Volkswagen Arteon receives more powerful 268bhp engine

Volkswagen’s flagship saloon receives a more powerful turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine

VW Arteon

Volkswagen has updated its Arteon saloon with a more powerful 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine. On sale now, prices start at £39,065.

The new 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine produces 268bhp and 350Nm of torque. Power is sent through a seven-speed DSG automatic gearbox to an all-wheel-drive system as standard, allowing a 0-62mph sprint of 5.6 seconds and a top speed of 155mph.

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Despite the hike in power and the addition of a four-wheel-drive system, the new engine should still be relatively efficient. Volkswagen claim the new Arteon will achieve 40.4mpg on the combined cycle, while emitting 160g/km of CO2.

The four-wheel-drive system hasn’t encroached on boot-space either, with the new, more powerful Arteon retaining the old model’s 563 litres of boot space with the rear seats in place and 1,557 litres with the rear seats stowed.

Both Arteon trim levels can be specced with the new powertrain. Elegance models start at £39,065 and offer 18-inch alloys, a 12.3-inch infotainment system, adaptive cruise control and self-levelling headlights. R-Line models are slightly more expensive, priced from £39,850, but add 19-inch alloys, R-Line bumpers, R-Line badging and R-Line sports seats.

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