The Beijing Motor Show will be host to quite a few high end facelifts this year. Besides the rumored Maybach refresh, Volkswagen has also chosen this event to showcase the 2011 Phaeton facelift done to its flagship limousine.
As you may remember, Volkswagen wanted a piece of the high end sedan market eight years ago, and the Phaeton was its main weapon. The big limousine didn’t get off to a strong start, and is now just famous for its horrible resale value, with its price plummeting once you take it out of the dealership.
Nevertheless, VW is committed to the Phaeton, and will implement a facelift in Beijing, most probably adding a “new” front fascia, like we already saw on the Golf VI or the recent 2011 Touareg. LED lights in the front and possibly in the back might also make an appearance.
Under the bonnet, VW is rumored to add the two versions of the 3.0-liter TFSI V6 engine which were revealed for the 2011 Audi Q7 last week. Both engines are going to replace the older 3.6-liter V6 and the 4.2-liter V8.
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