Volkswagen of America has announced that the new Arteon will be powered by a 2-liter turbocharged and direct-injection TSI engine. The in-line-four will develop a maximum power output of 271ps and 350Nm of torque. The power is taken to the front wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Built off the Volkswagen MQB architecture, the 2019 Arteon features a standard DCC adaptive damping system, which manages the suspension’s rebound and compression rates individually, helping to improve vehicle dynamics, and a start-stop system designed to help improve fuel efficiency.
The Arteon also features a reactive hood. Using sensors to identify a collision with a pedestrian, the system helps to mitigate injuries caused by contact with hard points under the hood by firing small pyrotechnic charges at the hinges to raise the hood in the rear by about 2in.