Volkswagen Releases New 2011 Phaeton
Looking for a top-of-the-line luxury sedan? There's no shortage of options on the market these days. And a good portion of them come from the ever-expanding Volkswagen Group: the Audi A8 and Bentley Continental Flying Spur are solid choices, and there's more if you look even further up-market to the Bentley Mulsanne, the Porsche Panamera and the upcoming Bugatti Galibier. But if badge prestige isn't what you're looking for, the Volkswagen Phaeton could be your best choice.
Volkswagen has just unveiled the third rendition of its flagship sedan in Beijing – where sister-brand Audi released the new A8 L – and it comes packed with tech and choices for the discerning customer. It comes in long wheelbase or short, with four (adjustable) seats or five and with four engine options, ranging from a diesel V6 to a gasoline V12. Plus it packs all the latest technology you could expect from a major automaker, including Google Maps-enabled sat-nav, variable headlights, road sign recognition and a four-zone climate control system, all interconnected by two miles of wiring.
Gallery: 2011 Volkswagen Phaeton