Coolant for the VW Golf 7 (VII)

Kühlmittel VW Golf 7 (VII)

VW Golf 7 is the seventh generation of the famous Golf series. As the successor to the Golf 6, its production began from the autumn of 2012. Since October 2019, the Golf 8 replaced the seventh generation as the most current version.

The Golf 7 also saw the first launch of the e-Golf, the first series of Golf electric cars. Other special features of this series include the gas-transmission 1.4 L turbo engine and a plug-in hybrid. Together, all Golf 7 models require a suitable coolant.

The right coolant

A G13 coolant is required for all Golf 7 (VII) models. The G13 coolant is also known under the OEM part number TL-774 J. The OEM part number stands for a release of the car manufacturer. If other coolant manufacturers (e.g. Febi, Ravenol, Glysantin, etc.) also comply, these coolant alternatives can also be used.

Since 2018, however, the G13 coolant has been replaced by the G12evo coolant, which is listed under the VW TL-774-L approval. Like the G13, the original G12evo has a pink color and is at the same time mixable with the G13 coolant. At the same time, the G13 coolant is no longer produced by VW, only the G12evo.

The overview below for the individual models shows more precisely which coolant is required and in what quantity. The quantity refers to the entire cooling system, i.e. the quantity that the system holds in total.

Original VW G12evo 1L (Ready-Mix)

Original VW G12evo 5L (Ready-Mix)

Original VW G12evo

  • Latest VW-Standard
  • Mixable with Original VW G13 coolant
  • Color: Pink
  • OEM product

How much coolant for the Golf 7 (VII)?

Whether diesel vs. gasoline or internal combustion vs. electric, the VW Golf 7 requires a total of 8.00 liters of coolant. At the same time, it always needs a G13 coolant. You can find more detailed information in the table below. Since the original VW G13 coolant is no longer produced, the VW G12evo is recommended.

Concentrate or ready mixture?

The G13 coolant for your VW Golf 7 could previously be purchased as a pure concentrate or ready mixture. The concentrate must be mixed with distilled water before it can be filled into the cooling system. The ready mixture has already been mixed with the water and is suitable for filling directly. The ready mixture protects up to a temperature of about -25 degrees. With the VW G12evo you get a ready mixture, which you can fill directly into the cooling system.

Coolant quantity for the Golf 7

The following two tables tell you how much coolant a Golf 7 and Golf 7 Variant need for a refill, as well as which coolant is the right one.

Golf VII (5G1, BQ1, BE1, BE2) (08.2012 – )

Motorisierung PS-Anzahl Kühlmittel Menge Kühlflüssigkeit
1.0 TSI 115 PS G13 8,00 Liter
1.0 TSI 110 PS G14 8,00 Liter
1.0 TSI 86 PS G13 8,00 Liter
1.2 TSI 86 PS G13 8,00 Liter
1.2 TSI 105 PS G13 8,00 Liter
1.2 TSI 110 G13 8,00 Liter
1.4 GTE Hybrid 150 PS G13 8,00 Liter
1.4 TGI CNG 110 PS G13 8,00 Liter
1.4 TSI 140 PS G13 8,00 Liter
1.4 TSI 122 PS G13 8,00 Liter
1.4 TSI 125 PS G13 8,00 Liter
1.4 TSI 150 PS G13 8,00 Liter
1.4 TSI MultiFuel 122 PS G13 8,00 Liter
1.4 TSI MultiFuel 125 PS G13 8,00 Liter

1.5 TGI/td>

130 PS G13 8,00 Liter
1.5 TSI 150 PS G13 8,00 Liter
1.5 TSI 130 PS G13 8,00 Liter
1.6 110 PS G13 8,00 Liter
1.6 TDI 105 PS G13 8,00 Liter
1.6 TDI 90 PS G13 8,00 Liter
1.6 TDI 110 PS G13 8,00 Liter
1.6 TDI 4motion 105 PS G13 8,00 Liter
1.6 TDI 4motion 110 PS G13 8,00 Liter
2.0 GTD 183 PS G13 8,00 Liter
2.0 GTI 220 PS G13 8,00 Liter
2.0 GTI 230 PS G13 8,00 Liter
2.0 GTI 210 PS G13 8,00 Liter
2.0 GTI 245 PS G13 8,00 Liter
2.0 GTI Clubsport 265 PS G13 8,00 Liter
2.0 GTI Clubsport S 310 PS G13 8,00 Liter
2.0 GTI TCR 290 PS G13 8,00 Liter
2.0 R 4motion 280 PS G13 8,00 Liter
2.0 R 4motion 300 PS G13 8,00 Liter
2.0 R 4motion 310 PS G13 8,00 Liter
2.0 R 4motion 290 PS G13 8,00 Liter
2.0 TDI 150 PS G13 8,00 Liter
2.0 TDI 143 PS G13 8,00 Liter
2.0 TDI 110 PS G13 8,00 Liter
2.0 R 4motion 300 PS G13 8,00 Liter
2.0 TDI 4motion 150 PS G13 8,00 Liter
e-Golf 115 PS G13 8,00 Liter
e-Golf 136 PS G13 8,00 Liter

Quelle: Händische Recherche von Fahrzeughandbüchern. | Stand: 01.2021

Golf VII Variant (BA5, BV5) (04.2013 -)

Engine PS-number Coolant / Antifreeze Quantity coolantt
1.0 TSI 115 PS G13 8,00 liters
1.0 TSI 110 PS G14 8,00 liters
1.0 TSI 86 PS G13 8,00 liters
1.2 TSI 86 PS G13 8,00 liters
1.2 TSI 105 PS G13 8,00 liters
1.2 TSI 110 G13 8,00 liters
1.4 TGI CNG 110 PS G13 8,00 liters
1.4 TSI 122 PS G13 8,00 liters
1.4 TSI 125 PS G13 8,00 liters
1.4 TSI 150 PS G13 8,00 liters
1.4 TSI 140 PS G13 8,00 liters
1.4 TSI MultiFuel 122 PS G13 8,00 liters
1.4 TSI MultiFuel 125 PS G13 8,00 liters

1.5 TGI/td>

130 PS G13 8,00 liters
1.5 TSI 150 PS G13 8,00 liters
1.5 TSI 130 PS G13 8,00 liters
1.6 110 PS G13 8,00 liters
1.6 TDI 105 PS G13 8,00 liters
1.6 TDI 115 PS G13 8,00 liters
1.6 TDI 90 PS G13 8,00 liters
1.6 TDI 110 PS G13 8,00 liters
1.6 TDI 4motion 105 PS G13 8,00 liters
1.6 TDI 4motion 110 PS G13 8,00 liters
2.0 GTD 184 PS G13 8,00 liters
2.0 R 4motion 280 PS G13 8,00 liters
2.0 R 4motion 300 PS G13 8,00 liters
2.0 R 4motion 310 PS G13 8,00 liters
2.0 R 4motion 290 PS G13 8,00 liters
2.0 TDI 150 PS G13 8,00 liters
2.0 TDI 110 PS G13 8,00 liters
2.0 TDI 4motion 150 PS G13 8,00 liters

Source: Hand research of vehicle manuals. | Status: 01.2021

Refill coolant and check level

When topping up the coolant, the temperature up to which the coolant is effective is directly influenced. If a higher water content is added, the temperature protection is reduced. To find out up to which temperature the current coolant protects the engine and how it changes by admixing, can be found out in a few steps.

Here you will find detailed instructions on the subject: Checking the coolant.