Volkswagen Phaeton Road Test

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Volkswagen Phaeton


Manoeuvrability is not a problem, neither is and I for one, would be happy to use it day

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All Volkswagen Phaetons CDC or Continuous Damping Control, is an air suspension system with Through this the car can adjust its height automatically, according to the speed or the driver can choose two ride height settings via buttons on the centre console and are four different damper of Comfort, Basis, Sport and

This is in combination with 4MOTION, four wheel system, which, according to the is an industry first in this All the driver needs to know is the Volkswagen Phaeton is capable of with and adapting to most conditions without having to consent all the time – it gets on with it in a smooth manner.

Active safety systems the usual, ABS with EBD, Regulation (ASR), Electronic Lock, Electronic Stabilisation (ESP) and Hydraulic Brake (HBA). A tyre-pressure monitoring is as an option but, as you would a full set of airbags is standard.

The 3.0-litre, V6 TDI engine is capable of the LWB Volkswagen Phaeton to a top speed of after a 0-62mph sprint of 8.3 seconds. This is thanks to a output of 240PS at 4,000rpm and of delicious torque available 1,500- and 3,500rpm.

A quick on throttle is all that is needed to the figures and put a smile on your Of course the W12 is much quicker off the and has a higher top speed.

Both of the Volkswagen Phaetonengines are mated to a Tiptronic transmission; 5-speed for the W12 and 6-speed for the V6. gear changes are achieved the standard shift as paddles are an

Despite the size of the engine, the consumption figures for the Volkswagen test car are quite reasonable at mpg (Urban), 37.7 mpg (Extra and 30.1 mpg for the combined. After 200 miles of combined motoring, the was showing an average fuel of 31.1 mpg, so it is a fairly guide.

Even though the Phaeton is a very large it drives like a family and is just as easy to park, as as you can find a space big enough it overhangs standard parking by quite a way. Manoeuvrability is not a neither is visibility and I for one, be happy to use it every day.

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