Volkswagen CC

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Volkswagen CC
VW CC 2.0 TDI BlueMotion Technology (Facelift) – Frontansicht, 5. April 2012, Düsseldorf.jpg
2012 Volkswagen CC 2.0 TDI
Overview
Manufacturer Volkswagen
Also called Volkswagen Passat CC (2008-2012)
Production 2008–present
Assembly Emden, Germany
Changchun, China
Designer Oliver Stefan[1]
Body and chassis
Class executive car
Body style 4-door sedan-fastback
Layout Front engine,
front-wheel drive / 4motion on-demand four-wheel drive
Platform Volkswagen Group B platform series
Related Volkswagen Passat
Volkswagen Sharan
SEAT Alhambra
Škoda Superb
Powertrain
Engine 1.4 L TSI I4
1.8 L TSI I4
2.0 L TSI I4
3.6 L VR6
2.0 L TDI I4
Transmission 6-speed manual
6-speed automatic
6-speed DSG
7-speed DSG
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,711 mm (106.7 in)
Length 2009-2012: 5,131 mm (202.0 in)
2013-: 188.8 in (4,796 mm)
Width 2009-2012: 1,855 mm (73.0 in)
2013-: 73.1 in (1,857 mm)
Height 2009-2012: 1,417 mm (55.8 in)
2013-: 56.0 in (1,422 mm)

The Volkswagen CC (originally known as the Volkswagen Passat CC in its first generation[2]) is a four-door sedan-fastback version of the Volkswagen Passat. It debuted in January 2008 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. According to Volkswagen, the suffix CC stands for Comfort Coupé.

The Passat CC falls between the Passat and the Phaeton in VW's range — while based on the Passat, and sharing its wheelbase, the CC is 27 mm (1.06 inches) longer, 50 mm (1.97 inches) lower, and 36 mm (1.42 inches) wider than the Passat.

Market[edit]

At its launch in 2008, Volkswagen stated ambitions of selling 300,000 units over a period of seven years.[3] The automaker expects that 60% of these sales (about 26,000 units per year) will come from the U.S. market.[3]

In China, the CC was released by FAW-VW on July 15, 2010, and is available in 1.8TSI and 2.0TSI trims.[4]

With the revised version, Volkswagen promotes the CC as having "sports car" dynamics, but road tests indicate that "calling the CC a sport sedan is completely misleading."[5] Compared to other midsize sedans in the marketplace, the 2013 Volkswagen CC was evaluated by Edmunds as "attractive and higher-quality alternative ... though its smallish backseat and trunk may be deal-breakers ... [and] the sport-tuned suspension is on the firm side."[6] Automotive journalists describe the CC sedan's ride as "nearly sports car firm, with every bump and undulation sent directly to your backside."[7]

Specifications[edit]

Pre-restyling Volkswagen CC (US)
Pre-restyling Volkswagen Passat CC (Europe)
Interior

The car has on a 2,711 mm (106.7 in) wheelbase and is available with a 1.4-litre E85 TFSI (Finland and Sweden), 1.8-litre petrol inline-four, 2.0-litre petrol inline-four, a 2.0-litre inline-four TDI engine in various drivetrain configurations, as well as with a 3.6-litre VR6 engine (220 kW (299 PS; 295 hp)) with 4motion four-wheel drive and a six-speed twin-clutch direct-shift gearbox (DSG).

The North American market has the 2.0T I4 and 3.6 L VR6 engine as options. This version of the VR6 engine offers an output of 206 kW (276 hp) and 265 lb·ft (359 N·m) of torque in both front-wheel-drive and 4MOTION versions, while the 2.0T produces 200 hp (150 kW) 207 lb·ft (281 N·m). Manual transmission is available in the 2.0T engine option only.[8] It also comes with automatic transmission.

On the European market the CC is offered with 4MOTION four-wheel drive on the 2.0-litre TDI engines. The 103 kW (140 PS) model comes with manual transmission and the 125 kW (170 PS) model with Direct-Shift Gearbox (DSG). An AdBlue version offering 105 kW (143 PS) name BlueTDI is also produced. Availability varies by country.

For model year 2011 (available late 2010) the 2.0T in Europe was upgraded to 155 kW (211 PS; 208 hp) thereby using the engine variant introduced in the Golf VI GTI.

Models 1.4L TSI 1.8L TSI 2.0L TSI 2.0L TSI 2.0L TDI 2.0L TDI 3.6L 4motion
Produced 2011- 2008- 2008- 2011- 2008- 2008- 2008-
Powertrain
Engine turbo inline 4-cylinder petrol/E85 turbo inline 4-cylinder petrol (1.8 TFSI EA888) turbo inline 4-cylinder petrol (2.0 TFSI EA888) turbo inline 4-cylinder diesel (2.0 TDI CR) V6 petrol (3.6 VR6 FSI 220 kW)
Max. power @ rpm 160 PS (120 kW; 160 hp) @ 5,000-6,200 160 PS (120 kW; 160 hp) @ 4,500-6,000 200 PS (150 kW; 200 hp) @ 5,100-6,000 211 PS (155 kW; 208 hp) @ 5,300-6,200 140 PS (100 kW; 140 hp) @ 4,200 170 PS (130 kW; 170 hp) @ 4,200 299 PS (220 kW; 295 hp) @ 6,600
Max. torque @ rpm 240 N·m (180 lb·ft) @ 2,000 250 N·m (180 lb·ft) @ 1,500-4,500 280 N·m (210 lb·ft) @ 1,700-5,000 280 N·m (210 lb·ft) @ 1,700-5,200 320 N·m (240 lb·ft) @ 1,750–2,500 350 N·m (260 lb·ft) @ 1,750–2,500 350 N·m (260 lb·ft) @ 2,400-5,300
Transmission 6-speed manual, 7-speed Direct-Shift Gearbox 6-speed manual, 7-speed Direct-Shift Gearbox 6-speed manual, 6-speed Tiptronic 2008–2009, 6-speed Direct-Shift Gearbox late 2009-[9] 6-speed manual, 6-speed Direct-Shift Gearbox 6-speed manual, 6-speed Direct-Shift Gearbox 6-speed manual, 6-speed Direct-Shift Gearbox 6-speed Direct-Shift Gearbox
Handling
Front suspension MacPherson struts, wishbones, coil springs, direct-acting telescopic dampers
Rear suspension Multi-link axle, coil springs, direct-acting telescopic dampers
Braking system Disc brakes all around (Ø 310 mm (12.20 in) front, 285 mm (11.22 in) rear), Bosch 8.0 ESP with ABS, EBD, BA, EDL, ASR
Steering Rack and pinion steering, electrically assisted (maintenance-free)
Body structure Sheet steel, monocoque (unibody) construction, front and rear subframes
Dry weight (manual/automatic) na/na 1,430 kg (3,150 lb)/na 1,441 kg (3,177 lb)/1,454 kg (3,206 lb) 1,513 kg (3,336 lb)/1,535 kg (3,384 lb) 1,466 kg (3,232 lb)/1,485 kg (3,274 lb) na/1,656 kg (3,651 lb) (tare mass) na/1,632 kg (3,598 lb)
Loaded (gross) weight (manual/automatic) 1950/1960 1,920 kg (4,230 lb)/na 1,950 kg (4,300 lb)/1,970 kg (4,340 lb) 1,980 kg (4,370 lb)/1,990 kg (4,390 lb) 1,960 kg (4,320 lb)/1,980 kg (4,370 lb) na/na na/2,110 kg (4,650 lb)
Track (front/rear) 1,552 mm (61.1 in) / 1,559 mm (61.4 in)
Wheelbase 2,711 mm (106.73 in)
Length 4,799 mm (188.94 in)
Width 1,855 mm (73.03 in)
Height 1,417 mm (55.79 in)
Top speed (manual/auto) 222 km/h (137.9 mph)/222 km/h (137.9 mph)/ 222 km/h (137.9 mph)/220 km/h (136.7 mph)/ 237 km/h (147.3 mph)/232 km/h (144.2 mph)/DSG 235 km/h (146.0 mph) 240 km/h (149.1 mph)//DSG 238 km/h (147.9 mph) 213 km/h (132.4 mph)/210 km/h (130.5 mph) 227 km/h (141.1 mph)/224 km/h (139.2 mph) 250 km/h (155.3 mph) (electronically limited)
0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) (sec) (manual/auto) 8.5/8.5 8.6/8.5 7.6/7.8/DSG 7.7 7.6/DSG 7.6 9.8/9.8 8.6/8.6 na/5.6
CO₂ emissions (g/km) (manual/auto) 161/159 172/169 186/199 171/182 146/158 146/159 na/242-254

2012 restyling[edit]

2012 version

A restyling to the CC was presented at the Los Angeles Auto Show, and production started in January 2012. The front and rear were revised to make the CC look similar to the current Volkswagen design, while the midsection is unchanged.

Interior changes included a minor design change to the center console, with an updated ACC control panel. This design is also used in the Passat Alltrack.

European engine options remain the same as for the 2011 Passat CC. Transmission options were carried over from the previous version, but the diesel automatic transmission now has with a free-wheel function that is claimed to reduce fuel consumption by disengaging the clutch when the driver lifts their foot from the accelerator.[10] The XDS electronic differential brake also used in the Golf GTI will be available as standard and optional equipment.[11]

Initially no AWD diesel was announced leaving only the V6 as an AWD alternative but diesel versions became available successively during 2012. Availability of diesel 4WD varies by market.

As in North America, the Passat CC will from the 2012 restyling drop the Passat name and be called Volkswagen CC.[12][13]

In January 2013 the optional 2.0 TDI 170 PS (130 kW; 170 hp) was replaced by an uprated version with 177 PS (130 kW; 175 hp). The maximum torque increased from 350 to 380 Nm.

Models 1.4L TSI 1.8L TSI 2.0L TSI 2.0L TDI 2.0L TDI 125 kW 2.0L TDI 130 kW 3.6L 4motion
Produced 2012- 2012- 2012- 2012- 2012-2013 2013- 2012-
Powertrain
Engine turbo inline 4-cylinder petrol/E85 turbo inline 4-cylinder petrol (1.8 TFSI EA888) turbo inline 4-cylinder petrol (2.0 TFSI EA888) turbo inline 4-cylinder diesel (2.0 TDI CR) V6 petrol (3.6 VR6 FSI 220 kW)
Max. power @ rpm 160 PS (120 kW; 160 hp) @ 5,000-6,200 160 PS (120 kW; 160 hp) @ 5,000-6,200 211 PS (155 kW; 208 hp) @ 5,300-6,200 140 PS (100 kW; 140 hp) @ 4,200 170 PS (130 kW; 170 hp) @ 4,200 177 PS (130 kW; 175 hp) @ 4,200 299 PS (220 kW; 295 hp) @ 6,600
Max. torque @ rpm 240 N·m (180 lb·ft) @ 2,000 250 N·m (180 lb·ft) @ 1,500-4,200 280 N·m (210 lb·ft) @ 1,700-5,200 320 N·m (240 lb·ft) @ 1,750–2,500 350 N·m (260 lb·ft) @ 1,750–2,500 380 N·m (280 lb·ft) @ 1,750–2,500 350 N·m (260 lb·ft) @ 2,400-5,300
Transmission 6-speed manual, 7-speed Direct-Shift Gearbox 6-speed manual, 7-speed Direct-Shift Gearbox 6-speed manual, 6-speed Direct-Shift Gearbox 6-speed manual, 6-speed Direct-Shift Gearbox 6-speed manual, 6-speed Direct-Shift Gearbox 6-speed manual, 6-speed Direct-Shift Gearbox 6-speed Direct-Shift Gearbox
Top speed (manual/auto) 222 km/h (137.9 mph)/222 km/h (137.9 mph)/ 223 km/h (138.6 mph)/223 km/h (138.6 mph)/ 242 km/h (150.4 mph)//DSG 240 km/h (149.1 mph) 214 km/h (133.0 mph)/212 km/h (131.7 mph) 227 km/h (141.1 mph)/224 km/h (139.2 mph) 227 km/h (141.1 mph)/224 km/h (139.2 mph) 250 km/h (155.3 mph) (electronically limited)
0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) (sec) (manual/auto) 8.5/8.5 8.6/8.5 7.3/7.3 9.8/9.8 8.6/8.6 8.4/8.4 na/5.5
CO₂ emissions (g/km) (manual/auto) 161/159 165/167 171/182 125/139 129/144 125/137 na/215

The transmission in the V6 on the North American market is a regular torque converter transmission whereas on other markets such as the European it is a DSG transmission.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Noordeloos, Marc (February 2009). "Interview: Volkswagen CC Designer". Automobile Magazine. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Lavrinc, Damon (3 April 2008). "Volkswagen drops "Passat" sticks with "CC" for new sedan". Auto Blog. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Hansen, Ralph (19 August 2008). "Volkswagen Passat CC Gold Coast Edition". Motor Authority. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "FAW-VW releases Passat CC". ChinaAutoWeb.com. 15 July 2010. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  5. ^ Harley, Michael (16 July2012). "2013 Volkswagen CC [w/video]". Auto Blog. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "2013 Volkswagen CC". Edmunds.com. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  7. ^ Johnson, Drew (2 April 2012). "First Drive: 2013 Volkswagen CC [Review]". Left Lane. Retrieved 8 March 2013. "While the CC does offer cushy seats, luxurious appointments and plenty of room, we found the ride of our 2.0T tester to be anything but comfortable on the pot hole-filled roads of the rear world." 
  8. ^ "completespecs". Vw.com. 2008-11-30. Retrieved 2010-10-09. [dead link]
  9. ^ "CC - Complete Specs". Vw.com. Retrieved 2010-10-09. [dead link]
  10. ^ "Der neue Volkswagen CC". volkswagen.de. Retrieved 2012-08-18. 
  11. ^ "Technik und Preise". volkswagen.de. Retrieved 2012-01-04. 
  12. ^ "Der Nächste Dimension: Volkswagen CC". autogramm.volkswagen.de. Retrieved 2011-12-25. 
  13. ^ "Volkswagen CC replaces the glorious Passat.". europecarnews.com. 2011-11-16. Retrieved 2011-12-25. 

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