2012 Volkswagen Phaeton Review, Volkswagen Phaeton Interior, Volkswagen Phaeton Price

20 Jun 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on 2012 Volkswagen Phaeton Review, Volkswagen Phaeton Interior, Volkswagen Phaeton Price


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The 2012 Volkswagen Phaeton is packed with a powerful 3.6 liters V6 engine and represents the Limousine class that add to the excitement in driving this luxurious car. There are plenty of integrations added to the interior and exterior of this car, which improves the standard of this D-segment luxurious car. Apart from powerful engine, comfort and safety features have been given prime focus by the manufacturer.


The interior of this car has received amazing features which make this luxurious limo a more unique ambience. The Phaeton is incorporated with tachometer, adjustable steering column, heater, air conditioner, leather seats, leather steering wheel, electronic multi-tripmeter, cigarette lighter, digital odometer, outside temperature display, digital clock, glove compartment, and leather steering wheel.

For comfort and convenience, the car is equipped with automatic climate control, front and rear power windows, power steering, air quality control, remote trunk opener, remote fuel lid opener, accessory power outlet, low fuel warning light, cup holders for the rear and front passengers, rear seat headrest, rear reading lamp, height adjustable front seat belts, parking sensors, cruise control, heated front and rear seats, rear A/C vents, multi-function steering wheel, and seat lumbar support.

The passengers are offered with interesting features including entertainment system that keeps them entertained and busy. The CD/DVD player is equipped with radio and 4 speakers. Also, passengers can access the audio system through an audio system remote control. For proper surround sound, the speakers are placed at the front and rear of the car from inside.

Moreover, the dashboard features a multi-colored 8 inches of touch screen RNS 810 Radio Navigation System that gives the driver an easy operation.

One can take much of the luggage along while covering a long distance. The luggage box capacity is of 500 liters. The ultra spacious cabin for passengers adds extra leg room and adjustments can be done electrically.


The exterior of this car is very fabulously designed, giving it a very smarter and aggressive look. The car is adorned with front and rear fog lights, adjustable headlights, alloy wheels, rear window defogger, rain sensing wiper, electric folding rear view mirror, power adjustable exterior rear view mirror, rain sensing wiper, rear window washer, rear window wiper, tinted glass, rear spoiler, moon and sun roofs, and rear spoiler. The car comes in a number of exterior colors including Mazeppa Grey Metallic, Arabesque Silver Metallic, Cairo Grey Metallic, Campanella White, and Tarantella Black Metallic.

The 2012 Volkswagen Phaeton is a 4 door, full sized sedan and is adorned with high end features that elevate the standards of luxury and performance integrated by this German car manufacturer. The body colored door mirrors adorned with integrated indicators are LED technology and other elegant features showcase the worth of such expensive luxury car.

This five seater luxurious sedan not only offers spacious room at the interior, but also offers a wide range of adornments that demand attention. The two chrome twin exhaust tailpipes increases the aggressive and stylish look of this car. The rear electric sun blind can be found on the windshield.

You can boot the lid electrically. Everything added to this sedan is class apart and contributes in makes the Phaeton a top class, stylish model.

At the front fascia, the radiator grille perfectly gives a gleaming appearance to the car. Also, its arrow shaped hood, finest rear end, and charismatic C-pillar make this sedan more elegant. Rest, the streamlined bumpers, chrome trim, and impressive Bi-Xenon headlights along with headlight automatic cleaner and adaptive cornering lights claims their standard in the luxury segment.

The exterior dimensions of this car are 5,175 mm in length, 1,903 mm in width, 1,450 mm in height, 3,001 mm of wheelbase, and 128 mm of ground clearance. Also, the car weighs at 2200 kg.

Powertrain and Performance

The 2012 Volkswagen Phaeton accommodates a 3.6 liters powerful V6 engine, not much of these engines are offered in the Indian market. The engine under the hood gives a displacement of 3600 cc and is combined to 6-cylinders that enable it to deliver 280 PS at 6250 rpm of power and 370 Nm at 3500 rpm of torque. What is more interesting is the transmission gearbox that perfectly matches the powerful engine.

It is a 6-speed automatic transmission that pushes the car to a powerful drive through a petrol engine.

With the addition of a new set of alloy wheels, the car offers good ride and more due to tyre suspension monitoring system. Apart from the advanced triptronic gearbox, this luxurious sedan has received 4MOTION all-wheel-drive pattern to offer smooth ride with additional traction control even during the poor weather conditions. It has better road holding capacity on various types of surfaces, improving the handling quality of the car.

The car is available in petrol variant and its 3.6 liters V6 engine is combined to a six-speed automatic transmission. Together they offer a mileage of 8.3 kmpl in city which is not something to interest the consumers. The highway mileage is rated at 12.8 kmpl. If we compare the 2012 Volkswagen Phaeton with its tough competitors like Audi A8 and BMW 7 series then they offer 13/16 kmpl and 15/17 kmpl respectively.

Therefore, as per mileage Phaeton falls back in the competition.

Safety Features

This limo becomes very reliable due to the addition of active and passive safety features which include brake assist, anti-lock braking system, power door locks, child safety locks, central locking, and anti-theft alarm. Also, the impressive safety features include side airbags at the front and rear, day and night rear view mirror, passenger side rear view mirror, driver airbag, xenon headlamps, passenger side rear view mirror, halogen headlamps, seat belt warning, seat belts for the rear passengers, traction control, front impact beams, side impact beams, door ajar warning, adjustable seats, engine immobilizer, tyre pressure monitor, engine check warning, centrally mounted fuel tank, crash sensor, and vehicle stability control system.

The braking system is divided in front and rear, ventilated and rear disc brakes respectively. This sedan has received excellent suspension, giving more comfort to the passengers. The car is very safer due to fine handling competency even on slippery road.

The advanced safety features increases the pride of this car that represents the royal world.

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