Sales of R-versions of the Volkswagen Arteon liftback and the Arteon Shooting Brake station wagon began in Europe. Both cars are equipped with a 320-horsepower engine and all-wheel drive with traction vectoring, and cost from 63 095 and 63 980 euros, respectively.
The Volkswagen Arteon R and Arteon R Shooting Brake, announced last summer, have finally entered the European market. And simultaneously with the start of sales, the manufacturer clarified their characteristics. Both models received the most powerful version of the “tube-quarters” 2.0 TSI EA888 (320 forces, 440 Nm), coupled with a seven-speed “robot” DSG and 4Motion all-wheel drive (up to 50% of thrust goes to the rear axle) and spend only 4 , 9 seconds. The maximum speed in this case is 250 kilometers per hour, but for a surcharge, the limiter can be moved to 270.
Standard for the R-versions of “Arteon” became a rear differential with traction vectoring, like the Golf R, imitation of a lock on the front axle XDS, a mode switch with Race profile, electronically controlled DCC shock absorbers and steering with a progressive characteristic. In addition to this, there are adaptive cruise control, LED headlights with automatic high-beam control and an electric tailgate. Brakes with 357 x 34 mm discs at the front and 310 x 22 at the rear are equipped with aluminum calipers, and therefore threw off 600 grams on each side.
The interior of the Arteon R and Arteon R Shooting Brake is designed to match their high position in the family. There are basic seats with ArtVelours microfleece upholstery, which, if desired, can be replaced with leather chairs with integrated headrests; digital “tidy” Digital Cockpit Pro 10.25 inches, background lighting with 30 colors to choose from and a new steering wheel with touch panels. The list of options includes three-zone climate control Air Care Climatronic, Discover Pro multimedia with a 9.2-inch screen and a 700-kilowatt Harman Kardon audio system.
In Germany, prices for liftback and station wagon start at 63,095 and 63,980 euros, respectively.
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