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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Tachograph

In many European countries there is an obligation to install and use a tachograph on vehicles (including passenger vehicles) that serve purely for commercial purposes to transport goods where their maximum permissible weight including drawbar trailer or fifth wheel trailer exceeds 3.5 t. In this case, it makes no difference whether the pulling vehicle with trailer or either one separately is used to transport goods commercially.
   
Drawbar load details
The drawbar load specifications on the type plate of the towing attachment are test figures and apply only for that device. The valid drawbar load for the vehicle may lie below these values, and exceeding it is not permitted. These details can be found:
in the vehicle's papers
in the vehicle's owner's manual
in this guide
   
Legal requirements
When towing a trailer, the legal requirements of the respective country must be observed.
Golf 2013 ►
Vehicles with manual gearboxes
Golf, Type 5G1       Trailer load in kg  
        Gradient, braked  
Output in kW Displacement/l Annotations Unbraked 12 % 8 % Drawbar load in kg
               
Petrol engine 63 1.2 - 6001) 1100 1300 80
77 1.2 - 6001) 1300 1500
81 1.2 - 6001) 1300 1500
81 1.4 EcoFuel (natural gas CNG) 6602) 1400 1700
81 1.6 - 5903) 1200 1400
85 1.0 - 6001) 1000 1300
90 1.4 - 6101) 1400 1600
92 1.4 - 6101) 1400 1600
103 1.4 - 6301) 1500 1700
110 1.4 Without Active Cylinder Management 630 1500 1700
110 1.4 With Active Cylinder Management 6301) 1500 1700
162 2.0 - 6701) 1600 1800
169 2.0 - 690 1600 1800
195 2.0 - 6801) 1600 1800
206 2.0 4MOTION - - -
215 2.0 4MOTION - - -
221 2.0 4MOTION - - -
Diesel engine 66 1.6 - 6401) 1400 1700
77 1.6 - 6403) 1500 1800
77 1.6 4MOTION 7001) 1700 1900
81 1.6 6-speed manual gearbox 6301) 1000 1300
81 1.6 5-speed manual gearbox 6403) 1500 1800
81 1.6 4MOTION 710 1700 1900
81 2.0 - 6401) 1500 1800
105 2.0 - 6701) 1600 1800
110 2.0 Engine code CRBC 670 1600 1800
110 2.0 Engine code CRLB 6701) 1600 1800
110 2.0 4MOTION 7201) 1700 1900
135 2.0 - 6801) 1600 1800
 
1) Applies to 2-door vehicles; trailer load on 4-door vehicles is 10 kg higher
2) Applies to all vehicles with natural gas fuel tanks made from carbon-fibre reinforced plastic; for vehicles with steel natural gas tanks, the trailer load is 30 kg higher
3) Applies to 2-door vehicles; trailer load on 4-door vehicles is 20 kg higher
For technical reasons, an increase in the permissible trailer load is not possible.
     
Vehicles with dual clutch gearbox
Golf, Type 5G1       Trailer load in kg  
        Gradient, braked  
Output in kW Displacement/l Annotations Unbraked 12 % 8 % Drawbar load in kg
Petrol engine 77 1.2 - 6101) 1300 1500 80
81 1.2 - 6201) 1300 1500
81 1.2 BlueMotion technology 6101) 1300 1500
81 1.4 EcoFuel (natural gas CNG) 6702) 1400 1700
85 1.0 - 6101) 1000 1300
90 1.4 - 6201) 1400 1600
92 1.4 - 6201) 1400 1600
103 1.4 - 6401) 1500 1700
110 1.4 - 6303) 1500 1700
110 1.4 BlueMotion technology 6401) 1500 1700
110 1.4 Hybrid 750 1500 1700
155 2.0 - 6803) 1600 1800
155 2.0 BlueMotion technology 6901) 1600 1800
162 2.0 - 6801) 1600 1800
169 2.0 - 7001) 1600 1800
195 2.0 - 6901) 1600 1800
206 2.0 4MOTION - - -
215 2.0 4MOTION - - -
221 2.0 4MOTION - - -
Diesel engine 77 1.6 - 6501) 1500 1800
81 1.6 - 6501) 1500 1800
81 2.0 7-speed dual clutch gearbox 0AM 6501) 1500 1800
81 2.0 6-speed dual clutch gearbox 02E 6601) 1500 1800
105 2.0 - 6801) 1600 1800
110 2.0 Engine code CRBC 680 1600 1800
110 2.0 Engine code CRLB 6801) 1600 1800
130 2.0 - 7001) 1600 1800
135 2.0 - 6903) 1600 1800
170 2.0 4MOTION 750 1700 1900
 
1) Applies to 2-door vehicles; trailer load on 4-door vehicles is 10 kg higher
2) Applies to all vehicles with natural gas fuel tanks made from carbon-fibre reinforced plastic; for vehicles with steel natural gas tanks, the trailer load is 20 kg higher
3) Applies to 2-door vehicles; trailer load on 4-door vehicles is 20 kg higher
For technical reasons, an increase in the permissible trailer load is not possible.
     
Vehicles with automatic gearbox
Golf, Type 5G1       Trailer load in kg  
        Gradient, braked  
Output in kW Displacement/l Annotations Unbraked 12 % 8 % Drawbar load in kg
Petrol engine 81 1.6 - 6101) 1200 1400 80
 
1) Applies to 2-door vehicles; trailer load on 4-door vehicles is 10 kg higher
For technical reasons, an increase in the permissible trailer load is not possible.
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