Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake 2.0 TSI R 5dr 4MOTION DSG Review

Category: Executive car

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RRP £56,085What Car? Target Price£49,736
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors

The Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake offers a stylish alternative to the Volkswagen Passat Estate, without losing very much at all in the way of practicality. It's really practical, well equipped, has a pleasant interior and a decent range of engines, including the company car tax-saving plug-in hybrid. It is a bit pricey, though, and the resale values aren't great next to some of the competition, so do make sure you get a hefty discount.

Sitting at the top of the Arteon range, the potent R version gets all of the R-Line’s kit but adds specially-designed 19in alloy wheels, Nappa leather sports front seats with electronic adjustment, a heated steering wheel and decorative black carbon panels on the dashboard and doors.

The top-spec performance R model has 316bhp, which makes it very quick – 0-62mph takes 4.9sec with the help of bespoke 4Motion four-wheel drive and the quick-shifting dual-clutch automatic gearbox. It's enjoyable but not as sweet-sounding or as fun as the cheaper BMW M340i Touring.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH4.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

30.7

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

590

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

209

g/km