The Volkswagen Westfalia T4 Transporter California Event Camper Model History
In 2001 the VW Westfalia T4 Transporter California Event model was introduced. The Westfalia California Event was a special edition bus to celebrate 50 years of Volkswagen recreational vehicles. The Westfalia California Event was available in poptop version only. The basic model equipment was the same as the 2001 California Coach but it also had some extra equipment fitted as standard and was available in two exterior colours (other colours were available at extra cost). The base vehicle for the VW California Event was the short wheel base “long nose” version of the VW T4 Transporter.
1) 2001 - 2002 VW Westfalia T4 Transporter California Event Camper engine options and approx price (inclusive tax when new in standard form):
From 06/2001 (2002 model year) price list. Prices are in Euro:
California Event with Poptop Roof
Volkswagen California Event 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, 36,494 Euro
Volkswagen California Event 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, 37,584 Euro
Volkswagen California Event Diesel Motor 2.5 litre TDI Turbo-D Kat, 5 cylinder, 75 KW (102 PS), Automatic Gearbox, load weight 2800 kg, wheelbase 2920 mm, 39,324 Euro
Volkswagen California Event 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, 37,584 Euro
The Volkswagen Westfalia California Event camper had grey / multicoloured speckle furniture with a beech wood colour edging. The upholstery could have either a grey with multicoloured cactus patterned fabric (kaktus design) or a grey material with coloured cubes (Step by Step design).
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.
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.
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.
Double bed is 194 cm x 117 cm and bed cushion foam is 8 cm thick.
Wardrobe on the left hand side.
Storage cabinet at the rear left hand side.
Roof storage locker in the rear with a mirror.
The kitchen cupboard is opposite the sliding door with a sink / cooker combination with an adjustable cover, a cutlery drawer (with integrated cutlery insert) inside the cupboard and storage for tableware and provisions.
Removable gas cooker with two burners (performance between 1100W and 1800W, consumption at rated power approx 0.40 litre / hour), powered using “Campinggaz” Bottle 907 (2.8 Kg), safety gas bottle vent, gas pressure regulator, with quick release connection with shut off valve.
Gas bottle is stored in special rear cupboard.
Stainless steel sink (with removable washing up bowl) and electric tap.
Removable table (72 cm x 40 cm). Stored in rear seat bench.
40 litre Electrolux compressor fridge.
Freshwater and Wastewater
25 litre freshwater tank.
Filled through a filler cap on left hand side of vehicle.
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.
Speedometer with resettable mileage trip.
Rev counter and digital clock.
Climate control with mechanical regulation.
Optic package with bumpers, side mirrors and rear tailgate handle surround in same colour as vehicle.
Bike rack for up to 4 cycles on rear tailgate.
Carpet floor mat in both drivers cab and rear living area.
Storage pocket system on rear wardrobe.
Two cushions that match the interior upholstery design.
ABS / EDS.
Airbags for driver and passenger.
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.
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.
Height adjustable automatic three point safety belts.
Fuel and temp gauge.
12V outlet with cigarette lighter.
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.
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 Event” lettering.
Separate heating and ventilation control for the living area located next to light above kitchen block.
9) Options available at extra cost included:
There were many options available at extra cost for your Westfalia T4 California Event Camper. Below is a list of some of them taken from 06/2001 (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) (not with higher total weight option). Cost 904 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. Cost no charge
If dark windows chosen - matching sliding window in living area, additional at front right. Cost 232 Euro.
Bonoplex opening window instead of sliding window in living area at front left (note to be added). Cost N/A Euro.
If dark windows chosen - matching Bonoplex opening window at front left (note to be added).. Cost N/A Euro.
Comfort Package 1. Cost 406 Euro:
Multi function display (MFA)
(Not when navigation system is specified).
Reflex silver metallic paint. Cost 110 Euro
Pearl effect paint. Cost 70 Euro
”Ton on Ton” - Tone on Tone paint. Cost 261 Euro
Light and Sight:
Headlight wash / wipe system and front fog lights. Cost 382 Euro
Air filter (dust protection) with filter saturation indicator. Cost 265 Euro
Navigation System. Cost 2639 Euro:
With colour Multifunction Display (MFD) and cruise control.
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.
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.
Front fog lights (when ordered separately from “light and sight” package). Cost 226 Euro
Increase the total vehicle weight allowance to 2890 kg (standard on TDI (111Kw) engine, not with alloy wheels). Cost 203 Euro
4 Alloy wheels (BBS design). (7 J x 15 H2), not with TDI (111 Kw) engine option. Cost 650 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 887 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). 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 “Beta” (Stereo radio cassette), 4 loudspeakers, front screen antenna. Cost 476 Euro
radio “Gamma” (Stereo radio cassette) 6 loudspeakers, front screen antenna. Cost 638 Euro
Front and rear mud flaps. Cost 146 Euro
Heated drivers cab seats. Cost 360 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
Winter Package 3. Cost 1914 Euro:
Heated drivers cab seats.
Night heater (2.5 kW output) with timer (outlet only in living area).
10) Accessories available at extra cost included:
There were many accessories available at extra cost for your Westfalia T4 California Event 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) 2001 - 2002 VW Westfalia T4 Transporter California Event Camper Front and Side Logos
VW Westfalia T4 California Event front and side logos.
VW Westfalia California Event anniversary badge on dashboard.
12) Links to Volkswagen Westfalia T4 California Event 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.