New Volkswagen Golf GTD – 67mpg;109 g/km CO2

"New Volkswagen Golf GTD"

New Volkswagen Golf GTD

The latest version of the Volkswagen Golf GTD, which was introduced at the Geneva International Motor Show last month, is now available to order in the UK, with prices starting at £25,285 on the road – 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 – 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.  Acceleration from zero to 62 mph takes just 7.5 seconds, while the top speed is 142 mph, yet the new Golf GTD consumes just one gallon of fuel every 67.3 miles, making for CO2 emissions of only 109 g/km.  With the optional six-speed DSG, fuel consumption is 62.8 mpg and CO2 emissions of 119 g/km.

As well as high performance, a high level of safety equipment comes as standard in the Golf GTD. On top of high passive safety levels – thanks in part to a passenger cell made from high- and ultra-high strength steels – active safety features include the Automatic Post-Collision Braking system, which automatically applies the vehicle brakes after an accident to reduce the chances of a second impact; the pre-crash system, which tensions seatbelts and closes windows and the sunroof if an accident is likely to improve the effectiveness of the airbags; Front Assist, which warns the driver in the event of coming too close to the vehicle in front, can prime the brakes, and operates at speeds of up to 99 mph; City Emergency Braking, which can automatically brake the vehicle at speeds below 18 mph; Automatic Distance Control, a radar-operated cruise control that maintains a set distance from the vehicle in front; and seven airbags as standard, including one for the driver’s knees.

Key facts

  • Engine: four-cylinder TDI (turbocharged common-rail diesel)
  • Power: 135 kW / 184 PS at 3,500 to 4,000 rpm
  • Torque: 380 Nm (280 lbs ft) at 1,750 to 3,250 rpm
  • Gearbox / drive: Six-speed manual; optional six-speed DSG / front-wheel drive
  • Fuel consumption / CO2 (manual): 67.3 mpg; 109 g/km CO2
  • 0-62 mph 7.5 sec; top speed 142 mph

Golf GTD model line-up and pricing

Trim
level
Engine
derivative
CO2,
g/km
Urban
mpg
Extra-urban
mpg
Combined
mpg
Price,
£ RRP OTR
GTD 2.0-litre TDI 184 PS 3dr 109 55.4 76.3 67.3 25,285
GTD 2.0-litre TDI 184 PS 5dr 109 55.4 76.3 67.3 25,940
GTD 2.0-litre TDI 184 PS DSG 3dr 119 51.4 70.6 62.8 26,700
GTD 2.0-litre TDI184 PS DSG 5dr 122 49.6 68.9 60.1 27,355

 

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