The R-Line treatment has been applied to many of Volkswagen’s models sold in Europe, including the Tiguan, Passat, and other models. The one U.S. model that has consistently offered the trim level has been the CC, and the tradition will continue with the 2013 model, which will be headed to U.S. showrooms this fall.
The R-Line package will be available on the CC 2.0T model, and will add premium features and trim in addition to equipment available on the Sport model. However, for those of you thinking of the Golf R from the “R-Line” designation, don’t get too excited. Horsepower and torque remain the same on the CC R-Line, with 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque.
But the package does include some pretty sweet hardware nonetheless. In addition to a more aggressive front bumper with a large lower air intake and projector-style foglights, the R-Line also gets side skirts, and an R-Line badge on the front grille. Lighting upgrades on the CC R-Line include bi-xenon headlights with LED running lights and adaptive front lighting, LED taillights, LED license-plate lighting, and unique 18-inch alloy wheels.
Opening the door reveals R-Line scuff plates, a multifunction steering wheel with paddle shifters on models equipped with the DSG transmission, automatic climate control, 12-way power heated front seats, premium sound system with HD Radio and six-disc CD changer, Bluetooth and iPod connectivity, and V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces.
Pricing for the R-Line package will be announced closer to introduction.