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2013 Volkswagen CC R-Line Announced

Volkswagen is set to reveal an R-Line version of the newly-redesigned 2013 CC June 1. “With interior and exterior enhancements, the R-Line upgrades make the CC an even sportier vehicle,” the automaker says in a press release. The 2013 CC R-Line will be available by the end of 2012.

Under the hood, the CC R-Line has the same drivetrain as the base CC Sport, which features a 200-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and either a six-speed manual or six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

In lieu of performance upgrades, the R-Line trim sees a number of cosmetic enhancements. “R-Line additions include a more aggressive-looking front bumper, new side skirts, an R-Line grille logo, a large lower air intake and projector-style chrome-ringed fog lights,” writes Cars.com. “It also features shaded taillights and specific 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels.”

In addition to unique exterior styling, the 2013 CC R-Line will offer standard rain-sensing windshield wipers, automatic climate control, heated power-adjustable front seats and an eight-speaker touch-screen stereo with HD Radio, a six-disc CD changer and Bluetooth and iPod connections.

The 2013 Volkswagen CC competes against upscale midsize cars like the 2012 Buick Regal, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Audi A4. “This will be the fourth trim level in the CC lineup, in addition to the Sport, Lux and Executive versions,” says Edmunds. Pricing for the CC R-Line has yet to be announced, but the base 2013 Volkswagen CC Sport is on sale now with a starting price of $30,250 plus an $820 destination fee.

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