Volkswagen has ushered in upgrades for two of the engines in the CC (Comfort Coupé) line-up in a bid to improve fuel consumption and performance.
On the petrol front the 2,0 TSI receives a shot in the arm that sees the power output climb from 147 to 155 kW – torque remains unchanged at 280 N.m between 1 700-5 200 r/min. This sees 0-100 km/h times of both the manual and DSG models stands at a claimed 7,6 seconds, while the top speed has climbed marginally to 240 and 238 km/h, respectively.
In addition to the extra power on offer, Volkswagen also claims that the turbocharged 2,0-litre unit is both cleaner and more frugal than before. In the case of the six-speed manual models, fuel consumption has been reduced by 0,6 litres/100 km to 7,3 litres/100 km while CO2 emissions have come down from 186 to 171 g/km.
The DSG-equipped model also sees a reduction in fuel consumption (from 8,5 to 7,8 litres/100 km) and emissions have dropped from 199 to 182 g/km.
But it’s on the diesel side where the biggest changes have occurred, with the adoption of the company’s BlueMotion technology for its 2,0 TDI engine. The upgrades to the 125 kW unit includes start/stop with energy recuperation, which brings fuel consumption down from 6,1 to 5,5 litres/100 km and CO2 emissions down from 159 to 144 g/km.
The range-topping 3,6 FSI V6 engine remains unchanged.
Retail Prices (VAT & Emissions Tax included)
2,0 TDI BlueMotion Technology Highline DSG (125 kW) R363 300
2,0 TSI Highline Manual (155 kW) R370 950
2,0 TSI Highline DSG (155 kW) R385 450
3,6 FSI V6 4Motion Sportline DSG (220 kW) R469 405