The real star of the concept is the APR stage 3 turbocharger system with three performance levels. In Full Power mode, the car delivers 311hp (232kW) and 313lb-ft of torque, while the balanced GT mode promises 252hp and 268lb-ft of torque and the greenest setting, Eco, offers 222hp and 236lb-ft of torque. The turbocharger system is fitted to a 2.0L TSI engine.
In addition to the turbocharging system, an APR stainless steel exhaust was also fitted to the car. The combined result of the engine and exhaust mods have netted an improvement of 5mpg highway and 9mpg city over the standards 2.0T CC with automatic transmission, achieving estimated ratings of 33mpg highway and 27mpg city. Even in Full Power mode, VW claims the Eco Performance Concept is more parsimonious with the petrol than the standard CC.
Other modifications to the CC Eco Performance Concept include 10-spoke, 20" wheels wrapped in Yokohama rubber, an H&R street coil-over kit, upgraded 14" Brembo brakes with two-piece cross-drilled discs.
Black chrome exterior accents, a redesigned set of front, side and rear aero pieces plus a machined aluminum spoiler and a custom grey pearl paint job complete the look. Inside, the Concept gets high-gloss piano-black accents with matte black graphics, custom black leather Recaro seats and matching floormats with white piping.