Volkswagen Debuts R-Line Trim on CC
Nothing special here aside from a couple of Audi-inspired beauty enhancements.
The only differences between the 4-cylinder Sport and this Sport R-Line are -- get ready -- unique 18-inch wheels, side skirts, restyled fog lamps in a newly cut lower fascia, stainless steel scuff plates on the doors, and darkened taillights. Oh, and an R-Line badge on the grille.
On models with the DSG transmission, paddle shifters are included. The 2.0-liter 200-horsepower engine remains, and no changes have been made to the suspension or steering, as is the case with most Audi S-Line models,. Figure a price increase of $1,500 atop the CC Sport's $30,610 sticker.
Volkswagen did not comment about whether it would start offering R-Line trims on other U.S. models. However, the company offers R-Line versions on its Polo hatch and Scirocco coupe in Europe -- not to be confused with the Golf R offered here, which constitutes an actual performance upgrade. The CC R-Line will go on sale in the U.S. later this year.
"The 2.0-liter 200-horsepower engine remains with no changes to the suspension or steering"
Kind of like putting lipstick on a pig. (YAWN!)
It's the 2013 Volkswagen Creedence Clearwater Revival - Line!
Such nonsense, adding cosmetic tweaks instead of souping up the engine! I wonder which marketeer thought this up?
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