Sorry, we had to. How many times can you reference Creedence Clearwater Revival in a story about a Volkswagen? For some Fortunate Son or daughter looking to get behind the wheel of the 2013 Volkswagen CC R-Line, we now know how much you'll have to pay the Penthouse Pauper. (Hey, we could do this all day).

MSRP for the R-Line edition of the Volkswagen CC is set at $32,195, not including a destination charge of $795. For that, buyers get unique R-Line visuals including a more sporting grille, projector-style fog lights, along with revised lower front fascia and side skirts. The R-Line also receives 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels, while the cabin is fitted with a navigation system and steering wheel mounted paddle shifters augmenting the DSG dual-clutch transmission.

The CC R-Line debuted at Germany's Auto Mobil International show, and it comes equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four sending power to the front wheels. In addition to the DSG, a six-speed manual gearbox is available. The rest of the features list is essentially that of the CC's Sport Plus trim.

You can expect to see the CC R-Line Up Around the Bend or Down On the Corner at your local Volkswagen dealer in the near future (okay, enough) or you can check out our gallery and the official press release below.
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The only affordable four-door coupe now offers a sporty R-Line package
• Unique R-Line® styling, including an aggressive grille, projector-style foglights , and side skirts
• 18-inch "Mallory" aluminum-alloy wheels
• Standard RNS 315 navigation system
• DSG® dual-clutch automatic transmission-equipped models gain paddle shifters

Herndon, VA - Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced pricing for the 2013 CC R-Line, the sportiest rendition of its ultra-stylish and luxurious four-door coupe. This newest addition to the CC lineup boasts bold styling cues, including an aggressive front end that incorporates a large lower air intake and projector-style foglights, side skirts, and R-Line badging. Other changes include dramatic 18-inch "Mallory" aluminum-alloy wheels, and stainless-steel R-Line scuff plates.

Under the hood, the CC R-Line is fitted with Volkswagen's award-winning, 2.0-liter turbocharged and direct-injected TSI® four-cylinder engine that generates 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque, mated to either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed DSG® dual-clutch automatic with paddle shifters. All R-Line models are front-wheel drive. The 2013 CC R-line will start at $32,195 and go on sale at the end of 2012.

The 2013 CC model range:

2.0T Sport
The 2.0T Sport provides entry to the 2013 CC model range and starts at an MSRP of $30,250; it is available through special order. Standard equipment includes new 17-inch "Verme" aluminum-alloy wheels with all-season tires; Bi-Xenon headlights; LED taillights; LED license-plate illumination; rain-sensing windshield wipers; Climatronic® automatic dual-zone climate control; heated 12-way power front seats; touchscreen Premium VIII sound system with HD Radio, eight speakers, and a six-disc CD changer; Bluetooth® technology; iPod® connectivity; V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces; and matte chrome interior trim. The standard transmission is a six-speed manual with the option of a six-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic. The Sport model with LED Daytime Running Lights and Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS) is available in dealerships for an MSRP of $30,610.

2.0T R-Line®
The R-Line starts at $32,195, and features 18-inch "Mallory" aluminum-alloy wheels with all-season 235/40 tires; RNS® 315 navigation system; multifunction steering wheel with paddle shifters (DSG transmission only); R-Line stainless steel scuff plates; R-Line front bumper and side sill extensions; and R-Line badging on grille.

2.0T Sport Plus
This model opens at $32,850. The six-speed dual-clutch DSG is the only transmission offered.

2.0T Lux
The 2.0T Lux has an MSRP of $35,355 and comes standard with the six-speed DSG automatic transmission. Its additional standard features over Sport Plus include new 18-inch "St Louis" five-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels; brushed-aluminum interior trim; a power-tinted-glass sunroof; and ambient lighting.

VR6 4Motion® Executive
Compared with the 2.0T Lux, , the flagship CC adds: 4Motion all-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission; Tiptronic® paddle shifters; a headlight washer system with heated nozzles; a rearview camera; the RNS 510 navigation system that features a 6.5-inch touchscreen; leather seating surfaces; "Interlagos" 18-inch polished aluminum-alloy wheels; memory seating and mirrors; ventilated front seats with driver's seat massage; Park Distance Control with front and rear proximity sensors; Dynaudio® Premium Sound System; and a power rear sunshade. The model has a base MSRP of $41,420.

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      • 2 Years Ago
      Sorry Vdub, I have been a fan for years, but this car looks like ASS compared to the last model. Seriously, this thing is awful up front. The LEDs look super tacky. I almost got a 2012 but instead opted for an A4. However, with this new model, there is no question- I would gladly pick anything from the Kia/Hyundai stable before getting this car.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Is there a dealer in Lodi? If not, you'd be stuck.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ah, VW, please don't go throwing 'R' around like it's meaningless! This is just a regular CC with a bodykit! I would be quite interested in a CC with the Golf R drivetrain--that is to say, 306hp (chipped), 4wd, 6MT.
        • 2 Years Ago
        You guys love to complain about everything. It's called the R-Edition/Line just like Audi calls it's normal model S-Line. Makes perfect sense to me.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nice car, but I own a VW and there build quality sucks now.
        • 2 Years Ago
        Totally agree. I love my 2008 Passat, but I know the service guys by name at this point. The car also burns almost a quart of oil every 1,000 miles and that is considered "okay" by VW standards. And this car has never missed its regular service and still has less than 50,000 miles on it. My Saabaru on the other hand is borning as hell to drive, but reliable as hell.
          • 2 Years Ago
          The alternate experience: 2009 GTI manual transmission. It has been flawless.
          • 2 Years Ago
          Sorry for the double post. Damn commenting system.
      • 2 Years Ago
      That's a "sporting grill"? ROFL The lemmings would believe anything.
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is a poorly written article. This kind of writing belongs at Inside Line, not here.
      • 2 Years Ago
      I love what Top Gear magazine said of this car: Between a VW CC or an used Merc CLS, get the used Merc.
      • 2 Years Ago
        Ian D.
        • 2 Years Ago
        You're right... Just the other day, I was a passenger in a Kia Optima. It had Leather, Rear View Camera, Panoramic Sun roof, Manual Mode transmission and lots of other goodies for thousands $$$ less than the CC. And I dare to say that the Optima probably won't see the inside of a repair shop as much as the CC. I know this vehicle is a "niche" vehicle of sorts, and the price premium certainly correlates with that, but the "value" simply isn't there in my opinion.
      • 2 Years Ago
      I saw a new CC on the road, the static corporate front end does not flow with the rest of the flowing coupe body. This puppy is in need new sheet metal.
      • 2 Years Ago
      What's the Cold Cranking Rating on the battery in that V-Dub?
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      • 2 Years Ago
      VW needs to pull their head out the "back window" And make something we want. 50% off vouchers for everyone, and free maintenance for the first $ 10,000.00 of service ( or 2 months whichever comes first $
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