Volkswagen has started presales of the Arteon R and Arteon R Shooting Brake flagship models in Europe.
The fastback version with a coupé-style rear end starts at 61,484.87 euros in Germany. The Shooting Brake, a dynamic variant of the wagon, costs from 62,347.56 euros.
An efficient 2.0-liter 235-kW (315 hp) turbo-four TSI engine powers the cars, in combination with a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG) and a new 4Motion all-wheel drive with R-Performance Torque Vectoring.
The max. torque is 310 lb-ft (420 Nm) achieved at 2,100 rpm. The TSI delivers its maximum output between 5,350 and 6,500 rpm. The fuel consumption for both R models is 7.9-7.7 l/100 km combined, in NEDC cycle (approx. 42.5-43.6 mpg EPA).
Acceleration from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) takes 4.9 seconds. The drive power is electronically limited at 155 mph (250 km/h). In combination with an optional R Performance Package, the top speed reaches 168 mph (270 km/h).
The Volkswagen Arteon R and Arteon R Shooting Brake feature a great pure driving dynamics thanks to the AWD system and a newly-tuned standard adaptive chassis control (DCC).
The Arteon Rs have many R Performance features: tires, bumpers, brake and exhaust systems, R logos. Mirror covers are matt chrome. 18-inch Sebring alloy wheels are standard, while 19-inch Adelaide wheels and 20-inch Estoril wheel rims are optional.
Thanks to a blue R button on a multifunction sports steering wheel, the engine, gearbox, DCC running gear, steering and control systems are switched to the Race Mode via the driving profile selection, – a touring car is instantaneously transformed into a sports car.
In the cabin, you’ll find sports seats in black ArtVelours with an R logo and contrast stitching in blue; the leather R steering wheel; aluminum accents in Carbon look.
Blue is used as a contrasting color on interior elements. There is an additional R layout for the Digital Cockpit.
Sports seats with integrated head restraints come as an option. The seat cushion bolsters of these Nappa carbon seats are upholstered in carbon-look leather.