Thursday, March 26, 2009

Volkswagon CC

I would like to introduce you to a new car most people have not seen! The 2009 Wolkswagon CC, the CC stands for comfort coupe. It may be Volkswagon's most attractive car out of the current available models. Obviously, styling is the issue here! What is unique about the Volkswagon CC is that it is that Volkswagon is calling the car a four door coupe. Mercedes started this with the introduction of the Mercedes CLS coupe, which is another four door car that Mercedes refers to as a coupe. The reasoning behind this designation is that the vehicles have a coupe like silhouette. See the Car and Driver article.

The CC is based on the Passat architecture, so many of the parts are shared with the Passat. It only seats two in the back seat versus three in the Passat. The engines available are the 2.0 liter turbo four cylinder with 200 hp, a 3.6 liter V6 is an option and is rated at 280 hp. The acceleration for the four cylinder is 7.4 seconds 0-60 and 6.6 seconds for the six cylinder. The transmissions are a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic.

The bottom line is that the CC is a more stylish version of a Passat. It basically drives well, with a firm Germanic ride. It is a competent vehicle and available for approximately $1200 less base price than a Passat, but can get expensive with a number of options. The CC will attract a lot of attention since it is an attractive car.
I do think that the cars designation as a coupe is rather absurd, nothing but a marketing gimmick.


  1. Hi Pete, Great information on Volks Wagen. 2009 model looks great. Do they have Hybrid version? Historically German cars were speed and performance oriented design second. But 2009 model looks stylish.

    Thank you for your info and good post.

    Shaw Funami
    Fill the Missing Link

  2. Hellow Shaw,

    You are correct about the Germans historically! They now are adding styling and marketing as a features that sell cars. The CC is a good looking car!

    Thanks for commenting and visiting my blog!

    Pete Baca
    The Car Enthusiast Online

  3. Hi Pete .. I must keep my eyes open for one of these here in the UK .. I haven't spotted any information about these .. but I'm not the greatest car media watcher! ..

    Interesting about the cc meaning coupe comfort!

    Hilary Melton-Butcher
    Positive Letters

  4. Hello Hilary,

    Those Germans are so point blank! The Smart Fortwo is a For Two people, and the Volkswagon CC is for Comfort Coupe. It appears that the Germans state which market they are going after.

    I think the CC is a great looking car! Actually a slightly better price than a Passat.

    Thanks for your comment!

    Pete Baca
    The Car Enthusiast Online