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VW RCD 510 Touchscreen DAB Radio

The RCD 510 touch-screen radio/MP3 compatible 6 CD autochanger features a large 6 1/2 inch colour display. The intuitive menu navigation and touch-screen operation lets you select your listening choice quickly and easily. The RCD 510 has 8* speakers for superb sound reproduction, an SD memory card slot and an AUX-in socket for fast and easy connection to an external multimedia source such as your iPod or MP3 player.

Overview

RCD 510 only: When travelling around the country you may lose your local station. Just press the 'Station list' button to bring up a scrollable list of available stations in your new location to choose from.

RCD 510 DAB it has the next generation of amplifiers giving a far superior sound quality to the previous generation (RCD200/300/500) It has to be heard to be believed (no need to change speakers)

Unlike all other RCD 510's this has built DAB radio, ready to use on every journey no matter where you're going.

It is a Touch-Screen unit so you can go through the various menus by just tapping the screen.

It has a built-in 6CD changer which is also MP3 compatible so you can have 6 CDs with 10-12 Albums (about 200 tracks!) on each CD and it will play them and show all the track/artist/album details (see photo)

It also has a built-in SD & MultiMedia card reader which can take cards up to 2GB so you can have hundreds of tracks on a single chip and it will play and show all the details (2GB chips are less than 10 these days!)

It is ipod compatible so you could connect an ipod using an optional ipod adaptor. You can also connect the new VW MDI adaptor which has full Ipod/USB menu and text etc.

It is also VW BlueTooth Ready so you can connect the optional BlueTooth kit and control your phone by the headunit.

DAB is the new way to receive radio - in the clearest possible sound

DAB stands for Digital Audio Broadcasting. Opt for the DAB digital radio receiver - available as an upgrade for your RCD310 or RCD 510 touch-screen radio system - and you'll have the pleasure of tuning in to every available digital station.

Much wider listening choice With digital radio, you can get all the digital stations bringing you extra news, sport, music, comedy, drama, children's programmes and more. There's such a wide selection you'll find plenty to suit your own particular interests. And you can also listen to your existing favourites, hiss and crackle-free, in crystal clear digital sound quality. BBC Radio 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 live, the World Service and most BBC local radio stations, for example, are available on DAB.

Just use station names With DAB you don't have to remember frequencies, you can just use the radio station names. All DAB radios have an LCD display, which shows the station you're listening to. Many stations also use this display to transmit other information, such as artist and song, what's coming up next, news headlines, etc.

Features

High-resolution touch screen in 16:9 format
SD memory card reader
Can be expanded with a hybrid TV tuner and integrated for Bluetooth preparation
Live Traffic Info for UK via build-in RDS-TMC (Radio Data System - Traffic Message Channel) CD / MP3
Displays Radio, Audio (iPod & mp3 tracks), Telephone information on the Driver Information Screen (DIS) if the car is fitted with a Highline computer.
Integration with Multi Function Steering Wheel (where fitted, not all models).
Visual display for optical parking sensors. Optional
Display for rear view parking camera - Optional
Number of Discs Per Magazine: 6
DAB Radio

It also has all the usual VW radio features:
AM and FM radio
Mix (shuffle/random) play as well as Scan
Traffic news
Gala feature (adjusts volume according to speed/fully adjustable) Bass/Middle/Treble/Balance/Fader control

Compatibility

Polo
Golf, Golf GTI/GTD/R, Golf Plus, Golf Estate
New Beetle, New Beetle Cabriolet
Jetta
Passat Saloon, Passat Estate, Passat CC
Scirocco
Tiguan
EOS
Sharan
Amarok
Caddy, Caddy Maxi Van, Caddy Maxi Life
Transporter, Transporter Kombi, Transporter Shuttle
Caravelle
California

Notes

It will not fit in the Polo/Fox/Golf MK4/Sharan/Lupo/T5