At the 2010 Beijing Motor Show Volkswagen unveiled the updated
and revised version of their flagship model the Phaeton.
The 2011 Volkswagen Phaeton features a new face which is more
in keeping with VW's latest design language. The changes include
new bi-xenon headlights with integrated LED daytime running
lights, and a new grille which features two horizontal bars
(instead of the three found on the old model) for a more - according
to Volkswagen - imposing stance.
Additional exterior changes for the 2011 Phaeton include new
front wings, redesigned bonnet, new front bumper, LED foglights,
new taillights, new rear bumper, and a new range of alloy wheel
Inside, a new steering wheel and a color electronic display
in front of the driver are complimented by fresh trim finishes
and, for the first time on a Volkswagen, the option of Google
Maps on the RNS810 satellite navigation system.
Volkswagen is quite proud of the Phaeton's air conditioning
system. As well as featuring a humidity monitoring function
to avoid the vehicle misting up in all conditions, the Phaeton
W12's 4Zone climate control system is designed to be capable
of maintaining a steady interior temperature of 22 degrees Celsius
while the vehicle is at a constant speed of 186 mph in an ambient
temperature of 50 degrees. You know, because we all drive like
that on a regular basis!
The 2011 Volkswagen Phaeton features 4MOTION all-wheel drive,
Continuous Damping Control (CDC) adjustable air suspension,
leather trim, satellite navigation, 18-way adjustable electric
seats, a laminated finish to all glass areas and a total of