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The stunning Rs 76 lakh Volkswagen Phaeton!

Last updated on: October 14, 2011 13:06 IST

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Described by Volkswagen as their "premium class" vehicle Phaeton was introduced at the 2002 Geneva Motor Show, and marketed worldwide.

Ferdinand Piech, then chairman of Volkswagen Group wanted his engineers to create a car that would overwhelmingly surpass the German prestige market leaders, Mercedes-Benz and BMW.

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Made for comfort

Functionality designed down to the smallest detail combined with a modern look underscores the unique ambience of the vehicle.

The Phaeton is fitted with green-tinted heat-insulating two-layer safety glass, for example, to keep all ambient noise out of the vehicle.

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Outstanding seating comfort

If you are sitting comfortably you will arrive relaxed at your destination.

The Phaeton's 18-way adjustable front seats feature electrically operated longitudinal, height, backrest and seat rake adjustment, together with a built-in air conditioning and massage function, to ensure just that.

This investment has paid off: the Phaeton was the first car to be awarded the prestigious AGR mark of approval by Germany's "Healthy Back" campaign.

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Intuitive operation

The Phaeton provides the driver with as many as 150 different communication, information and entertainment functions.

The complete infotainment system is of course fully computer-controlled. Its logical layout makes it highly intuitive and so very user-friendly.

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Finest materials in craftsman quality

Everything in the Phaeton is designed to make the driver's and passengers' journey as pleasurable as possible.

For the Phaeton's interior there are exclusive wood trim options, all finished in perfect workmanship.

The 18-way adjustable seats feature the finest leather trim, such as "Vienna Classic Style".

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The decision to release the Phaeton was, in part, a response to Mercedes' decision to compete directly with Volkswagen in the European marketplace with the low-cost A-Class.

Phaeton is packed with cool features like draft-less four-zone climate control air conditioning system, air compressor suspension system, standard four motion four wheel drive option and an option to select the preferred ride type.

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The petrol variant of Volkswagen Phaeton is packed with 6.0L, W12 engine with five-speed automatic transmission gearbox that produces 450PS of maximum power.

This petrol variant is much more powerful in comparison to diesel variant and delivers great power and acceleration.

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Numerous new technical features were designed into all versions of the Phaeton, such as "Front Assist" stopping distance reduction, "Side Assist" for peripheral monitoring, bi-xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lamps and a navigation system now with DVD support.

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Individual air conditioning

The Phaeton offers its occupants not just one climate-controlled area, but four.

The innovative "Climatronic" air conditioning system, with four-zone temperature control, can be adjusted separately for each seating position and responds autonomously to changes in the direction of the sun and air humidity, meaning all settings are kept constantly at the desired levels.

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Maximum safety

Complete protection is something all the Phaeton's occupants can rely on. Its construction, featuring the use of 16 different metals and special plastics, offers the very best protection in terms of stability and crash safety, and unmatched levels of torsional rigidity.

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Supreme power

Exemplary quietness and enormous reserves of power were the key demands made in the development of the Phaeton's range of engines.

This major challenge has been met to perfection by all of the engine variants: the lively V8, the compact V6 and the economical V6 TDI diesel (fuel consumption: 8.5 - 12,5 litres per 100 km; CO2 emission: 224 - 290 g/km).

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It is packed with all standard feature that any luxury car offers including safety measures.

The interiors of this car has build on dehumidifier that prevents it from steaming up and its air-suspension is designed in a way that automatically adjusts firmness within four adjustable levels.

The advanced safety features of Volkswagen Phaeton includes an array of Airbags, ABS (Antilock Brake System) with EBD (Electronic Brake-Force Distribution), Anti-Skid System and many more advanced safety features.


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