Offered with two wheelbases as well as two rear seating versions (three seat bench or two individual seats), the new model comes with standard all-wheel drive, air suspension and 4-zone automatic climate control.
The car’s front end has been entirely redesigned, including the standard bi-xenon headlights with LED cornering lights. Chromed radiator grille and new LED rear lights are also part of the new generation’s distinctive features. Both the front and the rear bumper have also been modified.
In terms of performance, the new saloon will come in a choice of four engines, one turbodiesel and three petrol. The six-cylinder petrol engine in the Phaeton is a V6 direct-injection engine (FSI with 206 kW / 280 PS). There is also a V8 and a W12 petrol engine available, developing 246 kW / 335 PS TDI (174 kW / 240 PS) has a fuel consumption of 8.5 l/100 km (equivalent to 224 g/km CO2).
Inside, the latest generation Phaeton boasts leather, Alcantara trim, wood accents, features such as a refrigerator and multimedia systems. The steering wheel can also be ordered in either leather or a wood-leather combination. European customers will also be able to customize their Phaeton with original leathers, woods and paints right at the Transparent Factory (Dresden).
Infotainment systems featured on the new Phaeton include an Internet-based Google function that serves as a supplement to the map display of the RNS 810 radio-navigation system with 30 Gigabyte HDD. The system will be the first in the world to recognize and display no-passing zone markings.
Electronic safety equipment includes the new Dynamic Light Assist (dynamic main beam control), ACC, Front Assist and Side Assist and a tire pressure monitoring system.