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1999 Volkswagen Concept D

The Concept D is a VW design study for its next luxury class flagship car, aiming to attract business customers and buyers of sporting luxury cars. This luxury saloon will be built in Volkswagen’s brand new transparent factory in the center of Dresden, the capital of the state of Saxony, from the beginning of the next millennium.


The car will likely feature a V10 direct injection diesel with two banks of five cylinders, giving an engine capacity of 5.0 liters. The proposed Bi-Turbo TDi engine delivers an output of 313 bhp at 4000 rpm. This massive engine powers all four wheels via a Tiptronic automatic gearbox.


VW Germany’s top design team has styled the car to give a sleek, professional, yet sporty look to attract high flying business customers who also want a luxury car with obvious performance underpinnings. Amongst its many top-of-the-range features are air conditioning, stereo system, navigation system, and the reversing camera, which is integrated into the VW symbol on the boot lid.


Concept D represents Volkswagen Group’s diversification into the luxury market. Simultaneously, VW continues to produce mass-market cars with renowned engineering; the Concept D is one for the board room.


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