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 |  Feb 07 2013, 1:26 PM

Adding one more vehicle to the R-line ranks, Volkswagen has just introduced the Beetle Convertible R-Line today at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show.

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 |  Nov 30 2012, 8:31 AM

Making an appearance at the 2012 LA Auto Show for Volkswagen was its CC R-Line model, which will start at $32,195, not including a $795 destination fee.

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 |  May 27 2012, 1:25 PM

It’s been a few months since Volkswagen revealed its updated 2013 CC model, and now the German automaker has added the sporty, R-Line as an available trim level.

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 |  Mar 16 2010, 6:33 AM


Once again the rumors were correct with VW now officially announcing Volkswagen R GmbH,  a special division of the German automaker dedicated to “sporty exclusive models.” Something akin to BMW M or Mercedes AMG, VW’s R brand will oversee the development of special R models as well as R Line design packages and special “Volkswagen Exclusive” items including things like custom leather interiors and new wheel designs. Currently Volkswagen has developed two R model, the Scirocco R and Golf R.

Currently both models are only available in Europe, but the Golf R may yet see our shores. It uses a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine to makes 265-hp and 258 ft-lbs of torque and combines it with VW’s 4MOTION AWD setup to deliver a 0-62 mph time of just 5.5 seconds!

VW created the R division to cater to what it sees as an increasing demand for individualization in the marketplace, while also acknowledging it will help promote the sporty side of the automaker.

GALLERY: Volkswagen Golf R


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 |  Dec 16 2009, 12:20 PM


Volkswagen has just announced the release of a new R-Line package for the sporty CC sedan in Europe. Available with all engine types, the R-Line trim delivers an aggressive aero kit including a new front lip and side skirts with R-Line logos. Out back, the taillights also get smoked. A set of 17-inch R-Line wheels with 235/45/17 tires are included, with an option to upgrade to 18s.

Other parts of the package include R-Line kick plates, sport seats, climate control, fog lights and a leather steering wheel with redundant controls.

The addition of the R-Line package to the CC, means that VW now offers eight R-Line models in Euroe. There is no official word if this package will be offered in North America, but we’ll keep our fingers crossed.

GALLERY: Volkswagen CC R-Line


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 |  Apr 17 2009, 11:46 AM


Volkswagen is apparently contemplating bringing R Line models, like the new Tiguan R Line, to the United States.

The Tiguan R-Line features several aesthetic updates including a new front splitter, side skirts and a rear spoiler. Also included are 19-inch wheels. Inside, the package includes a flat-bottom steering wheel as well as sports seats (with R logos) and aluminum pedals. There’s no performance aspect to the setup, but it does look significantly more sporty than the standard Tiguan. In other words, VW’s R-Line fulfills the same purpose as Audi’s S-Line.

The Tiguan R-Line is the first to be considered and VW spokesman Steve Keyes told InsideLine that other models may be considered afterward.

In the U.K., where the Tiguan R-Line is currently being introduced, it is available on three different models, including two diesel versions of the Tiguan as well as a 197hp 2.0-liter version.

[Source Edmunds InsideLine]

GALLERY: Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line