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 Golf MK 7 (2013 – 2016)
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 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.
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 R in Golf R stands for Racing.
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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.
Recommended Volkswagen GTI model years The early 2006.5 and 2007 cars seem to be less reliable than the later ones, r/GolfGTI sub-Reddit users claim, which is why we recommend a 2008 or 2009 example. 2010 brought the Mk6 Volkswagen GTI , which was essentially a facelifted Mk5, Car and Driver reports.
There’s no inherently bad Volkswagen Golf model, but there are particular versions in the range that represent the best used buy . As with the Mk5 Golf we’d go for the 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine in SE or Match trim. This is because the 1.4-litre petrol is generally cheaper to buy and more reliable than the diesels.
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.
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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.