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 |  Oct 18 2012, 1:27 PM

Pricing for the 2013 Volkswagen CC R-Line was just announced, starting at $33,020 including shipping.

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 |  Feb 27 2012, 7:01 PM


Volkswagen redesigned their CC for the 2013 model year and with it comes a slight price increase.

The new base price for the 2.0L TSI Sport model will be $30,250 (excluding destination and handling) with a manual transmission, an automatic costs $1,100 more.

The TSI Sport model with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) and Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS) starts at $30,610. The 2.0L TSI Sport Plus will begin at $32,850; 2.0L TSI Lux will start at $35,355; while the more powerful 3.6L VR6 Lux will cost $37,730. The top-of-the-line model is the VR6 4Motion Executive, and will begin at $41,420.

The CC will also get a 2.0T R-Line model, but the company didn’t release details. It will arrive in early 2013 however.

The 2.0T CC comes with a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 200-hp and 207 lb-ft of torque with either a six-speed manual or six-speed dual-clutch automatic. The 3.6L VR6 engine has 280-hp and 265 lb-ft of torque mated to a six-speed automatic.

GALLERY: 2013 Volkswagen CC


 |  Jan 17 2012, 3:15 PM

The Volkswagen CC debuted at the 2011 Los Angeles auto show, and gave us our first look at the updated styling on the 2013 CC. Volkswagen has just released new photos and video of the CC to spike interest in the sedan once again and to give us another look at the fresh new design.

The CC has held onto the chassis and engine offerings from the previous model, but has received a face-lift and an update on some of the technology features. Some of the interior features include Side Assist Plus including Lane Assist (warns of vehicles in blind spots and supports the driver via steering intervention to avoid an accident), Dynamic Light Assist (automatic main beam control), a camera-based traffic sign detection system, and even a ‘climate seat’ which comes with integrated massage function.

The 2013 CC will be available in Germany and Luxembourg first in the beginning of February, followed by the rest of Europe at the end of February and will make its way across the ocean to North America in Spring of 2012. Check out the videos Volkswagen released of the new CC below.

GALLERY: 2013 Volkswagen CC


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 |  Nov 16 2011, 1:48 PM


Volkswagen today unveiled the freshened 2013 CC four-door coupe, with a revised front fascia and some spiffy new LED taillights that clearly distinguish it from the 2012 model.

Not much else has changed according to VW, but the German automaker did take a big step towards making the CC a bigger player by adding a five seat option in the form of a new three-across bench available in back. Engines will remain the same, at least initially, with 200 and 280 hp gas engines filling the engine bay, the smaller engine backed by a stick or DSG and the bigger motor going 4Motion and automatic only.

The standard equipment list on the 2013 Volkswagen CC has grown along with the occupant capacity, and now includes such features as “bi-xenon headlights with static cornering lights and a new LED rear lighting design. Also standard: fatigue detection, RCD 310 radio-CD system, stainless steel door sill plates and safety head restraints (front seats) with additional front-rear adjustment. In addition, new assistance systems are making their way into the CC. They include optional technologies such as Side Assist Plus including Lane Assist (warns of vehicles in blind spots and supports the driver via steering intervention to avoid an accident), Dynamic Light Assist (automatic main beam control) and a camera-based traffic sign detection system. Meanwhile, the ‘climate seat’ with integrated massage function optimises comfort,” according to the press release you’ll find after the break.

Gallery: 2013 Volkswagen CC


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