You can’t buy a Golf GTD at the moment. Volkswagen will wait for the Mk8 to reintroduce a Golf with a more powerful oil-burner – a not inconvenient delay when you consider the amount of dust there is left to settle.
Volkswagen Golf GTD reliability The fact that the Golf GTD shares a large proportion of its parts with other models in the VW range should ensure this range-topping model is just as reliable as any other Golf diesel.
Gran Turismo Diesel
Favorite Detail: According to VW reps, the new TDI’s timing belt never needs replacing. Proprietary materials science makes it possible. Bottom Line: You’d be forgiven for assuming the GTD was merely a diesel-powered mimic of its stablemate, the Golf GTI, the standard-bearer of sport hatchbacks.
Volkswagen claim the GTI goes from 0-62 in 6.4 seconds, which is about a second faster than the GTD . The GTI has a 2.0-litre petrol engine with 217bhp which is 36 more than the GTD . However, its 350Nm of torque output is 30Nm less, and it returns over 20mpg less at the pumps, with a figure of 47.1mpg.
The eighth-generation 2020 VW Golf GTD features the most powerful diesel engine in the model’s history. The new 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTD is now available to order for a starting price of £32,790. It’s the most powerful and efficient GTD yet , and packs all the Golf’s latest technology.
The standard three-door GTD (with a manual gearbox) returns 61.4 mpg on average, whereas the thirstier GTI petrol model will do little more than 44mpg. If you choose a standard manual five-door version, the GTD’s economy drops to 60.1 mpg – and it’s the same with the DSG gearbox regardless of body type.
The GTD will have a 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine with 197 horsepower.
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Getting Things Done
GTD look like a GTI and has more power over a regular TDI . Basically the full underpinnings of a GTi regarding suspension and brakes, along with the interior and exterior, and it has the Euro Spec TDi motor that has 170hp and 256lbft if I’m not mistaken. It’s like the TDI Cup, GLi with the TDi motor.
The average cost for a Volkswagen Golf timing belt replacement is between $706 and $871. Labor costs are estimated between $370 and $466 while parts are priced between $336 and $404.
Many mechanics recommend replacing them every 70,000 to 100,000 miles. It’s always a good idea to familiarize yourself with your Volkswagen owner’s manual. There will often be useful information there on when to change parts such as timing belts .
When would the timing belt need changing on a 2013 Volkswagen Golf (mk7) 1.6 TDI with 65,000 on the clock? As a general rule, I recommend changing the cam belt , tensioner and water pump every five years or 50,000 miles (whichever comes first).