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Volkswagen Arteon Gets More Powerful With 268BHP Engine

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German automaker Volkswagen updated its flagship saloon, the Arteon, with a more powerful turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 268 horsepower. Available now, prices start at £39,065 ($49,500).

The new engine of the Volkswagen Arteon not only produces a more powerful 268 horsepower, but it also brings the torque to 350Nm. The output is sent through a seven-speed DSG automatic transmission to an all-wheel-drive system that comes as standard. It brings to the car from 0 to 62 mph in 5.6 seconds, and provides a top speed of 155 mph.

The increase in power and the addition of an all-wheel-drive system will not make the Arteon any less efficient than it was originally made. According to Volkswagen, the new Arteon will still achieve a whopping 40.4mpg on the combined cycle while emitting just 160g/km of carbon dioxide.

The four-wheel-drive system has not affected the cabin space, too. This new and more powerful Arteon will have its predecessor’s 563 liters of boot space with rear seats in place. When the rear seats are towed, it’s a completely different story as the Arteon will get 1,557 liters of space.

There are still two trim levels—the Elegance and the R-Line. Both trims can get the new powertrain. For the Elegance trim level, the price will start at £39,065 ($49,500) and will standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, a 12.3-inch infotainment system, adaptive cruise control, and self-leveling headlights. The R-Line models are more expensive at £39,850 ($50,400) but that price gets you 19-inch alloy wheels, R-Line bumpers, R-Line badging, and R-Line sports seats.

Will The US Get The Arteon?

Americans waiting for the Arteon may have to wait a little while longer. Back in September, reports said it was the delay in the certification process that was hindering the sale of the Arteon in the US. The delay was not related to the Arteon but to the backlog in meeting WLTP world emission testing. VW said back then that the Arteon might be released in America during late fall/early winter.

Well, it’s early winter right now and it’s the holiday season. People are looking for an excuse to splurge on themselves. We haven’t seen any sign that an Arteon will go on sale here soon. Stay tuned for more details.

 

Top 3 Mercedes-Benz Vehicles at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show

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Mercedes-Benz wasted no time in making a statement at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The three-pointed star marque immediately showcased its new cars and sport utility vehicles in the press conference of the event.

The luxury vehicle brand presented a lot of its products in Geneva, including new drivetrains of its existing GLA range and special edition versions of its cars, but let us take a look at the three new models that really stood out in the event:

1. Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet

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The company focused on the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet during the show. The car gets the design of its coupe sibling, but it ditches the roof found in the coupe to give way to a retractable soft top. The featured model in Geneva was the Mercedes-Benz E400 Cabriolet.

2. Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet

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The Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet combines the off-road qualities of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class and the ultra-luxurious elements offered by the revived Maybach label.

The landaulet is based on the Mercedes-AMG G63 6×6 and the Mercedes-Benz G500 4×42. The SUV has a four-seating capacity and a convertible rear to allow open air ride to its passengers at the back. Massage and neck-leaving heating function were also added for extra level of comfort for its occupants. Moreover, the auto is powered by a V12 engine with an output of 630 hp and 1,000 Nm of torque.

3. Four-Door Mercedes-AMG GT Concept

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The company previewed the early phase of the development of the four-door Mercedes-AMG GT Concept. The sports car is the response of the brand to the Porsche Panamera.

Details about the high-performance saloon is still scarce. It is expected to get the form of the Mercedes-AMG GT and its engine trims. However, look forward to a smoother exterior with reduced body lines in the four-door sports car compared to the two-door AMG GT. The enhanced styling is in line with the new “Aesthetics A” design language of the luxury car brand. Of course, there might be adjustments in the measurements of the four-door AMG GT due to its new interior layout.

Photos

Check out the official photos of Mercedes-Benz at the 87th Geneva Motor Show in the gallery below:

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