The flagship of Volkswagen, the 2011 Phaeton debuted at the Beijing Motor Show earlier this year. Now, the company announced pricing and specification for the luxury saloon as it is available to order from Retailers this week.

The entry level for the flagship start at £46 195 for the 3.0-litre V6 TDI 240 PS engine, while the mighty 6.0 litre W12 with 450PS costs nearly twice - £78 685, but offers nearly twice the power. The 3.0 litre V6 TDI is offered with a standard wheelbase and both models are available with a long wheelbase, giving an additional 120 mm of legroom to rear passengers.

As a flagship of the brand, 2011 Phaeton offers unmatched comfort in the cabin. It features new trim finishes, a new multifunction steering wheel design and full colour display within the instrument cluster. The RNS 810 satellite navigation system is fitted as standard which, for the first in a Volkswagen, can be chosen with optional Google Maps.  Other entertainment options include the powerful 1 000-watt Dynaudio soundpack, which includes a 12 channel digital amplifier and 12 speakers.

2011 Volkswagen Phaeton come as standard with 4MOTION four-wheel drive, eight airbags and laminated glass. Other standard equipment includes Continuous Damping Control (CDC) adjustable air suspension, leather upholstery, 18-way adjustable electric seats and one of the most advanced air conditioning systems in the world.

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Phaeton model line-up and pricing

Model

CO2
(g/km)

VED
band

Fuel economy
(mpg, combined)

Price, £
(RRP OTR)

Standard wheelbase

3.0-litre V6 TDI 240 PS 4MOTION

224

K

32.2

46,195.00






Long wheelbase





3.0-litre V6 TDI 240 PS 4MOTION

224

K

32.2

48,640.00

6.0-litre W12 450 PS 4MOTION

348

M

19.5

78,685.00