Volkswagen RNS 310 Information and Specifications

A one-stop solution
The RNS 310 radio navigation system is a true all-rounder, combining a cutting edge radio system with precise navigational support. And, thanks to its intuitive 5-inch touchscreen, it’s child’s play to use. Along with its easy to understand maps, the system has many practical features to help you reach your destination with the minimum of stress.
Two operating concepts
Using the RNS 310 could not be easier: the high-resolution, touch-sensitive colour display can be operated either in touchscreen mode or with buttons. The turn-push button concept allows you to use the system safely when driving while the touchscreen provides quick access when you are stationary. The flexible processor generates excellent graphics, which means you will always be able to see what’s going on.
3D navigation
With the RNS 310, taking the right road is part of the package. This is guaranteed by the digital card material supplied with the radio navigation system, which displays the driver’s home country in detail as well as all major routes in the rest of Europe. The clear 3D or bird’s-eye view and the automatic zoom-in and zoom-out features for making turns always help you find your way. Thanks to the practical SD card feature, the contents of several navigation CDs for different countries can be saved, allowing you to drive with confidence even to destinations outside your own country.
Multimedia X4
With the RNS 310, you can do much more than just listen to the radio: you can also play CDs and even connect your MP3 player – thanks to the practical AUX-IN socket. In addition, the SD card slot allows you to play back additional navigational material or audio files saved on an SD card in MP3 or WMA format. Or how about listening to an audio book next time you’re on a long journey?
24 of your favourite stations
The RNS 310 includes a radio with two tuners and two FM antennae that give you excellent reception; you can also store up to 24 of these stations on the radio for faster access. Thanks to the TMC (traffic message channel), you receive up-to-date traffic information – either depicted on the map or in a list. If you wish, the RNS 310 can even automatically suggest an alternative route to help you avoid annoying tailbacks.
A multitude of options
The RNS 310 is a complete package as it stands but if you want, it can do even more: it can be used with the mobile phone adapter set or for the optical parking system (OPS) for instance. Information on the Climatronic air conditioning system can also be shown on the system’s touchscreen while an iPod or USB stick can also be used through the MEDIA-IN feature, making the RNS 310 your Volkswagen’s central display and control unit.

10 comments to Volkswagen RNS 310 Information and Specifications

  • I have an RNS 310 and a dual climate control unit in my MK5 (05) GTi, how can I enable this information to be shown on the RNS 310? Or do I need to update to a MK6 climate unit?

  • Sonic Log

    Does the RNS310 shuffle play MP3 tracks from a CD? Or just play them sequentially in the order recorded?

  • jerry


    Is there an update for RNS310 sw 0351? and where can i find this? A friend of mine is still driving with the old sw. and wants to have the new one.

    any answer would be appreciate.


  • jerry

    edit mess. above : i mean i need sw0351 or higher.

  • John

    Hi guys, do you know if it’s possible to load europ maps onto a us version rns315?

  • hoow too dowload navi to cd

  • Dan

    Any idea if there is any way to update from FW 0227? I want to buy a fiscon bt unit but minimum fw required is 0351.


  • Presario

    Hi, if someone need the maps Europe V10, here can download
    Hola, si alguien necesita los mapas de Europa V10, se los puede bajar de aqui.

  • Qaisar

    I am really new to this kind of stuff and have bought a VW Polo recently with RNS 310. The seller took out the SD card and now i don’t know which card do i need to buy and how does it work. Can you please tell me, which kind card should i buy, if i want to use it for Europe?

    I realy appreciate your help here.

  • Alex

    I have an RNS310 SW 0010 HW 05. I have tried in vain to upgrade the firmware using all various iso and disk but the unit is not taking any of it. Alway saying cd error. I have very happy with unit but would like to get the 7 digit postcode entry possible. I rang 2 dealers and both telling me the unit has not updates available. Yet I see varius peole manage to upgrade theirs. Is mine too old? Can anyone help?
    Many thanks

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