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2004 Volkswagen Phaeton

At a Glance

Pricing $64,600 - $94,600
Drive Types AWD
Engines 4.2l V8, 6.0l W12
Transmissions A5, A6

Overview Information

Volkswagen is serious about challenging BMW and Mercedes-Benz in the ultra-luxury sedan segment. The new VW Phaeton is on paper a viable alternative to the S-Class and 7-Series. The top model is the 6.0L/420-bhp W-12 with a 5-speed automatic and 4Motion AWD.

What Changed:

The new VW Phaeton intends to challenge the S-Class and 7-Series models from the other German brands. The top model is the 6.0L/420-bhp W-12 with a 5-speed automatic and 4Motion AWD. Pricing begins at $65,000

Official Word:

Harmonious, powerful body lines emphasise the dynamic properties of the Phaeton. In the interior a refreshingly clear and well-balanced elegance predominates, which also underlines the Phaeton's consistently innovative character.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Phaeton 6.0l W12 (420-bhp) A5 AWD $94,600
Phaeton 4.2l V8 (335-bhp) A6 AWD $64,600