While the German automaker is keeping the details quiet, the two released sketches preview a replacement for the CC as a stylish four-door coupe that looks to move upmarket. Volkswagen hasn’t even revealed the name of the concept but we can see a wide grille up front with sleek LED headlights while bulging fenders give it a nice, aggressive profile. What Volkswagen has shared is the concept is the ‘champion of a new progressive VW design language.’
A turbocharged and direct-injected 3.0-liter V-6 cranks out 295 horses and a prodigious 369 lb-ft of torque through a six-speed DSG transmission, while a 54-hp electric motor is integrated into the gearbox to augment front-wheel power. A separate, 114-hp motor drives the rear axle. The electric motors are fed juice by a lithium-ion battery pack tucked into the car’s center tunnel, explaining the four-seat layout.
VW says that combined output clocks in at 374 horsepower and allows a 0-100km/h sprint of 5 seconds flat. Top speed is cited as 250 km/h. An electric-only cruising range of “at least 51 km,” a combined fuel-economy rating of a claimed 2,4 l /100km, and a total driving range in excess of 1200 km highlight the car’s eco cred.