Subscribe:
Chilton’s Repair:
Sponsored Ads:
Car Charger:
Sponsored Ads:
AutoBarn.com:
Auto Europe:
SuperTune Auto Parts:
K1 - TR2 Triumph SFI-1 Auto Racing Suit - Driving Nomex Style Fire SFI 3.2A/1
$155.00
End Date: Wednesday Feb-28-2018 15:35:52 PST
Buy It Now for only: $155.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

K1 - TR2 Triumph SFI-1 Auto Racing Suit - Driving Nomex Style Fire SFI 3.2A/1
$155.00
End Date: Wednesday Feb-28-2018 15:35:52 PST
Buy It Now for only: $155.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

K1 - TR2 Triumph SFI-1 Auto Racing Suit - Driving Nomex Style Fire SFI 3.2A/1
$155.00
End Date: Wednesday Feb-28-2018 15:35:52 PST
Buy It Now for only: $155.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

ZAMP - FSA-3 SA2015 Auto Racing Helmet - HANS Ready - Snell Rated - Full Face +
$159.95
End Date: Saturday Mar-17-2018 16:38:35 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $159.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

ATM-3211 Auto Meter Light Bulb & Socket 2 1/16" & 2 5/8" Gauges 4.9 Watts No.168
$9.99
End Date: Friday Mar-23-2018 20:47:59 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $9.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Auto Meter Black Gauge Mounting Cups
$25.00
End Date: Thursday Mar-8-2018 16:54:39 PST
Buy It Now for only: $25.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

ZAMP - FSA-3 SA2015 Auto Racing Helmet - HANS Ready - Snell Rated - Full Face +
$159.95
End Date: Saturday Mar-17-2018 16:38:35 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $159.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Fitting Adapter NPT 1/8" Female Metric M12X1.5 Male Replace auto meter 2277 _5P
$8.98
End Date: Wednesday Mar-7-2018 9:46:15 PST
Buy It Now for only: $8.98
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

K1 - TR2 Triumph SFI-1 Auto Racing Suit - Driving Nomex Style Fire SFI 3.2A/1
$155.00
End Date: Wednesday Feb-28-2018 15:35:52 PST
Buy It Now for only: $155.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

K1 - TR2 Triumph SFI-1 Auto Racing Suit - Driving Nomex Style Fire SFI 3.2A/1
$155.00
End Date: Wednesday Feb-28-2018 15:35:52 PST
Buy It Now for only: $155.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Archive for the ‘Volkswagen Arteon’ Category

PostHeaderIcon Is The Volkswagen Arteon Worth Your Hard-Earned Benjamins?

Almost a year after making its debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, the Volkswagen Arteon finally touched down in America when it was unveiled at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show. If you’re wondering what caused the long delay of its U.S. debut, you’re better off channeling your curiosity somewhere else. The delay isn’t important. What’s important is that it’s finally here. If there is a question to ask about the Arteon, it’s this: is it worth it to get one?


Is The Volkswagen Arteon Worth Your Hard-Earned Benjamins? - image 766404
“It looks like what a proper, all-new four-door sedan is supposed to look like.”

The optics of the Volkswagen Arteon are very promising. It looks like what a proper, all-new four-door sedan is supposed to look like. It has a fresh design that reminds of the Volkswagen Atlas. Both models depart heavily from VW’s current design language, and that’s precisely why they stand out. I suppose this was an intentional move by Volkswagen because it is putting a lot of eggs in the baskets of the Arteon and Atlas to be the models that will jolt some life to the brand after the debilitating fiasco that was Dieselgate.

On that end, Volkswagen scored big with the Arteon’s look. I’d say it’s worth it based on its design.


Is The Volkswagen Arteon Worth Your Hard-Earned Benjamins? - image 766398
“On the technical and mechanical fronts, the Arteon sits on Volkswagen's new MBQ platform.”

On the technical and mechanical fronts, the Arteon sits on Volkswagen’s new MBQ platform. It’s the same platform that a lot of new VW models are using, including the Atlas. It also happens to be versatile enough to be set up for use on a sedan. The new platform also helps VW fit its 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four engine into the Arteon. This mill gives the sedan an impressive 270 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, much more than the 208-horsepower Volkswagen CC, the widely panned sedan that it’s replacing in the U.S. Once again, I’d say the Arteon is a good purchase based on its power and performance abilities.

Now, is it better than the competition it’s going to go up against? That remains to be seen, especially when you consider that the “competition” includes the BMW 320i, Audi A4, Cadillac ATS, Infiniti Q50, Lincoln MKZ, Acura TLX, Buick Regal, and Volvo S60. That’s a lot of competition. It’s too early to say if the Arteon is as good as any of its worthy rivals, but it sure has its work cut out for it.


Is The Volkswagen Arteon Worth Your Hard-Earned Benjamins? - image 766402
“Ultimately, any questions related to the worth of buying a new car depends exclusively on how much the car is going to cost”

Ultimately, any questions related to the worth of buying a new car depends exclusively on how much the car is going to cost. Volkswagen has yet to announce the pricing details of the U.S.-spec Arteon, but there have been numerous reports that the sedan will command just under $40,000 for the base trim option.

If that’s the case, the Arteon would fall on the higher end of prices compared to the models mentioned above. Check out the table below to see what I mean.

Model Price ($)
Audi A4 $36,975
BMW 320i $35,895
Acura TLX $33,965
Buick Regal $27,990
Volvo S60 $35,095
Cadillac ATS $36,490
Infiniti Q50 $35,195
Lincoln MKZ $36,530
Volkswagen Arteon $37,000 (estimate)

So, the Volkswagen Arteon will undoubtedly sit on the higher-range of this segment. We won’t know for sure until Volkswagen releases the official price list for its models and trims. From the looks of it, though, you may want to stretch your funds if you want to get a hold of Volkswagen’s latest four-door sedan.

References

Volkswagen Arteon


2018 Volkswagen Arteon - image 707939

Read our full review on the 2018 Volkswagen Arteon.


Is The Volkswagen Arteon Worth Your Hard-Earned Benjamins? - image 766398

Volkswagen Arteon Finally Makes U.S. Debut in Chicago!


maker logos - image 762150

Read more Chicago Auto Show news.


maker logos - image 744354

Read more Volkswagen news.

PostHeaderIcon Coming Soon: VR6-Powered Volkswagen Arteon R

The Volkswagen Arteon sits on top of VW’s range, but for whatever reason, the flagship sedan tops out with a 2.0-liter TSI variant that pumps out 276 horsepower. That’s actually a decent number, but not for a car that’s supposed to have the status of the Arteon. Fortunately, good news is on the horizon, though, because Volkswagen is actually preparing a more potent VR6 version that could have as much as 400 horsepower at its disposal.


2018 Volkswagen Arteon - image 707904
“The plan is to give the sedan a 3.0-liter turbocharged VR6 engine that will sit above the current 2.5-liter version”

Speaking with Car Throttle, Volkswagen’s product line spokesperson Martin Hube confirmed the company’s plans for a V-6-powered Arteon. According to Hube, the plan is to give the sedan a 3.0-liter turbocharged VR6 engine that will sit above the current 2.5-liter version. In doing so, it will assume the role of the flagship version, one that will reportedly carry around 404 horsepower. Even better, Volkswagen already has a working prototype of the model so we can at least expect to see it soon, possibly as early as next year.

Hube added that the new engine will be complemented by the latest version of VW’s Haldex four-wheel drive system, allowing drivers to enjoy the sedan and get a good amount of oversteer. “This is a real agile, powerful car,” Hube said. “I’m totally convinced that this combination is extremely nice.”


2018 Volkswagen Arteon - image 707907
“Volkswagen already has a working prototype of the model so we can at least expect to see it soon, possibly as early as next year.”

As exciting as the thought of a V-6-powered Arteon is, not every market is expected to get it once the model is launched. Volkswagen UK has already said that it’s unlikely that the sedan will make it to the UK for a “variety of reasons.” Likewise, a US-spec version isn’t in the cards at the moment. It could still change in the future, but, for now, consider it a long shot, at best, that we’ll see a 404-horsepower Arteon in our shores.

References

Volkswagen Arteon


Coming Soon: VR6-Powered Volkswagen Arteon R - image 707939

Read our full review on the 2018 Volkswagen Arteon.


maker logos - image 744354

Read more Volkswagen news.

PostHeaderIcon Volkswagen Arteon

Back in 2007, Volkswagen thought it would be a good idea to develop a large coupe with a heavily sloped roof. Some of you from way back then know it as the Passat CC, while more recently it has dropped the “Passat” name. Volkswagen had big ambitions for the CC, calling it a “sports sedan” and projecting sales of at least 300,000 over the first seven years of production. But, the CC is often overlooked and has performed very poorly. Fast forward to 2017 and VW has decided to usher in a successor to the last-gen CC and it comes complete with a name change. Now going by the name Arteon, the car now rides on VW’s MQB platform and will be offered with a number of standard features that includes LED lights outside, a progressive steering system, 18-inch wheels, and a handful of engines that offer a power output that ranges from 148 horsepower all the way up to 276 horsepower. You can have AWD with some drivetrain options, or only front-wheel drive in others.

Tobias Suhlmann, the man responsible for the Arteon’s design, said, “The athletic lines of the Arteon embody a highly functional overall concept. Form and function find common ground here in a progressive way. Thanks to its long wheelbase, stretched roofline, coupe-style fastback design and large rear hatch, this Gran Turismo provides more space and flexibility than conventional sedans.”

But, while it does have a long wheelbase and it follows suit with a number of other sedans that have that low, sloping roof, the new Arteon isn’t all that different from the CC it replaces. So, let’s take a closer look at it and see if we can make out anything that might make this model more successful than the CC.

Continue reading to learn more about the Volkswagen Arteon.


TiresDirect
SuperTune Kit:
Auto Auctions:
2014 Ford Mustang GT Coupe 2-Door 2014 FORD MUSTANG GT 5.0 AUTOMATIC SPOILER HIDS 17K MI #231389 Texas Direct Auto
$1.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Mar-3-2018 6:17:00 PST
Buy It Now for only: $23,479.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

2012 Ford Mustang GT Coupe 2-Door 2012 FORD MUSTANG GT 5.0 AUTO LEATHER HID LIGHTS 41K MI #218165 Texas Direct
$1.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Mar-3-2018 6:30:00 PST
Buy It Now for only: $18,729.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 Coupe 2-Door 2014 CHEVY CORVETTE STINGRAY Z51 3LT AUTO NAV HUD 42K #102283 Texas Direct Auto
$102.50 (6 Bids)
End Date: Friday Mar-2-2018 17:32:19 PST
Buy It Now for only: $39,980.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe 2-Door 2017 CHEVY CORVETTE GRAND SPORT COUPE LT Z16 7SPD 5K MI #115918 Texas Direct
$59,033.00
End Date: Thursday Mar-1-2018 7:00:00 PST
Buy It Now for only: $59,033.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

2007 Ford Mustang GT500 UPER CLEAN GT500 SUPER SNAKE CLONE!! 7K MILES!
$24,100.00 (52 Bids)
End Date: Monday Feb-26-2018 19:00:00 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

2013 Ford Mustang GT Coupe 2-Door 2013 FORD MUSTANG GT 5.0 6-SPEED 19" WHEELS 35K MILES #241252 Texas Direct Auto
$510.00 (7 Bids)
End Date: Friday Mar-2-2018 16:00:00 PST
Buy It Now for only: $20,730.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

1965 Ford Mustang 2 Dr 1965 Mustang Coupe 289 V8 5 Speed Disc Brake Dual Exhaust 1 Piece Headliner
$19,165.00
End Date: Monday Mar-5-2018 17:54:48 PST
Buy It Now for only: $19,165.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe 2-Door 2017 CHEVY CAMARO SS AUTO REARVIEW CAM 20" WHEELS 13K #211008 Texas Direct Auto
$27,980.00
End Date: Friday Mar-2-2018 15:46:29 PST
Buy It Now for only: $27,980.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

2017 Ford F-150 FX4 Crew Cab Lariat Sport FX4 4X4 Ecoboost Custom Lif
$38,600.00 (40 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Feb-27-2018 13:31:20 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

1965 Ford Mustang 1965 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 350 Clone Built 289 Tremec 5 Speed Power RackPinon
$39,100.00 (13 Bids)
End Date: Monday Feb-26-2018 13:08:59 PST
Buy It Now for only: $64,995.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

2013 Ford F-150 2013 FORD F150 4X4 FX4 CREW ECOBOOST SUNROOF NAV 56K MI #F52490 Texas Direct
$3.25 (3 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Feb-28-2018 6:15:00 PST
Buy It Now for only: $30,980.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

2018 Ford F-150 Lariat New 18 Ford F150 Lariat 5L V8 32V 4x4 Pickup Work Truck Tuscany White Leather
$46,100.00 (95 Bids)
End Date: Monday Feb-26-2018 15:43:59 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

2009 Chevrolet Corvette Base Convertible 2-Door chevrolet corvette vette 08 09 10 chevy convertible used blue lt3 navigation cab
$35,881.00
End Date: Wednesday Feb-28-2018 16:00:10 PST
Buy It Now for only: $35,881.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

1997 Ford Mustang GT 1997 GT Used 4.6L V8 16V Automatic RWD Coupe
$4,329.00
End Date: Friday Mar-2-2018 10:02:01 PST
Buy It Now for only: $4,329.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

2012 Ford F-150 2012 FORD F-150 KING RANCH CREW 4X4 5.0 SUNROOF NAV 32K #D63942 Texas Direct
$1.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Mar-3-2018 7:00:00 PST
Buy It Now for only: $29,980.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

1965 Ford Mustang Coupe 1965 mustang coupe
$10,000.00
End Date: Monday Feb-26-2018 15:54:38 PST
Buy It Now for only: $10,000.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Coupe 2-Door 2016 CHEVY CORVETTE Z06 3LZ COUPE S/C 7-SPD NAV HUD 8K #613074 Texas Direct Auto
$1.00 (1 Bid)
End Date: Friday Mar-2-2018 12:56:40 PST
Buy It Now for only: $68,730.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Coupe 2-Door 2015 CHEVY CORVETTE Z06 2LZ AUTO NAV RED LEATHER 9K MI #605032 Texas Direct Auto
$1.00 (1 Bid)
End Date: Saturday Mar-3-2018 6:15:00 PST
Buy It Now for only: $62,729.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

1955 Chevrolet Other Pickups AWESOME 1955 CHEVROLET PICK UP TRUCK SHORT WHEEL BASE RESTORATION PROJECT
$4,678.00 (26 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Feb-28-2018 15:42:15 PST
Buy It Now for only: $12,500.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible 2-Door 2016 CHEVY CAMARO 2SS CONVERTIBLE AUTO NAV HUD 20'S 2K #189154 Texas Direct
$2,160.00 (20 Bids)
End Date: Friday Mar-2-2018 11:45:00 PST
Buy It Now for only: $34,980.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

2007 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 2007 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 61,565 Miles LeMans Blue Metallic 2dr Car 8 Cylinder
$26,500.00
End Date: Tuesday Mar-6-2018 22:24:00 PST
Buy It Now for only: $26,500.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

1991 Ford Mustang LX Coupe 1991 Mustang LX Coupe
$12,000.00 (43 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Feb-25-2018 10:22:17 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

2016 Ford Mustang GT Premium 2016 GT Premium Used Certified 5L V8 32V Automatic RWD Coupe Premium
$16,766.00 (23 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Feb-25-2018 13:33:59 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

1968 Ford Mustang 1968 Ford 289 V-8 Mustang Fastback Candy Apple Red - Great Opportunity !!
$7,000.00 (8 Bids)
End Date: Monday Mar-5-2018 20:00:00 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

1968 Chevrolet Other Pickups Pickup 1968 Chevrolet Custom Pick up truck, Viper Red w/Black int. 376/375rwhp, Auto
$17,900.00 (7 Bids)
End Date: Monday Mar-5-2018 16:14:17 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

1965 Ford Mustang 1965 Ford Mustang Coupe 302 Automatic Power Brakes Air Condition Power Steering
$12,000.00 (4 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Feb-28-2018 14:02:01 PST
Buy It Now for only: $21,995.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

2014 Ford F-150 FX4 2014 Ford F-150 FX4 46,421 Miles Oxford White 4D SuperCrew EcoBoost 3.5L V6 GTDi
$3,350.00 (12 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Feb-27-2018 16:02:39 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

2002 Chevrolet Corvette 2D Coupe 2002 Chevrolet Corvette
$11,400.00 (21 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Feb-24-2018 16:48:10 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

1967 Ford Mustang coupe 1967 ford mustang project
$2,550.00 (23 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Feb-25-2018 17:38:58 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

2015 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible 2-Door 2015 CHEVY CAMARO 2SS CONVERTIBLE LEATHER NAV 20'S 34K #116139 Texas Direct Auto
$16,500.00 (5 Bids)
End Date: Friday Mar-2-2018 19:40:49 PST
Buy It Now for only: $23,480.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

Dietrich Web Consulting