R-specific design elements. With their bodies, which are as charismatic as they are sporty, the Arteon R and Arteon R Shooting Brake are now bringing avant-garde design to the premium end of the B-segment. The new flagship models’ carefully honed exterior details include the front bumper and the lower section of the rear end including the diffuser and the new exhaust system with two trapezoidal twin tailpipes. Other new features include the (optional) 20-inch Estoril alloy wheels and the clearly visible blue brake calipers (with silver R logo in the front) for the high-performance brake system. High-gloss black body elements also add a chic touch to the front and rear ends. The splitter in the motorsports-style front spoiler comes in a matt black finish.
Powerful and charismatic front end.
Face in the crowd. The design of the Arteon R’s front profile is just as avant-garde as it is expressive – stylish business class elements on the one hand, a powerful sports car on the other. The interaction of a long and wide bonnet together with the dominant radiator panel and the (in this case) directly integrated LED headlights establishes a unique character from the front. These confident lines make sure the face of the vehicle stands out from the crowd, a face that only becomes more charismatic with the R-style makeover.
Illuminated radiator grille. The bonnet stretches across the entire front profile to the wheel arches. At the front it reaches far down into the radiator grille, which emphasises the ample width of the Arteon R and Arteon R Shooting Brake with their crossbars. To be more specific, the two upper radiator grille crossbars surround the VW badge in the middle and the low LED headlights on the outside. The lower of the two crossbars features LED fibre optic cables on the outside. They form the daytime running lights and side marker light, as well as the turn signal in the case of the optional IQ.LIGHT– LED headlights. The LED lighting elements, radiator grille and bonnet merge to a form a single unit. And this is even more applicable in the case of the Arteon R and Arteon R Shooting Brake, as the additional standard LED fibre optic cables light up the entire second crossbar in the radiator grille.
New R front apron.The new Arteon flagship models also stand out from the other models in the product line with their full front apron. While the non-R models predominantly feature chrome elements, the Arteon R and Arteon R Shooting Brake come with high-gloss black crossbars, which enhance the sporty style. At the sides, two air intake openings with a colour-keyed surround for the charge air cooler join forces with additional air flow elements in high-gloss black.
One product line, two silhouettes and two rear ends
A strong character line. In general, the side and rear sections of the Arteon R and Arteon R Shooting Brake can be separated into the area above and below the character line. The character line starts as the lower edge of the bonnet, before transforming into an undercut above the door handles and ending in the tail light clusters. Below this line, the fastback and Shooting Brake are identical. Above the character line on the other hand, the design is separated by the B-pillars, forming the roof and rear end of the fastback and Shooting Brake respectively. The character line also visually pushes the volume of the bodies towards the ground, helping to boost their elegance and dynamics. Thanks to its clear athleticism, their powerful and elegant design ideally reflects the nature of the R models.
An athletic rear end. Looking at the vehicle from the rear clearly demonstrates the distinct and powerful design of both body versions’ shoulder section. This shoulder section visibly demonstrates just how athletic both Arteon models are. In the lower half of the rear section, the new exhaust system designed especially for the 320 PS versions stands out with its four trapezoidal tailpipes; the new exhaust system is integrated into the sporty diffuser for a striking effect. The four-piped system generates a superior sound, and its intensity can be varied using a driving profile selection. The standard equipment package also includes 3D LED tail light clusters with dynamic turn signals that “swipe”.
Seven colours for the R models
Sporty exterior colours. The Arteon R and Arteon R Shooting Brake can be configured in seven different colours. The standard paintwork option is Urano Grey. What’s more, the Pure White paintwork is available as an option. Other options include metallic Pyrite Silver, metallic Manganese Grey, metallic Lapiz Blue, pearl-effect Deep Black, and mother-of-pearl-effect Oryx White.