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Volkswagen Phaeton (2002 - 2010)

Last updated 28 June 2018

 
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Plushly equipped, refined luxury saloon that tries to tilt at the S-Class, 7 Series. Formed basis of Bentley Continental.
Plain looks. Transmission bogs down at slower speeds. Loses value quickly from new. Not as good as an S-Class, 7 Series, XJ or A8.
Updated 6 June 2007
Phaeton revised

Revised range on sale to order from June 2007 with delivery from September 2007. Revision highlights include updated interior and exterior styling as well as a new 3.0-litre V6 TDI engine which has more...

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Introduction

Unlike other luxury cars, the Phaeton was designed so that all its systems could cope with a sustained speed of 300kmh (186mph) rather than the usual 250kmh (155mph). For example, the W12 is the only car at any price that can be driven at 300kmh in an ambient temperature pf 50 degrees centigrade and still maintain an ambient temperature of 22 degrees centigrade.

Volkswagen Phaeton 6.0 W12 2003 Road Test

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