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Refuelling without overfuelling.

The new generation of engines offers low fuel consumption with every unit – and all without dampening driving pleasure. Thanks to the optional combination of the 4MOTION all-wheel drive and dual clutch gearbox DSG it will conquer almost all terrains together with you.

TDI engines

The new generation of engines offers low fuel consumption with every unit – and all without dampening driving pleasure. As a result, there is a low average consumption of 6.3 l/100 km¹/² with average CO₂ emission of 164 g/km¹/². Naturally, the new TDI engines comply with the Euro 6 emission standard. The 2.0 l TDI engine with 150 kW³ is particularly powerful, while also boasting low fuel consumption. Additional engines will be introduced at a later date.

¹ California Beach (Coast, Ocean), 2.0 l TDI engine with 110 kW, fuel consumption in l/100 km: urban from 7.9 to 6.8 (7.9 to 6.8); extra-urban from 6.1 to 5.7 (6.2 to 5.7); combined, from 6.7 to 6.2 (6.7 to 6.2); CO₂ emissions in g/km: combined from 176 to 162 (176 to 163); Efficiency class: A (A and A+).
² California Beach (Coast, Ocean), 2.0 l TDI engine with 150 kW, fuel consumption in l/100 km: urban from 8.2 to 7.4 (8.3 to 7.4); extra-urban from 6.2 to 5.9 (6.3 to 5.9); combined, from 6.9 to 6.4 (7.0 to 6.4); CO₂ emissions in g/km: combined from 180 to 168 (182 to 169). Efficiency class: A (A).

TSI petrol engines

If you prefer petrol engines, you have the choice between a 2.0 l TSI with 110 kW¹ and the 2.0 l engine with 150 kW². Both engine options are equipped with a direct injection system and an exhaust turbocharger.

¹ California Beach (Coast, Ocean), 2.0 l TSI engine with 110 kW, fuel consumption in l/100 km: urban 12.5 (12.6), extra-urban 7.8 (7.9), combined 9.5 (9.6.); CO₂ emissions in g/km: combined 216 (218); efficiency class: C (C).
² California Beach (Coast, Ocean), 2.0 l TSI engine with 150 kW, fuel consumption in l/100 km: urban from 12.2 to 12.0 (12.2 to 12.1); extra-urban from 8.1 to 7.8 (8.1 to 7.9); combined, from 9.6 to 9.3 (9.6 to 9.4); CO₂ emissions in g/km: combined from 219 to 214 (219 to 216); efficiency class: D and C (D and B).

BlueMotion Technology Package

Volkswagen models with BlueMotion Technology are in line with the “Think Blue.” concept: That is why every single one of the Euro 6 engines is equipped with a start-stop system, regenerative braking, Hill Start Assist and roll resistance-optimised tyres.

Package contents

4MOTION all wheel drive

The optional 4MOTION permanent all-wheel drive distributes the torque between the front and rear axle to all four wheels as needed. This allows the California to maintain optimal contact with the driving surface. The optional 4MOTION all-wheel drive is now fitted with the latest transmission generation. Advantages include reduced weight, and further enhancement of vehicle handling and dynamics.

4MOTION all-wheel drive and 7-speed dual clutch gearbox DSG¹
The California is the only vehicle of its class available with the optional 4MOTION all-wheel drive and 7-speed dual clutch gearbox DSG. Enjoy added driving comfort when navigating mountainous terrain thanks to fully automatic gear changes.

Mechanical Differential Lock
The mechanical differential lock is optionally available for the rear axle together in conjunction with the optional 4MOTION all-wheel drive. This makes starting up in adverse conditions, such as driving off-road, much easier.

  • ¹ Not available for all engine options.

Dual clutch gearbox DSG

The optional 7-speed dual clutch gearbox DSG permits fully automatic, almost imperceptible gear changing with no interruption in power flow, which results in significantly increased driving comfort. You can choose between normal and sport mode.

DCC adaptive chassis control

The optional DCC adaptive chassis control improves vehicle handling and can be adjusted to your favourite setting at the touch of a button, simply choose from NORMAL, SPORT or COMFORT.

  • Only available in conjunction with the “Plus” or “Premium” multifunction display.
Roll resistance-optimised tyres

The new California makes contact with the road via roll resistance-optimised tyres. Low rolling resistance reduces fuel consumption, and with it, CO₂ emissions.

Regenerative braking

This recharges the vehicle battery during overrun and braking phases, thereby relieving strain on the engine and reducing fuel consumption.

Start/stop system

After shifting into neutral and releasing the clutch (Only applies for manual transmission), the engine is switched off automatically, e.g. at red traffic lights. To start the engine again, it is enough to step on the clutch.