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2000 VW Westfalia T4 California Generation 

 

The Volkswagen Westfalia T4 Transporter California Generation Camper Model History

In 2000 the VW Westfalia T4 Transporter California Generation model was introduced. The Westfalia California Generation was available in poptop, hightop and compact roof versions. The basic model equipment was the same as the 2000 California Coach but it also had some extra equipment fitted as standard and was available in five exterior colours. The base vehicle for the VW California Generation was the short wheel base “long nose” version of the VW T4 Transporter.

 

1) 2000 - 2001 VW Westfalia T4 Transporter California Generation Camper engine options and approx price (inclusive tax when new in standard form):

From 04/2001 (2002 model year) price list. Prices are in Euro:

California Generation with Poptop Roof

Volkswagen California Generation Diesel Motor 2.5 litre TDI Turbo-D Kat, 5 cylinder, 65 KW (88 PS), 5 Speed Gearbox, load weight 2800 kg, wheelbase 2920 mm, 36,917 Euro

Volkswagen California Generation Diesel Motor 2.5 litre TDI Turbo-D Kat, 5 cylinder, 75 KW (102 PS), 5 Speed Gearbox, load weight 2800 kg, wheelbase 2920 mm, 38,007 Euro

Volkswagen California Generation Diesel Motor 2.5 litre TDI Turbo-D Kat, 5 cylinder, 75 KW (102 PS), Automatic Gearbox, load weight 2800 kg, wheelbase 2920 mm, 39,747 Euro

Volkswagen California Generation Diesel Motor 2.5 litre TDI Turbo-D Kat, 5 cylinder, 111 KW (150 PS), 5 Speed Gearbox, load weight 2890 kg, wheelbase 2920 mm, 40,994 Euro

California Generation with Compact Roof

Volkswagen California Generation Diesel Motor 2.5 litre TDI Turbo-D Kat, 5 cylinder, 65 KW (88 PS), 5 Speed Gearbox, load weight 2800 kg, wheelbase 2920 mm, 37,253 Euro

Volkswagen California Generation Diesel Motor 2.5 litre TDI Turbo-D Kat, 5 cylinder, 75 KW (102 PS), 5 Speed Gearbox, load weight 2800 kg, wheelbase 2920 mm, 38,344 Euro

Volkswagen California Generation Diesel Motor 2.5 litre TDI Turbo-D Kat, 5 cylinder, 75 KW (102 PS), Automatic Gearbox, load weight 2800 kg, wheelbase 2920 mm, 40,084 Euro

Volkswagen California Generation Diesel Motor 2.5 litre TDI Turbo-D Kat, 5 cylinder, 111 KW (150 PS), 5 Speed Gearbox, load weight 2890 kg, wheelbase 2920 mm, 41,331 Euro

California Generation with Hightop Roof

Volkswagen California Generation Diesel Motor 2.5 litre TDI Turbo-D Kat, 5 cylinder, 65 KW (88 PS), 5 Speed Gearbox, load weight 2800 kg, wheelbase 2920 mm, 39,672 Euro

Volkswagen California Generation Diesel Motor 2.5 litre TDI Turbo-D Kat, 5 cylinder, 75 KW (102 PS), 5 Speed Gearbox, load weight 2800 kg, wheelbase 2920 mm, 40,762 Euro

Volkswagen California Generation Diesel Motor 2.5 litre TDI Turbo-D Kat, 5 cylinder, 75 KW (102 PS), Automatic Gearbox, load weight 2800 kg, wheelbase 2920 mm, 42,502 Euro

Volkswagen California Generation Diesel Motor 2.5 litre TDI Turbo-D Kat, 5 cylinder, 111 KW (150 PS), 5 Speed Gearbox, load weight 2890 kg, wheelbase 2920 mm, 43,749 Euro

2) 2000 - 2001 VW Westfalia T4 Transporter California Generation Camper Colour Options

The VW Westfalia California Generation Camper was available in five colours.

T7 Grey White (L902) (Grauweiß)

8E Reflex Silver Metallic (LA7W) (Reflexsilber metallic)

N7 Elegance Green Metallic (LB6N) (Elegancegrün metallic)

Z4 Black Magic Pearl Effect (LC9Z) (Blackmagic Perleffekt) - Only for Poptop roof option.

9095 Ocean Green Pearl Effect (LC6X) (Oceangrün Perleffekt)

 

GreyWhite

ReflexSilver

EleganceGreenMetallic

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2001CaliforniaGenSilvPop

2001CaliforniaGenEleGreen

2001CaliformiaGeneHighWhite

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2001 VW T4 Westfalia California Generation Compact Roof

 

 

3) 2000 - 2001 VW Westfalia T4 Transporter California Generation Camper Furniture Specification

The 2000 - 2001 VW Westfalia T4 Transporter California Generation Camper layout consisted of:

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1) Swivel Seats.

2) Table.

3) Slideable Seat.

4) Sink.

5) Gas cooker, removable.

6) Compressor fridge.

7) Wardrobe (upper) / Auxiliary battery (lower).

8) Bed extension (upper) / Luggage compartment (lower).

9) Storage (upper) / Cubby hole for gas bottle (lower).

10) Freshwater tank. Filled from outside.

 

2000 - 2001 VW Westfalia T4 Transporter California Generation Camper Interior Photos

The Volkswagen Westfalia California Generation camper had grey / multicoloured speckle furniture with a beech wood colour edging. The upholstery consisted of a grey bolster material with green panels (“Panama Saturnia” design).

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4) 2000 - 2001 VW Westfalia T4 California Generation Camper Upholstery Specification

The upholstery for the driver, passenger and rear seat/bed on VW Westfalia T4 California Generation camper consisted of a grey bolster material with green panels (“Panama Saturnia Flannellgrau 51” design). The front and rear seats had the “Generation” logo embroidered into the seat back panels.

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The curtains for sides and rear in the VW Westfalia T4 California Generation camper were grey.

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5) 2000 - 2001 Volkswagen Westfalia T4 California Generation Camper High Top Roof Specification

The high top roof outside finish for the VW Westfalia California Generation Camper is in the same colour as the vehicle.

The inside headroom of the vehicle with hightop was 205 cm.

Lockers left and right in hightop front.

Vehicle with high top roof can potentially have sleeping space for four people.

Roof air vent.

Fixing points for awning.

Roof rack on rear of hightop (max load 20kg).

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Upper bed in hightop is 190 cm x 109 cm and  bed cushion foam is 6.5 cm thick.

Two swan neck halogen lights in hightop.

Two opening side windows in roof (one on each side) with mosquito nets and roller blinds.

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2000 - 2001 Volkswagen Westfalia T4 California Generation Camper Compact Roof Specification

The compact roof outside finish for the VW Westfalia California Generation Camper is in the same colour as the vehicle.

The inside headroom of the vehicle with the compact roof was 182 cm.

Roof air vent.

Fixing points for awning.

Vehicle with compact roof can potentially have sleeping space for two people (not in roof but in rock n roll bed below).

Additional storage lockers at rear.

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2000 - 2001 Volkswagen Westfalia T4 California Generation Camper Pop Top Roof Specification

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The pop top roof outside finish for the VW Westfalia California Generation Camper was in the same colour as the vehicle.

The inside headroom of the vehicle with poptop was 135 cm.

Upper bed in poptop is 194 cm x 106 cm and  bed cushion foam is 5.5 cm thick.

Ventilation window with mosquito nets in the sides of the roof canvas.

Vehicle with pop top roof can potentially have sleeping space for four people.

6) 2000 - 2001 Volkswagen Westfalia T4 California Generation Camper Flooring and Carpeting Specification

The flooring in the rear of the VW Westfalia T4 California Generation camper was a hard wearing grey PVC material with multi coloured flecks. The step is made from grey plastic.

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Grey velour carpet floor lining in drivers cab and carpet over mat in rear living area.

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7) 2000 - 2001 Volkswagen Westfalia T4 California Generation Camper Door Trim Specification

Door interior trims made from grey plastic with material cloth insert. Lockable drivers door pocket.

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8) 2000 - 2001 Volkswagen Westfalia T4 California Generation Camper Standard Model Specification

Exterior Dimensions

Length - 4789 mm (short wheelbase).

Width - 1840 mm.

Height - Poptop 1990 mm, Compact Roof 2385 mm, Hightop 2570 mm.

Windows

Laminated Windscreen in tinted glass.

Drivers cab windows windows in tinted glass.

Double glazed windows in rear living area.

Sliding window in front left above kitchen opposite the sliding door.

Curtains

Grey curtains all round for the living and cab area.

Electrical

220 volt External CEE Hook Up socket on the outer wall at the rear left with one internal outlet socket in living area and safety trip cut out (FI/LS 0.01/13A).

Automatic battery charger (13.8V / 10 A).

Leisure battery with split charge relay for equipment in living area (fridge etc). Charged by alternator or battery charger.

Alternator 90 Amp (or 120 Amp for 2.5 litre TDI motor).

12V socket in living area.

Fuses for electrical equipment.

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Central electronic control unit in drivers cab above the mirror with LCD display for outside temperature, charge level of the batteries, 220 V connection, operating status of the fridge, freshwater / waste water tank levels, push button adjustment for fridge temperature and operation of the night heater.

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Dual tone horn.

Halogen headlights with range adjustment.

Two reversing lights.

Rear fog light.

Anti theft system with immobilizer “Transponder”.

Adjustable instrument panel lights.

Warning light for hand brake, brake circuit failure and brake fluid level.

Windscreen wipers with intermittent, two speed and wash / wipe functions.

Two 11 Watt transistor lights.

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One swan neck 5 Watt halogen light.

Living / Bedroom Area

Two person seat bench that slides and folds to make a double bed in conjunction with rear bed cushion.

Rear seat bench has two three point automatic safety belts.

Two headrests in rear seat.

Storage compartment under the seat bank.

Three storage compartments in the seat bank front.

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Double bed is 194 cm x 117 cm and bed cushion foam is 8 cm thick.

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Wardrobe on the left hand side.

Storage cabinet at the rear left hand side.

Roof storage locker in the rear with a mirror.

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Kitchen

The kitchen cupboard is opposite the sliding door with a sink / cooker combination with an adjustable cover, cutlery drawer (with integrated cutlery insert) inside the cupboard and storage for tableware and provisions.

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Removable gas cooker with two burners (performance between 1100W and 1800W, consumption at rated power approx 140g / hour), powered using “Campinggaz” Bottle 907 (2.8 Kg), safety gas bottle vent, gas pressure regulator, with quick release connection with shut off valve.

Removable stainless steel cooker

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Gas bottle is stored in special rear cupboard.

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Stainless steel sink (with removable washing up bowl) with electric tap.

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Removable table (72 cm x 40 cm). Stored in rear seat bench.

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Fridge

40 litre Electrolux compressor fridge (with wire storage basket).

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Freshwater and Wastewater

25 litre freshwater tank.

Filled through a filler cap on left hand side of vehicle.

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Emptied outside under the vehicle. Cleaning opening on tank.

Freshwater tank has a submersible pump.

Freshwater line with separate emptying.

27 litre wastewater tank (frost protected inside vehicle). Emptied using tap accessible in kitchen cupboard.

Standard Equipment

Speedometer with resettable mileage trip.

Rev counter and digital clock.

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Climate control with mechanical regulation.

Stronger tailgate struts.

Bike rack for up to 4 cycles on rear tailgate.

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Carpet floor mat in both drivers cab and rear living area.

Storage pocket system on rear and side wardrobe.

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ABS / EDS.

Power Steering.

Airbags for driver and passenger.

Night heater (2.5 kW output) with timer (outlet only in living area).

Heated drivers cab seats.

Front fog lights.

Screw on front wings (cheaper to repair).

Front indicators in white.

Heated windscreen washer.

Slide rail for sliding door in black.

Electrically adjustable and heated side mirrors.

Electric drivers cab windows.

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Central locking with remote control.

Sliding door on right hand side to access living area.

Warning buzzer for switched on electrical equipment.

Locking Fuel Cap.

Rear windscreen with rear wash wipe.

Two front swivel seats with armrests and height adjustable head rests.

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Height adjustable automatic three point safety belts.

Padded dashboard.

Fuel and temp gauge.

12V outlet with cigarette lighter.

Ashtray.

Fresh air supply with 4 speed fan.

Heated and fresh air ventilation with dust and pollen filter.

Heating with mechanical control.

Two swivelling and folding sunvisors.

Make up mirror with light on driver and passenger side sun visor.

Drivers cab roof is lined.

Dipping rear view mirror.

Inner light (with separate reading light).

Switchable light in the sliding door step.

Storage cubby hole in middle under dashboard.

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Open storage under dashboard on left hand side.

Storage trough in the dashboard on the right hand side.

Storage pocket below dashboard in centre.

Grab handle on the sliding door side left.

Strap on the sliding door side right.

Grab handle in roof frame on the right hand side.

Storage pocket on driver and passenger doors.

Child lock on sliding door.

Two warm air vents in living area supplied by engine temp (ie not night heater).

Floor heating vents with plastic safety covers.

Roof inner cladding with integrated curtain rails.

Side cladding with cloth material insert.

Radio suppression kit to prevent interference.

Interior light with turn off delay and contact switch on cab doors.

“California Generation” lettering.

Extra storage pockets on cab doors. Drivers side is locking.

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Wheel trims.

Separate heating and ventilation control for the living area located next to light above kitchen block.

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9) Options available at extra cost included:

There were many options available at extra cost for your Westfalia T4 California Generation Camper. Below is a list of some of them taken from 04/2001 (2002 model year) price list. Prices include tax and are in Euro:

Towbar with removable towing hitch. Cost 673 Euro

CD Changer (6 CD) in the middle console (only with radio “beta” or with radio navigation system). Cost 452 Euro

Electronic Stability Program (ESP) (only with diesel motor TDI (75kW, 111kW) and not with higher total weight option). Cost 905 Euro

Window in drivers cab:

    Front screen in insulating glass. Cost 226 Euro

Windows in living area:

    Double glazed sliding window in living area, additional at front right (sliding part of sliding window in normal glass). Cost 232 Euro.

    Dark coloured windows instead of double glazed.

    If dark windows chosen - matching sliding window in living area, additional at front right. Cost no charge.

    Bonoplex opening window instead of sliding window in living area at front left (note to be added). Cost N/A Euro.

Cruise Control (included as standard when navigation system is specified). Cost 267 Euro

Metallic paint. Cost 754 Euro

Pearl effect paint. Cost 824 Euro

Air filter (dust protection) with filter saturation indicator. Cost 135 Euro

Navigation System. Cost 1624 Euro:

    With monchrome Multifunction Display (MFD) and cruise control.

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    Visual route display both using the icons in the display screen in the direct view of the driver (MFA) and also on the navigation display in the middle of the dashboard.

    Dynamic route guidance via RDS TMC

    Acoustic driving recommendations.

    GPS Antenna.

    Front screen antenna.

    Stereo radio installation (with radio “Beta” with Traffic Information Memory TIM, without cassette deck, with fader).

    6 loudspeakers (2 in the dashboard, 2 in the drivers cab doors and 2 in the living area).

    CD-Rom for Germany.

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Navigation System. Cost 2366 Euro:

    With colour Multifunction Display (MFD) and cruise control.

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    Visual route display both using the icons in the display screen in the direct view of the driver (MFA) and also on the map navigation display (swivel) in the middle of the dashboard.

    Dynamic route guidance via RDS TMC

    Acoustic driving recommendations.

    GPS Antenna.

    Front screen antenna.

    Stereo radio installation (with radio “Gamma” but without cassette deck).

    6 loudspeakers (2 in the dashboard, 2 in the drivers cab doors and 2 in the living area).

    CD-Rom for Germany.

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Total weight:

    Increase the total vehicle weight allowance to 2890 kg (standard on TDI (111Kw) engine, not with alloy wheels 7J x 15 H2). Cost 203 Euro

Optic package with bumpers, side mirrors and rear tailgate handle surround in same colour as vehicle. Cost 42 Euro

4 Alloy wheels (Block design). (7 J x 15 H2), not with TDI (111 Kw) engine option. Cost 545 Euro

4 Alloy wheels (BBS design). (7 J x 15 H2), not with TDI (111 Kw) engine option. Cost 783 Euro

4 Alloy wheels (7 J x 16 H2) with tyres 225/60 R 16 102 H reinforced, only with TDI (111 Kw) engine option. Cost 1021 Euro

All year tyres 205/65 R 15 C 100 T, not with TDI (111 Kw) engine option. Cost 42 Euro

Mud + Snow tyres 205/60 R 16 C 100 T (only with TDI (111 Kw) engine option but not with alloy wheels 7J x 16 H2). Cost 96 Euro

Mud + Snow tyres 205/65 R 15 C 100 T (not with TDI (111 Kw) engine option). Cost 145 Euro

Radios (stereo) see also CD Changer and Navigation system:

    radio “Gamma” (Stereo radio cassette) 6 loudspeakers, front screen antenna. Cost 638 Euro

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Front and rear mud flaps. Cost 146 Euro

Preparation for telephone installation (only with Radio or when navigation system is specified). Cost 365 Euro

Telephone installation -as above but includes Nokia 6210 mobile phone (only with Radio or when navigation system is specified). Cost 876 Euro

Underbody protection for extreme conditions. Cost 220 Euro

 

10) Accessories available at extra cost included:

There were many accessories available at extra cost for your Westfalia T4 California Generation Camper. Below is a list of some of them taken from xx/xx price list. Prices include tax and are in Euro

Coming soon !

 

11) 2000 - 2001 VW Westfalia T4 Transporter California Generation Camper Front and Rear Logos

VW Westfalia T4 California Generation front and Rear logos.

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12) Links to Volkswagen Westfalia T4 California Generation Camper Sales Brochures (Prospekt) and Price Lists (Preisliste)

Please note that some of the links take you to an external site called vwpix.org, which is an excellent source of sales literature for all versions of VW camper van. Most of the brochures are in German language as this was the main market.

2000 - 2001 VW Westfalia T4 California Generation Camper Sales Brochures Prospekt Download

Feb 2001 VW Westfalia T4 California Generation Sales Brochure Prospekt (8 Pages Colour).

 

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2000 - 2001 VW Westfalia T4 California Generation Camper Price Lists Preisliste Download

Sept 2000 VW Westfalia T4 California Generation Price List Preisliste (8 Pages Colour).

April 2001 VW Westfalia T4 California Generation Price List Preisliste (8 Pages Colour).

 

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