Volkswagen Passat CC
|Also called||Volkswagen Passat CC (2008-2012)|
|Assembly||Emden, Germany Changchun, China Puebla, Mexico|
|Class||Large family car|
|Body style||4-door sedan|
|Layout||Front engine, front-wheel drive / 4motion on-demand four-wheel drive|
|Platform||Volkswagen Group B platform series|
|Engine||1.8 L Turbo I4 2.0 L Turbo I4 3.6 L VR6|
|Transmission||6-speed manual 6-speed automatic 7-speed DSG|
|Wheelbase||2,711 mm (106.7 in)|
|Length||2009-2012: 4,799 mm (188.9 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)|
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The Volkswagen CC (originally known as the Volkswagen Passat CC in its first generation) is a four-door sedan 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, but "that name might need some tweaking."
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.
|Options: Equipment included on some trim levels|
Volkswagen has ambitions of selling 300,000 units over a period of seven years. The company expects that 60% of these sales (about 26,000 units per year) will come from the US market.
In China, the CC was released by FAW-VW on July 15, 2010, and is available in 1.8TSI and 2.0TSI trims.
The car rests on a 2,711 mm (106.7 in) wheelbase 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 and 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 will receive the 2.0T I4 and 3.6 L VR6 engine options. This version of the VR6 engine offers an output of 206 kW (276 hp) and 265 lb·ft (359 N·m) of torque available 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 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