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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, 2.0 l TDI engine with 62 kW, fuel consumption in l/100 km: urban 7.5, extra-urban 5.6, combined 6.3; CO₂ emission in g/km: combined 164; efficiency class: A.
² California Beach (Coast, Ocean), 2.0 l TDI engine with 75 kW, fuel consumption in l/100 km: urban 7.5 (7.7), extra-urban 5.6 (5.7), combined 6.3 (6.4); CO₂ emission in g/km: 164 (168); efficiency class: A (A).
³ California Beach (Coast, Ocean), 2.0 l TDI engine with 150 kW, fuel consumption in l/100 km: urban 8.0 (8.1), extra-urban 6.0 (6.0), combined 6.7 (6.8); CO₂ emission in g/km: combined 175 (177); efficiency class: A (A).

BlueMotion Technology Package

The best innovations are those from which humans and nature both benefit. BlueMotion Technology makes a significant contribution to the lower fuel consumption and emission value of the new California, and in doing so sets a whole new standard for sustainable mobility. For the new generation of TDI engines with Euro 6 emission standard BlueMotion Technology comes as standard. The equipment includes: regenerative braking, roll resistanceoptimised tyres and start/stop system.

Package contents

New generation 4MOTION all wheel drive

The optional 4MOTION¹ permanent all-wheel drive distributes the torque between the front and rear axle to all four wheels as needed. This allows the new California to maintain optimal contact with the driving surface. The optional 4MOTION all-wheel drive is now fitted with the latest transmission generation Haldex coupling. Advantages include reduced weight, and further enhancement of vehicle handling and dynamics.

4MOTION all-wheel drive and 7-speed dual clutch gearbox DSG
The new California is the only vehicle of its class available with the optional 4MOTION¹ all-wheel drive and 7-speed dual clutch gearbox DSG². 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 4MOTION¹ all-wheel drive. This makes starting up in adverse conditions, such as driving off-road, much easier.

  • ¹ Will be introduced at a later date.
    ² Only available in conjunction with 110 kW TDI and 150 kW TDI engines.

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.

  • Will be introduced at a later date.

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.