The Volkswagen Vanagon was the final evolution of the rear-engined design Volkswagens. The Vanagon continued the tradition of air-cooled engines early on but by 1983 had switched to water-cooling, the legendary "wasserboxer". A quick way to tell the difference between the air-cooled and water-cooled models is the front end. The water=cooled model contains an additional grille under the main grille and just above the bumper. Multiple trim levels were offered like the Carat and Wolfsburg models. They came in many styles like the Westfalia camper model that had a pop up tent rent, bed and sink and were a unique offering on the American market. Some vehicles were even available as four wheel drive, equipped by the Steyr-Puch factory in Austria. Check out the piston rings we offer amongst other Volkswagen Vanagon parts on the Car Parts Discount website.