Volkswagen’s new sports car

Volkswagen’s new sports car

The 2018 Arteon will be positioned above the Passat sedan in the brand’s hierarchy — replacing the current generation CC. In many markets, including the US, the Arteon will be VW’s flagship model when it goes into production this summer.

Under the hood, Volkswagen will offer a grand total of six engines with power ranging from 148 horsepower for the bottom-rung gas and diesel engines to 276 horsepower for the top-tier turbocharged 2.0-liter gasoline four-cylinder. Odds are, when the car is offered here, we’ll only have the options of the lower-powered turbo 2.0-liter engine, which makes 188 horsepower, and the top-level version. Both engines are only offered with a seven-speed DSG transmission, and the 276-horsepower version comes standard with 4Motion all-wheel drive.

That led to a job writing freelance features for “Total 911: The Porsche Magazine.” His most recent job prior to CNET was Senior Writer for, where he helped tweak and develop the buying-and-selling site’s editorial department, which brings us to today. One day, he’ll buy the 1988 911 SC of his dreams. One day.

The vehicle also offers an emergency assist feature that will slow the car down and steer it into the nearside lane, traffic permitting, if the driver becomes incapacitated by illness.

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