Volkswagen has recently introduced a new top of the line diesel version of the Golf VII, named the GTD, which will make its public debut next month in Geneva.
After the Volkswagen e-Golf has been officially unveiled just a day before writing this article, time has come to write yet about a new version of the popular hatchback. The Volkswagen Golf VII GTD is the most powerful diesel variant of the model which weighs 1,302 kg and it’s getting different bumpers, a more prominent spoiler, wider sills, diffuser, chromed tailpipe, 17-inch alloy wheels, a sports suspension, a sports steering wheel, stainless steel pedals and more.
Power to the new Golf VII GTD is being provided by a 2.0 liter four-cylinder common rail engine, which producing a total output of 181 HP (135 kW) at 3,500 rpm, and it has a peak torque of 379 Nm (280 lb-ft), available between 1,750 rpm and 3,250 rpm. Power is being sent to the front-wheel drive through a six-speed manual transmission in standard or to a six-speed dual clutch DSG, which is allowing the model to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.5 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 230 km/h (143 mph). The average fuel consumption stands at 4.1 liters / 100 km (67.3 mpg UK / 56 mpg US) and the CO2 emissions stop at 109 g/km.