The prototype of the “charged” flagship liftback Volkswagen Arteon RFebruary 19, 2020
Automobile publications published photos from the tests of the Volkswagen Arteon luxury liftback in the high-performance version of R. It is reported that the German novelty will receive a new 3.0-liter turbocharged VR6 engine with more than 400 horsepower.
Volkswagen Arteon R will be able to boast an additional level of performance, and these “spy” images with the prototype of the novelty show that the model also has an understated body. Most likely, the official presentation of the car will take place later this year, and will go on sale as a novelty in the 2021 model year.
Compared with the usual version of the five-door Arteon liftback, the more powerful version of the car is equipped with additional trims on the grille. There are larger air intakes in the corners of the front bumper. There are no noticeable changes in the profile.
The company adds a tiny black spoiler to the rear of the car, and there are four rectangular exhaust pipes at the bottom of the rear bumper. The model is also equipped with cross-drilled rotors in front with blue calipers. There are no photographs of the interior yet, but we expect seats with larger cushions and possibly some carbon fiber elements to appear in the cabin.
It is estimated that Arteon R will use the new 3.0-liter version of the turbocharged VR6 engine from Volkswagen, with a capacity of 404 hp. The car will be available with 4Motion all-wheel drive.
VW is currently preparing a small update for Arteon, which will give the model revised lighting, a new wheel design and an updated interior. The updated version of the model will debut before the end of the year. Spy shots also tell us that the versatile version of the model is coming.
Not so long ago, our publication wrote that a prototype of the high-performance VW Tiguan R crossover was seen on tests. Journalists came across a camouflaged prototype of the “charged” version of the German VW Tiguan crossover. The car received dual exhaust pipes.
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