Posted Mar 9th 2012 8:22AM
Volkswagen Beetle and Passat R-Line – Volkswagen’s R GmBH will produce some unimaginable performance machines — notably the new Golf R — however like different automotive performance brands, it conjointly crafts variety of packages “inspired” by its top-line vehicles however devoid of the performance. The newest 2 examples — the Volkswagen Beetle and Passat R-Line — recently created their debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The newest to receive this treatment are the ECU versions of the Volkswagen Beetle and Passat R-Line. May these styling packages build the Trans-Atlantic trek? We’ll see.
So, building on that theme, introduced the Volkswagen Beetle and Passat R-Line models at this year’s Geneva show. However if you’re expecting major under hood upgrades, you’ll be disappointed. The Volkswagen Beetle and Passat R-Line models are primarily trim packages, within and out. Finishing off the outside treatment is the customer’s selection of 18-inch “Twister” or 19-inch “Tornado” alloy wheels. The R-line treatment is accessible with any of the twelve available colours on the Beetle. The Estate is additionally equipped with anodised silver roof rails. Last however not least, the dynamically tuned Passat incorporates a dynamically tuned sport chassis with a 15 mm lower ride height (exception: vehicles with dynamic chassis management or DCC).
Other Volkswagen Beetle and Passat R-Line exterior options are facet panelling and door mirrors in body color, R-line logos in front on the facet panels (beneath the A-pillars) and 18-inch ‘Twister’ alloy wheels (tyres: 235/45). 19-inch alloy wheels (‘Tornado’ type) with 235/40 tyres also are offered as a possibility. The Volkswagen R-Line exterior pack is also combined with any of the twelve Beetle colors.
Starting this autumn is giving Volkswagen Beetle and Passat R-Line packs for the based mostly on the highest ‘Sport’ version (currently offered: 1.4 TSI with 118 kW / 160 PS and 2.0 TSI with 147 kW / 200 PS). On the within, the Volkswagen Beetle R-line gets ‘Kyalami’ style cloth seating surfaces with optional black leather upholstery. Vehicles with the leather possibility conjointly get an embossed R-line emblem on the headrests. The doors is a sill plates and steering wheel conjointly get the emblem for added impact.
Volkswagen Beetle and Passat R-Line style pack for all Passat cars. Consumers of a Passat or Passat Estate Trendline (base versions), or a Comfortline or Highline, can within the future be able to customise their automotive with R-line detailing. This can be done with an R-line style pack. It includes bumpers and facet sills in R-line style, a black painted diffuser at the rear spoiler or roof edge spoiler and an R-line emblem on the radiator grille. Interior upholstery choices mirror that of its retro-themed smaller sibling with the addition of stainless-steel pedals. The Volkswagen Passat R-line will be specified on all 3 of the trim levels offered on the ECU Passat, which are Trendline, Comfortline or Highline. Trim levels on the U.S.-spec Passat are S, SE and SEL.