Volkswagen has revealed that is looking at introducing a V6 engine to its new Arteon range as well as developing a sleek estate version of the new four-door coupe, in the same vein as the Mercedes CLS.

The German manufacturer is pinning its hopes for its new Arteon four-door coupe on buyers being able to look past the humble VW badge and spend a good chunk of money on something that's competing with the likes of the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe and Audi A5 Sportback. 

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The reveal was made by Dr. Elmar-Marius Licharz, the company’s man in charge of product line for medium and fullsize cars. He said that a prototype with the beefier V6 engine has already been built, so there’s a good chance it will get the stamp of approval from the executives. It's likely to be a turbocharged unit for more power and improved fuel economy.

In related news, VW has also confirmed that the company is toying around with the idea of launching a more practical so-called shooting brake version of the Arteon – an estate, essentially. Our speculative image below shows the more practical Arteon would be quite the looker, so fingers crossed it will happen. Licharz admitted 'plans are underway but it’s not yet final'.

VW Arteon wagon render


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Gallery: Volkswagen Arteon