The Volkswagen Arteon is the new luxury flagship of German car maker’s passenger car line-up. It comes packing a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine developing 206kW between 5700-6500rpm and 350Nm from 1800-5600rpm.
Already equipped with an R-Line body kit, and 19-inch wheels, the range topping Arteon R-Line already looks sleek and imposing straight out of the factory. But that didn’t stop chassis specialist H&R Suspension from spicing things up just a little further with a set of lowering springs for the four-door luxury coupe.
Specially tuned to work with the factory adaptive dampers, the springs lower the Arteon by up to 30mm at both the front and rear axles. The subtle drop is enough to set off a properly aggressive stance, eliminating any unsightly gap between the tyres and the wheel arches.
As the spring rates are the same as the factory specifications, the tuner says ride quality is not compromised while handling is improved and roll is reduced in corners. It’s also claimed that all suspension components are German made and have been TÜV tested and certified to guarantee durability and high performance.
For even better stability and sportier stance, H&R can also pump up the liftback with a set of wheel spacers with thickness ranging between 6mm to 30mm for that properly flush look with the wheel fenders.
The H&R sport springs for the Arteon costs 261 Euros for a set of four while the wheel spacer package will set you back a further 42 Euros.