2019 VW Arteon SEL R-Line 4Motion – Elegant High-End Sedan. 2019 Volkswagen Arteon SEL R-Line 4Motion – Drive and Exterior. Color: Kurkuma Yellow. Subscribe.
The all-new Arteon is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged and direct-injection TSI® engine, making 268 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The power is taken to the front wheels via a standard eight-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic® shifting; 4Motion all-wheel drive is available on SE and SEL models and standard on SEL Premium models.
The TSI engine features innovative solutions such as water-cooled exhaust gas routing through the cylinder head to the turbocharger (to help reduce full-load fuel consumption) and a dual injection system with direct and multi-port injection. Thanks to its fully electronic coolant control system, the four-cylinder engine also offers efficient thermal management with a short warm-up phase; this helps reduce friction and helps to decrease fuel consumption.
A Start/Stop System is standard on all Arteon models. This technology stops the engine during idle when the brake pedal is held (such as when waiting at a red light). When the brake pedal is released, the engine restarts seamlessly.
Front-wheel-drive Arteon models have an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 22 mpg in city driving, 31 mpg on the highway, and 25 mpg combined. Models equipped with 4Motion all-wheel drive are rated at 20 mpg in city driving, 27 mpg on the highway, and 23 mpg combined.
MSRP for the Arteon SE starts at $35,845, with standard driver-assistance systems and a host of upscale convenience features. The SEL trim starts at $39,995, adding features such as Volkswagen Digital Cockpit, Nappa leather seating surfaces, and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Stop & Go. The top-of-the-line SEL Premium starts at $44,945, and brings upscale luxury with ventilated front seats, a massaging driver’s seat, a heated steering wheel, and a suite of driver-assistance systems including Park Assist and Overhead View Camera (Area View). R-Line® trims add either 19-inch wheels ($1,265) or 20-inch wheels ($1,765) and paddle shifters, along with unique design elements inside and out. 4Motion all-wheel-drive adds $1,800 to SE and SEL models and comes standard on SEL Premium models. Destination for all Arteon models is $995. (*Prices are relevant on the date of publication).
All Arteon models feature standard LED headlights, Daytime Running Lights (DRLs), and taillights. SEL models upgrade to LED headlights with the Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS), which adjusts the headlight beams to help compensate for dynamic changes, like deceleration and cornering, and feature power-folding side mirrors with memory. SEL Premium models add puddle lights to the side-mirrors that illuminate when you unlock the doors.
Arteon SE and SEL models are shod with 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, while SEL Premium models ride on 19-inch wheels. R-Line trims offers either 19- or 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, in addition to a number of design elements to enhance the four-door coupe’s sportiness. Exterior styling details include R-Line badging, a unique front bumper that incorporates stylish air intakes in a gloss-black finish, R-Line air inlets, and a gloss-black rear spoiler.
A panoramic power-tilt-and-slide sunroof is standard equipment on SEL and SEL Premium models. Top-of-the-line SEL Premium models also feature a standard power trunk with Easy Open and Close function; drivers can simply walk up to the vehicle with their keys in a pocket or purse and kick a foot under the rear bumper to pop the trunk lid, while closing the trunk only requires a touch of the button. KESSY® keyless access is standard on all Arteon models.
Three-zone Climatronic® automatic climate control is standard across the Arteon range; SEL Premium models add a rear seat control panel. Heated, 12-way power seats in leatherette are standard in the Arteon SE. SEL models add Nappa leather seating surfaces and a memory setting for the driver, while SEL Premium models have ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, and a massaging function for the driver. A leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel is standard across all models; SEL Premium models feature a heated version with paddle shifters.
Models equipped with the optional R-Line package welcome drivers with the R-Line logo on the touchscreen and feature a number of interior design enhancements including: contrast stitching on the steering wheel and shift knob; steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters; metallic décor pieces; black headliner; stainless-steel sport pedal covers; and stainless-steel door sills with the R-Line logo.
Dynaudio®. Arteon SEL Premium models feature a 700-watt Dynaudio sound system with 13 channels and 12 speakers.
Volkswagen Digital Cockpit. Arteon SEL and SEL Premium feature Volkswagen Digital Cockpit as standard equipment.