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    2018MY Arteon Discussion Thread

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    Love the lines. Most definitely going to be a stunning looking vehicle and a head turner for sure.

    But it comes down to whether or not you wanna lay down at least 70k++ bones down for a decently optioned model and take a huge gamble with resale and VAG dealer/customer service/support?

    I can't even get rid of my 2013 CC with almost every factory option except sunroof as it is.... bloody dieselgate. Fantastic cars, great to drive but boy did I get burnt.
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    If the price is right, this will be my next car

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    IMHO - the Arteon is shaping up as a nice R36 replacement. Looks much more compelling than the R-line 206.

    Hopefully, the premium price also comes with a performance boost over the 206. I'm still leaning toward waiting for a Tesla Model 3 with ludicrous mode - though (wishfully thinking) an Arteon with a dual-motor electric drive-train (and acceleration to match) would be very compelling.

    Any ideas on sound, will Dynaudio be an option?
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    We should find out details in the next couple of months.... will be in dealerships from Sept. I would say the Arteon would be fully loaded like the 206 Passat with sunroof and metalic as the only two options.

    I have a 206 on order but may change to this if price is not too much more... awaiting a call once they know rough pricing...

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    Reading the article about the Arteon in AutoBild.de from 9/3/17, it said that it was misssing something special, a must-have feature hinting about a new 3.0 VR6 (300kw) engine that VW is awaiting to be approved for production. With that, you could even see the return of proper Passat R in the future.

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    So apart from (the option of getting) matrix LED headlights and the badge... why would anybody pay the premium for the A5 sportback?

    I currently have a Golf R, and was seriously contemplating a facelift 2.0L A5 Sportback, but the Arteon changes everything for me. I may aswell get this.
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    Also the fact that the A5 price would be alot more for similar performance (206kws!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_206 View Post
    Also the fact that the A5 price would be alot more for similar performance (206kws!)
    I looked at Audi's recently and was quite disappointed.. High price, underwhelming performance - feels just like a VW on the inside. Not willing to pay $20K more for four rings and a little extra trim.

    The A5 coupe looks good on the outside, but the performance is quite lame in most models. You have to pay ~$120K (plus options) for an S5 that can beat an R 206 (or R36 =P ).
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