Hello VW Enthusiasts,
Here comes the possibility to own best of the best Navigation units for Volkswagen Vehicles. This is OEM unit that Volkswagen installs in factory in their vehicles. This isn't some cheap Chinese replica. Buy with confidence that you will receive Genuine Original Equipment Manufactured for VW.
This is The US Version of the unit with Sirius Tuner built-in and HD Radio built in. Brand New Revision L Hardware with 2TB SDXC Card compatibility enabled. Hardware revision is L and software version is SW5374
Units are Brand new from the Continental Group manufacturer that are produced in Czech Republic for VW.
Until Car Models years up to 2009, this was the optional Upgrade for all of them. Starting 2010 The car maker found a cheaper solution that can be installed, but some features had to be removed from it. RNS-315 came in to replace more expensive feature packed RNS-510. The only car RNS-510 can be ordered with as an option is Passat, CC and Tiguan; all others are all now being shipped with RNS-315 if you choose Navigation option as the Car maker wants to save funds on this unit but still charge same price for upgrading to Navigation Package.
Don't be fooled, and get the real thing now and see the difference that most of Enthusiast speak off.
*** Unlike RNS-510 Unit, the RNS-315 Lacks the following features that RNS-510 has.
*** 1. It does not have a Hard Drive for Music storage. Also you cannot scroll/move the map on the Map View Screen.
*** 2. The Resolution is half the size of the RNS-510 and Screen is about 1.2" smaller than RNS-510 - This is the biggest Drawback as smaller screen and lower resolution really make night and day difference.
*** 3. RNS-315 Lacks HD-Tuner, that means no HD-Radio for you guys unless you have RNS-510
*** 4. Traffic reports directly on your map, along with Sirius Travel Link (FW 3690 and above units only!!! )
Now with Software 5374 released in December 2013.
Firmware 5374 Has Sirius Travel Link and Weather Reports built into the unit via Sirius subscription just like all Version E and above units did, but it also has new MPEG Decoder software, and New SSD Driver on top of what Version J/K units with firmware 4369 had.
If you owned Version "C" unit in the past and compare these two side by side you would think they are the same from the outside, but the performance is night and day difference.
The only seller in USA apart from the dealer to offer 12 month warranty.!!!
Full Specification list:
Navigation Unit features:
- Latest Hardware available on the market - Revision L Hardware (Part number ends with letter "L", older units end with letter "A/B/C/D/E/F/G/H/J/K and are missing out some of nice features such as Voice Command, Weather Info Channel and other features)
- High Resolution touch screen color display (LED Backlit screen)
- 32 GB builtin hard drive (12GB is reserved for Map data and 20GB is available for music storage)
- Built-in Sirius radio tuner with traffic monitoring (requires external antenna)
- VOICE COMMAND READY!!! (Version E/F/G/H/J/K/L Units Only)
- SSD Hard Drive Built in (Version J/K/L Only)
- Built-in HD Radio with text support
- SD card reader (Now supports 2TB SDXC Cards)
- DVD playback capability
- Integrated Bluetooth phone support (requires bluetooth kit, sold separately)
- Full integration with car, MFD, and steering controls.
- Turn by turn directions also shown in MFD display.
- The only plug-and-play solution that works with Volkswagen Vehicles
- All units sold here are manufactured within last few Months of 2012.
- The latest available on the market Hardware and Software Version 5374
- Dealer price is $3490.00 plus taxes
Compatibility Vehicle list:
Volkswagen Jetta V - All models 2005.5-2009
Volkswagen Jetta VI - All models 2012+
Volkswagen Golf V - GTI, R32, Rabbit 2005.5-2009
Volkswagen Golf VI - GTI, Golf TDI, Golf R 2010-2013
Volkswagen EOS 2007-2013
Volkswagen Tiguan 2009+
Volkswagen Passat B6 2006-2011
Volkswagen Passat B7 2012+
Volkswagen CC 2008+
Volkswagen Beetle 2012+
This unit will not fit Volkswagen Routan, Touareg or Touareg2 .
This kit includes:
- RNS-510 Head unit with 1 Year warranty
- Original Manual
- GPS Antenna
- Radio Unlock Code
- DVD-In-Motion Unlocked (Per request)
- Monthly Subscription to My POI Updates for Red Light/Speed Cameras and other cool spots not part of the Original Maps
- 2014 Maps V7M pre-loaded at factory
Price for Vortex members is $1925.00 UPS Ground Shipping included.
Newest Hardware at the moment is H22 for Version L (This number changes occasionally as the manufacturing process matures.
Newest Firmware available from the factory is 5374
This firmware includes 2TB SDXC card support, HD Radio Subchannels, Sirius Travel Link, Full Voice Command (Microphone or Bluetooth kit required to work)(Sold separately). Improved SSD Driver and MPEG Decoder. Bug Fixes.
US Version RNS-510 Hardware Revision history and feature list.
3C0 035 684A - Initial RNS-510 Release unit. (Latest firmware available is 1140, Only via update) < Not compatible with 32GB SDHC Cards
3C0 035 684B - Second batch RNS-510 Release unit. (Latest firmware available is 1140, Only via update) < Not compatible with 32GB SDHC Cards
3C0 035 684C - Third release unit, now being phased out for New Version E. (Latest firmware available is 1140) < Compatible with 32GB SDHC Cards and now with LED Backlit screen
3C0 035 684E/F and 3C8 035 684E/F - Latest RNS-510 Release unit. (Current Firmware is 3690. Voice Command enabled. Faster onboard Processor. Super quick and fresh GUI, SIRIUS Travel Link. New Firmware. 40GB Hard Drive. HD Radio Text support, Navteq Maps 4M required on this unit. This is the biggest improvment on top of Version C unit. Compatible with up to 2TB SDXC cards!!!!!!
3C0 035 684G - Same as Version E/F when it comes to features, but factory firmware now is 4366 with plenty bug fixes and improvement in performance. All Version G units were manufactured starting end of June 2012. New firmware has been released for all Version G units now updating the unit to Version J. Software level 4366 for North America
NEW FOR 2014!!! - New SSD Ready units have show up!!!!
3C0 035 684J/K - Finally SSD Hard drives have been integrated into the RNS-510 and improved performance quite a bit. New HD Radio board tuner is now in place, most likely hardware upgrade to improve quality for AM/FM reception. DVD Drive has newer firmware loaded on it as well. Factory firmware is now 4369 but it can be updated to 5374 at my shop. PM me for details. (Unit has to be shipped for this upgrade)
3C0 035 684L - Same as Version J/K when it comes to features, but factory firmware now is 5374 with plenty bug fixes and improvement in performance. 5374 Updates new MPEG Codecs for DVD Movies/Videos, it will come handy with decoding new media. All Version L units were manufactured starting end of November 2013. New firmware has been released for all Version J/K units now updating the unit to Version L as well, but it can only be done at my shop as it requires some configuration change before the firmware will properly install. Also Version 7M 2014 maps are pre-loaded on this unit as well as monthly subscription to my Red Light/Speed and Other additional POI's updates is included in each purchase.
*** Voice Command requires specific connection setup if you didn't have it in your previous Navigation check with me to make sure you are aware of how to get this installed for full functionality.