DRESDEN, Germany – Ferdinand Piech, the driven former CEO of Volkswagen AG conceived the idea of marketing a flagship luxury vehicle for the VW brand as a way of challenging his engineers. The result is Phaeton, among other achievements the most-powerful VW ever. The car bristles with state-of-the-art technology and luxury. For the U.S. market, VW will deliver only a long-wheelbase (118.1 ins. [300 cm]) model coupled with its unique W-12 engine or a 4.2L DOHC V-8. The heart of the new ...

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