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Volkswagen Transporter (T5)

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The Transporter is the commercial in the T5 range, available in over 100 Variants include short- or long-wheelbases (LWB); along low-, medium-, or high-rooflines; and can be as a van, minibus, single-cab, drop side or chassis

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A view of the Transporter T5 range:

Van – Delivery van without side or rear seats,

Highroof Van – Delivery van with raised There is also a third height available with the T5, the two traditional ones,


Half-panel – Van side windows only in the half of the cargo area and one row of rear seats,

Pick-up – truck, also available wider load bed,

Cab Pick-up, in German. Doppelkabine – truck with double cab and two of seats,

Cab Chassis – (both and crew cab), for coach to build special bodies

Kombi, from German. ( combination vehicle ) – Van with windows and removable rear i.e. both a passenger and a vehicle combined. Also with heightened roof,

(8-9 seater) minibus,

along with Police, and Ambulance emergency services are made by Volkswagen Commercial (VWCV) through Special Order (SVO), although option is not available in all markets.

Apart from these variants there are a multitude of conversions available, some of are offered through the VWCV/VWN organisation. They include vans, ambulances, police fire engines, ladder and so on.

The full cargo payload of the Transporter is between 800 kilograms lb ) to 1.4 tonnes. Load compartment range from 5.8 m 3 (200 cu ft) to 9.3 m 3 cu ft).

In Mexico, the Transporter T5 is marketed under the North Eurovan nameplate.

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The T5 is also available in to nine-seat configurations called Kombi, Caravelle, and Multivan.

. This is the entry level mover in the Transporter range. It is with every internal engine in the T5 range, and in all roof and wheelbases. The Kombi can seat to nine people. It is equipped basic features such as flooring, heater for driver’s and side panel trim and in the driver’s compartment. Optional include central locking, air for front and rear compartments, controlled and heated mirrors, windows, Electronic Stability (ESP), side and curtain cruise control, electric sunroof. and an electric sliding

Shuttle . This is the next up, is only available in SWB and LWB, the full engine range, but is to the standard roof height. The seats seven to nine Standard features are moulded a second heater, sun blinds for the compartment, and a sliding window on the hand side only. extras over the Kombi carpeting and an ‘Appearance Package’, includes colour-coded bumpers, folding rear three-seater seat, and a luggage compartment

Caravelle . This includes of the Kombi and Shuttle features standard, plus ESP, Braking System (ABS), Regulation (ASR – more known as traction control ), passenger’s seat with lumbar support, air conditioning, adjustable and heated mirrors, and for front-seat passenger and driver. features include Automatic Power Closing system, and CD changer. The Caravelle is only in SWB or LWB, with a maximum of seats.

Multivan . This is the people mover based on the T5 Available with six or seven it has a unique rail feature in seats can slide forward and into any configuration. A wide of accessories are available, like and refrigerators which fit into the to be secured or movable if necessary. The has all safety features as standard as ABS, ESP, ASR, and side, and curtain airbags. The is sold under the Caravelle in the UK.

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Sportline [ ]

The Transporter Sportline is the range-topping level of the Transporter panel and van. It comes as standard a 174 PS (128 kW ; 172 bhp ) Turbocharged Direct (TDI) diesel engine, torque of 400 newton metres lbf·ft ) at 2,000 rpm, and is to a six-speed manual gearbox 2.5 5 cylinder models where with problematic water which were later as the original plastic impellers to bits. A recall of the Toureg was not extended to the commercial van range. hose from the turbo also problematic with the clip failing. Power pumps were another failing, some dealers changing the power assist could also damage the air system whilst under the power assist pump

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DMF (dual mass flywheels) system caused problem for although appears to have from earlier model 05-06. A simple test is to nose down on a gentle engage reverse and see if the clutch results in juddering, if so the vehicle require attention.

Side handles were modified but not where they rubbed on the where they passed the body damaging the paint and blistering and corrosion (dealer issued) which VW refused to under their corrosion sold with their The PD engines can have problems camshaft wear from the operation and the correct grade of oil is essential to minimize wear. with central locking in can usually be traced to poor connections below the drivers

Reports of a Clonk sound in columns was a fault which VW aftersales teams and remained on vehicles for a long time.

The vans whilst quick and can be hard on tires with on 18,000 miles on the front Issues reported of Michelin tires forming eggs in the not easily seen from the and cracking in the base of the groves.

The have a wide range of including an acoustic cabin which make the van feel like a car. Air conditioning climate control, although do not seem to change the pollen without prompting.

Other features on the Sportline include weight-rated alloy wheels. bumpers, door mirrors and It features suspension which is by 30 millimetres (1.2 in ) over variants, and has chrome side and grille, a roof spoiler, as as a special Volkswagen badge.

The featured in an episode of Top Gear TV where Clarkson, Hammond and May had to three vans to compete in a of challenges, including transporting for The Who. Jeremy Clarkson the Sportline to be the fastest van in Britain.

claim was put to the test by competitor TV Fifth Gear where the has been put head to head The A-Team van, as well as the Vito Sport-X. The Sportline won a race against the A-Team GMC even with Tiff cutting corners and using cuts in the vein of the television Against the Sport-X, even the Mercedes had a more powerful it was found that the traction was too sensitive and overtly intrusive to be to make quick progress a track.

California [ edit ]

The range of the entry California Beach with just a fold-up whereas the California is a fully camper with beds, and fold-up seat and tables.

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In September 2009, Commercial Vehicles launched a and facelifted T5 range, which is under four main the Transporter, Caravelle, Multivan and

The revised range showcases new to blight the van range of a poorly EGR valve which failed dealers claimed it was their earner. The medium van segment, includes a world-first with the clutch transmission [ 5 ] named Gearbox (DSG) – which is available with 4motion drive. Side Lane [ 5 ] for monitoring blind spots changing lanes, tyre monitor display for monitoring pressures (TMPS), [ 5 ] Bi-Xenon Lights with LED Daytime Lights and touchscreen Radio System (RNS) and a reversing that worked in conjunction RNS. [ 5 ]

Engines powering the range are now all inline-four-cylinder designs; and all are 2.0 L in capacity which includes one option, and four newly high-efficiency Turbocharged Direct (TDI) diesel options, all common rail. [ 5 ] replacing the Pumpe Düse (PD) Injector fuel system. Commercial Vehicles claim this new diesel engine is twenty percent more than the outgoing TDI range.

Edition 25 Multivan (2011) [ ]

It is a version commemorating 25th of Multivan, covering 2.0L 2.0L TSI (150 kW), TSI 4MOTION (150 kW), TDI (75 kW), 2.0L TDI (103 2.0L TDI 4MOTION (103 2.0L BiTDI (132 2.0L BiTDI 4MOTION kW) models. [ 6 ] It includes a matte roof and black 18-inch wheels, black door matte black paint on the of the front bumper, black trim at the back and side choice of Candy White, Red or Metallic Silver body sport chassis and upgraded bar. [ 7 ]

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