As proof that sport and diesel make a happy marriage, VW is presenting its Golf GTD. A sort of diesel version of the GTI.
On the outside, it takes up the grill of the GTI, with the red lines in chrome. At the rear, VW has opted for a different spoiler and a twin exhaust pipe. In the cabin, the atmosphere is sporty but still cosseted. Bucket seats, a three spoke steering wheel, leather trim and the sort of sound system to be expected. And as the GTD does not sound like a race car should, the VW engineers have decided to improve the sensation inside the cab via an electro-magnetic generator and direct the result into the cab. The variations happen according to the engine revs, the speed and the pressure on the accelerator! The engine in question is the 2.0 TDI 170 bhp with 350 Nm. And even if this unit is not quite a soprano in terms of noise, it still catapults the Golf GTD from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.1 seconds and can go on to 222 km/h. Average fuel consumption on the mixed cycle is 5.6 litres per 100 km, which gives a range of over 1,000 km. This could be up to 10% more with the addition of a P-Tronic additional box unit.