Volkswagen Golf GTD: 0-62 mph in 7.5 secondsAugust 8, 2013
The new Volkswagen Golf GTD has a combined fuel economy of up to 67.3 mpg and emissions as low as 109 g/km CO2.
Powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged common rail diesel engine (TDI) with 184 PS, the Golf GTD can accelerate from zero to 62 mph in just 7.5 seconds, while the top speed is 142 mph. Maximum torque – the characteristic that arguably best defines the easily accessible performance of the GTD – has risen from 350 Nm (258 lbs ft) to 380 Nm (280 lbs ft) from just 1,750 rpm.
While the standard six-speed manual Golf GTD consumes just one gallon of fuel every 67.3 miles, even with the optional six-speed DSG fuel consumption is 62.8 mpg and CO 2 emissions 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 Golf GTD is now in Volkswagen showrooms and costs £25,285 or from just £199 a month.
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