2018 VW Arteon priced from €49,325 in Germany

Article by Christian A., on March 15, 2017

After its debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen is now taking orders for the Arteon in Germany---where price starts at 49,325 euros. In this case, the new five-seater coupe comes out more expensive than Passat’s Highline trim level with the same 280hp 2.0-liter TSI engine. What makes Arteon more special though is that it exudes a certain character of the Sport Coupe Concept GTE that was showcased in Geneva in the last couple of years.

For one, Volkswagen wishes to place the new Arteon in the same league as that of BMW’s 4-Series Grand Coupe. Standing at 56.2 inches tall with width up to 73.7 inches and 191.4 inches in length, the Arteon basically replaces the former Volkswagen Passat CC. Because of this, the Arteon now features a sleeker body style, a superior legroom and longer wheelbase with up to 563-liter space at the trunk. When the seats are completely folded, the cargo capacity boasts up to 1,557-liters.

Among its other features are Volkswagen’s latest 9.2inches infotainment system with gesture control, head-up display and all-digital instrument cluster. There is also the standard 6.5-inch display infotainment screen available for customers who are not into Discover Pro’s gesture control setup. The Arteon has also been equipped with the latest driver assistance technology including the new generation self-steering emergency assist as well as the new adaptive cruise control.

Emphasizing Arteon’s exterior are the wide horizontally designed front grille, long headlights in LED, large bonnet and very distinctive front wheel arches. The side section features a unique lower cut out profile while the rear end comes with distinct built-in spoiler and LED taillights.

Customers can also opt for Arteon’s extensive range of optional upgrades. The R-Line and Elegance kits offer additional enhancement which includes panoramic sunroof, three-zone automatic air conditioning, two-color upholstery in Nappa leather, a massage function at the front seats and heated steering wheel.

For its engine, the Arteon’s entry level variant will be having the 150ps 1.5 liter petrol followed by a 190ps and 280ps 2.0-liter four- cylinder TSI petrol engines. It can also be had in any of the three available TDI diesel engines with outputs ranging from 150ps to 240ps.

The Arteon will be manufactured and produced at Volkswagen Germany’s Emden plant. By June, customers in Germany should have their orders ready for delivery. There is no official word yet on when it will arrive in the US.

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Pre-sales have started: The new Arteon can now be ordered

Just two days after its world premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show, pre-sales of the new Arteon start today in Germany. Available to order and configure at launch are the two most powerful petrol and diesel engines – a TSI delivering 206 kW / 280 PS and a TDI biturbo producing 176 kW / 240 PS. Both top versions are supplied as standard with a dual clutch gearbox (DSG) and 4Motion all-wheel drive.

The new Arteon is set to thrill customers with its combination of emotional design, sporty charisma, great flexibility and generous space. Further aspects that would be considered plus points in any vehicle class include excellent rear legroom and luggage space of 563 to 1,557 litres. On the purely technical side, the new Volkswagen scores with front-wheel and all-wheel drive, plus digitalised displays and controls. Further features include an Active Info Display (fully digital and programmable instruments), a head-up display and the new Discover Pro infotainment system with a 9.2-inch glass screen and gesture control.

The Arteon's innovative driver assistance and convenience systems match its overall concept. Three of its new technologies illustrate this. The latest generation of Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) now takes into account speed limits and route information and automatically adjusts driving speed accordingly. Thanks to the navigation system's GPS and road data, the new dynamic cornering lights with predictive beam control anticipate when a bend is approaching and illuminate it before the driver actively turns into the bend. The second generation of Emergency Assist offers more safety: if the driver becomes incapacitated for health reasons, the system not only slows the car down within system limits, but now also steers it into the slow lane, traffic behind permitting.

Along with the high-quality base version, the gran turismo will be available in two exclusive equipment lines: the 'Elegance' and 'R-Line'. The standard configuration of the Arteon Elegance is focused heavily on a cultivated look. The Arteon R-Line, meanwhile, puts sportiness even more at the heart of the vehicle's configuration – as is typical of all Volkswagen R-Line models. Based on the different orientations of these three equipment lines, the fastback model can be extensively personalised. The range of optional equipment includes features such as a panoramic tilt/slide sunroof, three-zone automatic air conditioning (Air Care Climatronic including air quality sensor and allergen filter), massage seats in front, heated steering wheel and two-tone nappa leather interior.

The prices for the Arteon (in Germany) in combination with the two highest power output levels of 206 kW / 280 PS (TSI) and 176 kW / 240 PS (TDI) start from € 49.325 and € 51.600 respectively.

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