Four-door coupe provides sports car dynamics


 

 

The all-new Passat CC, an evocative new coupe with sedan access and functionality, will be available in the fourth quarter of 2008.

 




Volkswagen has taken the wraps off its all-new CC, an evocative new coupe with sedan access and functionality. It features a muscular shoulder line, which visually connects the front wheel wells to the taillights, providing the emotional and expressive stance of a sports coupe with the convenience of a sedan.





The Passat CC will come standard with a 200 hp, 2.0 TSI engine, available with either a six-speed manual or six-speed Tiptronic transmission. Available optionally is the 3.6-litre FSI, rated at 280 hp. The 3.6L FSI comes standard with the six-speed Tiptronic.





The grille sports two cross-struts and a centrally placed VW logo between trapezoidal headlamps. In the lower area, three large air inlets and integrated turn signals and fog lights dominate. The lower air inlets are formed by a sporty spoiler that optimizes high-speed downforce.





The rear end is marked by large-surface dual taillights. A rear spoiler — styled into the trunk lid — tames air turbulence and, like its counterpart at the front end, supplies greater downforce. A large rear window continues the coupe’s roof line, extending into the short but high-opening trunk lid, making the window appear even larger and the trunk lid even smaller. It extends the look of the glass and underscores the car’s dynamic character.





Newly developed for the CC is an electrically actuated Panorama power vent sunroof. The transparent roof is more than 29 inches long and 44 inches wide, covering the entire front area up to the B-pillar.





The CC will be available in the fourth quarter of 2008.