Volkswagen is launching a new Golf highlight on the market: the GTD. The acronym GTD has a long tradition: Back in 1982 the first Golf GTD appeared – the GTI among diesels. The new Golf GTD with its 125 kW / 170 PS speaks to all diesel fans who value a maximum in dynamic performance. That is why the GTD shows such a clear similarity to the new Golf GTI (155 kW / 210 PS). While the GTI is in a league of its own with an efficient turbocharged gasoline engine that offers the performance of far more expensive sports cars, the Golf GTD is making its debut with phenomenal fuel economy. Every 100 kilometers, just 5.3 liters of fuel flow through the piezo injection valves of the common rail engine that can hardly be pegged as a diesel. That is equivalent to CO2 emissions of just 139 g/km. This contrasts with a top speed of 222 km/h and 8.1 seconds for the sprint to 100 km/h. When the driver accelerates, the TDI surprises with exceedingly sporty sound, while still offering excellent long-distance touring comfort thanks to its very good acoustic properties.
Like the GTI, the GTD will also be offered with an optional six-speed DSG instead of the standard six-speed transmission version. In the opinion of many experts, this is the most efficient automatic of our times. The Golf GTD with DSG reaches a top speed of 220 km/h, and it too accelerates to 100 km/h in 8.1 seconds and consumes 5.6 liters of diesel on average (147 g/km CO2). Thanks to these excellent fuel efficiency values, GTD cars with either transmission version can travel about 1,000 kilometers on one tank of fuel (55 liters).
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