Volkswagen is working on a more powerful six-cylinder version of its forthcoming Arteon fastback sedan. The prototype features a 3.0-liter turbocharged VR6 that makes 409 horsepower, CarThrottle reports.
VW’s product line spokesman Martin Hube told the CarThrottle that VW has combined the more powerful engine with its Haldex four-wheel-drive system. “This is a real agile, powerful car,” he said.
The Arteon midsize hatchback is Volkswagen’s upmarket successor to the CC that it unveiled in March in Geneva. The regular version will be offered with three diesels and three gasoline engines that top out at the 276-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder gas engine with a seven-speed DSG transmission, with the top-tier version getting 4Motion all-wheel drive.