2002 VW made the step into the upper class in order to compete with the Mercedes S- Class, BMW 7 Series and Audi A8. The VW Phaeton is available from € 67,400 with five seats. Standard features include Bi - Xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, head airbags for front and rear passengers and an air suspension. In addition, it also exists as a four-seater and two different lengths. The XL- Phaeton, with a length of 5.18 meters, approximately twelve inches longer than the smaller version.