We might not get a downsized version of the Volkswagen CC, but we will get an R-Line trim level of the saucy sedan later this year. VW will officiallly pull the wraps off at the Auto Mobil International show in Leipzig, Germany on June 1st. Powered by the 2.0-liter, 200-horsepower four-cylinder and riding on the same 18-inch Mallory alloy wheels featured on the Sport Plus, the R-Line adds the option of a six-speed manual on top of the six-speed DSG transmission.

Exterior changes include a meaner front fascia and round fog lights, sculpted, body-colored side skirts and "shaded" taillights, along with R-Line badging and paddle shifters for the DSG. Otherwise the features list is simply lifted from the Sport Plus.

Have a kurz look at it in the gallery above, and read the press release below for more details.
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VOLKSWAGEN REVEALS R-LINE® VERSION OF CC FOUR-DOOR COUPE IN LEIPZIG
Sportier version of CC to go on sale in the U.S. at the end of 2012


Herndon, VA, 05.27.2012 - Volkswagen will unveil the R-Line version of the CC at the Auto Mobil International show in Leipzig on June 1st. This CC model will be available in the U.S. at the end of 2012 with the 200-horsepower, 2.0-liter, turbocharged TSI® engine, mated to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

With interior and exterior enhancements, the R-Line upgrades make the CC an even sportier vehicle. Compared with the Sport model, the R-Line gains a more aggressive front bumper design that incorporates a large lower air intake and projector-style foglights with a striking chrome motif. Side skirts and the R-Line logo on the grille further differentiate it from the Sport model, along with shaded taillights and unique and dramatic 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. Inside, there are stainless-steel R-Line scuff plates and the multifunction steering wheel for the DSG-equipped model has paddle shifters.

The CC 2.0T R-Line will feature standard Bi-Xenon headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights and the Adaptive Front-lighting System; LED taillights; LED license-plate illumination; rain-sensing windshield wipers; Climatronic® automatic climate-control; heated 12-way power front seats; the touchscreen Premium VIII sound system with HD Radio, eight speakers, and a six-disc CD changer; Bluetooth® technology; iPod® connectivity; and V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces.

The CC was refreshed for the 2013 Model Year, featuring new front and rear styling and an extended range of standard equipment. The 2013 CC went on sale in March and now has seating for five (previous models seated four). The new CC makes an even bolder move towards the automotive luxury class, offering a sleek, dramatic look at a highly attainable price.

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's operations in the United States include research and development, parts and vehicle processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial service centers, and its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Volkswagen is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker. Volkswagen sells the Beetle, Eos, Golf, Golf R, GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Passat, CC, Tiguan, Touareg and Routan vehicles through approximately 600 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen of America online at www.vw.com or media.vw.com to learn more.


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      Charrop
      • 2 Years Ago
      The R-Line, not to be confused with the R? I'm confused.
        Dayv
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Charrop
        R-Line is their "sporty" look package. R without the "line" means it's actually a performance model.
          Lachmund
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Dayv
          right. same as with Audi S-Line and the S models
        TrueDat
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Charrop
        ya me too... if VW considers this a legitimate "R" car, then that's pathetic..
      Stevie Diffy
      • 2 Years Ago
      I caught a glimpse of one two days ago. This is a beautiful car. Best looking VW ever.
      Hector Djibaou
      • 2 Years Ago
      Very pathethic! What does the R really represent then! If you aren't going to upgrade the power at least give it AWD .... oh wait then again that may take away from the A4 sales!
      Alex Rodriguez MacFa
      • 2 Years Ago
      No sunroof, no power increase and ugly front bumper? Thanks VW for making my decision to get the 2013 Mustang GT easier!! See ya next generation CC!!
        untitledfolder
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Alex Rodriguez MacFa
        Uh what? They don't even compare to each other...
        Dayv
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Alex Rodriguez MacFa
        I have trouble believing you were actually cross-shopping those two.
          Alex Rodriguez MacFa
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Dayv
          I have always loved/driven German cars, but the 2013 Mustang actually won me over and I wanted to pull the trigger but I had the curiosity of how the CC R-line would look like. Now I know, so Mustang here I come!!!!
      Kyngfish
      • 2 Years Ago
      Doesn't 200 hp from a turboed 2 liter seem a bit low to anyone else? Doesn't that seem a bit underpowered for what I think is a 40k car?
        SaabStory
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Kyngfish
        The R-Line of the CC was never more than $1000 to $1500 more than the base model. It won't be anywhere near $40 large when it comes out.
        Xedicon
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Kyngfish
        Yes and yes. My turbo 4 banger is 260hp from the factory, and even at the low end of turbo 4 pot power is the WRX with about 230 (not knocking the WRX - just using it as an example). Seems like most turbo 4s land roughly in this range. Ha, even the 2003 Neon SRT started life at about 215 - 220, and that was 9 years ago!
      Soccer Mom
      • 2 Years Ago
      VW managed to turn a beautiful and original design of the first generation CC into a Chinese-made replica of itself. Simply terrible.
        Lachmund
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Soccer Mom
        i guess you haven't seen one yourself. the old one looks dated in comparison
      mcheddadi
      • 2 Years Ago
      Incredible how they ruined the car. http://media.snimka.bg/1074/008402929.jpg
        NixiN
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mcheddadi
        I agree with u, but using the following pic instead: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2552010/vw-passat-cc-1_1280.jpg
        Lachmund
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mcheddadi
        i was sceptical myself but in the metal it looks much better than on photos imho
      Claud
      • 2 Years Ago
      Very nice car...............wish it had a hatch trunk however!!!
      • 2 Years Ago
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      TrueDat
      • 2 Years Ago
      200 hp??? $40k??? wooowwwwww... can't. wait.
      chirowolf
      • 2 Years Ago
      How did VW get Creedence Clearwater Revival to design a car. John Fogerty must be more of a car guy than I thought.
      • 2 Years Ago
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