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Volkswagen Scirocco R Model Year (MY12) 2012 Specifications and Pricing

With a European heritage dating back to 1974, the Scirocco is a sports coupe that encompasses style, performance, safety, comfort and practicality.

To be offered exclusively as the premium Scirocco R, this car features a mix of unique and sporty Scirocco elements, combined with typical R-model styling accents and of course performance.

The Scirocco R features the 2.0 litre TSI turbocharged engine producing a power output of 188kW and maximum torque of 330Nm available from 2,500rpm. All of this performance is delivered through a specially tuned sport chassis with adaptive chassis control, Extended Electronic Differential Lock (XDL) and 6 speed manual or optional 6 speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG).

An extensive equipment list befits such a special car and includes 19” Talladega alloy wheels, Bi-Xenon headlights, Bluetooth connectivity, dual zone climate control air conditioning, parking distance sensors and RCD510 audio system.

Model                   Transmission                                                Model Code               Retail Price

Scirocco R            6 speed Manual                                  137RX2/12                  $47,490

Scirocco R            6 speed DSG                                      137RX3/12                  $49,990

Option                                                                              Code                           Retail Price

Dynaudio Excite 300W premium audio system   9VE                             $1,100

Panoramic electrically tilting glass roof                            3FG                             $1,800

RNS510 satellite navigation system                                 R2Z                             $2,500

The Scirocco R will this week be available in the NADCON Configurator to enable you to place customer forward orders. An initial shipment of demonstrator vehicles is scheduled to arrive in dealerships in late December, with subsequent stock due to arrive during the first quarter of 2012. 

Scirocco R Standard Equipment Highlights

  • Safety and Security
  • Front, front side and curtain airbags (6)
  • Front safety optimised head restraints
  • ABS, EDL, XDL, ASR, ESP, Brake Assist and Hill Start Assist (HSA)
  • Anti-theft alarm system
  • Exterior
  • 3 Door coupe body with R body styling package including high gloss black highlights
  • Gloss, Metallic or Pearl Effect paint finish
  • 19“ Talladega alloy wheels (4) with low tyre pressure indicator and tyre mobility set (no spare wheel)

Comfort and Convenience

  • Remote central locking
  • Power front windows
  • Parking distance sensors, rear with Optical Parking System (OPS)
  • Adaptive chassis control
  • Cruise control
  • Multi-Function Display (MFD Plus)
  • Dual zone automatic climate control air conditioning
  • Front centre armrest
  • Multi-function leather sports steering wheel with gearshift paddles (with DSG)
  • RCD510 6 disc CD changer, touchscreen, SD card slot, 8 speakers, aux-in
  • Media Device Interface (MDI), supplied with USB connection cable
  • Bluetooth phone connectivity with audio streaming
  • “Silver Lane“ decorative trim and aluminium pedals
  • Front R Top sports seats, heated with height adjustment and rear seat easy entry aid
  • “Kyalami“/“San Remo“ cloth/mirco fibre combination upholstery
  • Electrically adjustable, foldable and heated door mirrors with pass. curb view function and environment lighting
  • Rain sensing windscreen wipers
  • Automatically dimming interior rear-view mirror
  • Bi-Xenon headlights, headlight washers and automatic self leveling
  • Automatic headlights and coming/leaving home function
  • LED daytime driving lights and dark tinted taillights
  • Dark tinted rear side and rear window glass, 65% light absorbing
  • Aluminium door sill strips with R logo

Options

  • 6 speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG)
  • Dynaudio Excite 300W premium audio system
  • Panoramic electrically tilting glass roof
  • RNS510 satellite navigation system

Exterior Colours and Interior Trim

  • Candy White B4B4
  • Reflex Silver Metallic 8E8E
  • Viper Green Metallic 6B6B
  • Indium Grey Metallic X3X3
  • Rising Blue Pearl Effect 4C4C
  • Deep Black Pearl Effect 2T2T
  • Black “Kyalami“ cloth / Grey “San Remo“ micro fibre combination IH

Please note: Leather upholstery will not be available for the Scirocco R.

Technical Summary

2.0 litre TSI petrol engine
Engine type: 4 cyl. inline direct injection turbocharged petrol engine
Displacement: 2.0L/1984 cm³
Max. power: 188 @ 6000 rpm
Max. torque: 330 @ 2500 – 5000 rpm
Acceleration 0-100km/h: 6.2 seconds (man), 6.0 seconds (DSG)
Emissions standard: EU 5
Fuel consumption: 8.1L/100km (man), 8.2L/100km (DSG) combined (ADR 81/02)
Transmission: 6 speed manual
Optional 6 Speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG)
Drive: Front wheel drive with Extended Electronic Differential Lock (XDL)
Suspension: Sports suspension
Adaptive chassis control
Brakes: Front and rear disc brakes with black ‘R‘ brake calipers

Volkswagen Australia Tiguan Model Year 2012 (MY12) Changes

The new Tiguan presents a new invigorated design and whilst brand DNA elements such as the horizontal grille and prominent lower front bumper are evident, the new Tiguan displays a fresh but familiar styling theme. Precise and powerful lines from front to rear of the vehicle combine to create a sporty and dominant compact SUV.

The Tiguan model range is now bolstered with a completely new and exciting proposition – the entry model now heads the line up with the much awarded, responsive yet efficient 1.4 litre 118kW twincharged TSI petrol engine with the inclusion of BlueMotion Technolgy to optimises fuel savings. The engine is mated to the 6 speed manual transmission with power delivery driven through the front wheels. This offers an amazingly affordable and extremely competitive price point model in a fast growing area of the segment without sacrificing equipme125TSI rent or comfort levels. A future front wheel drive DSG model is also in the initial planning stages to further enhance our competitiveness in this sector.

The outgoing 125TSI has been replaced by the improved and upgraded 132TSI with 132kW, 2.0 litre petrol engine delivering exceptional drivability and complimented with impressive fuel efficiency. The diesel model 103TDI has been injected with improvements including BlueMotion Technolgy for added economy.

To complete the range, the 155TSI with DSG combines style, elegance, practicality and heightened specifications as well as added performance from the 2.0 litre 155kW turbocharged engine over its 147KW predecessor.

The below table outlines the model line.

Model Code  –  Model Description   –  Drive
5N20QX/12  –  Tiguan 118TSI 6 speed manual  –  Front wheel drive
5N20N2/12  –  Tiguan 132TSI 6 speed manual  –  4MOTION
5N20N9/12  –  Tiguan 132TSI 7 speed DSG  –  4MOTION
5N203U/12  –  Tiguan 103TDI 6 speed manual  –  4MOTION
5N203R/12  –  Tiguan 103TDI 7 speed DSG  –  4MOTION
5N22M9/12  –  Tiguan 155TSI 7 speed DSG  –  4MOTION

Equipped as standard across the range is the convenience of Bluetooth connectivity and Media Device Interface (MDI) allowing you to listen to your favourite tracks or make that important call during any drive or commute.

Customers will be offered a simplified but concise factory option list – To highlight some of the key options, the 18” inch New York alloy wheels enforce the sporty stance of the Tiguan and matched with the additional front fog lights complete the essence of style. Improving visibility and visual appearance, is easily gained with Bi-Xenon headlights with LED driving lights. The Adaptive Chassis Control option gives you the choice of three different driving settings to suit your driving demands. Park Assist 2 will be offered for the first time across the Tiguan range and with the incorporation of front and rear parking sensors will assist greatly to reverse or bay park with ease. The interior can be optioned with Vienna leather appointed seats and complimented with the additional Comfort Package to include dual zone climatronic air-conditioning, automatic headlights, rain sensing wipers and interior ambient lighting details. The complete list of options are detailed in the attached new Tiguan Information summary.

Tiguan 132TSI Pacific Special Model

Due to the extraordinary global demand of the Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) a Tiguan Special Model (Tiguan 132TSI Pacific, automatic and manual) will be introduced and substitutes the Tiguan 132TSI DSG and Tiguan 132TSI 6 speed manual. This special model will be orderable from November 2011, (calendar week 45/2011). As a consequence the Tiguan 132TSI DSG and manual variant will not be orderable for production until mid-2012.

The Tiguan 132TSI Pacific special model will be identifiable with Pacific badging at the rear of the vehicle and is available in manual or alternatively as a 6 speed (conventional) Tiptronic automatic gearbox. This special model will include a host of additional features at no additional recommended retail price to the customer. Both the manual and automatic variants include, the Comfort Package, Front Fog Lights, and Park Assist 2. The addition of these key features adds $2,800 worth of value to the customer as well additional sales opportunities. Please see the below special model information:

Tiguan 132TSI Pacific

Model Code  –  Model Description  –  Drive
5N20N2P/12  –  Tiguan 132TSI Pacific 6 speed manual  –  4MOTION
5N20N3P/12  –  Tiguan 132TSI Pacific 6 speed Tiptronic automatic  –  4MOTION

We believe the new Tiguan is an extremely competitive Compact SUV in its class with compelling, comfort, style, safety and affordability. A detailed summary of specifications, colours and options is available to you in the attached document. Pricing will be announced and dealer pricing distributed at the time of launch, which is currently scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2011.

These vehicles are visible on your code in NADCON. The new Tiguan will shortly be available to order through NADCON Configurator.

Current high levels of demand globally for the new Tiguan are presenting some challenges with production. For this reason to secure the maximum available production quota, we will be prescriptive with the fairshare offer mix until calendar week 21/2012, at which time this will be reviewed.

*We are currently not able to release the Tiguan 132TSI Pacific special models for ordering or the NADCON configurator. Due to this, the Tiguan 132TSI DSG and manual are now available to configure. Please keep this in mind that even though these vehicles are configured as 132TSI DSG & manuals, they will be produced from calendar week 45/2011 or later and will be built as 132TSI Pacific special models with the inclusion of additional features and the automatic gearbox.

Detailed specification, technical and pricing information will be available closer to launch.

118TSI – Standard Specifications (Highlights):

  • 1.4 litre TSI twincharged petrol engine with 118kW of power
  • BlueMotion Technology with Start / Stop system & brake energy recuperation
  • Front wheel drive
  • Electro-mechanical power steering
  • Electro-mechanical parking brake with Auto Hold function
  • Electronic Stabilisation Program (ESP), ABS, Brake Assist, EDL and ASR
  • Daytime driving lights
  • Front, front side and curtain (front and rear) airbags (6)
  • Safety optimised front head restraints
  • “Portland” 16×6.5” alloy wheels with 215/65 R16 tyres (4)
  • Weight and space saving spare wheel and tyre
  • Chrome radiator grille and Black roof rails
  • Electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors
  • Cruise control and Multi-Function Display (MFD Plus)
  • RCD310 audio system with MP3 compatible CD player and auxiliary input socket
  • Media Device Interface (MDI) – supplied with USB connection cable
  • Bluetooth phone connectivity with Bluetooth audio streaming
  • Air conditioning (manual control) with chillable glove box
  • Chrome trim on instrument cluster, gearshift lever surrounds and door handles
  • Multi-function leather steering wheel with aluminium decorative insert
  • Cloth seat upholstery and front seats with height adjustment
  • Front centre armrest with storage
  • 60:40 split/folding, sliding and reclining rear seat backrest with load through provision
  • Remote central locking with deadlock mechanism and auto locking (programmable) after take-off
132TSI & 103TDI – Standard Specifications (Highlights):
(Above 118TSI)
  • 2.0 litre TSI turbocharged petrol engine with 132kW of power or
  • 2.0 litre TDI turbocharged common rail diesel engine with 103kW of power
  • BlueMotion Technology with Start / Stop system & brake energy recuperation (103TDI)
  • 4MOTION all wheel drive
155TSI – Standard Specifications (Highlights):
(Above 132TSI & 103TDI)
  • 2.0 litre TSI turbocharged petrol engine with 155kW of power
  • Driver Fatigue Detection System
  • “Philadelphia” 17×7” alloy wheels with 235/55 R17 tyres (4)
  • Front fog lights with static cornering lights, mounted in lower bumper
  • Chrome trim around window frames
  • Silver metallic decorative trim in doors
  • Chrome lower side mouldings
  • Chrome roof rails
  • Dark tinted rear side windows and rear window, 65% light absorbing
  • Low tyre pressure indicator
  • Air conditioning, dual zone automatic climate control
  • Rear folding table on back of driver & passenger seats with cup holder (2)
  • Front seat backrest storage pockets
  • Parking distance sensors rear with audible warning and OPS
  • Automatic headlight activation with coming / leaving home function
  • RCD510 touchscreen audio system with MP3 compatible 6 disc CD changer and SD card slot
  • Storage drawers under front seats
  • Front reading lights for driver and passenger
  • Illuminated vanity mirror for driver and passenger
  • Interior illumination for driver and passenger footwell
  • Automatic dimming interior rear–view mirror
  • Front sports seats with Alcantara / cloth combination upholstery
  • Rain sensing wipers

Options:

Description 	                                           Avail. Model Grade/s 	Code
Metallic / Pearl Effect paint 	                           All models 	                -
Panoramic glass sunroof  	                           All models 	                PS9
RNS510 satellite navigation system 	                   All models 	                R2Z
Anti-theft alarm system 	                           All models 	                WD2
Vienna leather upholstery with electric driver’s seat 	   All models 	                WLR
Park Assist 2 	                                           All models 	                7X5
Adaptive chassis control 	                           All models 	                WDD
Bi-Xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights 	   All models 	                WXE
18”New York Alloy Wheels 	                           All models 	                PJF
Front Fog lights 	                                   118TSI, 132TSI, 103TDI 	8WH
Comfort Package *1 	                                   118TSI, 132TSI, 103TDI 	P90

Exterior Colours

  • Candy White – B4B4
  • Titanium Beige Metallic – 0N0N
  • Night Blue Metallic – Z2Z2
  • Deep Black Pearl Effect – 2T2T
  • Pepper Grey Metallic – U5U5
  • Reflex Silver Metallic – 8E8E
  • Wild Cherry Red Metallic – 2K2K

Interior Trim

  • Black cloth upholstery – DM
  • Black Vienna leather appointed upholstery – DM (with WLR)
  • Corn Silk Beige Vienna leather appointed upholstery – XU (with WLR)

Wheels

118TSI, 132TSI & 103TDI

  • Portland
  • 16×6.5“ alloy wheels
  • 215/65 R16 tyres


155TSI

  • Philadelphia
  • 17×7“ alloy wheels
  • 235/55 R17 tyres


Optional

  • New York
  • 18×7“ alloy wheels
  • 235/50 R18 tyres


Comfort Package *1

  • Automatically dimming interior rear view mirror
  • Ambient dashboard lighting
  • Air conditioning, dual zone automatic climate control
  • Automatic headlights, coming, leaving home function and rain sensing wipers
  • Front Driver and passenger illuminated vanity mirror
  • Foot well lighting for driver and passenger
  • Rain sensing windscreen wipers    

Tiguan 132TSI Pacific (special model)

  • Available to order from November 2011 Calendar Week 45/11 2011
  • Replaces Tiguan 132TSI 6 speed manual and Tiguan 132TSI DSG
  • Regular availability of DSG updates to be provided by Volkswagen logistics

Model Code   –      Model Description

5N20N2P/12   –   Tiguan 132TSI Pacific 6 speed manual
5N20N3P/12   –   Tiguan 132TSI Pacific 6 speed Tiptronic Automatic

Standard Specifications (Highlights):

  • 6 speed conventional Tiptronic automatic transmission or 6 speed manual
  • Special Pacific badging on rear tailgate
  • 2.0 litre TSI turbocharged petrol engine with 132kW of power
  • 4MOTION all wheel drive
  • Park Assist 2
  • Comfort Package
    • Automatically dimming interior rear view mirror,
    • Ambient dashboard lighting
    • Air conditioning, dual zone automatic climate control,
    • Automatic headlights, coming, leaving home function and rain sensing wipers
    • Front Driver and passenger illuminated vanity mirror,
    • Foot well lighting for driver and passenger
    • Rain sensing windscreen wipers
  • Front fog lights

Replacement batteries for the Volkswagen Golf, Jetta, Passat and others

Replacement batteries for the Volksagen Golf, Jetta, Passat and others.

The PR Code can be found on a white sticker near the spare wheel.

PR Code: J1P – various models including Golf Mk V 1.4TSI 103kW (140PS)

OEM Varta 12V 44Ah 220A DIN 360A EN/SAE (360CCA)
1K0915105 (1K0 915 105)
(dimensions mm: 200W x 170L x 190H)

PR Code: J2S

OEM Varta 12V 51Ah 280A DIN
000915105DC (000 915 105 DC)
(dimensions mm: 200W x 170L x 190H)

PR Code: J1L
(superceded by J0N)

OEM Varta 12V 60Ah 280A Din ???A EN/SAE (???CCA)
000915105AC (000 915 105 AC)
(dimensions mm: 278W x 175L x 190H)

PR Code: J0N – various models including Golf Mk V GT 2.0 TDI 125kW (170PS)

OEM Varta 12V 61Ah 330A Din 540A EN/SAE (540CCA)
000915105DE (000 915 105 DE)
(dimensions mm: 200W x 170L x 190H)

PR Code: J0L – various models including Golf Mk IV, Golf Mk V GTI 147kW (200PS) & 169kW(230PS), B8 A4, C6 A6
(superceded by J1D)

OEM Varta 12V 70Ah 340A Din 570A EN/SAE (570CCA)
1J0915105AE (1J0 915 105 AE)
(dimensions mm: 278W x 175L x 190H)

PR Code: J1D – various models including Golf Mk V GTI 147kW (200PS) and some Mk VI models

OEM Varta 12V 72Ah 380A Din 680A EN/SAE (680CCA)
000915105DG (000 915 105 DG) – AUD $250
(dimensions mm: 278W x 175L x 190H)

PR Code: J2D– various Mk VI models

OEM Varta 12V 68Ah 380A Din ???A EN/SAE (???CCA)
000915105CC (000 915 105 CC)
(dimensions mm: 278W x 175L x 190H)

PR Code: J0R

OEM Varta 12V 80Ah 380A Din 640A EN/SAE (640CCA)
000915105AH (000 915 105 AH) – AUD $310
(dimensions mm: 315W x 175L x 190H)

PR Code: J1N – various models including Golf Mk V R32, Golf Mk VI R20

OEM Varta 12V 75Ah 420A Din 600A EN/SAE (600CCA)
000915105AH (000 915 105 AH) – AUD $310
(dimensions mm: 278W x 175L x 190H)

 

Varta Retail Battery Replacements

Varta have two levels of batteries for the Golf that suit. Note that the TDI has a bigger battery requirement.

GTI (Golf V)

563 400 061 3162 SILVER dynamic 63 610 (242mm x 175mm x 190mm)
577 400 078 3162 SILVER dynamic 77 780 (278mm x 175mm x 190mm)
560 408 054 3132 BLUE dynamic 60 540 (242mm x 175mm x 190mm)
574 012 068 3132 BLUE dynamic 74 680 (278mm x 175mm x 190mm)

(Lenth x Width x Height)

TDI (Golf V)

577 400 078 3162 SILVER dynamic 77 780 (278mm x 175mm x 190mm)
585 200 080 3162 SILVER dynamic 85 800 (315mm x 175mm x 175mm)
574 012 068 3132 BLUE dynamic 74 680 (278mm x 175mm x 190mm)
580 406 074 3132 BLUE dynamic 80 740 (315mm x 175mm x 175mm)

SILVER dynamic

This powerhouse of a battery is the premium option in the VARTA dynamic TRIO line-up. The SILVER dynamic delivers reliable energy supply even on vehicles with above average electrical consumers. With their superior cold start performance even in the most extreme conditions, and their huge reserve capacity, these batteries set standards which exceed the requirements of the international vehicle manufacturers themselves.

BENEFITS OF THE SILVER dynamic:
OE specification for high-performance, premium vehicles
Ideal for cars with lots of electrical equipment, whether factory or retro-fitted
The market’s premium battery option
Particularly suitable for diesels
Longer lifespan due to new PowerFrame technology

BLUE dynamic

The BLUE dynamic brand is already the most respected battery in the after market. Hardly surprising really, since it is built to meet or exceed the exacting specifications of the car manufacturers and offers superior starting, excellent safety features and unbeatable reliability.

BENEFITS OF THE BLUE dynamic:
For all classes of vehicles, original equipment specifications for today’s cars
Especially suitable for new and nearly new cars with standard level of electrical equipment
Most popular and trusted brand in the market place
Longer lifespan due to new PowerFrame technology

Volkswagen Australia Commercial Vehicle Model Year 2012 (MY12) Changes

ModelChange
AllRCD210 and RCD310 display colour change
CaddyProgressively from week 34 engine bay no longer painted in body colour
CaddyCaddy models with “climatronic” the DUAL button will change to SYNC
CaddyCaddy 4MOTION will be available in Caddy Maxi van
Caddy LifeCaddy 4MOTION will be available in Caddy Maxi Life Comfortline
Caddy LifeName change of Caddy Life to: Caddy Life Startline. No change to specification.
Caddy LifeName change of Caddy Maxi Life to: Caddy Maxi Life Comfortline. No change to specification.
T5 – AllModel naming convention change (e.g. 132TDI becomes TDI400)
T5 – AllLower position of badges on rear of all models
T5 – AllTrailer Preparation standard for all models
T5 – AllDead locking of doors – now incorporating warning in instrument panel
T5 – AllDSG Logo on gearstick, moved from base plate of gearstick
T5 – AllPackage code (Z1H) Bluetooth Premium introduced (combines 9ZU and 9Q5)
T5 – AllReplacement of seat option packages with individual options
Transporter Chassis ModelsRevised tool kit for Single/Dual Cab Chassis
Transporter Chassis ModelsDeletion of model: Dual Cab Chassis 103TDI
Transporter VanChanged tie-down points for vehicles with (ZZ3) high partition wall pack
Transporter VanPark distance control front and rear now available without Body Coloured Bumpers
Transporter VanPackage code change for Side Assist (Z1Z becomes P1Z). Only for Transporter (Multivan remains Z1Z)
Transporter VanConfirmation that combination of High Roof/LWB with 4Motion is not available
CaravelleOption of Alarm with interior monitoring (ZF5) now available
CaravellePark distance control now available without Body Coloured Bumpers
MultivanAddition of TSI350 model with 150kW / 350Nm
MultivanOptional Bi-Xenon Headlights available (PXR)
MultivanDash Trim Upgrade including stainless steel look highlights
MultivaniPhone, iPod integration for Multivan (with 9WE). No longer USB standard
MultivanNew ‘Cascavel’ 17” Alloy Wheel for TDI340 (option) and TSI350/TDI400 (standard)
MultivanMultifunction steering wheel (ZE6) now standard on Comfortline
AmarokMultifunction steering wheel (ZA9 for Basic, PA9 for Trendline). Now standard on
AmarokHighline and Ultimate.
AmarokHeated seats standard for Ultimate, switches on console
AmarokDaytime running lights (standard from Week 8 production)
AmarokAvailability of Amarok Dual Cab Chassis and Trendline Dual Cab Chassis (ZFA,ZFB)
AmarokChange to the decorative seam for Amarok Ultimate armrest
CrafterA further bulletin follows regarding Crafter GP

Changes common to all models

1. Change in background colour for RCD210 and RCD310. The display colour for the RCD systems
is upgraded to match the instrument cluster.

Changes common to Caddy GP series

1. Engine compartment painting in body colour

Progressively from week 34 2011 the engine compartment in all Caddy models will no longer be painted
in body colour.

2. Change in function name with Climatronic air-conditioning system

The function DUAL has been renamed SYNC on the climatronic air-conditioning unit.

3. Caddy 4MOTION

As discussed at the launch of the Caddy GP range in 2010 we will add 2 models in the Caddy range incorporating 4MOTION technology. Firstly we will offer the Caddy Maxi TDI320 4MOTION 6 speed DSG Van and secondly we will offer the Caddy Maxi Life TDI320 4MOTION 6 speed DSG.

Both vehicles will have the same specification and ground clearance as their equivalent TDI320 Model with the addition of the multifunction display (9Q5) as a standard item. Production of these models will be limited in volume for quarter 3 2011 and will increase over time depending on demand from the network.

The Caddy 4MOTION allows customers the benefits of all-wheel drive technology in a similar way to the Transporter and Multivan 4MOTION variants. New model specification sheets and pricing will be advised soon.

Changes common to T5 GP series

1. Completion of naming convention change

As introduced on Caddy and Amarok, the naming convention for Commercial Vehicle models will now reflect our strong torque which suits perfectly the operating conditions for Commercial Vehicles. As such engine variants will be expressed as TDI400 – being engine type, followed by peak torque output.
This change affects all T5 models. For example, Transporter 103TDI becomes TDI340.

2. Lower position of badges on rear of all models

This change brings the badge position into line with Amarok and Caddy GP models – for all T5 GP models.

3. Trailer Preparation

All T5 models will now be standard with Trailer Wiring Preparation, similar to Amarok. This is a fantastic change, cutting fitting time substantially for the Accessories towbar and wiring kit. This change should give you confidence to promote the excellent 2-tonne towing capacity for all T5 models. The
fitment of the trailer preparation also brings Trailer Stabilisation as part of the ESP for T5 models.

4. SAFE Locking

A change has been made to show a warning for the SAFE locking (dead lock mechanism). This warning will now appear on the display of the instrument cluster when the key is removed for T5 models warning that the vehicle will be deadlocked when locked (unable to be open from the inside).

Translated, the warning says “Please consider the Safe Locking system, more information in the owner’s manual”.

5. DSG Logo on Gearstick

The DSG logo will move from a plaque on the base of the gear shift, to an embossed logo on the gear stick as per the image.

6. Package Code (Z1H) – Bluetooth

The package code Z1H is introduced for all T5 models, covering the options 9ZU and 9Q5. Z1H can only be ordered with ZE7.

Changes specific to Transporter

1. Change in tool kit for Single/Dual Cab Chassis

A revised tool kit is supplied for the Single/Dual Cab Chassis models. The equipment retains the same function.

2. Deletion of 103TDI Transporter Dual Cab Chassis

The model Transporter Dual Cab Chassis 103TDI is deleted.
With this change the entry level chassis model is the Single Cab TDI340 (formerly 103TDI) and the entry Dual Cab Chassis is the TDI400 (formerly 132TDI).

3. Design/location of the tie down points for vehicles fitted with a high partition wall (ZZ3)

Following a change to international regulations affecting the vehicles fitted with a high partition wall, reinforced load securing points are fitted to those vehicles. The position is changed for LWB vehicles. This only affects vehicles ordered with (ZZ3).

4. Park Distance Control (front and rear) now available without Body Coloured Bumpers

The PR codes 7X2 (front and rear parking sensors) and 7X8 (front and rear parking sensors with Rear View Camera) no longer force body coloured bumpers. This has the additional benefit of no longer restricting colour choice when optioning front and rear parking sensors for Transporter.

5. Package Code change for Side Assist (Z1Z changes to P1Z)

The package code has changed, all functionality for SWB Transporter with Side Assist remains as before.
This change is only for Transporter, Multivan retains the Z1Z code for Side Assist. There is also a reduced price for this option (both P1Z and Z1Z).

6. Confirmation that High Roof/LWB combination NOT available with 4Motion

7. Replacement of seat option packages with individual options

The package codes for Comfort Seats will change to individual option codes, allowing customers the option to add height adjustment and lumbar support without optioning arm-rests. ZS4 and ZS6 (Driver’s and Driver/Passenger arm rests, height adjust and lumbar support) are now split as below:

Previously part of ZS4 (only available in the combinations below)
3L2+7P6 Height adjustment for driver separate seat in cab and Lumbar support (manually adjustable) for separate seat, in cab, driver (only available as the combination)
3L2+7P6+4S3 As above, plus Armrests for drivers seat in cab

Previously part of ZS6 (only available in the combinations below)
3L3+7P4 Height adjustment for driver and passenger separate seat in cab and Lumbar supports (manually adjustable) for separate seats in cab, driver and passenger
3L3+7P4+4S1 Height adjustment for driver and passenger separate seat in cab and Lumbar supports (manually adjustable) for separate seats in cab, driver and passenger and armrests for both seats in cab

Changes specific to Caravelle

1. Option of Alarm with back-up horn and interior monitoring (ZF5)

This option has now been extended to Caravelle. The Alarm with back-up horn package is the same as for Multivan. In particular this means the Caravelle comes with two remote keys only and no third rigid key.

2. Park Distance Control (front and rear) now available without Body Coloured Bumpers

The PR codes 7X2 (front and rear parking sensors) and 7X8 (front and rear parking sensors with Rear View Camera) no longer force body coloured bumpers. This has the additional benefit of no longer restricting colour choice when optioning front and rear parking sensors for Caravelle.

Changes specific to Multivan

For MY12 there are some exciting changes for Multivan, building on the successful product offering in place. A new engine, refreshed wheel range and detail equipment and trim changes all help to maintain a strong offer in this segment and continue the success in 2011.

1. TSI350 Engine available in Multivan Comfortline and Highline (SOP still to be confirmed, will be from September at least)

During MY12 we will introduce the Multivan TSI350 petrol engine. This engine produces 150kW /350Nm and offers exceptional performance, driveability and economy. The engine has an extremely flat torque curve with strong performance throughout the range. Start of Production has not yet been
confirmed however a separate bulletin will follow with further information.

The TSI350 gives the Multivan strong acceleration, from 0-100km/h in just 8.7 seconds (compared to 10.5 seconds for the previous 3.2 V6). Compared to the 3.2 V6 the new TSI350 is 25.2% better in terms of fuel consumption and 26.7% better in terms of Co2 output (international figures).

The TSI350 model will be specified like the MY11 132TDI (now known as the TDI400).

2. Bi-Xenon Headlights (PXR)

Bi-Xenon headlights are now available as a stylish and functional option for Multivan Comfortline and Highline. Both high and low beam are
operated by the Bi-Xenon lights and Daytime Running Lights are a distinctive LED design. Headlight washers are included.

3. Dash Trim Upgrade

Adding to the comfort and appearance of Comfortline and Highline models, a new dash trim is now standard. The new trim incorporates stainless-steel look for air-vents and centre stack, as well as a chrome embellishment on gear lever and headlight switch. New mats in the dash storage pockets
complete the upgrade.

As per the change for all T5 models, the gear lever is embellished with the DSG insignia, rather than the base of the gearshift previously.

4. iPhone, iPod integration standard for Multivan (9WE)

Multivan will continue to come standard with the MDI system with RCD310 (CL) or RNS510 (HL). MDI will now be standard with iPhone/iPod interface. Interfaces to suit USB or other systems available via accessories. This change suits the family and leisure orientation of Multivan. Note that 9WE will appear
on the configurator for Multivan Comfortline as a ‘No Cost Option’.

5. New ‘Cascavel’ 17” alloy wheel for Multivan

This distinctive new alloy wheel is standard for Multivan Comfortline TDI400 (previously the 132TDI) and TSI350. It is available as a factory
option for Multivan Comfortline TDI340 (Previously 103TDI).

This wheel replaces the Neva 17” alloy wheel, no longer available.

6. Multifunction Steering Wheel (ZE6)

The Multifunction steering wheel (ZE6) with audio control is now standard in the Multivan Comfortline.
The Multifunction wheel (ZE7) with Bluetooth controls will continue to be available as an option. The wheel (ZE7) forces Bluetooth preparation package (Z1H).

Changes specific to Amarok

After great feedback from the media and public, there are only detail changes for the Amarok range. There is also the addition of the “Chassis” models for MY12, offering increased opportunity in the rural and heavy duty markets.

1. Multifunction Steering Wheel (ZA9 / PA9)

Multifunction steering wheel will now come standard on Highline and Ultimate models and will be an option on Amarok and Amarok Trendline.
The ZA9 wheel offers remote control for audio functions. Further information related to phone controls will follow.

2. Heated Seats for Ultimate

Heated seats will become standard for Ultimate. The switches are located on the centre console (above the buttons on the left and right side of the
gear shift). Note that the image shows the 4×4 adjustment on the left hand side, this remains on the right hand side for Australia.

3. Day Time Running Lights (from week 8/MY11 production)

This change has taken place early, forced from week 8/MY11 for all Australian production vehicles. Day Time Running lights operate in a similar way to the other models in the range with the benefit of increased visibility and safety.

4. Amarok Dual Cab Chassis (ZFA) / Trendline Dual Cab Chassis (ZFB)

Opening up a new opportunity for Amarok especially for rural and heavy duty use, MY12 sees the introduction of the chassis model Amarok – in both entry and Trendline.

For obvious reasons chassis models arrive without any rear badging (normally mounted to the tray) and there is no longer a rear 12V socket in the tray area. Mudflaps are also not fitted to the rear, but will instead be transported with the vehicle awaiting fitment with the tray.

Like the Transporter chassis models, the vehicle cannot be registered as delivered, the additional body (including rear tail lights, number plate lights and fuel-filler mounting) must be added prior to registration and by dealership/customer arrangement.

The comfort suspension is not available with Dual Cab Chassis models.

5. Amarok Ultimate: Change to decorative seam for armrest

The decorative seam is deleted for MY12 vehicles.

Volkswagen Australia Passenger Vehicle Model Year 2012 (MY12) Changes

Volkswagen Passenger Vehicle Model Year 2012 Changes Summary

ModelChange – Model/Feature/Option
PoloSavanna Yellow exterior paint colour has been discontinued
PoloComfortline models now feature a gloss black radiator grille (previously matte black)
PoloThe optional automatic air conditioning display changes from blue to white/negative
PoloThe optional Bi-Xenon headlights (GTI) are supplied with a LED number plate light
PoloThe RCD310 audio system display changes from blue to white/negative
GolfThe 77TDI Trendline DSG model has been discontinued
GolfThe Golf R 3 Door manual and DSG models have been discontinued
GolfOptional adaptive chassis control has been discontinued for Comfortline models
GolfOptional Dynaudio premium audio has been discontinued for Comfortline models
GolfThe optional Bi-Xenon headlights (std R) are supplied with a LED number plate light
Golf, Golf WagonChange from “Lo” to “ACmax” label on the manual air conditioning system
Golf, Golf WagonBluetooth connectivity is standard for Trendline models (and above) exc. BlueMotion
Golf, Golf WagonMedia Device Interface (MDI) is standard for Comfortline models (and above)
Golf, Golf WagonThe RCD310 audio system display changes from blue to white/negative
JettaChange from “Lo” to “ACmax” label on the manual air conditioning system
JettaThe RCD310 audio system display changes from blue to white/negative
EosNew option: Keyless access with remote roof operation
PassatNew option: Sport package for Highline sedan and wagon models
PassatDriver assistance & visibility package is supplied with LED number plate light
PassatThe 125TDI Highline is now equipped with Extended Electronic Differential Lock (XDL)
PassatDriver fatigue detection is maintained with driver assistance & visibility package is optioned
Passat, Passat CCThe Rear View Camera (RVC Plus) will not be available from the commencement of MY12
Passat CCSilver Leaf exterior paint colour has been discontinued
TouaregThe Rear View Camera (RVC Plus) will not be available from the commencement of MY12
TouaregAdditional Touareg information to follow via separate bulletin

Model Year Change (MY12) – Start of Production

ModelCountry of ProductionMY Timing*
Polo Trendline & GTISpaincw22/11
Polo Comfortline South Africacw29/11
GolfGermanycw22/11
Golf WagonMexicocw27/11
New BeetleMexicoNo MY Change - EOP
JettaMexicocw27/11
TiguanGermanyNo MY Change - EOP
EOSPortugalcw22/11
PassatGermanycw22/11
Passat CCGermanycw22/11
TouaregSlovakiacw22/11

cw = Calender Week
EOP = End of Production
*A specific Model Year change may have a later start of production date

Model Specific Changes

Polo

  • Savanna Yellow (H5H5) exterior paint colour has been discontinued (communicated in Marketing-Product dealer bulletin 40-4-11-9)
  • The 77TSI Comfortline and 66TDI Comfortline models will now feature a gloss black radiator grille (previously matte black, pictured below)
  • The optional (Comfort package) automatic air conditioning display will change from blue to white on black. This was previously communicated as a MY11.5 change (pictured below)
  • The optional Bi-Xenon headlights for Polo GTI will now also be supplied with an LED rear number plate light. The new package code is WXS (previously WXR). The option retail price remains unchanged at $1,600
  • The RCD310 audio system display will change from blue to white on black (as per automatic air conditioning image)

Golf

  • Golf 77TDI Trendline 7 speed DSG model (5K122P/11) has been discontinued
  • Golf R 3 Door 6 speed manual model (5K1RX62/11) has been discontinued
  • Golf R 3 Door 6 speed DSG model (5K1RX72/11) has been discontinued
  • Optional adaptive chassis control is no longer available for Comfortline models (package codes PDD, P93 & P94)
  • Optional Dynaudio premium audio system is no longer available for Comfortline models (package codes 9VE+RKZ)(The above changes were communicated in Marketing-Product dealer bulletin 40-4-11-9)
  • The optional Bi-Xenon headlights for GTD and GTI will now also be supplied with a LED rear number plate light
  • Golf R will now be standard with a LED rear number plate light
  • Bluetooth connectivity is now standard equipment for Trendline models (and above excluding BlueMotion) (communicated in Marketing-Product dealer bulletin 40-3-11-14)
  • Media Device Interface (MDI) with USB cable is now standard equipment for Comfortline models (and above) (communicated in Marketing-Product dealer bulletin 40-3-11-14)
  • The RCD310 audio system display will change from blue to white on black (as per Polo automatic air conditioning image)
  • The “Lo” label on the manual air conditioning system has changed to “ACmax” (pictured following)

Golf Wagon

  • Bluetooth connectivity is now standard equipment for all models (communicated in Marketing-Product dealer bulletin 40-3-11-14)
  • Media Device Interface (MDI) with USB cable is now standard equipment for Comfortline models (and above) (communicated in Marketing-Product dealer bulletin 40-3-11-14)
  • The RCD310 audio system display will change from blue to white on black (as per Polo automatic air conditioning image)
  • The “Lo” label on the manual air conditioning system has changed to “ACmax” (pictured with Golf)

    Jetta

    • The RCD310 audio system display will change from blue to white on black (as per Polo automatic air conditioning image)
    • The “Lo” label on the manual air conditioning system has changed to “ACmax” (pictured with Golf)

    EOS

    • The new option of Keyless Access is now available. The retail price for the Keyless Access option is $900 (ordering code 4F2)

      The Keyless Access electronic locking and starting system offers the driver extremely convenient and secure access to the vehicle, without having to lay a hand on the key.

      The key only has to be carried by the driver. Within a radius of 1.5 metres around the vehicle the doors and boot can be opened after touching the door handles or the release on the boot. The engine is started (or switched off) simply by pressing the starter button located on the steering column.

      The locking process is just as simple. One press on the button located in the exterior door handles activates the central locking. Should the key have been left inside the vehicle by mistake, the system will refuse to lock the vehicle.

      Additionally, the Keyless Access option for Eos features the ability to open and close the CSC roof by remote control.

      By standing close by the Eos (within approximately one metre) the roof can be remotelyopened by pressing the unlock button once to unlock the car and then within a couple ofseconds pressed and held until the roof has opened fully. Similarly, to remotely close the roof, press the lock button once to lock the car and then again press and hold the button until the roof has completely closed. An audible signal will be heard when each operation has completed.

      Keyless Access offers the driver the ultimate convenience and maximum security.

    Passat

    • An optional Sport Package is now available for the 125TDI Highline and V6 FSI Highlinesedan and wagon models. The Sport Package consists of:
      • Vicenza 18×8” alloy wheels with 235/45 R18 self-sealing mobility tyres, thisincludes a matching spare wheel and tyre (pictured following)
      • Multi-function leather steering wheel with gearshift paddles
      • Front sports seats with Nappa leather appointed upholstery (pictured following)
      • Dark tinted rear side and rear window glass, 65% light absorbing
      • Retail price for the Sport package is $2,300 for the 125TDI Highline and $1,300 forthe V6 FSI Highline. The order code is WJ0+WS4+PM3
    • A LED rear number plate light is now included in the Driver Assistance and Visibility package
    • The 125TDI Highline sedan and wagon models know feature Extended ElectronicDifferential Lock (XDL) as standard equipment
    • The driver Fatigue Detection is now maintained when the Driver Assistance and Visibilitypackage is optioned (for MY11 produced vehicles, the optional package replaced Fatigue Detection). Therefore with this option the Passat now has both an audible and visual warning if fatigue is detected (Fatigue Detection system) as well as an active lane departure warning system (Lane Assist)
    • The Rear View Camera (RVC Plus) will not be available from the commencement ofMY12 production (The restrictions affecting RVC Plus were communicated in Marketing-Product dealer bulletin 40-4-11-13)
      • Therefore RNS510 (retail price $2,300, ordering code R2Z) and Park Assist 2(retail price $900, ordering code 7X5) will be available as stand-alone options

    Passat CC

    • Silver Leaf Metallic (7B7B) exterior paint colour has been discontinued
    • The Rear View Camera (RVC Plus) will not be available from the commencement of MY12 production (The restrictions affecting RVC Plus were communicated in Marketing-Product dealer bulletin 40-4-11-13)
      • Therefore RNS510 (retail price $2,300, ordering code R2Z) and Park Assist 2 (retail price $900, ordering code 7X5) will be available as stand-alone options

    Volkswagen Golf Mark V Headlights – Halogen and Xenon

    The Golf Mark V came with a number of different headlights from the factory, generally a chrome H7 reflector unit for the base models, a black H7 reflector model for GT/GT Sport/GTI and a Bi-Xenon fitted to some GTI and R32 models either optional or standard which was also available on some other models (depending on the country and spec).

     

    GOLF Mark V Headlight Grey Reflector (10/03 ->05/04)

    Part numbers:

    Pricing (each): UK £90.00

     

    GOLF Mark V Headlight Chrome Reflector (05/04 ->)

    Part numbers:

    Pricing (each): UK £90.00

     

    GOLF Mark V Headlight Black Reflector GTI (05/04 ->)

    Part numbers:

    Pricing (each): UK £110.00

     

    GOLF Mk5 2003> Headlight Xenon D2S Bi-Xenon (05/04 ->)

    (does not include D2S bulb, ballast control unit or igniter)

    Part numbers:

    Pricing (each): UK £210.00

    GOLF Mk5 2003> Headlight Design (Xenon look) H7 + H7 (05/04 ->)

    Part numbers:

    Pricing (each): UK £210.00

     

    Volkswagen Australia Passenger Vehicle Model Year 2011.5 (MY11.5) Changes

    Volkswagen Passenger Vehicle Model Year 2011.5 Changes Summary

    ModelChange – Model/Feature/Option
    PoloConversion of optional automatic air conditioning display from blue to white
    Golf GTD & GTIOptical upgrade for clasp in steering wheel
    Golf GTD & GTIOptional Bi-Xenon headlights are now equipped with LED daytime driving lights
    Golf WagonSalsa Red 4Y4Y has been discontinued
    Passat CC 125TDINow equipped with engine “start/stop”
    Passat CCBoth models equipped with brake energy recuperation
    Passat CCRevised interior trim details for centre console and ventilation nozzles
    Passat CCAnalogue clock added to the centre of the dashboard
    Passat CCEnhanced functionality for optional Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and new City emergency brake (City EB) function
    Passat CCThe 2 dashboard storage trays have been deleted with the addition of the clock
    Polo, Golf, Golf Wagon, TiguanChange to air conditioning, from semi-automatic to manual control
    Golf, Golf Wagon, Tiguan, Passat CCNew mute function for acoustic parking sensor warning in OPS and/or RVC display
    Golf Wagon, Passat CCChange to the luggage area tie down points
    Golf, Golf Wagon, Tiguan, Passat CCChange of air conditioning rotary dials from chrome to matt black.

    Model Year Change (MY11.5) – Start of Production

    ModelCountry of ProductionMY Timing*
    Polo Trendline & GTIcw45/10
    Polo Comfortline South Africa cw02/11
    GolfGermanycw45/10
    Golf WagonMexicocw50/10
    New BeetleMexicoNo MY Change - EOP
    JettaMexicoNo MY Change - EOP
    TiguanGermanycw45/10
    EOSPortugalNo MY Change - EOP
    PassatGermanyNo MY Change - EOP
    Passat CCGermanycw45/10
    TouaregSlovakiaNo MY Change - EOP

    cw = Calender Week
    EOP = End of Production
    *A specific Model Year change may have a later start of production date

    Model Specific Changes

    Polo

    • Conversion of optional automatic air conditioning display from blue to white (pictured below)
    • Change to air conditioning, from semi-automatic to manual control (general changes)
    • The optional panoramic electric glass sunroof for Polo unfortunately still remains unavailable. The production of this option will not commence before the first quarter of 2011. Dealers will be advised via bulletin as soon as VW can confirm production has started and release the option for ordering in the NADCON configurator

    Golf

    • Optical upgrade for GTI/GTD clasp in steering wheel (pictured)
    • Optional Bi-Xenon headlights for GTD and GTI are now equipped with LED daytime driving lights – new recommended retail price $2,100 (previously $2,000) and package code PXT (previously PXR). There is no change to the Golf R configuration of Bi-Xenon headlights with bumper mounted LED daytime driving lights
    • Change to air conditioning, from semi-automatic to manual control (general changes)
    • Change of air conditioning rotary dials to matt black (general changes)
    • Mute function in OPS and RVC screen for acoustic parking sensor warning (general changes)

    Golf Wagon

    • Salsa Red (4Y4Y) has been discontinued from the colour range
    • Change to air conditioning, from semi-automatic to manual control (general changes)
    • Change of air conditioning rotary dials to matt black (general changes)
    • Mute function in OPS and RVC screen for acoustic parking sensor warning (general changes)
    • Change of load securing points from diecast to wire loops (general changes)

    Tiguan

    • Change to air conditioning, from semi-automatic to manual control (general changes)
    • Change of air conditioning rotary dials to matt black (general changes)
    • Mute function in OPS and RVC screen for acoustic parking sensor warning (general changes)

    Passat CC

    • The 125TDI will now be equipped with engine “start/stop” (Please pay careful attention to the explanation and conditions in the presentation attached to bulletin)
    • Both the 125TDI and V6 FSI will be equipped with brake energy recuperation (explanation following)
    • The model code for the 125TDI has changed to 35746Y/11 (previously 3574X6/11)
    • Revised interior trim details for centre console and ventilation nozzles
    • Analogue clock added to the centre of the dashboard (pictured below)
    • Enhanced functionality for optional Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and new City emergency brake (City EB) function (explanation following). New package code PAD (previously 8T3)
    • The 2 dashboard storage trays have been deleted with the addition of the clock
    • Change to the luggage area tie down points (general changes)
    • Change of air conditioning rotary dials to matt black (general changes)
    • Mute function in OPS and RVC screen for acoustic parking sensor warning (general changes)

    There are no changes to Passat CC model or option recommended retail prices with the increased level of features and technology

    Brake Energy Recuperation technology for both the 125TDI and V6 FSI

    The energy released when braking or coasting is converted back into electrical energy and used to charge the battery.

    Brake energy recuperation saves and stores the energy and uses it for starting and acceleration. The alternator load is thus reduced in acceleration phases. This relieves the burden on the engine and reduces fuel consumption.

    Enhanced Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with “stop and go”

    • If the traffic situation necessitates that the car be braked to a standstill, when the traffic moves on, the driver can now reactivate the ACC functionality by tapping the accelerator pedal

    Front Assist with City emergency brake (City EB) function
    (Front Assist with City EB works independently from the status of the ACC)

    New Functionality

    • Active brake interventions to reduce the collision speed
    • Driver brakes: Braking pressure increase (“target braking”)
    • Driver does not brake: Automatic braking (“automatic partial braking”, < 30 km/h)

    General Changes

    Air Conditioning, Manual Control

    The entry level air conditioning system will change from semi-automatic to manual control temperature control

    Applicable models: Polo, Golf, Golf Wagon, Tiguan

    Air Conditioner Controls

    Change of air conditioning rotary dials from chrome to matt black. This change affects both manual and climate control automatic air conditioning systems.

    Applicable models: Golf, Golf Wagon, Tiguan, Passat CC

    Mute function for acoustic parking sensor warning

    A mute function is now available for the acoustic parking distance sensors in the Optical Parking System (OPS) and/or Rear View Camera (RVC) display.

    Applicable models: Golf, Golf Wagon, Eos, Tiguan, Passat CC

    Luggage Tie-Down Points

    The design and finish of the luggage area tie-down/luggage net points has changed.

    Applicable models: Golf Wagon, Passat CC

    Volkswagen DCC Adaptive Chassis Control – Technical

    Failures

    A shock absorber fails?

    • If there is a short-circuit or interruption of an adjustment valve, the system immediately switches to “Fail Safe”.
    • The shock absorber symbol in the button flashes to indicate the fault.
    • The vehicle behaves like a vehicle with conventional damping.
    The sensors fail?
    • If only one sensor fails, a substitute signal is calculated from the other working sensors. The system is still capable of functioning.
    • If two or more sensors fail, the system will be switched off in stages. The shock absorber symbol on the button flashes at a rate of 1 Hz for 100 milliseconds.
    The electronically controlled damping control unit J250 fails?
    • The control unit J250 needs to be reprogrammed via SVM (Service Versions Management).
    A shock absorber is replaced and adjustment is required?
    • A basic set-up needs to be carried out (teaching the wheel travel sensors at the lower limit).
    The steering fails?
    • The DCC adaptive chassis control still continues to operate.

    Special Features

    End position damping:

    The end position damping is used to avoid end position forces and end position noises in the extension and compression cycle.
    Load recognition:

    The load recognition is used to determine the body mass of the vehicle as an input variable. This is calculated by evaluating the vehicle level sender and is supplied to other systems on the CAN data bus.

    Brake test stand:

    The system obtains the wheel speed information on the brake test stand. The body acceleration cannot be calculated however.

    Therefore the system always regulates in the range comfort = soft and thus assumes the road conditions are good.

    Shock absorber test stand:

    On a shock absorber test stand, the system receives information neither from the vehicle level senders, the body acceleration sensors nor wheel speed information.

    Therefore the adaptive chassis control presumes the vehicle is stationary. The shock absorbers are not powered and can therefore be checked normally.

    Volkswagen DCC Adaptive Chassis Control – Design and Function

    DCC Adaptive Chassis Control

    The rule for suspension systems has always been that increasing sportiness compromises the ride. In this new system – the DCC adaptive chassis control, the suspension constantly adjusts itself to the road conditions, the driving situation and the drivers requirements.

    Adjustable shock absorbers are required to make this possible. The steering assistance is also adjusted in addition to the damping.

    Basics of the damping system

    The shock absorbers have the task of quickly reducing the vibration energy of the body and road wheel oscillations.

    Suspension configuration

    The compression cycle and extension cycle are features of the suspension. The damping force in the compression cycle is normally lower than in the extension cycle.

    The shock absorbers prevent the body rocking due to bumps in the road and stop the wheels bouncing out of control on the road surface. Furthermore the body is also stabilised by the damping forces during
    dynamic manoeuvres.

    An even greater damping effectiveness is achieved with adjustable shock absorbers since the current driving situation can be taken into consideration more efficiently. The electronically controlled damping control unit determines within milliseconds what level of damping is required at which wheel and adjusts the shock absorber accordingly.

    The damping level is the rate at which the vibrations are reduced. This is dependent on the damping force of the shock absorber and the size of the sprung masses.

    Reducing the sprung masses increases the damping level.

    Adjustable shock absorber

    An adjustable shock absorber using a twin-tube design is employed for the DCC adaptive chassis control. The piston runs in chamber 1 and there is an additional gas chamber in chamber 2.

    Function in extension and compression cycle

    Check valves on the piston and base plate cause the oil to flow in the directions shown in the diagram during extension and compression.

    The oil is fed to the adjustment valve through the ring channel and it flows in the same direction (uniflow) during extension and compression. The oil flows back into chamber 2 from the adjustment valve.

    The adjustment valve determines the pressure in chamber 2 and thus the damping.

    The cylinder contains chamber 2.

    It is only partly filled with oil. There is a gas cushion with a de-foaming spiral above the oil filling. Chamber 2 is used to compensate changes in the oil volume.

    The oil flow is controlled by the damping valve units on the piston, on the chamber base and in the adjustment valve. They consist of a system of flat springs, coil springs and valve bodies with oil flow ports.

    During the extension cycle, the oil flow is controlled by:

    • the adjustment valve,
    • the base valve and
    • to a limited extent the piston valve.

    During the compression cycle, the oil flow is throttled by:

    • the adjustment valve,
    • the piston valve and
    • to a limited extent the base valve.

    Map for Adjustable shock absorber

    Compared with a conventional shock absorber with fixed map, the adjustable shock absorber has an adjustable characteristic curve within a map.

    Conventional shock absorbers have a characteristic curve that helps define the driving properties of the vehicle.
    Defining this characteristic curve is the result of the suspension configuration that is carried out for each vehicle. This depends, among other things on the weight distribution of the vehicle, the engine, the vehicle characteristics and the axle kinematics.

    The damping characteristic curves of the adjustable shock absorber can be modified by varying the current supplied to the adjustment valve. This creates a map.

    This adjustment is made in all driving modes (“Normal”, “Sport” and “Comfort”).

    Depending on the current driving situation, the shock absorber rates are adjusted within the specified map even when a driving mode is selected.

    In “Fail Safe” mode, the adjustment valves are not powered and the shock absorbers are thus operated with a defined characteristic curve.

    System description

    DCC adaptive chassis control system

    The adjustable shock absorbers are regulated by a control unit that adjusts the damping according to a control algorithm developed by Volkswagen. Depending on the input signals, the whole map of the adjustable shock absorbers is used. This control algorithm can also be switched from “Normal” mode to “Sport” or “Comfort” mode using the button and thus adjusted to customer requirements.

    The system can be adjusted when the vehicle is stationary or travelling.

    The DCC adaptive chassis control is always active. It is an intelligent automatically controlled system that adjusts the vehicle shock absorbers depending on

    • the road surface,
    • the respective driving situation (e.g. braking, accelerating and cornering) and
    • the driver’s requirement.

    Thus the driver always has the ideal suspension setting.

    Notes:

    • The driving mode last activated is also still active after the ignition is switched OFF/ON.
    • The driving mode can be switched over while the vehicle is stationary or on the road.
    • The adjustment valves are not powered when the vehicle is stationary.

    Selectable DCC modes

    The DCC mode can be set by the driver depending on individual requirements using the button to the right of the gear lever. Press the button until you obtain the required setting. You can repeat this as often as required. The modes are always switched through in the order “Normal” — “Sport” — “Comfort”.

    Normal mode

    “Normal” mode is active when neither the “Comfort” nor “Sport” labels on the button are illuminated yellow.

    This setting provides an overall balanced, but still dynamic driving feel.

    It is well suited for everyday use.

    Sport mode

    This mode is active when the “Sport” label is illuminated yellow in the button.

    This setting gives the vehicle sporty handling with a harder basic configuration. The steering is also set sporty and the chassis damping is stiffer.

    This setting allows a particularly sporty driving style.

    Comfort mode

    This mode is active when the “Comfort” label is illuminated yellow in the button.

    This setting leads to a comfort-oriented, softer basic configuration of the chassis damping.

    It is suitable, for example, for driving on bad roads and for long journeys.

    The differences in the modes are noticeable from the varying hardness of the basic damping settings. They are superimposed by higher damping force requirements due to the driving situations.

    System Description

    Overview of components used in vehicle

    The diagram is a simplified depiction of the components in the DCC adaptive chassis control system and their relationships (the senders each have a separate connection to the electronically controlled damping control unit J250 — they are combined for each axle in the diagram for reasons of simplicity).

    E387 Shock absorber damping adjustment button
    G76 Rear left vehicle level sender
    G78 Front left vehicle level sender
    G289 Front right vehicle level sender
    G341 Front left body acceleration sender
    G342 Front right body acceleration sender
    G343 Rear body acceleration sender
    J104 ABS control unit
    J250 Electronically controlled damping control unit
    J285 Control unit in dash panel insert
    J500 Power steering control unit
    J533 Data bus diagnostic interface
    N336 Front left shock absorber damping adjustment valve
    N337 Front right shock absorber damping adjustment valve
    N338 Rear left shock absorber damping adjustmentvalve
    N339 Rear right shock absorber damping adjustment valve

    System link to brakes and steering

    In the DCC adaptive chassis control, information is exchanged between the electronically controlled damping control unit and the associated networked control units via the CAN data bus.
    The system overview shows an example of the information that is provided via the CAN data bus or is received and used by the networked control units.

    System description

    System overview

    Function

    Shock absorber for DCC adaptive chassis control

    Twin-tube shock absorbers are used for the DCC adaptive chassis control. An electrically controlled adjustment valve mounted on the outside of the shock absorber regulates the damping force.

    By varying the current, the damping force of the active shock absorber setting can be adjusted within a few milliseconds by the adjustment valve.

    The 3 vehicle level senders provide signals that are required to calculate the necessary shock absorber setting together with the signals from the 3 body acceleration senders. The maps for the respective shock absorber setting are stored in the electronically controlled damping control unit J250.

    In the diagram, the ammeter is shown simply to help explain the current supplied to the adjustment valve (ammeter in “Normal” mode).

    A fixed current is not used to control the system within the “Normal”, “Sport” and “Comfort” modes, instead a range of values are used (see yellow-coloured area in ammeter).

    The following diagrams for the possible adjustment valve modes simply show the centre position of the ammeter needle within the yellow-coloured area.

    Adjustment valve

    The adjustment valve is mounted on the side of the shock absorber so that oil from the shock absorber ring channel flows to the valve. The oil supplied from the adjustment valve is sent to chamber 2 of the shock absorber.

    The valve is adjusted by applying a current to the coil (0.24 A to max. 2.0 A) and the resulting changes inside the adjustment valve. Depending on the control position of the adjustment valve, the oil flowing from the shock absorber moves the main slider to a corresponding horizontal position so that a specific amount of oil can flow back to the shock absorber through the return channel. The main slider position is achieved by setting a differential pressure (compared with the pressure of the oil flowing from the shock absorber) in the inner control volume. The differential pressure is set by pre-tensioning the gap cross-section between the pressure head and control plate. If the pre-tension becomes greater, for example, the amount of oil flowing away centrally through the main slider and further through the ring gap and control channel is reduced, the pressure increases in the inner control volume and the main piston can only be moved slightly to the right. This changes the damping behaviour towards “hard”. If the pre-tension becomes smaller, the system behaves in the opposite way. The damping behaviour is changed towards “soft”

    Function

    Adjustment valve in “Normal” mode

    In “Normal” mode, a current in a middle range between 0.24 A and 2.0 A is supplied to the coil. The armature is moved together with the push rod and pressure head and is pre-tensioned slightly.

    The oil flowing from the shock absorber presses the main piston to a horizontal centre position so that a medium quantity of oil can leave again via the return channel and be fed back to the shock absorber.

    This is achieved by setting a medium pre-tension between the pressure head and control plate.

    The differential pressure is also set accordingly in the internal control volume and the position of the main piston is set in a horizontal middle position.

    The damping behaviour is thus between “soft” and “hard”.

    Adjustment valve in “hard”

    In “hard”, the coil is powered in a range up to a max. of 2.0 A. The armature is pressed to the left together with the push rod and pressure head with maximum pre-tensioning to the left.

    As a result, there are smaller gap cross-sections between the control plate and pressure head compared with “Normal” mode.

    The differential pressure in the internal control volume increases and the main piston sets itself in its horizontal position so that a lower oil quantity flows back via the return channel to the shock absorber than in “Normal” mode.

    This changes the damping behaviour towards “hard”.

    This is a typical state of the adjustment valve for a considerably dynamic maneuver.

    Adjustment valve in “soft”

    In “soft”, the magnet is powered with 0.24 A, for example, and has less pre-tensioning together with the push rod and pressure head. The pressure head moves the control piston to the left by the same amount and releases the ring gap only in a slightly reduced cross-section. The oil flows via this gap and the subsequent control channel back to the shock absorber.

    The gap cross-section between the control plate and pressure head increases with this slightly lower pre-tensioning of the pressure head. The differential pressure in the internal control volume drops. The main piston thus sets itself in its horizontal position so that a greater amount of oil flows back via the return channel than in “hard”.

    This changes the damping behaviour towards “soft”.

    This is a typical state of the adjustment valve for a considerably dynamic manoeuvre.

    Adjustment valve in “Fail Safe”

    If a shock absorber, at least two sensors or the electronically controlled damping control unit J250 fail, “Fail Safe” mode is set.

    In “Fail Safe” mode, the shock absorbers are not powered and the vehicle behaves as if fitted with conventional shock absorbers. The armature moves together with the push rod and pressure head to the right until it rests against the valve housing. The control piston also moves and closes the direct access to the ring gap. The oil now opens the fail-safe valve and flows via the control channel to the shock absorber.

    Electrics

    Electronically controlled damping unit J250

    The control unit J250 is in the boot on the right-hand side behind the panelling (Passat CC).
    It evaluates the signals from the vehicle level senders G76, G78, G289 and the body acceleration sender G341, G342, G343 and constantly calculates the respective optimum current for the four shock absorbers taking the road, driving situation and driver requirement into consideration.
    It adjusts the shock absorbers within milliseconds using a controlled current (approx. 0.24 A … 2.0 A).

    Indications in dash panel insert

    The suspension setting that the driver selects manually using the shock absorber damping adjustment button E387 is displayed in the dash panel insert.
    The setting/display last selected is available when the vehicle is started.

    Volkswagen level senders G76, G78, G289

    The vehicle level senders are so-called turn angle sensors.

    They are all fitted near to the shock absorbers and are connected to the traverse links via coupling rods.

    The wheel spring travel is forwarded to the sensors from the movement of the traverse links on the front and rear axle and on the coupling rods and converted into an angle of rotation.

    The turn angle sensor used works with static magnetic fields and uses the Hall principle.

    The signal output supplies a PWM signal (pulse-width modulated signal) proportional to the angle for shock absorber control.

    The three level sensors are identical; only the mountings, the coupling rods and kinematics to the sides and axles.

    Electrics

    Design

    The sender is set up in a two-chamber system.

    On one side (1st chamber), there is the rotor and, on the opposite side, (2nd chamber) the circuit board with stator.

    The rotor and stator are each fitted so they are sealed.

    The rotor consists of a non-magnetised stainless steel shaft in which a rare-earth magnet is glued. Rare-earth magnets are used where high magnetic field strengths in conjunction with the smallest possible dimensions are needed.

    The rotor is connected to the coupling rod by the operating lever and is also driven by it.

    The rotor is mounted in a radial shaft seal in the operating lever. This protects the construction from the elements.

    The stator consists of a Hall sensor that is located on a circuit board.

    The circuit board is moulded in a PU mass (PU = polyurethane) and is thus also protected against external influences.

    Function

    The magnetic flow is transferred and amplified using the Hall plates.

    Unlike conventional Hall senders, these elements deliver special sine and cosine signals.

    In the chip on the circuit board, the signals are converted so that the level changes of the body are recognisable for the electronically controlled damping control unit J250.

    Electrics

    Body acceleration senders G341, G342, G343

    The body acceleration senders measure the vertical acceleration of the body.

    The front left body acceleration sender G341 and front right body acceleration sender G342 are mounted on the body at the top next to the shock absorbers.

    The rear body acceleration sender G343 is mounted at the top next to the left-hand rear shock absorber.

    Design and function

    The body acceleration senders work according to the capacitive measuring principle.

    An elastic mass m oscillates between capacitor plates as a middle electrode that pulls the capacities of capacitors C1 and C2 opposite the rhythm of their oscillation.

    The plate spacing d1 of one capacitor is increased by the amount that spacing d2 in the other capacitor is reduced.

    This changes the capacities of the individual capacitors.

    An electronic evaluation system delivers an analogue signal voltage to the electronically controlled damper control unit J250.
    Sender measuring range
    The measuring range of the sender is + or – 1.6g.
    g = measurement for the acceleration
    1g = 9.81 m/sec2

    Electrics

    Functional diagram

    E387 Shock absorber damping adjustment button
    G76 Rear left vehicle level sender
    G78 Front left vehicle level sender
    G289 Front right vehicle level sender
    G341 Front left body acceleration sender
    G342 Front right body acceleration sender
    G343 Rear body acceleration sender
    J104 ABS control unit
    J250 Electronically controlled damping control unit
    J285 Control unit in dash panel insert
    J500 Power steering control unit
    J519 Onboard supply control unit
    J533 Data bus diagnostic interface
    K189 Shock absorber damping adjustment warning lamp
    L76 Button illumination bulb
    N336 Front left shock absorber damping adjustment valve
    N337 Front right shock absorber damping adjustment valve
    N338 Rear left shock absorber damping adjustment valve
    N339 Rear right shock absorber damping adjustment valve