Volkswagen Phaeton luxury sedan was facelifted for the European market. No longer offered in the United States, this Phaeton will arrive in dealerships summer 2007.
2008 Phaeton is offered with a new 3.0-litre V6 TDI engine developing 238 hp ??” a 13 hp rise over the outgoing V6 TDI engine. The common rail direct injection engine already meets tough Euro V emissions standards ahead of the 2009 deadline. The new powerplant is joined by three gas units in 3.2-litre V6 240 hp, 4.2-litre V8 335 hp and 6.0-litre W12 450 hp guises in either short or long wheelbase platforms.
New front lights feature bi-Xenon bulbs designed to adapt to the direction of the front wheels and illuminate the road accordingly.