|Also called||Volkswagen Passat CC|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Executive car (E)|
|Body style||4-door sedan|
front-wheel drive / 4motion on-demand four-wheel drive
|Platform||Volkswagen Group B platform series|
|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
|Wheelbase||106.7 in (2,710 mm)|
|Length||188.9 in (4,798 mm)|
|Width||73.1 in (1,857 mm)|
|Height||56.0 in (1,422 mm)|
The Volkswagen CC, originally marketed as the Volkswagen Passat CC in its first generation, is a variant of the Volkswagen Passat that trades a coupé-like profile and sweeping roofline for reduced headroom and cargo space. The CC debuted in January 2008, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit and was discontinued after the model year of 2017.
Volkswagen said the name CC stands for Comfort Compact, recognizing its combination of a coupe like profile with four rather than two doors. 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.
At its launch in 2008, Volkswagen forecast 300,000 sales over a period of seven years. The automaker expected that 60% of these sales (about 26,000 units per year) will come from the market of the United States. In China, the CC was released by FAW-Volkswagen on July 15, 2010, and is available in 1.8TSI and 2.0TSI trims.
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."
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." Automotive journalists describe the CC sedan's ride as "nearly sports car firm, with every bump and undulation sent directly to your backside."
The car has 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 Direct-Shift Gearbox transmission.
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. It also comes with automatic transmission.
On the European market, the CC was offered with 4MOTION four wheel drive on the 2.0 litre TDI engines. The 103 kW (140 PS) model came 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 the model year of 2011 (available by the end of 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|
|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–||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|
|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|
A facelift to the CC was presented at the LA 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.
- improved Adaptive Chassis Control (DCC)
- Bi-Xenon headlights with Advanced Front-Lighting System (AFS) curve lights and Dynamic Light Assist glare-free high beams
- fatigue detection system
- Front Assist with "city emergency braking" system
- Side Assist Plus
- Lane Assist
- Rear Assist
- Park Assist
- Traffic sign recognition
- Easy Open
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.
The XDS electronic differential brake also used in the Golf GTI will be available as standard and optional equipment. Initially available only in V6 as an AWD alternative, but diesel versions became available during 2012. Availability of diesel 4WD varies by market.
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. In 2015, this was again uprated to 184 PS (135 kW; 181 hp), this time from the new EA288 engine complying with the Euro 6 emissions standard which replaced the previous EA189. Maximum torque remained at 380 Nm. The 140 PS (100 kW; 140 hp) was uprated to 150 PS (110 kW; 150 hp) according to the same principle.
|Models||1.4L TSI||1.8L TSI||2.0L TSI||2.0L TDI||2.0L TDI110 kW||2.0L TDI 127 kW||2.0L TDI 132 kW||2.0L TDI 135 kW||3.6L 4motion|
|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 EA189)||turbo inline 4-cylinder diesel (2.0 TDI CR EA288)||turbo inline 4-cylinder diesel (2.0 TDI CR EA189)||turbo inline 4-cylinder diesel (2.0 TDI CR EA288)||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||150 PS (110 kW; 150 hp) @ 3,500-4,000||170 PS (130 kW; 170 hp) @ 4,200||177 PS (130 kW; 175 hp) @ 4,200||184 PS (135 kW; 181 hp) @ 4,000||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||340 N⋅m (250 lb⋅ft) @ 1,750–3,000||350 N⋅m (260 lb⋅ft) @ 1,750–2,500||380 N⋅m (280 lb⋅ft) @ 1,750–2,500||380 N⋅m (280 lb⋅ft) @ 1,750–3,250||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 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)||218 km/h (135.5 mph)/218 km/h (135.5 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)||234 km/h (145.4 mph)/232 km/h (144.2 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||6.5/6.5||9.8/9.8||9.1/9.1||8.6/8.6||8.4/8.4||8.1/8.1||na/5.5|
|CO₂ emissions (g/km) (manual/auto)||161/159||165/167||171/182||125/139||118/127||129/144||125/137||127/130||na/215|
With only 3,900 units sold in 2015, the CC was one of the lowest selling models in the Volkswagen range, and in need of replacement. It was scoring at the bottom of the rankings even with one of the lowest price points in its target market segment.
During November 2016, Volkswagen announced the CC replacement would be the Arteon, in its effort to target a more premium market segment. In May 2017, Volkswagen Australia announced the specifications for its new Arteon to replace the discontinued CC at the top end in the car maker's model line up. China, however, will continue production on the CC name starting in August 2018 for the model year of 2019.
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The 2011 Volkswagen CC presents an attractive alternative to other mid-size sedans, though its styling impacts rear headroom and cargo space.
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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.
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Although the Arteon is a replacement for the unloved Volkswagen CC, it's bigger and, VW hopes, more upmarket to take the fight to the likes of BMW’s new 5 Series.
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