The Volkswagen Phaeton is a model of automobile assembled by Volkswagen Group and offered to the public under the Volkswagen brand name. As of 2004, the Phaeton has the longest wheelbase in the Volkswagen model line.

Table of contents
1 Specifications
2 Competitors
3 References



In the 2004 model year, the S-Class's powertrains (at least in American- and Canadian-spec models) are comprised one of the following petrol-burning engines

  • A V8, generating a maximum of 317 ft-lbf of torque at 3,500 rpm
  • A W12, generating a maximum of 406 ft-lbf of torque at 3,250 to 4,250 rpm

(Volkwagen of America, Inc., n.d.b, and Volkswagen of America, Inc. n.d.c)

in addition to a 6-speed automatic transmission (with the V8), a 5-speed automatic transmission (with the W12) (Volkwagen of America, Inc., n.d.a), and an all-wheel drive system (dubbed "4MOTION") (Volkwagen of America, Inc., n.d.b).


The Phaeton's curb weight is 5,194 lbs.


The Phaeton's market competitors might at some time include the

(Mercedes-Benz S-Class, 2003)