Passat CC is a 4-door coupe, which seeks to blend the dramatic coupe’s styling with sedan’s practicality. Similar to the Mercedes-Benz CLS that sparks the emerging segment the CC has 4 seats and offers simpler access to the back seats as compared to the normal coupe.
The CC model has been based on the previous version of the “bread and butter” Passat Sedan. This does not mean that this CC is outdated. However, while the present Passat has been cheapened, enlarged and de-contented to the mid of the US market, its predecessor was the more refined, highly-tuned and luxurious driver’s machine.
The connection of the CC to the previous Passat is most obvious within its stylish cabin. Soft touch materials finish, fit and abound is exceptional and the total design polished, intuitive and flowing. It is the exterior of the CC, which will win over the majority of buyers. The overall appearance is a simple elegance with details such a fairly low, inclined roofline as well as sleek lights that contribute to the expensive-seeming, attractive mien.
Visually, the vehicle packs a conservative, simple headlamps and grille, which carry the general appearance more in-line with the mainstream Jetta and Passat offerings of Volkswagen. Bi-Xenon headlights with the Adaptive Front Lighting System and the LED tail lamps of Volkswagen are now standard tool.
Options for Powertrain
The CC’s standard engine is torquey and smooth 2.0L 4-cylinder, which offers 200HP at 5100rpm and 207lbs-ft of torque beginning from 1800rpm. Availed with the standard 6-speed manual or the optional dual-clutch automatic in which VW replicates the DSG, which is the motor that aids the CC to reach 60 mph from a stop within a touch more than 7 seconds. Its fuel economy has been rated at 21/32mpg with a manual, whereas automatic-equipped vehicles hold the 22/31mpg rating.
Available in top-level and mid-range CC models is the potent 3.6L gasoline VR6. This engine provides up to 300HP at the 6600rpm and 266lbs-ft of torque at 2500rpm, sufficient for the mid-6-second time within the benchmark 0-60 mph sprint. Exclusively mated to a 6-speed single clutch, this engine gets back 17/27mpg within government testing. The 4 Motion all-wheel-drive system of Volkswagen could be ordered with a VR6, reducing gas mileage to 25mpg on a freeway.
The sport trim entry-level comes well-equipped with leatherette, which a credible faux leather, heated, upholstery and power adjustable front seats, a touchscreen activated 8-speaker sound system with the iPod input jack, a power adjustable driver’s seat, cruise control, 17-inch “verme” allow wheels, metallic-look interior trim Bluetooth-connectivity, steering wheel and more. The trim is well equipped with the 2.0L turbo 4 along with the choice of transmissions, having all other trims come only with an automatic gearbox. The
All Passat CC models are equipped with the bevy of security features that include side and side, and dual front curtain airbags added to stability control systems and tractions.
Passat CC packs the potent stylistic punch for the size, seeing itself competing with a fairly different group of competitors that range from Buick Regal Turbo, to the Acura ILX, the Nissan Maxima or the Lincoln MKZ.