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Volkswagen is rolling three new special edition vehicles into dealership showrooms as we speak, and at least two of them are worth a look. First, though, we have the New Beetle Red Rock Edition. A two-toned exterior comprised of Red Rock metallic paint and black roof, which is paired with an all-black interior. Other updates include 17-inch wheels and a full sport suspension. Only 750 will be available, all in the coupe bodystyle and priced at $20,390.

Now, on to something more interesting: The 2010 Jetta TDI Cup Street Edition. This car is patterned after the diesel racers that VW has been running its its TDI Cup for the past few seasons. Visual updates abound, starting with the same full body kit found on the TDI Cup racecars, which includes an aerodynamic front bumper, side skirts and rear valance. GLI-spec brakes with red-painted calipers and suspension settings should improve handling, as should the 18-inch Charleston wheels and stickier rubber. Inside there's not much to see, aside from the brushed aluminum door sills, and power is unchanged at 140 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque from the 2.0-liter turbo-diesel engine.

Finally we have the new CC R-Line, which also benefits from a full body kit with side skirts and a new front bumper that includes an integrated chin spoiler. Eighteen-inch Mallory wheels, R-Line badges on the front fenders and smoked taillamps complete the exterior upgrades while the interior gets (surprise!) brushed aluminum door sills. Power is provided by VW's ubiquitous 2.0-liter turbocharged engine and six-speed DSG gearbox with paddle shifters. See the complete details in the press release after the break.

  • Jetta TDI Cup "Street" Edition Racing Into Dealer Showrooms Soon. (PRNewsFoto/Volkswagen of America, Inc.)

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Three All-New Special Edition Volkswagens Now Available in Dealer Showrooms

The 2010 CC R-Line, 2010 Jetta TDI Cup Street Edition, And 2010 New Beetle Red Rock Edition add performance and individuality

HERNDON, Va., Feb. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced that three all-new 2010 special edition models are now available in dealer showrooms. The CC R-Line, Jetta TDI® Cup Street Edition, and New Beetle Red Rock Edition all build on the already great features of their standard versions, with unique elements and design cues exclusive to these special models.

"Volkswagen constantly looks for ways of providing our customers special limited edition models that provide the opportunity of owning something unique," said Mark Barnes, Chief Operating Officer, Volkswagen of America, Inc. "The CC R-Line, Jetta TDI Cup Street Edition, and Red Rock Edition New Beetle demonstrate our brands ability to provide our customers something truly special."

The 2010 CC R-Line

Volkswagen's CC is one of the most stylish and sporty coupe sedans currently available in the market today. For drivers who want a more aggressive look to match, the new CC R-Line comes outfitted with a number of visual enhancements for a decidedly sporty look. A body kit with side skirts and a new front bumper, including an integrated chin spoiler, give a more aggressive appearance. Special 18-inch "Mallory" wheels, R-Line badges on the front fenders, and smoked taillamps complete the exterior upgrades. Brushed aluminum door sills are added to the interior. The CC R-Line is powered by the highly acclaimed, performance-bred 2.0T engine, mated to either a six-speed manual transmission, or a six-speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG®) equipped with paddle shifters.

The 2010 Jetta TDI Cup Street Edition

Born from the popularity of Volkswagen's groundbreaking Jetta TDI Cup race series – now entering its 3rd season – and enthusiast demand for a race-inspired version of the popular Jetta TDI, comes the 2010 Jetta TDI Cup Street Edition. Various modifications inside and out ensure the Street Edition is instantly connected to the TDI Cup cars racing on tracks throughout North America. The Street Edition offers the same full body kit found on the TDI Cup race cars with an aerodynamic front bumper, side skirts, and rear valance. Also included are 18-inch "Charleston" wheels with high-performance tires, larger GLI brakes with red painted calipers, and the European-tuned sport suspension from the GLI. Sport seats with Interlagos cloth, a leather-wrapped, multi-function steering wheel, and brushed aluminum door sills mark the interior. Volkswagen's proven 2.0L TDI Clean Diesel engine makes 140 horsepower and 236 lbs.-ft. of torque, sent through either a six-speed manual, or a six-speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG®) transmission.

The 2010 New Beetle Red Rock Edition

The charm and passion of Volkswagen's iconic New Beetle, which was unveiled at the 1998 North American International Auto Show, continues with the 2010 New Beetle Red Rock Edition. Only 750 of the custom coupes will be available, each with a unique, two-toned exterior comprised of Red Rock metallic paint and a painted black roof. An all black interior complements the overall color scheme, while select 17-inch wheels and a full sport suspension improve driving excitement out on the open road.

The 2010 CC R-Line (starting at $29,590), the 2010 Jetta TDI Cup Street Edition (starting at $24,990), and the 2010 New Beetle Red Rock Edition ($20,390) are all available now.

To learn more about these and other Volkswagen models, please visit www.vw.com.

About Volkswagen of America, Inc.

Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. 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 Golf, GTI, New Beetle, New Beetle convertible, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Eos, Passat, Passat Wagon, CC, Tiguan, Touareg and Routan through approximately 600 independent U.S. dealers. All 2010 Volkswagens come standard-equipped with Electronic Stabilization Program. This is important because the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has called ESC the most effective new vehicle safety technology since the safety belt. Visit Volkswagen of America online at www.vw.com or www.media.vw.com to learn more.

SOURCE Volkswagen of America, Inc.

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Until you have driven a modern TDi, please keep comments to yourself regarding not enough HP, the amount of torque multiplies any prior emotion regarding power. These engines make any car they are placed into quite unique, especially in the US where other manufacturers scoff at the diesel option.
      • 5 Years Ago
      ....eh...not fast enough
      • 5 Years Ago
      Same fuel pump that fails leading to $10,000 repairs on the TDi? No thank you, Volkswagen.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Generic: The fuel pump failure resulted in tiny metal shavings working their way through the fuel system: tank, fuel lines, injectors, etc. For each repair, everything that the fuel touches had to be replaced having been contaminated. There is a lot of paranoia surrounding this issue, with TDI owners regularly taking apart their fuel pumps and inspecting for metal shavings to catch this problem before it becomes catastrophic. VWoA appears to is still be in the denial phase on this one, based on my interactions. Again, hopefully my car is a fluke, as I do not wish this aggravation on anyone else.
        • 5 Years Ago
        VW has a 3 year warranty.

        Besides, the best kind of warranty is the one you never have to use. Having to take your car into the shop is a drag.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'd never heard of that so I checked:

        1. Early pump failures contaminated the fuel system but were fixed last year.

        2. It's under warranty for ages.
        • 5 Years Ago
        fails? Been over 100,000 miles on my passat tdi and 200,000 miles on my jetta... no issues.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'd rock the fock out of that. Er... I'd ruck the fu... nevermind.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks good with the body kit and wheels. You can chip those TDI's for 170 hp, to bad they didn't do it at the factory.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Special editions with no power increases = not so special.
        • 5 Years Ago
        lol @ 5.0fanatic, upgraded brakes and suspension (not to mention goofy body kit), it's more substantial than what nissan's doing to celebrate the Z, at least vw's trying.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @ zamafir -

        At least VW is trying? I'll grant you that. But please don't compare the Jetta to a car that now comes in 5 flavors, all of which far exceed the performance of your VW. Since they have the NISMO as their "special" edition, which does indeed add more power, which let's it run deep into the 13's, they could get away with just a badge package for the anniversary car. Again, I like the Jetta, it's just not special enough, that's all.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I thought the Jetta TDI Cup was getting the high-performance version of the TDI with 170 horsepower. The same one in the GTD... Which will be my next vehicle if it ever comes to the states.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'm guessing they can't do 170 and still meet emissions.
      • 5 Years Ago
      meh, still looks like a refrigerator with wheels.
        • 5 Years Ago
        This from someone named "Coco", the name of some orange-painted fat Jersey chick wearing fake Bebe crap and worshipping her idol, Snooki.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Yea seriously, Why does VW put their lamest and under power engines in the US models?? They are afraid that we wont pay extra $$?? Dam ill happily get the passat 2.0 diesel w/ 170hp sport dsg and will return over 45mpg highway. VW stop cheating the US consumer!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Lamest and most underpowered??? Are you kidding me? The 2.0 TDI is OVERKILL!!! If i had it my way i'd have the 1.6 TDI in the Jetta or Golf, it is much more suited to the size of the vehicle, plus it would get significantly better mileage, close to 30%
        • 5 Years Ago
        True that.... like i was saying, they are giving us their outdated engines, bet that 1.6L is getting roughly the same hp n torque as the 2.0s, bet it will do easily 65mpg. Ill Laugh at all those hybrid cars going under the limit trying to reach the highest mpgs. People dont realize that diesel is more green then the toyo prius. Any specs on that 1.6 tdi??
      • 5 Years Ago
      TDI FTW!!!
        • 5 Years Ago
        I think youre hyping this up a bit.

        The quotes explain:

        ""possibility that the rear wheel bearings could be insufficiently lubricated, causing then to make noise"
        "If the situation is not addressed, it could cause the wheel bearings to lock"
        "can cause noise and continuous use could lead to a blockage of the wheels"

        Which in turn (if you continue driving with these symptoms) MIGHT lead to A wheel coming off (not two or more).

        While the issue is certainly nothing to laugh at its not outlandishly dangerous either if you pay attention to it (unlike accelerating out of the blue and being unable to stop).
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