When the Passat CC made its Australian debut three years ago, it was the world’s first four-door coupé in its respective price range. From this niche, a new segment quickly grew – to date, nearly 320,000 people around the globe have chosen the Passat CC: a luxury sedan with the stylish lines of a coupé. Private and business customers alike enjoyed the alternative to the classic sedan. Drivers loved the Passat CC’s timeless elegance, yet valued the space, comfort and convenience of four-doors.

The distinct Volkswagen styling of the Passat CC resonated further than the general public, making an excellent impression with the experts both here, and around the world. In 2009 alone – in its first full year on the market – the Passat CC won the Australian ‘Design Award’ (Australian International Design Awards, Sydney), the ‘iF Product Design Award’ (iF Industrie Forum Hannover), the ‘red dot Design Award’ (Design Centre of North Rhine – Westphalia, Essen). Now, Volkswagen is presenting a technically advanced and visually enhanced coupé, the new Volkswagen CC.

Standing still is a step backwards, which is why the team, led by Volkswagen chief designer Klaus Bischoff, has launched the Volkswagen CC into the future. Adopting Volkswagen ‘design DNA’, the new Volkswagen CC receives completely redesigned front and rear sections, giving them more precision and fluidity. As a result, the car has an even more sophisticated and dynamic overall appearance, making a bold move into the luxury class.

Volkswagen CC’s comprehensive list of standard equipment now includes such features as the innovative Driver Fatigue Detection system; RNS510 Satellite Navigation; rear view camera; stainless steel door sill plates and front comfort head restraints with additional front-rear adjustment.

New assistance systems are now available on the Volkswagen CC as well. They include optional technologies such as those found in the Driver Assistance Package – Side Assist and Lane Assist, which warns of vehicles in blind spots and supports the driver via steering intervention, Adaptive Cruise Control with Front Assist and City Emergency Brake function. Meanwhile, the optional Active Climate Control front seats are now integrated with a gentle massage function, optimising driver comfort (available only in conjunction with Black Nappa leather appointed seat upholstery).

The Volkswagen CC can be powered by either a petrol direct injection (FSI) or diesel (TDI) engine and is equipped with BlueMotion Technology offering a Start/Stop system and battery regeneration, along with the frugal Coasting Function, all as standard equipment. The 2.0 litre TDI engine has a power output of 125 kW at 4,200 rpm.

The 3.6 litre V6 FSI engine of the Volkswagen CC develops an impressive 220 kW of power at 6,600 rpm and is paired with the 4MOTION drivetrain.

Both the TDI and the FSI engines are paired with Volkswagen’s 6-speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) including Sports Mode and Triptronic Function. Those considering the V6 FSI Volkswagen CC will receive 4MOTION all-wheel drive technology as standard. Both state-of-the-art engines of the Volkswagen CC are designed to maximise efficiency. The frugal 125TDI is a prime example: it consumes just 5.7 l/100 km – which is very little fuel for a longrange sedan.

Download the Spec Sheet: Volkswagen CC Specs July 2012

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