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Volkswagen Golf Owners Manual: Driving data

First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings

The multifunction display (MFD) shows a variety of travel and fuel consumption data. MFA is called up from the selection menu   .

Switching between displays

Driving data recorder

The MFD is fitted with 3 automatic recorders:

The currently selected memory is shown in the display.

Press the button on the windscreen wiper lever or press the button on the multifunction steering wheel to switch between recorders when the ignition is switched on and the recorder is displayed.

Display Function
Since start Display and storage of gathered driving and consumption values from the time the ignition is switched on until it is switched off.
If the journey is continued within approximately 2 hours of the ignition being switched off, the new values are also taken into account. The memory will automatically be deleted if the journey is interrupted for more than 2 hours.
Since refuel Display and storage of the collected driving and consumption values. The memory is deleted automatically when the vehicle is refuelled.
Long-term The memory collects journey data for any number of individual journeys up to a total of 19 hours and 59 minutes or 99 hours and 59 minutes journey time or 1,999.9 km or 9,999.9 km distance travelled. If one of these maximum limitsa) is exceeded, the memory is automatically deleted and reset to 0.

Personal selection of displays

You can set which MFD display should appear in the instrument cluster using the button and the and Multifunction display function buttons in the infotainment system   .

Examples of display

Display Function
Consumption The current fuel consumption is displayed in litres/100 km while the vehicle is in motion, and in litres/hour while the vehicle is stationary.
Average consumption The average fuel consumption will be shown after a distance of approximately 300 metres has been travelled. The display will show dashes until this point. The displayed value is updated approximately every second.
Fuel range Approximate calculation of the distance in km that can still be travelled with the current fuel level under the current driving conditions. One factor used for calculating this figure is the current level of fuel consumption.
Driving time Driving time in hours (h) and minutes (min) that has elapsed since the ignition was switched on.
Distance driven The distance travelled in km since the ignition was switched on.
Average speed The average speed will be shown after a distance of approximately 100 metres has been travelled. The display will show dashes until this point. The displayed values will be updated approximately every 5 seconds.
Digital speed display Current vehicle speed displayed digitally.
Warning at --- km/h
or Warning at --- mph
If the saved speed (within the range of 30 km/h (18 mph) and 250 km/h (155 mph)) is exceeded, an acoustic warning will be sounded, along with a visible warning if required.
Oil temperature Current temperature of the engine oil displayed digitally.

Saving a speed for the speed warning

a) Changes depending on the instrument cluster version.

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