The VW Arteon estate has been spied testing in Europe showing off its sleek design. The Arteon is quite a looker in saloon form, blending an aggressive front end with the sloping rear end of a four-door coupe, but the upcoming estate somehow improves upon the Arteon’s already striking design. 

VW’s Audi A5 based luxury saloon blends sleek lines with a well-appointed interior as the flagship luxury offering from VW. The Arteon is powered by VW’s ubiquitous 2.0-litre turbocharged inline-4-cylinder TSI engine which produces 268 bhp and 258 lb-ft of torque in this particular trim


For the U.S. market, the stout TSI engine is mated to VW’s torque converter eight-speed automatic transmission instead of VW’s dual-clutch offered in sportier vehicles. In Europe, customers can choose a diesel option or a detuned 2.0-litre turbocharged engine. All European Arteons use a seven-speed dual-clutch instead of the eight-speed auto found in American Arteons.

Rumours surround a possible performance trim of the Arteon. According to VW insiders, a 400 bhp Arteon R is on the way. Instead of an ordinary 2.0-litre turbocharged inline-4, the Arteon R is rumoured to use a new version of VW’s legendary VR6 engine. This high-performance Arteon rumour is quite exciting but nothing beats news of a new luxury estate.


This isn’t the first time we’ve seen shots of the Arteon estate. It was spied while cold-weather testing in Sweden. During this particular test, VW tried to disguise the Arteon as a Passat but our eagle-eyed team wasn’t fooled. Now the Arteon estate surfaced while driving on the streets of Europe looking very close to production-ready.