Here is our comprehensive review of 2019 VW Arteon features, redesign, horsepower, engine specs, fuel economy, interior, price and release date.
The new artery comes to stylize the Volkswagen range, and this 240 hp dual-turbo diesel version with Exclusive R-Line finish fulfills its role very well. The yellow turmeric is not obligatory, a spicy wallet, yes.
Volkswagen arrived on tiptoe on the small market of “sedan-coupes” with the Passat CC in 2008. Too close to the classical sedan, it was a bit emancipated in 2012 by becoming CC. This time Volkswagen gives a status apart from its new “low sedan” or “4-door coupe”, it’s the way you want it. She now has a good name for her-arteon-and especially an original look that clearly distinguishes her from the Passat.
The artery has a good representation of the high-end Volkswagen, V6 Point under its hood, only of the four petrol and diesel cylinders. That it seems far away the time of the Phaeton W12, ex-high-end brand, But the CO2 hunt has gone through and the Phaeton experience has ended up in the pudding water anyway.
Our test artery is the cream of diesel versions: 2.0 TDI of 240 hp, DSG7 box, 4Motion transmission and R-Line finish. The invoice points High (56 160 €), but we have a beautiful car under the eyes: The R-Line finish is signaled by directional LED headlights, specific shields, black lacquered rear spoiler and trapezoidal exhaust outlets.
Same distinctive treatment in the cockpit (read lower), but the standard equipment really does the full in R-Line Exclusive (GPS 9.2 ”, leather upholstery, Heated seats, handsfree access) with a price that this time flirts with the 60 000 €: 59 860 € Exactly, it’s a price worthy of Audi or BMW
After testing the 2.0 TDI version of 150 HP, this model clearly rises in performance. To reach 240 hp and 500 Nm of torque, the 2.0 TDI here receives a double turbo and this is felt from the first wheel turns. At low speeds, the engine is already very vigorous, which gives this pleasant feeling of holding a good rhythm without forcing. The flexibility and readiness of the double-clutch DSG7 contributes to the good sensation, while the mechanics remain discreet at a steady pace.
“This artery offers this pleasant sensation of holding a good rhythm without forcing”
Quick to put into action and with good times on the road, this 2019 VW Arteon TDI 240 holds its rank of a high-performance sedan (0 to 100 km/h in 6.5 s and 245 km/h). The 4Motion chassis, the CCD-controlled amortization (1 190 €) and the progressive direction also form a set that counts a lot for overall accreditation and versatility. Comfortable or dynamic, one sets the car to his hand via the driving modes. If the motor is flawless and the direction accurate, the amortization is a little less at the party. Nothing breaker, but it was expected a system capable of better comfort on degraded roadways gave the help of electronics.
No doubt, the low-waist pneumatic lift in 245/40R19 of our test model does not help the comfort and mass of this version (1 828 kg) weigh on the overall dynamism. Fortunately, everything is fine on the highway where this artery swallows the kilometers with softness, frugality, and silence. A Voyager, in the long run, the 2019 VW Arteon is obviously less in its element in town with its 4.86 m long and its peripheral visibility reduced by its low sedan design.
A close to 60 000 € in its Exclusive R-Line finish, the four-cylinder artery diesel crosses the iron with “sedan-cut” flanked by a strong coat of arms and a more noble engine: Count 59 100 € for the Audi A5 Sportback 3.0 TDI Quattro S-Line (with V6 of 218 hp) and 64 850 € for a BMW 4 series Gran Coupe D xDrive Luxury (with six cylinders of 258 hp). In a close style, the new Kia Stinger 2.2 IDRC 200 ch GT Line Premium 4WD (49 800 €) is to be considered for lovers of exoticism in the narrower portfolio.
A Passat is a bit like an evening at ale: it lacks drunkenness. With the artery, the party is back and the pleasure of owning a beautiful high-performance sedan is real. This is especially true with this version TDI bi-turbo 240 R-Line … but the price is that of a very good vintage champagne.