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VW Passat CC Tuned By KBR Motorsport

One of the cars that should get more attention from tuning specialists is the sleek Volkswagen Passat CC. Luckily, the guys over at KBR Motorsport got their hands on this car and in these photos you can see the result. They’ve created a performance and styling package for the German sports saloon that looks pretty good.

VW Passat CC Tuned By KBR Motorsport

From the outside, we notice the bespoke foil-wrap that has a “dull olive gray” finish, those 20-inch alloy rims which have been covered by 225/30 ZR20 rubbers, along with a brand new exhaust pipe. The car looks even more aggressive now thanks to the lowered KW Variant 3 coilover suspension.

VW Passat CC Tuned By KBR Motorsport

From the press release we’ve learned that the engineers from KBR Motorsport have managed to increase the power output to 260 hp, but they didn’t mention which engine they used, most likely it was a 2.0-liter TFSI unit that in its standard configuration delivers 210 hp.

VW Passat CC Tuned By KBR Motorsport

You can have this entire package for $15,800 (11,000 Euros).

VW Passat CC Tuned By KBR Motorsport

Source: KBR Motorsport via Carscoop

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The Volkswagen CC (or Passat CC, as Europeans know it), is proving to be a pretty big sales hit for the German company. Through its combination of more upmarket accessories and a price without the added premium of brand recognition, like Audi or BMW, the CC is definitely a surprise hit.

That’s why Volkswagen executives are rumored to be considering a wagon version of the CC, in order to exploit a whole other niche.

Currently, it seems that the next generation Volkswagen Passat won’t be sold in the US. As such, VW leaders are considering a wagon versions of the CC, in order to fill the void left by the Passat’s departure.

While we’re not really holding our breath for this rumor, a utility-inclined five-door “coupe” does sound pretty tempting. What do you think? Would a wagon CC make any sense for the US market? Share your thoughts below.


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Volkswagen fans in the USA will definitely have reasons to be happy in the next few weeks, as the German carmaker has revealed three special editions of its various models that will be arriving in dealerships near you.

First off, the New Beetle is receiving yet another limited edition, consisting of 750 cars, named Red Rock. What sets it apart from the other expensive Beetles? Well the metallic paint and black roof, which matches the all-black interior. Consumers will be able to also enjoy 17-inch wheels and a sport suspension on their coupe Beetle for just $20,390.

Customers will be really happy to see another model though, as VW announced the 2010 Jetta TDI Cup Street Edition (pictured above), which is basically a road-legal iteration of the cars the company has been running in the TDI Cup for the last few years. While the power levels are the same, 140 HP and 236 lb-ft of torque coming from the 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine, a lot of handling and visual upgrades are featured. These include a new body kit consisting of restyled front and rear bumpers, side skirts, GLI-spec brakes with special red calipers, and revised suspension settings which take advantage of the 18-inch Charleston wheels.

Last but not least, the Passat CC R-Line special edition will be making its way to the USA, including a new, slightly more aggressive body kit, 18-inch Mallory wheels and a plethora of R-Line badges. Power comes from the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, which is mated to a six-speed DSG gearbox that includes paddle shifters.

Overall, if you’ve been wishing for a more personalized VW model, now’s your chance to get one.


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Seeing as how it struck gold with the Passat CC model, Volkswagen is attempting to see if it can adapt the recipe for the smaller brother underneath the Passat, the Golf, and is considering releasing a CC premium sedan version of the upcoming Golf 7 model.

The new car will of course be launched a couple of year after the regular Golf 7 hatchback, around 2014, and will offer a more premium feel, but situated, in terms of price, under the Passat CC. It will retain a five-seater configuration but see the new MQB platform stretched to allow more leg room and the addition of the boot.

While this may not be everyone’s cup of tea, I’m sure that a Golf 7 CC will definitely attract many people who can’t afford a Passat, but still want a more luxurious sedan model. What do you believe? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment.


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In yet another move which highlights the growing importance of the Chinese market for European car makers, Volkswagen has announced that it will be bringing its Passat CC premium model to the Asian country in 2010, with the manufacturing and assembly set to be handled by the local FAW Group.

Although there aren’t any official data on what engines will be sold with the Magotan CC, as it will be know in China, it is suspected that the European 3.6-liter gasoline engine will be replaced with either a 1.8 TSI or a 2.0 TSI motors, also set to be manufactured by the FAW Group.

Either way, Volkswagen’s decision to bring the Passat CC is a rational one and will only add to the profit the German company is experiencing, as the Chinese car market doesn’t seem to be feeling any sort of recession these days.


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The Passat CC, or the Volkswagen CC will be available in the United States starting this fall, with pricing starting just under $27,000. However, what we didn’t knew was that Volkswagen is also considering bringing a diesel version to the States, especially with diesel models getting more and more popular. According to Brett Scott, product planner for Volkswagen’s trucks and mid-size cars, who talked to The Car Connection, thought a diesel CC is not currently in the product plan, VW is “certainly looking at it.”

When sales will start, the CC will be avaialble with two petrol engines, a 200 hp 2.0 liter TSI and a 280hp 3.6 liter FSI and if the car would get the diesel, it will probably be the 140 hp 2.0 liter turbodiesel already alvailable for the European CC and which will power the US 2009 VW Jetta TDI.


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At this weekend’s Pebble Beach event Volkswagen presented the VW Passat CC Gold Coast. The special edition Passat CC is powered by the 3.6 liter FSI petrol engine that produces 280hp (206kW) and 266lb-ft of torque, mated to a six-speed DSG dual-clutch Triptronic gearbox. Extra features that equip the Gold Coast include a special grille, premium tri-coat paint finish with a mix of gold, brown and silver tones, new spoiler and 19 inch propeller style wheels.

The interior features ergonomically formed sport seats wrapped in leather, a three-color combination of Latte Macchiatto and Cornsilk with Bronze Piping on the seats and matching accents on the dash and door trim. The standard Passat CC will hit US showrooms in the fourth quarter of 2008, so the Gold Coast will probably be available at the same time. No clues so far on the pricing, but the standard CC will be priced at around $28,000, so expect the special edition’s price to be considerably higher.

I never thought I’d say that, but this Passat CC I like. I still hate the rear, it looks like the designers got drunk when they got to that part, but still, I’m convinced it will be a success for Volkswagen.

Check out more photos after the jump. (more…)

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To be honest, not that I like the new Volkswagen Passat CC very much (doesn’t even come close to the CLS), but I was expecting more tuning packages for the car. As far as I know, this one, created by the German tuner Abt Sportsline is one of the first for the CC. The package includes a new aerodynamic kit and some mechanical upgrades. Abt has fitted the Passat CC with upgraded suspension springs and Abt power packages which boost the power output up to 200 hp (147kW) for the 1.8 TSI (160 hp (118kW) on the production version) and up to 240 hp for the 2.0 TSI. Abt also announced that soon after the first package will be released, they will offer power upgrades for the 2.0 TDI engines too, 190 or 170hp (140/124kW) instead of the serial 170 and 140hp respectively (125/103kW).

The body kit is one of the coolest things in a tuning package, however, unfortunately, Abt didn’t release any photos of the car’s new aerodynamic kit, instead we got these ‘teasers’, showing us the car fitted with Abt’s AR and BR alloy wheels which will be available in sizes 18 to 20 inch.

More details will come when Abt decides to let us know, meanwhile check out more photos.

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We don’t know why Volkswagen took this decision, probably to distinguish somehow this car from the Passat series. Anther version is that this ‘rebranding’ is meant to fill the gap in the VW model range, between the Passat and the upcoming Phaeton. Who knows! Come to think about it, we don’t even know what CC stands for, when we hear it all we can think about is Peugeot’s CC (Coupe-Cabriolet). However, one thing’s for sure, whatever they call it doesn’t make us like the car more.


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Honestly, I never believed I will like this car and I was expecting this car to see what Volkswagen will come up with. And my expectations were confirmed: I don’t like it at all. First of all, I don’t get it, why would Volkswagen try to come up with something similar to the Mercedes Benz CLS? And second…it’s ugly. I mean, the front is pretty cool, but what’s with that rear?

Anyways, for those of you which like it, you should know that the car will be available with several engines, starting with a 160 hp 1.8-litre TSI unit, while the top of the line is a 3.6-litre V6 FSI model producing 300 hp. A premiere is that the Passat CC will feature Volkswagen’s new lane hold assist system (if the vehicle appears to be inadvertently leave the lane, the assistance system provides corrective steer control).

“The core markets are North America, Western Europe and Japan. The Passat CC, built in the German Volkswagen plant in Emden, will initially be launched in the second quarter of the year in Europe and then from the fourth quarter in the USA and Canada and later Japan.

See more photos after the jump.

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