Volkswagen of America, Inc. plans to sell its luxury Phaeton in the U.S. at a starting price of $64,600 for the 4.3L V-8, while the top-of-the-line W-12-powered model will base at $79,900. The auto maker hopes to sell between 2,500 and 3,000 Phaetons in the U.S. during calendar year 2004. The base Phaeton will feature the 4.2L V-8, which produces 355 hp at 6,500 rpm. All Phaetons come standard with VW’s 4MOTION all-wheel-drive system, as well as an air-suspension system with electronic ...

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