Volkswagen Phaeton W12 Road Test & Review

10 Oct 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on Volkswagen Phaeton W12 Road Test & Review

We climbed into the premium, cockpit, fiddled with an of dials and switches, ran through our adjusted the radio and tightened our We were cleared for take-off, and as we full-throttle, a big grin drew its way our passengers’ faces. As we approached speed, we activated the ventilated, seats and suggested that seat passengers Recline, and enjoy the ride.

Sounds like a pretty corporate jet, doesn’t it? hold on to your hat, because this ain’t no it’s the Volkswagen Phaeton This top of the line luxury comes to you by way of the same folks promoted peace, love and with their Beetle and

We’ll give you a minute to your breath.

The brainchild of former Volkswagen Ferdinand Piech, the Volkswagen W12 represents the crown jewel of an on VW’s behalf to enter the luxo-cruiser market. You know, the market that attracts the of Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, and to a extent, Bentley and Maybach. We in those last two because the really is right at home as a car.

Heck, we got as much of a from being driven in the Phaeton W12 as we did driving it, so the comparison only natural.

In fact, the Phaeton W12 is so comfortable and we’re surprised that businesses don’t take of it for business travel purposes. On the the big Phaeton gobbles up mile like Pac-Man on a power binge. It’ll run down a hundred miles in no time, and its will be none the worse for thanks to an interior that’s but first class.

Our Phaeton W12 was configured as a 4-seater meaning that each has his own seat and set of armrests. The driver’s is 18-way power adjustable, the seat is 16-way power and rear seat passengers can with their 10-way (including reclining) seats. All of the are ventilated for heat and air conditioning and memory, lumbar support, and massage.

There’s nothing quite a conference call while a Shiatsu massage on the highway at 70 per hour. Trust us.

All of the seating were wrapped in gorgeous that would rival of ‘ole Louie V’s The furniture grade walnut can choose from chestnut, or eucalyptus for an extra $500) is seemlessly with the dashboard, panels and consoles, and the chome on the door handles and instrument finish off an interior that is short of exquisite. Ambient-style runs from front to to showcase the fine craftsmanship.

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