2021 Volkswagen Arteon R – Luxury Performance Shooting Brake. 2021 Volkswagen Arteon R Shooting Brake – Drive, Interior and Exterior. Color: Lapiz Blue Metallic. Please Consider Subscribing.
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1:47 Facts and Figures
Typically Volkswagen R. With their superior, sporty character, the Arteon R and Arteon Shooting Brake R also represent typical Volkswagen R models in terms of the design. Thanks to new 20-inch alloy wheels, an 18-inch brake system featuring blue brake calipers and black body accents, the striking exterior is particularly dynamic and carries a high quality appearance. An exhaust system developed especially for the Arteon R with its four trapezoidal tailpipes represents a visually dominant feature embedded into the sporty diffuser. The system generates a superior sound, and its intensity can be varied by using the driving profile selection.
The turbocharged, four- cylinder engine with an output of 235 kW (320 PS) is part of the EA888 petrol engine family. Evo4 is the latest evolutionary stage of these 2.0-litre TSI engines. It generates its maximum output between 5,350 and 6,500 rpm. The maximum torque of 420 newton metres is already available from 2,000 rpm. The power is transferred to the standard all-wheel drive using a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG). A new selective wheel torque control (R Performance Torque Vectoring) manages the variable force distribution between the two axles and both rear wheels. Depending on the driving situation, up to 100 percent of the drive torque is directed to one wheel, leading to perceptibly more agile vehicle handling. The intensity of the power distribution is determined by the steering angle, the position of the accelerator pedal, the lateral acceleration, the yaw rate and the speed. The driver can also influence the effect of the selective wheel torque control and the stabilising driving dynamics systems via the driver profile selection and the slider for the DCC running gear provided as standard. Driving dynamics therefore reaches a new level.
The vehicle interior of the Arteon R models has been designed in Black Carbon style with sporty and exclusive accents. In addition, new, ergonomically optimised sports seats in nappa leather featuring integrated head rests and a stitched R logo refine the vehicle’s interior. The blue R button on the new sports steering wheel is also distinctive: drivers can use this button to directly switch to Race mode – the sportiest of all available driving profiles.
All occupants in the front and rear of both Arteon versions benefit from the excellent modular transverse matrix (MQB) package. Benchmark dimension for both: the maximum legroom at the rear amounting to 1,016 mm – making it the best in its class. Due to its unique roof design, the Shooting Brake provides added headroom at the front and rear of 1,008 to 1,019 mm (+11 mm) at the front and 883 to 835 mm (+48 mm) at the rear. The interior width is also identical: 1,500 mm at the front and 1,481 mm at the rear. As standard, the rear seat backrest can be folded asymmetrically in both models. Behind the Arteon Shooting Brake’s rear seat bench is a boot capacity of up to 565 litres if you load up to the rear seat backrest and luggage compartment cover (fastback: 563 litres). Loading the vehicle up to the roof and to the front seat backrests will increase the loading capacity to 1,632 litres (fastback: 1,557 litres). The maximum loading area length is 2,092 mm in each case (up to the front seats).
The MIB3’s Infotainment systems have been integrated in a clearly visible and easy-to-reach position above the new air- conditioning controls: Ready 2 Discover (8.0-inch touchscreen with optional navigation function retrofit), Discover Media (8.0-inch with navigation system, standard in Germany) and Discover Pro (9.2-inch with navigation system). The new features in this context are natural voice control, an upgrade option and the use of compatible smartphones as a mobile key. Volkswagen is also offering a newly developed, high-end sound system made by audio specialists harman/kardon for the very first time. It has been specifically geared towards the Arteon and Arteon Shooting Brake product line. The system uses a 700-watt, 16-channel Ethernet amplifier to power a total of twelve high-performance loudspeakers. One loudspeaker acts as the Center Speaker in the newly designed dash panel while another operates as a subwoofer in the boot. The remaining treble, mid-range and bass loudspeakers have been arranged in the doors. The Infotainment system coordinates the individual sound control of the harman/kardon sound system which also provides pre-configured settings, such as Pure, Chill out, Live and Energy.