Electromechanical steering system
The electromechanical steering system is one of the main reasons that Volkswagen cars have earned the reputation for sporty, dynamic steering. Compared to the more conventional hydraulic system, electromechanical steering is better for the environment because it doesn’t produce any waste or require any fluids that need to be replaced. It also reduces fuel consumption by only drawing energy from the engine during turning, meaning it essentially turns off while driving in a straight line.¹ Sometimes the details make all the difference.
- ¹42 highway/30 city mpg (2013 Jetta SportWagen 2.0L TDI Clean Diesel, 6-speed manual transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary.