At a Glance
|Pricing||$66,700 - $96,600|
|Engines||4.2l V8, 6.0l W12|
|Fuel Economy||12-16 (city), 18-22 (highway)|
The Volkswagen Phaeton was created when Volkswagen decided that it would take on Mercedes-Benz as an upscale German brand. The Phaeton is a tour-de-force of electronic gadgetry and driving aids. Closely related to the Audi A8L, the Phaeton is up to the task featuring a 340hp V8 and all-wheel drive. The Phaeton W12 becomes the ultimate Volkswagen with a 420hp 12-cylinder engine and a price tag that tops $110,000. The Phaeton is a good car, but it has not sold extremely well. Poor sales will lead to the discontinuation of the Phaeton in North America after the 2006 model year.
|Phaeton||6.0l W12 (444-bhp)||A5||AWD||12/18/15||$96,600|
|Phaeton||4.2l V8 (335-bhp)||A6||AWD||16/22/19||$66,700|