The Phaeton made its debut in 2002. The luxury sedan, with a length of 5,055 mm, offered superior levels of comfort. Features included air suspension, outstandingly comfortable seats and a draught-free automatic climate control system. Initially, the Phaeton was available with six-and 12-cylinder gasoline engines, followed by a 10-cylinder diesel in 2003. Shortly afterwards, Volkswagen rounded off the range of engine options with eight-cylinder gasoline and six-cylinder diesel engines. At the same time, Volkswagen launched a 120 mm longer version of the Phaeton with individual seats at the rear for chauffeur-driven travel. The Phaeton was manufactured at the Transparent Factory[ER1] in Dresden. Production of the Phaeton was discontinued in 2016, and the e-Golf is now produced there.