Some critics have suggested that the Volkswagen CC may have lost some of its visual verve following its 2012 facelift, the original CC's organic "four-door coupe" form having been made a bit more ordinary with version 2.0.

This Volkswagen still has plenty of charm, of course, and those looking for a more aggressive appearance now have the option of the German automaker's newly revealed R-Line model. Primarily an appearance package, the $32,195 R-Line (plus $795 destination) features a unique grille and body kit, with model-specific side skirts and front fascia. Additional standard features include 18-inch "Mallory" alloys, projector headlamps, paddle shifters for the 2.0-liter turbocharged TSI four-cylinder engine and standard navigation.

This kitted-up front-drive CC was first seen at Germany's Auto Mobil International show, but Los Angeles marks its Stateside introduction. It is scheduled to hit dealers before year's end. For more information, check out the official press release by scrolling 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. has announced pricing for the 2013 CC RLine, 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 withHD 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 allseason 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.

2013 CC Pricing

Model Price (excluding $825 destination)
2.0L TSI Sport (special order)
(manual) $30,250
(automatic) $31,350

2.0L TSI Sport (with DRLs and AFS)
(manual) $30,610
(automatic) $31,710

2.0L TSI R-Line
(manual) $32,195
(automatic) $33,295

2.0L TSI Sport Plus $32,850
2.0L TSI Lux $35,355
3.6L VR6 4Motion Executive $41,420

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, GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Passat, CC, Tiguan,
Touareg and Routan vehicles through approximately 600 independent U.S. dealers. Visit
Volkswagen of America online at or to learn more

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      Rafi Reddy
      • 2 Years Ago
      The new headlights are not as good as the original design. But still a nice car though, cant wait for the redesign.
      • 2 Years Ago
      To my eyes, version 2.0 is what version 1.0 should have looked like in the first place, at least on the outside. The odious vinyl interior on everything but the overpriced VR6 4motion continues to be a shame, though, considering some of the nicest leather outside of the $60K+ class used to be available on the $32K Lux. It's ridiculous that the Golf, GTI and GLI have cloth seats that are nicer than most of the current CC lineup The R-line adds some exterior flash but if it's like the current one it lacks any real interior improvement, or higher-line features like the moonroof.
        • 2 Years Ago
        Well, I liked the first better. May be because this one is similar to many other things on the market.
      Jason Krumvieda
      • 2 Years Ago
      This CC R-Line does not look like it was Born on the Bayou.
      • 2 Years Ago
      That f*cking 2.0. So over it. VW is way becoming lamer by the year.
        • 2 Years Ago
        Yup, rboote, your response most definitely makes it lame still.
        • 2 Years Ago
          • 2 Years Ago
          By the way, the VW 2.0 is overrated, especially in the GTI.
          • 2 Years Ago
          ....says TooMuchRice
      • 2 Years Ago
      looks like a taurus, just worse.
      • 2 Years Ago
      The general consensus on this car, based on what I have seen, is negative. I do not understand this one bit. I have a 2013 CC V6 and I frequently describe it to people as "the nicest car I've ever owned". I know someone will likely use that negatively, but really, this is one great car. I suspect that most people have not seen one in person. It is low, wide, and pleasingly aggressive. The interior is great....full leather (4motion not required)...and it has many of the exact same features found on its Audi a much lower price. Over the Thanksgiving holiday I drove mine 700+ miles...27 combined control is excellent...NAV perfect...seats comfortable. The interior and exterior lighting is cool and gives it a much more upscale vibe... ...anyway, I'm a fan. As for this R-line version....overall, it's fine, but the round fog light treatment seems a bit 'off' to me. I like the more angular lines on the other models.
        • 2 Years Ago
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks downright ugly compared to the previous generation. That one was more Mercedes CLS, this one is more Kia Optima.
        • 2 Years Ago
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      • 2 Years Ago
      2013 Volkswagen CC R-Line looks to capture some meh.
      • 2 Years Ago
      nope. still needs more flash
      • 2 Years Ago
      • 2 Years Ago
      VW needs to bring these TDI 3.0 or the 170 hp TDI.... That's only reason I don't buy this. I love the lines on the older cc but diesel, unlike europe again!!
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm pretty sure it does not have paddle shifters. The sport plus has NAV. This could have been a stylish GLI, but it is not. Really it's a sport plus but without the cornering lights in the lower fascia, which is a valuable, cool feature. This is just a body kit and 4 badges.
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