The latest version of the Volkswagen Golf GTD combines 67.3mpg and 109 g/km CO2 with a 0-62mph time of just 7.5 seconds and a top speed of 142 mph.
Introduced at the Geneva International Motor Show last month, the new Volkswagen Golf GTD is now available to order in the UK, with prices starting at £25,285 – just £310 more than the previous model despite enhancements in performance and equipment.
The new GTD is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged common rail diesel engine (TDI) with 184 PS. Maximum torque has risen from 350 Nm (258 lbs ft) to 380 Nm (280 lbs ft) from just 1,750 rpm.
With the optional six-speed DSG, fuel consumption is 62.8 mpg and CO 2 emissions are 119 g/km. As evidence of the progress which Volkswagen has made over the years in combining performance and economy, when the first generation Golf BlueMotion went on sale at the end of 2007, it too returned 62.8 mpg and had CO 2 emissions of 119 g/km.
The new Volkswagen Golf GTD is available in three and five-door form.
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