Grand Prix Volkswagen Phaeton W12 – Features – European Car Magazine

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Grand Prix – Phaeton W12

And speaking of cost, known people with of VWs which are worth less this 12-cylinder luxo-bahnrenner: for VW’s rolling apartment, if you keep the options down, keep the price below six You just know you’d be the one on your block with

Much has been opined the wisdom of Volkswagen’s move That discussion should be put behind us, because the Phaeton is of its place alongside the world’s luxury performance sedans–and if it weren’t, VW has few other directions in to expand. Criticisms of the big sedan’s qualities were few during our but each one, fairly or was tainted by the Phaeton’s price.

The 12-cylinder-powered version we used for the Prix competition stickered for but those six figures do include than $11,000 in extra Even if you do some subtraction–exclude for the Apassionata blue paint, for the air conditioned/massaging seats, $500 for electronic parking assist and interior wood, and $700 for access (there’s nothing to be about the $3,000 gas guzzler the $94,600 MSRP is still for a company whose roots, left behind long are still an influence on its growth. The aircooled Beetle finally from the factory in Mexico, so agree it’s time for the to join VW in focusing on what counts–the need to break out

of its restrictive reputation as the people’s car

One way to assume an air of exclusivity is to build a car very few people can own. very few buyers, however, are demanding and have great to choose from, so merely a player is no guarantee the ball ever get passed to you. experience from the Audi current reach into the arena, VW isn’t exactly a but its badge is definitely more to the nouveau riche, who show flexibility in the brands they buy the older, more traditional of such vehicles.

Lack of wonderful content is not car’s problem. For the Phaeton to won our Grand Prix, it would tweaks to the running gear and which still doesn’t match the combination of ride and of the competition. This isn’t a job to pull off, so we expect generations of VW’s luxury to challenge for best in the world.

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