The Volkswagen Phaeton V6 TDI

Volkswagen Phaeton V6 TDI

Volkswagen Phaeton

The forthcoming entry-level diesel Phaeton model, the V6 TDI is due for launch in Germany in November this year, with UK launch expected around May 2005.

  • Launch in Germany in November 2004
  • On sale in UK from May 2005
Key facts
  • Completely new V6 TDI diesel engine
  • 3.0-litre (2967 cc), four valves per cylinder, direct injection TDI power plant
  • Maximum power 225 PS at 4,000 rpm; maximum torque 332 lbs ft, developed between 1,400 and 3,250 rpm
  • Features advanced piezo electric injector technology
  • Up to four fuel injections per cycle is possible with piezo technology, for better emissions control and refinement
  • DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) fitted as standard - first Volkswagen in UK to feature this technology
  • Offers refinement, fuel efficiency and strong performance
  • 0 to 62 mph in 8.8 seconds, top speed 145 mph
  • Combined fuel consumption of 29.4 mpg for a range of almost 600 miles
  • Like all other Phaetons, V6 TDI features 4MOTION four-wheel drive and CDC (Continuous Damping Control) air suspension as standard
  • Six-speed tiptronic automatic gearbox
  • Latest addition to growing Phaeton line-up - joins 3.2-litre V6, 4.2-litre V8 and 6.0-litre W12 petrol plus 5.0-litre V10 TDI diesel versions
  • Will become best-selling engine in Phaeton range
  • Six-cylinder diesel engines are the most popular choice in the luxury car market - Mercedes-Benz S320 CDI, Range Rover Td6 and BMW 735d are top-selling versions of each model range
Price guide and sales
  • Price anticipated to start from around £41,000 for standard wheelbase, £44,000 for long wheelbase
  • Exact prices and specification will be announced closer to launch
  • UK sales forecast: approximately 325 Phaetons for 2005, of which around 70 per cent will be new V6 TDI
Published 18 September 2004 Melanie Carter

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