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.
Gran Turismo Diesel
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.
Named the GTD , it’s intended to provide hot hatch-style thrills without those cars’ traditionally high running costs. Like the best performance cars, the Golf GTD’s extra pace musn’t detract from its practicality or daily use. This is, after all, still a family hatchback.
Volkswagen has released some details for the Golf GTD , a diesel version of the eighth-generation Golf GTI. The GTD will have a 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine with 197 horsepower.
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.
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 R in Golf R stands for Racing.
Golf R – The R model has a 2.0 litre tuned Turbo engine. It’s a newer model and is aimed more at performance as opposed to comfort. It’s notably a lot quicker than the R32 . It has a 2.0 litre turbo engine (like the R ), however it’s designed for comfort as well as performance (like the R32 ).
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The Golf R is that kind of car that masks the imperfections of the road thanks to its AWD system. The GTI , meanwhile, is more incisive, more responsive in its accelerations even if it has fewer horses to play with under the hood. On this day, the four-wheel drive of the Golf R gave it an unsurmountable advantage.
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Despite its strong torque, the GTD suffers from little of the wheel scrabbling under heavy acceleration that’s common in high-powered front- wheel – drive cars. There’s more body sway through corners, although there’s still loads of grip and an appropriate sense of ‘chuckability’ when the moment calls for it.
Although GTI stands for Gran Turismo Iniezione on some Italian models, Volkswagen uses GTI as shorthand for Grand Touring Injection .