• Aug 19th 2008 at 3:29PM
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Click above for high-res gallery of the VW CC Gold Coast

Volkswagen has used the occasion of this year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance to unveil its new CC Gold Coast edition. The most obvious change that sets the CC GC apart from more plebian CCs is the tri-coat paint – DuPont's light brown 'Pepe Pepper' to be specific, which reportedly has gold, brown and silver tones all mixed in for your ocular pleasure. Of course, such a high-end exterior color must be paired with an equally special interior hue, in this case it's leather done up Starbucks-style in 'Latte Macchiatto Cornsilk' with Bronze Piping on the seats and matching accents on the dash and door trim. Also on the docket are 19-inch propeller style wheels that fill the wheel arches rather nicely. A unique ground effects package rounds out the visual mods. Underhood is the familiar 3.6-liter TFSI engine with 280 horsepower and 265 lbs.-ft of torque mated to the automaker's stellar DSG double-clutch 6-speed automatic transmission. We know the regular CC is arriving this fall with a starting price tag around $27,000, but no details on the availability or pricing of the Gold Coast edition have been released yet.

[Source: Volkswagen]

Press Release:


Volkswagen's new CC four-door coupé provides sports car dynamics with a luxury touch

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – To kick off the market launch of the new CC, Volkswagen of America, Inc. will debut a CC Gold Coast edition at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, August 15-17. The CC Gold Coast highlights the luxury sports coupe with powerful performance, strong lines and luxury touches combining the emotional and expressive stance of a sports coupé with the convenience of a luxury sedan.

"The CC Gold Coast builds upon the luxury sports coupe that debuted at the 2008 North American International Auto Show," said Derek Jenkins, Chief Designer at Volkswagen's Santa Monica, California Design Center. "We've added luxury and performance extras like tri-coat paint, high-end interior appointments, and ground affects that enhance the sportiness of our newest sedan."

The unmistakable Volkswagen front-end, with two cross-struts and a centrally placed Volkswagen logo between trapezoidal headlamps is highlighted by the ground effects on the CC Gold Coast. A high-end tri-coat paint, DuPont's Pepe Pepper, features a rich mix of gold, brown and silver tones that compliment the cars design characteristics.

The rear end of the coupé is also marked by large-surface dual taillights that produce an unmistakable visual image day and night. A spoiler with additional rear-end ground effects helps further enhance the vehicle's sporty nature. The CC Gold Coast sits on 19 inch propeller style wheels, which provide a combination of sharp style and improved curb appeal.

Volkswagen's attention to detail is shown off in the interior of the CC Gold Coast with four ergonomically formed sport seats wrapped in luxurious leather, a combination of Latte Macchiatto, Cornsilk with Bronze Piping on the seats with matching accents on the dash and door trim.

The CC Gold Coast edition features the 3.6L TFSI, rated at 280 horsepower and 265lbs.-ft of torque, with the innovative DSG double-clutch 6-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic, yet another example of the car's dual nature. The DSG system not only offers the driver the advantage of choosing between fully automatic operation or full manual selection, DSG also changes gears more quickly and smoothly than a conventional transmission, while improving fuel economy.

The CC comes to U.S. market in the fourth quarter of 2008, with a starting price under $27,000.

Volkswagen of America, Inc.

Volkswagen of America, Inc. recently announced Electronic Stability Program (ESP) as standard equipment on all its 2009 vehicles. As a result, Volkswagen is one of the only original equipment manufacturers to offer an electronic stability control system on their entire product line – ahead of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) deadline requiring vehicles in the 2012 model year to include stability control systems. Volkswagen's ESP technology works in conjunction with anti-lock brakes and helps reduce loss of control and rollovers to avoid crashes. NHTSA predicts nearly 10,000 lives could be saved each year if automakers included stability systems as standard equipment.

Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is headquartered in Herndon, Va. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker. Volkswagen sells the Rabbit, New Beetle, New Beetle convertible, GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, GLI, Passat, Passat wagon, Eos, Tiguan and Touareg through approximately 600 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen of America online at vw.com.

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks like a Buick from the back, Benz from the front.
      • 7 Years Ago
      that's a good looking car. the chrome in the interior looks kinda cheap and the rear is kinda bland, but still - a good looking car
        • 7 Years Ago
        chrom? There is no chrom inside that is shining wood refecting lot of light...
      • 7 Years Ago
      I really like it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I see a bit of sebring in the back..not alot...just like the huge tail lights
      • 7 Years Ago
      wow... front has shades of civic, A5, and BMW 6 series, but it combines those elements very well. The back.. the back needs the straight lights from the toureg. The round lights worked well for golf/GTI cuz the headlights were very round, but when you get headlights this swept back it just looks odd...
      • 7 Years Ago
      What "familiar 3.6 TFSI"? I'm not aware of a 3.6 TFSI in Volkswagen's range, there's only a 3.6 FSI (naturally aspirated)
      • 7 Years Ago
      27k seem pretty cool. I'm sure that well optioned this should go a little under 40k. That wouldn't be bad for a unique looking vehicle like this.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It has the headlights of the SL65 black edition. The only good looking part of that car.

      What made them think taking the hood seam lines from the Avalanche was a good idea?
      • 7 Years Ago
      I think that is a beautiful car. Love the color, love the rims and surprisingly I really like the rear of the car. Good job VW!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I like it a lot. Actually looks much more interesting than VWs other efforts over the past 10 + years. Too bad they never made a true Coupe like the Corrado of years past. I'd be willing to give the CC a shot though. Definitely an alternative to the sea of Camrys and Accords that liter our highways.
      • 7 Years Ago
      not a big fan of the gold, but other than that, it is amazing car.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The rear does not match the sexiness of the front IMO.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Agree, looks 'melted'.
        • 7 Years Ago
        well... at least its better looking than the TL's rear.
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