VW reveals Phaeton prices

Priced from £46,195, the Mercedes S-Class rival remains a left field choice for limousine drivers.

Volkswagen has announced that order books for the luxury Phaeton saloon car are open.

Priced from £46,195, the Mercedes S-Class rival remains a left field choice for limousine drivers.

Two-versions of the new machine will be available. Entry-level cars will be powered by a 238bhp 3.0-litre diesel V6, while flagship models will offer a 6.0-litre 444bhp petrol W12.

Models will be available in long and short wheel-base trim, while luxuries include a satellite navigation system that uses Google maps to display journey times and directions.

The top specification model costs £78,685.

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