Executive sedan 2018-2019 Volkswagen Phaeton in offered to buy at a price of 3.642 million in Russia. Rubles for a basic package cars with petrol 3,6 V6 (280 hp) and standard dimensions of the wheelbase to 4,420 mln. Rubles for the car with extended 120 mm base, four-seater cabin and engine 4,2 V8 (335 hp), working on gasoline.
Price 2018-2019 Volkswagen Phaeton interesting against the backdrop of Audi A8 worth of 4.175 million rubles, the Mercedes-Benz W222 the S-the Class with a price list from 4.38 million rubles, the BMW 730d the xDrive for 4.089 million rubles, but … the executive sedan Audi and Mercedes new models presented are not recently, seven BMW after restyling produced since , and Phaeton appeared … just think, in 2002. Yes, the car has gone through two restyling in 2007 and 2010. But the age of the model, to say the least, the venerable … interesting that according to the latest information, the new generation of 2018-2019 Volkswagen Phaeton will be no earlier than 2018-2019 years and drops to the level below in class E.
It is unfortunate that in the twelve years of production, 2018-2019 Volkswagen’s flagship model line could not seriously compete representation sedans big German trio – Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Let’s try to understand and to understand the reason for a frank 2018-2019 Volkswagen Phaeton commercial failure, and at the same time reveal the positive side of the car.
Video and photo materials eloquently speak of a solid appearance 2018-2019 Volkswagen Phaeton with a touch of not growing old classics. But it was too bland looks representation sedan. It seems that in front of us who grew up in the size of the 2018-2019 Volkswagen the Passat the B7 , family resemblance to the person and only for this reason that many potential buyers do not look toward the 2018-2019 Volkswagen Phaeton.
- External dimensions of the body 2018-2019 Volkswagen Phaeton year with a standard base (long-wheelbase) form 5059 (5179) mm long, 1903 mm wide, 1450 mm high, 2881 (3001) mm wheelbase.
- Clearance through the air suspension is adjusted within 153-113 mm.
- Front track – 1630 mm and the rear track – 1617 mm with a standard installation of rubber 235/55 R17 alloy wheels 17th Impression diameter or 235/50 R18 disk 18 radius Dynamic silver. Extras include wheels with tires 255/45 R18 dressed on alloy wheels 18 Performance size (with polished anthracite gaps between the spokes). If desired, you can put a representative sedan and larger alloy Helios wheels with tires 255/40 R19.
As stated above, the Executive sedan Phaeton looks solid … and fresh at the same time. Solidity provide sufficiently large size sedan, the abundance of chrome moldings and inserts on the back, large headlights with LED daytime running strips of lights, large-marker lamps with LED filling, the original design of alloy wheels.
But the rest of the body with straight lines and smooth surfaces do not cause any sympathy. In short, a big car, with a modest appearance. Here is the modesty and played with the flagship 2018-2019 Volkswagen cruel joke. People with large incomes are used to demonstrate their wealth, representation sedan should look elegant, but not modest.
2018-2019 Volkswagen Phaeton Lounge in German Solid, high-quality, convenient and comfortable. The sedan with standard wheelbase there is enough space in both the first and second row. Here are just a shop could be related to the five-seat, in the back seat is better to sit two of the passengers sitting in the middle will prevent the huge growth of the tunnel on the floor.
2018-2019 Volkswagen Phaeton with long wheelbase has a four-seater cabin, where two separate ergoComfort seats with electric adjustment in 10 directions, heating, ventilation and massage are set for the second row passengers. The increase of 120 mm ensures a huge stock of free legroom the rear passengers and a comfortable fit through the doors of the increased size to 1018 mm.
Driver and front passenger also less convenient and comfortable than sitting behind. Armchairs with a full range of modern equipment – electric adjustment of 18 !!! directions (as standard with 12-Tew adjustment areas), heating, ventilation and massage – can not feel fatigue and discomfort even after several hours spent on the road.
The quality of finishing materials (fabric, leather, natural wood, carpet, soft plastic), cabin assembly, detailing elements of the interior and ergonomics at the highest premium level. Separate plus Phaeton brings the piggy bank exemplary interior insulation. At speeds well beyond 200 mph in the cabin quiet, air suspension completely eliminates all incidents of road surface.
The level of equipment counters providing comfort, entertainment and safety of passengers and the driver, of course, the premium. The interior of the 2018-2019 Volkswagen Faeton nothing to complain about, all high quality, stylish, neat and expensive.
The trunk can accommodate 500 liters of cargo, luggage compartment cover with electric tank is designed for 90 liters of fuel bay.
Specifications 2018-2019 Volkswagen Phaeton collected manually in Dresden the company Glass Factory (stacker assembly) and sold in Russia imply a fully independent suspension with two-lever circuit in front and multi-link architecture rear air suspension with electronically adjustable ride height and stiffness, permanent all-wheel drive 4Motion , disc brakes, electromechanical power steering, a pair of gasoline and one diesel engines working in tandem with 6 automatic transmission.
The basic petrol engine 3.6-liter V6 FSI (280 hp 370 Nm) accelerates the executive sedan in 8.6 seconds to the first hundred, the average fuel consumption of 11.4 liters.
The second gasoline engine V8 4,2-liter (335 hp 430 Nm) shoots cars to 100 mph in 6.9 seconds, average fuel consumption of 12.5 liters.
Diesel 3.0-liter V6 TDI (245 hp 500 Nm) accelerates the sedan weighing more than 2,330 kg up to 100 mph in 8.3 seconds, top speed of 237 mph, diesel consumption in the combined cycle of 8.5 liters.
What do we have in the end, after exploring the 2018-2019 Volkswagen Phaeton? Humble and not externally noticeable, quality, comfortable, cozy inside, with excellent air suspension and sharp steering, low-power six-cylinder engines, responsive eight cylinder engine and a high price. Marketers 2018-2019 Volkswagen is clearly too clever by half with the Phaeton executive saloon clearly turned people’s car. For all the merits of the desire to buy a Phaeton does not arise, others do not understand. The only question is why VW leadership does not dare remove the model from the production?