Volkswagen has announced the pricing details for the stylish R-Line version of its 2013 CC four-door coupe. The starting price of the 2013 Volkswagen CC R-Line is $33,020 (which includes an $825 destination charge). It comes with a six-speed manual transmission. Meanwhile, the versions that feature a six-speed DSG dual-clutch are priced at $34,120.
Just like other Volkswagen models, being given the CC R-Line treatment means that it gets mainly equipment and aesthetic upgrades. These cars ride on 18-inch “Malloy” wheels, a new front fascia with a lower lip and sportier foglight surrounds, stainless-steel door-sill plates, new side skirts, special R-Line badges, and touchscreen navigation.
R-Line package is offered just with versions of the 2013 Volkswagen CC that are powered by the 200-hp 2.0-liter turbo-four engine. These price tags put the R-Line near to the midline of the Volkswagen CC pricing scale. The 2013 CC 2.0T Sport has a starting price of $31,075 (after destination charges) with a manual transmission. It costs $32,175 with DSG.
Meanwhile, the 2.0T Sport Plus is priced at $33,675, and the 2.0T Lux costs $36,180. Customers who decide to go up and get the 280-hp 3.6-liter VR6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission would need to pay $38,555 for the V6 Lux model.
The flagship Executive trim, which includes all-wheel drive, is priced at $42,245. The other models in the 2013 Volkswagen CC range have been available since spring. However, the CC R-Line will arrive at dealerships at the end of the year.
Both the front and rear ends of the new Volkswagen CC received major visual tweaks, allowing the vehicle to become more dynamic and more elegant. Additionally, VW is making available new exterior colors as well as new alloy wheels to complete the design changes implemented on the new CC, as penned by the design team led by Klaus Bischoff, Volkswagen Brand’s Head of Design,
Up front, the new VW CC features a redesigned bonnet, radiator grille and bi-xenon headlights – with their surface area exhibiting clean lines corresponding 1:1 to the brand’s 'design DNA' styling. This DNA is defined by stronger horizontal lines as well as a harmonious relationship between the car’s radiator grille and its headlights. Unlike before, the grille isn’t a V unit separate from the headlights. Instead, the grilled and the headlights are now visually linked to each other. When availed, the car’s optional LED daytime running lights are integrated in the housing of the headlights. Just below the car’s body-colored bumper is an extra air intake, which features integrated winglets as flanked by fog lights.
The front end of the new VW CC also reveals that this car is part of a global brand, as exemplified by the radiator grille that features three chrome fins. This stylistic element is similar to that of its siblings -- the VW Passat and the VW Phaeton, which are built in Chattanooga, Tennessee and in Dresden, Germany respectively. As for the VW CC, its production will be done at the carmaker’s Emden facility in Germany. Interestingly, this facility has direct access to an overseas port, making it possible for VW to ship the CC to global markets.
When viewed from the sides, the new VW CC reveals a sharper silhouette despite having no changes to its frameless doors. This is thanks to the interplay between the new design of the VW CC’s bonnet and the new styling of its bumper.