Electromechanical power steering with variable assistance and active return
The electromechanical steering system is one of the reasons that Volkswagen cars have earned the reputation for sporty, dynamic steering. In fact, Edmunds.com says it has “a solid on-road feel, precise steering and confidence-inspiring handling.” —Edmunds.com (June 2010)
Compared with the more conventional hydraulic system, electromechanical steering is much more consistent and eco-conscious because it doesn’t produce any waste or require any fluids that need to be replaced. It also helps reduce fuel consumption by drawing energy from the engine only during turning.¹ Sometimes the details make all the difference.
- ¹42 highway/30 city mpg (2013 Golf 2.0L TDI Clean Diesel, 6-speed manual transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary.