Sport model, together with shaded taillights and one-of-a-kind and striking 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. The interior features stainless-steel R-Line scuff plates while the multifunction steering wheel for the DSG-equipped model has paddle shifters.
The CC 2.0T R-Line has the following equipment as standard: LED taillights, Bi-Xenon headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights and the Adaptive Front-lighting System; LED license-plate illumination; rain-sensing windshield wipers; heated 12-way power front seats; the touchscreen Premium VIII sound system with HD Radio, Climatronic automatic climate-control; eight speakers, and a six-disc CD changer; iPod connectivity; Bluetooth technology; and V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces.
Volkswagen freshened up the CC for the 2013 Model Year, getting new front and rear styling and an expanded range of standard equipment. The 2013 CC started selling in March and could now seat five. The older models were four-seaters. The new CC moves closer towards the automotive luxury class, providing a sleek, dramatic appearance at a highly reasonable price.