The car will likely feature a V10 direct injection diesel two banks of five cylinder giving an engine capacity of 5.0 litres. The proposed Bi-Turbo TDi engine gives an output of 313 bhp at 4000 rpm. This massive engine powers all four wheels via a Tiptronic automatic gearbox.
The car has been styled by VW Germany's top design team to give the car a sleek professional, yet sporty look to attract the sort of 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.
The concept D represents Volkswagen Group’s diversification into the luxury market, while VW continues to produce mass market cars with its renowned engineering, the Concept D is definitely one for the board room boys (and girls).
Another concept from Volkswagen is the W12 concept car, (above) a first for Volkswagen, being a pure performance sports car. Called the W12, because it has a compact 12 cylinder / 5.6 litre engine, it is essentially two 6 cylinder engines with a shared crankcase in a 'W' layout, producing 420 bhp at 5800 rpm.
The engine is positioned just in front of the rear axle and drives all four wheels via the Volkswagen Syncro six speed gearbox. The body is a monocoque construction with scissor-type upward swinging doors.
As far as Volkswagen are concerned this is a major departure from their peoples car image, this is certainly a car for the few.