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2019 VW Arteon To Offer Sporty R-Line Package

Volkswagen will offer the sporty R-Line package for the 2019 VW Arteon. The R-Line trim provides drivers with additional performance-inspired design elements throughout the car. The Arteon R-Line package was introduced during the 2018 New York International Auto Show, while the new Arteon made its official debut in Chicago in early 2018.

Exterior Additions

With the R-Line package, the 2019 VW Arteon receives a set of special 19- or 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, along with unique air inlets and cover panels. R-Line badging, a front bumper that incorporates the air intakes, and a gloss black spoiler complete the exterior treatments.

Interior Elements

Arteon R-Line models will include contrast stitching on the steering wheel and shift knob, along with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters, metallic décor pieces, and a black headliner. Other interior treatments include stainless-steel sport pedals and stainless-steel door sills with the R-Line logo.

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2019 VW Arteon R-Line interior layout. Photo: Volkswagen of America, Inc.

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Power & Performance

The 2019 VW Arteon features a 2.0-liter turbocharged TSI engine with direct-injection. The engine creates 268 horsepower, 258 lb-ft. of torque, and is paired to an eight-speed automatic. Front-wheel drive is standard but VW’s 4Motion all-wheel drive system is available on every trim level. The Arteon utilizes a standard DCC adaptive damping system, which manages the suspension’s rebound and compression rates individually to maximize ride and handling dynamics.

Pricing & Availability

The 2019 Volkswagen Arteon will be available in SE, SEL, and SEL Premium trim levels. Front-wheel drive models start at $35,845; $37,645 for all-wheel drive. The performance-inspired R-Line package, with its more sporty treatments, is available on every trim level. Customers can choose the R-Line package with 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels for $1,265, or with 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels for $1,765.

Photos & Source: Volkswagen of America, Inc.