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Latest model: Volkswagen Phaeton 2011
Volkswagen Phaeton 2011At the Transparent Factory in Dresden Volkswagen produces one of the finest automobiles in the world: the Volkswagen Phaeton. The limousine's class and convenience (four-wheel drive and air suspension as standard) set a original benchmark. Volkswagen, the most successful carmaker in Europe and China, has now made the Volkswagen Phaeton even more ideal. The company's new main was represented for the first time at Auto China 2010 in Beijing.

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Its contours are defined by the Volkswagen layout DNA designed by Walter de Silva, the group's Italian chief designer. Around the completely new front section in particular the layout team has further refined the model's very own stylistic aplomb. In the workflow the timelessly elegant Volkswagen Phaeton has gained a broader and more comprehensive look. The new model is also characterised by modifications to its back section and silhouette.

At the same time, new technical features have been added. These include Dynamic Light Assist (camera-based dynamic main beam regulation) and a navigator that, if desired, can integrate online information from Google into the map screen. additionally to this, the Volkswagen Phaeton's auxillary front camera allows it to 'see' road signs, with speed limit signs visualised on the instrument panel and centre console's touchscreen. The system will also be able to recognise and depict 'no overtaking' signs - the first in the world to do so!.

The Volkswagen Phaeton will be available with a choice of two wheelbase features, two rear bench versions (three seatings / two individual seats) and four engines (a turbo diesel and three petrol engines). The six, eight and twelve-cylinder engines range in capacity from 176 Kw / 240 PS to 331 Kw / 450 PS. The traditional drive unit used in the Volkswagen Phaeton is a V6 petrol motor producing 206 Kw / 280 PS. At the capacities above the V6 FSI the choices available are a V8 and a W12 petrol motor, delivering 246 Kw / 335 PS and 331 Kw / 450 PS respectively. On the diesel front Volkswagen is product an extremely frugal and smooth-running V6 TDI. In Europe it is the most frequently selected motor for this vehicle. The turbocharged common rail direct injection motor provides 176 Kw / 240 PS and accelerates the Volkswagen Phaeton V6 (top speed in this case 237 km/h) from 0 to 100 km/h in just 8. 6 seconds. This is accompanied by average fuel consumption that has now been reduced still further to just 8. 5 litres per 100 km (equating to 224 g/km CO2).