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Original VW Phaeton W12 Remains As Curious As Ever 26
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in Film, reviews, video, VW, VW Phaeton, VW Videos on 12 26th, 2017


Volkswagen recently admitted that the Tesla Model S effectively killed off all plans for a next-generation Phaeton. However, this isn’t to say that the original Phaeton wasn’t a rather special car.

To discover if the original was really the Mercedes-Benz S-Class rival which Volkswagen once said it was, Doug DeMuro landed a drive in the car, exploring all of its intriguing features.

Volkswagen first launched the Phaeton back in 2002 as a full-size sedan that aimed to tackle the best of Mercedes-Benz and BMW. No less than six different engines were sold at various stages during the vehicle’s production run, the most remarkable of which was a 6.0-liter W12 that delivered 444 hp at 6500 rpm and 413 lb-ft of torque between 2750 and 5200 rpm.

Of course, to rival the S-Class, VW had to do more than offer customers a plethora of powertrains to choose from. For example, the interior is laden with quirks that make the Phaeton unlike any other car to hit the road, including digital dials to adjust how much air comes out of each and every vent.

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VW Electric Flagship Concept To Debut In Geneva Next Year 14
Sep
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Electric Vehicles, Geneva Motor Show, Reports, VW, VW Phaeton on 09 14th, 2017


The Volkswagen Phaeton was phased out last year but it appears the company is already working on a new flagship sedan.
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VW Admits Tesla Model S Killed Off Next-Gen Phaeton 10
Mar
Posted by Brad Anderson in Electric Vehicles, Reports, Tesla, Tesla Model S, VW, VW Phaeton on 03 10th, 2017


Volkswagen has admitted that development of the next-generation Phaeton was cancelled because of the Tesla Model S.
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VW To Replace The Phaeton With An All-Electric Luxury Saloon? 24
Mar
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Electric Vehicles, Reports, VW, VW Phaeton on 03 24th, 2016


Only recently its first attempt at a luxury saloon died a quiet death, and already reports on its successor have started surfacing.
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VW To Realign Its Transparent Factory After Ceasing Phaeton Production 19
Mar
Posted by Bogdan Zoltan in Reports, VW, VW Phaeton on 03 19th, 2016


Volkswagen’s “transparent factory”, protected by masses of glass, invited customers to view the entire assembly process of its luxury saloon.
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VW Phaeton Falls Victim To Dieselgate Cost Cuts; Production To Be Suspended In 2016 17
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Reports, VW, VW Phaeton on 12 17th, 2015


VW’s diesel-emissions scandal has indirectly claimed another victim, as the resulting cost cuts have led the company to suspend production of the unprofitable Phaeton.
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VW Phaeton Falls Victim To Dieselgate Cost Cuts; Production To Be Suspended In 2016 17
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Reports, VW, VW Phaeton on 12 17th, 2015


VW’s diesel-emissions scandal has indirectly claimed another victim, as the resulting cost cuts have led the company to suspend production of the unprofitable Phaeton.
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It’s Official, Volkswagen’s Phaeton Flagship Has Been Delayed 24
Nov
Posted by Bogdan Zoltan in Reports, VW, VW Phaeton on 11 24th, 2015


About a month ago, VW announced plans to cut budget spending in order to cope with the immense “Dieselgate” scandal, but even so, the company said that it will soldier on with its core models, including the Phaeton.
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Next-Gen VW Phaeton Rendered Using C Coupe GTE & Audi A8 Bits 2
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Renderings, VW, VW Phaeton on 11 2nd, 2015


Since VW is planning to go ahead with a second-generation Phaeton, speculating on what it might look like could be pretty interesting.
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VW Will Cut Spending By €1 Billion A Year, Next Phaeton Will Be All-Electric 13
Oct
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in diesel, Electric Vehicles, PHEV, Reports, VW, VW Phaeton on 10 13th, 2015


VW announced its new strategic plan as the Dieselgate saga continues to unfold, including a reorientation of their diesel strategy, the development of a modular electric platform and the launch of an all-electric Phaeton.
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Volkswagen Said To Delay The Phaeton’s Replacement 22
Aug
Posted by Bogdan Zoltan in Reports, VW, VW Phaeton on 08 22nd, 2015


It seems that Volkswagen’s flagship is waiting for the perfect moment to make a big entrance.
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Best VW Phaeton Description Ever: “The Nicest Car Never To Turn A Single Head” 10
Aug
Posted by Dan Mihalascu in reviews, video, VW, VW Phaeton, VW Videos on 08 10th, 2015


The VW Phaeton is probably the ultimate understated luxury sedan.
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