Interesting driving report here with the VW Phaeton 3.0 V6 TDI. Enjoy!
As for the drive, don’t expect anything particularly sporting – Jaguar’s XJ and BMW’s 7-series are much more enjoyable affairs. This isn’t a bad thing though – and the Phaeton can actually be hustled quite quickly thanks to four-wheel drive and an always-supple ride – as this big VW is very good at wafting you everywhere in comfort. There are four settings for the Continuous Damping Control (CDC) adjustable air suspension (which range from Comfort to something called Sportive) and all but the firmest setting soothes away the worst of the UK’s roads.
Laminated glass helps keep refinement levels high, and you’re pretty well insulated from the world.