2013 Volkswagen CC Sedan
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The 2013 Volkswagen CC is a four door sedan available with two different engines: a standard 2.0-liter direct injected turbocharged 4-cylinder engine (200 hp/207 lb.-ft of torque) and an optional 3.6-liter direct injected V6 engine (280 hp). Transmission options consist of a 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic� and Sport mode. All trim levels are equipped with FWD enabling fuel mileage to fall within an EPA estimated range of 18 mpg city to 31 mpg highway, depending on engine selection. Features include bi-xenon HID headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, heated windshield wiper nozzles, dual-zone climate control, touch screen premium sound system, hands-free phone capabilities, heated front seats, and leather seats. Safety is comprised of anti-lock braking system (ABS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR), Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution (EBD), Electronic Differential Lock (EDL), Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA), and advanced airbags. The CC is backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.
Benefits of Driving a 2013 Volkswagen CC Sedan
With a starting price at just over $30,000, the Volkswagen CC is a unique vehicle, virtually alone in its segment. Volkswagen saw the success of large '4 door coupes' from Mercedes and BMW and thought there might be a market for a similar vehicle at a much lower price point. The CC seats five in relative comfort and quiet with a touch of sporting flair. The exterior design makes the car's 4 doors appear to be only two-- a bodystyle unavailable on anything else costing this side of $60,000.
What's new for 2013?
The VW CC has been given a pretty serious update for the 2013 model year, including dropping the 'Passat' part of its name. The front and rear of the CC have been restyled, giving the '4-door coupe' a more muscular appearance. The interior has also been reworked to allow seating for five people and bi-xenon headlights are now standard across all model ranges. Those model ranges are now even more extensive with a couple of new options and updates, including the VR6 Lux model that pairs front wheel drive with VW's excellent narrow angle V6 engine.
- upscale with available all-wheel-drive
The base engine on the CC is a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged unit that makes 200 horsepower. The optional V6 engine displaces 3.6 liters and makes 280 horsepower. While the 2.0L turbo offers plenty of power for most circumstances, the V6 transforms the CC into a genuinely fast car. Both engines are mated to a variety of 6-speed transmissions, the most interesting of which is the DSG dual-clutch unit available with the 2.0L turbo. It takes many of the best attributes of manual transmissions and combines them with the best attributes of a traditional automatic. Able to change gears in .04 seconds, it is none-the-less nearly seamless in its operation. It also operates more efficiently than a traditional automatic and is one of the reasons the 2.0T CC's are rated at 21mpg city and 32mpg highway.