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Volkswagen is on the offensive; The German giant is leaving no stone unturned to capture a strong base in Indian markets. A solid proof for the same is them launching their premium luxury sedan Phaeton in the Indian market. All geared up to take on the likes of Audi A8, Mercedes Benz S-Class and the BMW 7 Series, Volkswagen claims that Phaeton offers a lot more value to the Indian customers. The name Phaeton has been derived from Phaeton, the son of Helios (the sun god) in Greek Mythology and means "shining". We hope that Phaeton brings nice shiny smiles to customers as we review this VW protege.

There is only one engine available but we dont have any complaints as the option is a 3597 cc V6 petrol engine delivering an impressive 276 Bhp at 6250 rpm and a maximum torque of 370 Nm at 3500 rpm. The powerful engine performance is ensured an optimized delivery through a 6 Speed tiptronic gearbox. The gear box is fine tuned for best performance with the running gear lowering at high speeds, and rising when driving over uneven surfaces. A dynamic shift program recognizes the driver's preferred driving style and adapts the gearshift pattern accordingly.

Design And Comfort
The king of the Volkswagen stable in terms of class and design, that's all that can be said about Phaeton. The company has over a 100 patents only relating to Phaeton. Phaeton is handcrafted and internationally the Phaeton is hand-assembled in an eco-friendly factory with a glass exterior, the Transparent Factory in Dresden, Germany and that's the same promise they bring to India. The elegantly placed chrome grill with the large VW badge and the attractive Bi-Xenon headlights which are supported by adaptive cornering lights and day time LED lamps give the Phaeton a classy look. The rear end is also adorned with distinctive darkened LED tail lamps.

If comfort had a boundary VW has all but tried to push it more .The Phaeton is luxury redefined. The choice fabrics and the carefully selected wood is put together to carve a beautiful interior, which Volkswagen boastfully defines in a line "You don get into it, It's the other way around" meaning that the interiors get to you. The interiors give you a feeling of unending luxury, something you got to feel; to know. The 18-way adjustable seats are just the beginning in a line of new tech innovations included in this car. The interior has advanced climatronic multizone climate control and electric sliding roof top which also has a wind controller. A state of the art dashboard with a four spoke steering wheel and a complete infotainment system that includes touch screen RNS810 music system with a guidance control, USB support and 10 loudspeakers to offer ultimate entertainment. Many more features including storage spaces, armrests and a lot more are on offer. Comfort is unparalled as a memory package stores info on the individual seat adjustment, the position of the belts and mirrors, and automatically moves the steering column forward when the Phaeton is opened.

Ride And Handling
Ride quality and handling are superb. The tiptronic gear box and the air suspension controlled electronically adjust to different types of terrain. The running gear at front lowers as needed at high speeds to reduce air drag while at low speeds and in rough terrain it rises up. This also takes place to adjust to different passenger and luggage load on the car. The ride is super smooth with a quick and responsive steering.
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No less than eight airbags (two in front, four side and two curtain airbags) protect the Phaetons passengers. Prominent Features like ABS, EDP, EDL and ASR are present along with many new features like the intelligent 4MOTION all-wheel drive which is a torsion differential with sensitive reaction ensuring that the distribution of power to each wheel is adapted to road conditions in a fraction of a second, thus ensuring advanced safety.

Volkswagen Phaeton Price, Variants And Color
Phaeton has only one variant which is offered in Campenella White, Arabesque Silver, Mazeppa Grey, Tarantella Black and Cairo grey. The price is a heavy Rs 76, 29,128 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Volkswagen Phaeton Mileage
Volkswagen Phaeton, as an exquisitely designed luxury Sedan, generates an average mileage of 9-12 kmpl on its automatic petrol version.

Technical Specifications of Volkswagen Phaeton
Model Phaeton
Body Type Sedan
Number Of Doors 4
Seating Capacity 5
Fuel Capacity 12.0 mpg
Length 203.7
Width 74.9
Height 57.1
Wheelbase 118
Ground Clearance NA
Minimum Turning Radius 19.7 '
Kerb Weight 5,399 lbs
Type 3.6 L V6
Number Of Cylinders NA
Displacement 3597
Transmission Automatic 6 Gears
Max. Power 280PS @6250rpm
Max. Torque 370Nm @3500rpm
Front Suspension Air systems
Rear Suspension Air systems
Front 14.17-in. vented discs
Rear 12.2-in. vented discs
Steering Type power telescopic tilt
Tyre Size 235/55 R17

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