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Golf GTI Cabriolet makes world debut at 2012 Geneva Motor Show

Wolfsburg/Geneva — Volkswagen presented the new Golf Cabriolet at the 2011 Geneva International Motor Show. Now, at the same venue one year later, the sportiest version of the popular model is making its world debut: the first GTI Cabriolet. The GTI’s 2.0-liter TSI® engine crowns the open-top four-seat model with 207 horsepower, making it the most powerful Golf Cabriolet ever.

Along with more power, the GTI also brings a sportier exterior and interior and precisely tuned running gear. The first Golf GTI Cabriolets will be delivered just in time for summer.

Exterior

The Cabriolet exhibits typical visual trademarks of the GTI. These include the signature red-framed honeycomb grille and GTI badge, the front bumper that also has a large honeycomb air intake and the vertically positioned foglights, as well as a new rear diffuser featuring chrome tailpipes. Similar to the GTI Coupe, the Golf GTI Cabriolet features smoked LED rear lights, LED license plate illumination, and side sill extensions.

Standard wheels are 17-inch “Denver” style alloys with five prominent openings, fitted with 225/45 tires. Showing the same styling, but with a machine-polished surface and contrasting black inner surfaces, are optional “Detroit” style 18-inch alloy wheels with 225/40 tires.

Interior

The interior of the new Cabriolet matches that of the classic GTI’s, except for a more raked windshield frame and unique rear bench seat. It has sport front seats upholstered in the timeless “Jacky” tartan fabric; leather-covered seating is available as an option. True to the sporty nature, interior appointments include brushed stainless steel pedals, a unique GTI shift lever, and a flat-bottom leather-wrapped steering wheel with a GTI emblem. The steering wheel and the shift and parking brake levers have decorative red seams. The cloth convertible top and A-pillars are lined in black. Also standard is automatic climate control, decorative chrome surrounds for light, window, and mirror controls, and the RCD 210 radio.

Performance and Handling

The Golf GTI Cabriolet accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 7.3 seconds. Customers can either specify a six-speed manual or six-speed DSG® (dual clutch gearbox) transmission, driving the front wheels. The turbocharged gasoline direct-injection engine develops a maximum torque of 207 lb-ft at a low 1700 rpm. The torque curve stays flat and constant up to 5300 rpm. The Cabriolet is not only equipped with electronic differential locks (EDS) in its ESP system; the GTI Cabriolet also has the XDS® transverse differential lock as standard. Even under full acceleration out of corners, the XDS® system ensures optimal grip and driving stability.

Top-down fun in 9.5 seconds

The fabric top of the Golf Cabriolet, which was designed for high speeds, was adopted unchanged for the GTI. It is operated electro-hydraulically and takes just 9.5 seconds to open (and 11 seconds to close). The top may also be operated while driving at speeds of up to 19 mph. When the top is up, this Volkswagen is one of the quietest convertibles available.

The Golf GTI Cabriolet also exhibits impressive safety attributes. Standard roll-over protection that automatically deploys is added to front and side head/thorax airbags and a knee airbag on the driver’s side.

Last but not least, the Golf GTI Cabriolet offers the most spacious interior in its class and the trunk has 8.8 cubic feet of usable space, even when the top is down. All of this makes the Golf GTI Cabriolet ideal for a summer vacation over challenging roads.

About Volkswagen of America, Inc.

Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen’s operations in the United States include research and development, parts and vehicle processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial service centers, and its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Volkswagen is one of the world’s largest producers of passenger cars and Europe’s largest automaker. Volkswagen sells the Beetle, Eos, Golf, GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Passat, CC, Tiguan, Touareg and Routan vehicles through approximately 600 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen of America online at http://www.vw.com or media.vw.com to learn more.

Notes:
This press release and images of the Golf GTI Cabriolet are available at media.vw.com.

“TSI”, “VW”, “Volkswagen”, “XDS”, “DSG”, all model names and the Volkswagen logo are registered trademarks of Volkswagen AG.

ABOUT BOARDWALK AUTO GROUP VOLKSWAGEN DEALERS

Boardwalk Auto Group has three Volkswagen Dealerships serving the North Dallas community. Boardwalk Volkswagen, located in Richardson, Texas, was recently named 2012 Volkswagen Dealer of the Year for Texas by DealerRater® reflecting on the dealer’s commitment to unparalleled customer service. Park Cities Volkswagen and McKinney Volkswagen have also become two of the Highest-Rated DealerRater Certified Volkswagen Dealers in Texas.  For more information about Boardwalk Auto Group Volkswagen Dealers, please visit www.DallasVWDealers.com.

ABOUT BOARDWALK AUTO GROUP

Boardwalk Auto Group is one of the premier auto groups in the nation representing Audi, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Porsche, and Volkswagen.

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Pricing for the redesigned 2013 Volkswagen CC starts at $30,250

The only affordable four-door coupe now sports a new look and more premium features

  • High-luxury, high-quality interior now has seating for five
  • Bi-Xenon headlamps, LED daytime running lights, LED taillights and LED license plate illumination available across entire model line
  • New design incorporates current VW “family face” on front and rear fascias
  • New front-wheel-drive V6 Lux and 2.0T Sport Plus models
  • New exterior colors, interior trim and wheels available

Herndon, VA – Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced pricing for the redesigned CC, its ultra-stylish and luxurious four-door coupe. The 2013 CC makes an even bolder move towards the automotive luxury class, with new front and rear styling and an extended range of standard equipment that includes Bi-Xenon headlights and LED taillights. The new 2013 CC will start at $30,250 and will go on sale this spring in the U.S.

The CC is available with two different powertrains. The 2.0T models are fitted with Volkswagen’s award-winning, 2.0-liter turbocharged and direct-injected TSI® four-cylinder engine that makes 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque, mated to either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed DSG® dual-clutch automatic. All 2.0T models are front-wheel drive. The VR6® Lux and VR6 4Motion® Executive have the 3.6-liter VR6 engine that produces 280 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque, driving through a six-speed automatic transmission. The Lux is front-wheel drive, while the Executive is fitted with VW’s 4Motion all-wheel-drive system.
The 2013 CC model range:

2.0T Sport

The 2.0T Sport provides entry to the 2013 CC model range and starts at an MSRP of $30,250; it is available through special order. Standard equipment includes new 17-inch “Verme” alloy wheels with all-season self-sealing tires; Bi-Xenon headlights; LED taillights; LED license-plate illumination; rain-sensing windshield wipers; Climatronic® automatic climate-control; heated 12-way power front seats; touchscreen Premium VIII sound system with HD Radio, eight speakers, and a six-disc CD changer; Bluetooth® technology; iPod® connectivity; V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces; and matte chrome interior trim. The standard transmission is a six-speed manual with the option of a six-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic. The Sport model with LED Daytime Running Lights and Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS) is available in dealerships for an MSRP of $30,610.

2.0T Sport Plus

This is a new model in the CC lineup and opens at $32,850. It adds LED Daytime Running Lights and AFS; stylish new 18-inch “Mallory” alloy wheels with all-season 235/40 tires; and the RNS® 315 navigation system. The six-speed dual-clutch DSG is the only transmission offered.

2.0T Lux

The 2.0T Lux has an MSRP of $35,355 and comes standard with the six-speed DSG automatic transmission. Its additional standard features over Sport Plus include new 18-inch “St Louis” five-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels; brushed-aluminum interior trim; a power-tinted-glass sunroof; and ambient lighting.

VR6 Lux

The VR6 Lux is a new model for 2013 and retails for $37,730. It features a 280-hp, 3.6-liter VR6 engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. Compared with the 2.0T Lux, it adds a headlight washer system with heated nozzles; a rearview camera; the RNS 510 navigation system that features a 6.5-inch touchscreen; leather seating surfaces; “Interlagos” 18-inch alloy wheels; memory seating and mirrors; and new engineered ebony trim (available on select V6 models).

VR6 4Motion Executive

In addition to the features offered on the VR6 Lux, the flagship CC adds 4Motion all-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission for an MSRP of $41,420. Standard equipment includes polished 18-inch “Interlagos“ alloy wheels; Tiptronic® paddle shifters; a driver’s seat with massage function; Park Distance Control with front and rear proximity sensors; Dynaudio® Premium Sound System; and a power rear sunshade.

2.0T R-Line®

The popular R-Line will again be offered — tailored to the new CC design — in early 2013. More information will be released closer to launch.

2013 CC Pricing

Model Price (exc. destination and handling)
2.0L TSI Sport (special order)
(manual) $30,250
(automatic) $31,350
2.0L TSI Sport (with DRLs and AFS)
(manual) $30,610
(automatic) $31,710
2.0L TSI Sport Plus $32,850
2.0L TSI Lux $35,355
3.6L VR6 Lux $37,730
3.6L VR6 4Motion® Executive $41,420

 

About Volkswagen of America, Inc.

Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen’s operations in the United States include research and development, parts and vehicle processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial service centers, and its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Volkswagen is one of the world’s largest producers of passenger cars and Europe’s largest automaker. Volkswagen sells the Beetle, Eos, Golf, GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Passat, CC, Tiguan, Touareg and Routan vehicles through approximately 600 independent U.S. dealers. All 2012

Notes:
This press release and images of the 2013 CC are available at media.vw.com.

“TSI”, “DSG,” “VW”, “Volkswagen”, “4Motion”, “R-Line”, “RNS”, “Climatronic”, all model names and the Volkswagen logo are registered trademarks of Volkswagen AG. “VR6” is a registered trademark of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. “Bluetooth” is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. “Dynaudio” is a registered trademark of DYNAUDIO International GmbH. “iPod” is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. “Tiptronic” is a registered trademark of Dr. Ing h.c. F. Porsche Ag.

Features and technical data apply to models offered in the USA. They may differ in other countries.

All prices listed are the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price and exclude transportation, taxes, title, options and dealer charges.

ABOUT BOARDWALK AUTO GROUP VOLKSWAGEN DEALERS

Boardwalk Auto Group has three Volkswagen Dealerships serving the North Dallas community. Boardwalk Volkswagen, located in Richardson, Texas, was recently named 2012 Volkswagen Dealer of the Year for Texas by DealerRater® reflecting on the dealer’s commitment to unparalleled customer service. Park Cities Volkswagen and McKinney Volkswagen have also become two of the Highest-Rated DealerRater Certified Volkswagen Dealers in Texas.  For more information about Boardwalk Auto Group Volkswagen Dealers, please visit www.DallasVWDealers.com. 

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