High-performance R versions have joined the Volkswagen Arteon lineup. They will be arriving at Europe’s dealer showrooms this month.
The R models now top the range of the Volkswagen Arteon and Arteon Shooting Brake. The output is 235 kW/315 bhp; 0-100 km/h (62 mph) sprint takes 4.9 seconds; the maximum speed is 270 km/h (168 mph).
Permanent all-wheel drive with sophisticated R-Performance Torque Vectoring technology distributes power individually between the rear wheels and enables higher cornering speeds.
Both saloon and estate variants come with exclusive Lapiz Blue body colour. The vehicles feature a high-performance braking system with blue brake calipers, R logos, distinct front air intakes, a sports suspension, DCC adaptive dampers adjusted using the touchscreen. There are Comfort, Sport, Race, and Individual driving modes chosen by pushing an R button on the steering wheel.
Sales have begun in Europe. The starting prices in Germany are EUR 63,095 and EUR 63,980.