OFFICIAL: This Is The New Volkswagen Phaeton
Volkswagen will present at Beijing an operated face-lift of admiral-ship of the range, Phaeton model. Although it failed to live up to sales targets imposed by VW bosses, Phaeton gets such a new chance.
Volkswagen unveiled today the long-awaited face-lift surgery top of the range of German, Phaeton model. New front of large sedan segment of Volkswagen vehicles will be presented in world premiere at the Beijing Auto Show, which opens its gates on April 23.
New Volkswagen Phaeton has since series features all-wheel drive system, called 4MOTION and suspensions, following customers can choose from a range that has a diesel engine and three gasoline engines, engines with six, eight or 12 cylinders.
If diesel unit will be the V6 3.0-liter TDI engine which develops 240 HP, on gasoline we talking about three engines which are designed to satisfy the tastes and claim all customers, regardless of status. They will choose between a V6 3.6-liter engine with 280HP, a V8 4.2-liter engine with 335 HP and a W12 6.0-liters engine with 450 HP. Volkswagen presented so far only a few representative figures of V6 diesel: 0-60 mph in 8.6 seconds, top speed of 147 mph and average consumption of 27.3 mi/gal.
The aesthetic changes made at the front put on the new Phaeton in the recent line of Volkswagen, the counting lights based on LED technology. Another difference is the appearance of a chrome metal grilles instead classic one found on compacts and subcompacts models that have already received the “baptism” of a face-lift or a new generation.
At the interior, Phaeton counting on maximum luxury: air-conditioning system with four areas of action, power seats with 18 modes of settlement and, obviously, Alcantara leather, leather and wood in abundance. To emphasize the premium car, the Volkswagen Phaeton offers both the new version with two rear seats, and the version with a seat that can accommodate three passengers.
At technological level, Volkswagen Phaeton is present with a screen shows the call center eight-inch diagonal touch screen that can accommodate orders for satellite navigation system, the first time in the Volkswagen range, comes with a Google package that allows downloading images through Internet via satellite and street map overlay them over. More, Volkswagen Phaeton is the first model says that the world recognizes the “No Passing” indicator and will be put in the driver looking through a theme display.
The new VW Phaeton will be produced by the German plant in Leipzig, and will be offered, depending on customer desires, the normal wheelbase version (199.2 inches) or long wheelbase (203.9 inches).