Volkswagen Passat CC RLine 3 6L Test Drive Review — Volkswagen Fox-EU

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Volkswagen Passat CC R-Line Test Drive Review

used to be simple things. were big, some fast, some were It was easy. You buy a big Mercedes, or a fast or a cheap something else.

But get more demanding and competition stiffer. So we now ask for space, luxury, safety and looks all in an affordable

Sometimes, it all works out. since Volkswagen started business properly in Malaysia century, the Golf GTI has become a Its dimensions and simple lines are and understated, it goes straight and bends in a manner that for a hatchback that offers seating for five. And it all came for RM200k, a lot less than slower European cars.

times, you end up with the Passat Coupe” R-Line. It’s beautiful than the Golf a seductive boot lip and direct-from-the-sketchbook it’s faster even the Golf R, doing the century in 5.6s, a tenth of a second and is, well, bigger.

However, it costs nearly as much at RM373,888. And has only seats. And empties your tank as if it came with a

Not that this makes it a bad Heavens, no. It was enjoyable to drive, to look at and very comfortable to sit in. reading after the break for our on the V6-powered Passat CC R-Line.

If the GTI is for the sensible family guy who still the option of making quick then the CC R-line is for the guy who wants to even quicker progress and is enough to consider a stylish car. But not so rich he will go all out for a brand and he also doesn’t a family of five or more. I know how many people amounts to.

Volkswagen UK has suggested it will only 100 V6 CCs in a year. In Malaysia, the car may do better relative to the total volume. For reasons stated it has merits which may convince you to for it over a Golf. And because smaller and cheaper than German four-door coupes if you want to be technical, a four-door with a sloping roof), it draw the eye of someone who doesn’t to spend upwards of RM700,000 on a

The BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe and CLS both cost twice as as the CC R and in fact, the VW costs about the as BMW’s two-door 325i which is about the same but only beats the entry-level CC for

But this is the R-line with the V6, and not the entry-level variant with an half the size. The 300 PS six-shooter is an pleasing animal to prod, peak torque of 350 Nm arriving at rpm, decent for a naturally-aspirated

The Adaptive Chassis Control a pliant ride in Comfort but in well, handling improves, but not so as to actually compensate for the loss in when going over the that passes off as ‘road’ in of the Klang Valley.

All that is a bit moot, though. The problem is the car feels big and lumbering. Even it is pleasingly, both in terms of and drivability – 55 mm closer to the ground the standard Passat, the car doesn’t shrink around you when you the six-speed DSG to S.

The throttle response sharper, but you’re all too aware of the size, turning the car into a sabre instead of a flying Of course, the VW Rs are not as engineered as BMW’s Ms, but it was disappointing to drive the top of the line but still have to curb enthusiasm.

Still, in every sense the lack of a fifth seat, the CC is an on the regular Passat, kudos to on that. This range-topper comes with all-wheel-drive, tilting glass roof and entry/start (a must-have in these of ‘perceived’ crime) on top of standard which include the very auto-hold funtion so you don’t to keep your foot on the at stops.

But unless you really four-wheel drive, and really the, admittedly, very and very thirsty V6 (which less than 500 km from a tank), then the 1.8 turbo is than adequate and comes at a attainable RM225,888.

The R-line on the hand, well, is faster, but not as as the Merc or BMW four-door coupes. and more affordable though but not as as the Golf. The only bit it might be the winner in is looks, but even subjective.

This is, in isolation, a very car. It’s just VW makes other very cars which meet a market segment and given pricing revamps, at better (for example, the regular comes at RM170,888 now).

criticisms though, might all be a bit We’ve come to place high standards for VW to make that make sense ignoring some completely ideas from others. VW’s actively telling now that it can be as stylish as it has been all this while.

Given the VW group includes the even stylish Audi stable, pretty much going saturation here. The CC’s in Malaysia, especially the R-line, is much an indicator that the market has come to a point choices are as much emotional as (gone are the days of only Toyotas and Mercs because of value).

So while cars are no longer things, the buyer’s choice is. If you like it, buy it. With the CC R, this true, especially if you have the to ignore what the guy next is driving.

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