View Full Version : T5 Facelift Revealed - April Fools the German way

10-04-2008, 21:54

"Together with two more petrol and four new Common Rail diesel engines offering a power spectrum of 80 - 246 HP, and a new 6 cylinder diesel (181KW - 246PS/510NM) available in the high specification Multivan and California with the somewhat longer front engine bay"

Also talks about:
-- New 6-cylinder diesel available on Multivans and Californias with a longer front nose
-- New communications center options (TV-tuner, DVD, Bluetooth, 30 GB HD, touchscreen for navigation and telephone, etc.)
--Side-scan system to detect obstacles next to and behind the van, with a display in the mirror.
--Adaptive cruise control with radar-based "Follow-to-Stop" function that can bring the van to a halt
-- Retuned, stiffer suspension for models with air shocks



Source vwbuswelt.de - T5 Facelift PDF (http://www.vwbuswelt.de/02forum/forum/upload/T5-Facelift.pdf) via brick-yard.co.uk - T5 update Revealed thread (http://www.brick-yard.co.uk/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=25513&PN=1&TPN=1)

11-04-2008, 19:06
That really has a strong influence from the other family members, especially the Touareg. Looks good! I hope they do something about the rear end, as I've always found it to be a bit boring.

I also wonder, will this update be done on Multivan models only, or will it be carried over to the Transporter range as well? As you may remember, when the T4 got it's facelift, the Transporter kept the old front end design.

15-04-2008, 09:04
Turns out this is a April Fools joke :D


15-04-2008, 10:33

17-11-2009, 15:06
or was it?