VW RNS-510 Navigation System

The latest-generation navigation systems are outstanding for their simple operation and multi-functionality. The Volkswagen RNS 510 radio navigation system sets new standards in these areas, combining navigation and multimedia entertainment in a most innovative way. This makes it a real experience for all the senses.


Progress that you can touch: for the first time ever, there is a Volkswagen navigation system that you can operate conveniently by means of a touchscreen. All you have to do is choose – do you want to see the map in 2D, topographically, or would you prefer a three-dimensional bird's-eye view? The large TFT colour display always ensures excellent map reproduction. The intelligent split screen function divides the screen into map and additional information for greater clarity. Dynamic navigation with TMC helps you arrive at your destination more quickly.

The RNS 510 is certainly worth a closer look: its high-quality DVD drive provides entertaining movie enjoyment with excellent picture quality – thanks to a high-resolution TFT monitor. A sophisticated sound system with eight speakers provides added listening enjoyment, no matter whether you prefer to listen to the radio or a CD. The integrated 30 GB hard disk offers space for your music collection – and, of course, for the navigation data. And the SD memory card system ensures a convenient exchange of data whenever you need it.

If you add a TV hybrid tuner (DVB-T) to the new RNS 510, then you can even watch television. The integrated videotext will help you stay abreast of the latest news. In the interests of your safety, these functions are, of course, only available when the vehicle is stationary. Making phone calls on the move will become even safer and more convenient in future. With the optional Bluetooth mobile phone preparation "Premium", you can use the Phone button and touchscreen to access the telephone menu directly, scroll through the phone book and even enter numbers on the display.

6.5 inch, 16:9 Wide Touch-screen user interface.
Satellite Navigation with voice guidance and turn by turn instruction.
AM and FM Radio with RDS.
30GB Hard disk drive for maps and internal music storage.
Selectable menu language; English, German, Dutch, Italian, French, Spanish.
Plays CD, DVD, MP3 and unprotected WMA files.
Supports SD and SDHC cards up to 32GB*. (with the latest firmware - not suitable for older vehicles).
Displays Navigation, 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).
A touch-screen controller for many optional devices including Bluetooth™ telephone interface and MDI iPod interface.
Original Volkswagen part.


High resolution 16:9 LED touchscreen.
Integrated 30 GB Hard Disc Drive.
SD card slot for MP3 music.
CD/DVD drive for DVD map, DVD video or Audio CD.
Europe map with navigation to street level are available on DVD map.
Full seven digits post code and speed cameras search included on DVD map.
Special places of interest (POIs) are stored on the DVD map.
3D map view and split screen function.
TV and Videotext receipt.
Goal input over map with cursor or coordinate announcement.
Route announcement in perspective map display.
Announcement of up to three routes in the single goal mode.
With the choice, a representation of chart of road [zoom] or indication of direction.
Option of road to the choice: road short, road fast, to avoid motorways, etc.
Radio is available with AM and FM bands supported.
Safety and Speed Camera locations.
7-digit Postcode* input for address navigation.
RDS (Radio Data System) for programm type selection and traffic information (TP).
Possibility of connection for: telephone, amplifier, TV-Tuner, DVD/VIDEO-Player, Playstation etc.
Selectable menu languages: English, German, Dutch, Italian, French, Spanish.


New Polo
Golf Mk 5 & 6
Golf Plus
Passat & CC
Transporter T6


On older vehicles, an additional module may be required for the RNS-510 navigation unit to operate properly. The requirement varies from model to model, please contact us for details.

Where installed in a vehicle the RNS-510 will control the following:-

Bluetooth telephone interface (a fully integrated device).
MultiMedia Device Interface (MDI) allowing full control of iPods, displaying track names and allowing search, Albums, Playlist, Songs, Artist view functions.
Also allows the connection of USB storage devices.
Integrated TV with Analog and DVB (freeview) tuners.
Visual display for optical parking sensors.
Display for rear view parking camera.