In just another week VW will showcase the R-Line variant of the CC four-door coupe at the Auto Show in Leipzig, Germany. This CC will be available in the U.S. at the end of 2012 with the 200 horsepower, 2.0-liter, turbocharged TSI engine, partnered 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 also 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 mode went on sale this past March and now has seating for five (previous models seated four).