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Start-Stop System

The start-stop system automatically switches off the engine when the vehicle comes to a standstill. The engine only runs when it is actually needed. The driver approaches a red traffic light and comes to a standstill. He then shifts (as normal) into neutral and takes his foot off the clutch. This instantaneously switches off the engine. The “Start-Stop" message appears in the multifunction display. As soon as the light changes to amber, the driver steps on the clutch and the engine starts up again. The “Start-Stop" message goes off. The start-stop system is one of the efficient and environmentally compatible technologies that Volkswagen links under its BlueMotionTechnologies umbrella brand.