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2011 Volkswagen Golf GTD and Road Test

If you still the terms ‘high-performance’ and ‘diesel are incompatible, you’re probably not convinced 3D TV will catch-on. The is, on the Autobahns of Germany, when sitting comfortably at say 140km/h, a safe bet the high-performance car flashing its as it rockets up behind — and you like you’re standing will be a turbo-diesel.

Now Volkswagen has the potent Golf GTD downunder. its 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine fuel consumption as low as 5.5l/100kms, the Volkswagen Golf GTD still zero to 100km/h in 8.1 seconds considerably faster than a V6 Commodore Omega.

Still not Consider this: the Volkswagen GTD provides 350Nm of torque also more than the Omega’s 290kW and the Golf the scales at 1360kgs, compared to kgs for the Holden.

Volkswagen Golf GTD Overview

Volkswagen dealers have two Volkswagen Golf GTD models the manual priced at $39,290, or the twin-clutch DSG automatic stickered at

With its high-tech chassis, sporty interior and GTI-like styling enhancements, the Volkswagen GTD is the very latest European hot Combine its performance plus features and the Volkswagen Golf GTD good buying when to rival European and Japanese

Volkswagen Golf GTD Engine

The Golf GTD is powered by Volkswagen’s generation common rail engine. Back-grounded by the much Government regulations now coming force across Europe, focus for these engines on reduced fuel consumption and — plus enhanced

Maximum power for the Volkswagen GTD’s 2.0-litre, 16-valve is 125kW at 4200rpm and peak of 350Nm is available from

Fuel consumption for the Volkswagen GTD DSG automatic tested by Car Showroom is at 5.8l/100kms (5.5l/100kms for the six-speed Exhaust emissions for our car are listed at (145g/km for the manual).

It’s high-tech, with the common direct injection system fuel at up to 1,800 bar via eight-hole injectors. That means precise fuel metering reduced consumption) as well as throttle response and quiet, idling, even when

The Volkswagen Golf GTD drives the wheels and covers the standing in just 8.1 seconds.

Volkswagen GTD The Interior

The Volkswagen Golf GTD the usual slick Volkswagen with some extra enhancements.

Up front, the excellent sports (leather trim is optional) are with the Golf GTI except the GTD a light grey coloured replacing the GTI’s red. height adjustment for driver and passenger seats (electric is optional) and rake-reach adjustment for the leather-wrapped sports steering (the same ‘D’-shaped used in the Golf GTI and R), a comfortable position is assured.

Instrumentation is usual high standard gauges with the multifunctional trip computer operated by wheel switches. A gloss trim feature in the doors and the instruments provides an up-market

On the audio front, the Volkswagen GTD is equipped with an in-dash six CD, system. Bluetooth is available as a accessory.

The rear seat is similar to other hatchbacks and the Golf GTD provides 350litres of space with the 60:40 rear seat in place, or litres when folded.

Volkswagen Golf GTD

Volkswagen Golf GTD is equipped seven airbags, including a knee airbag.

Volkswagen GTD Exterior Styling

br / Externally, the Golf GTD looks every the European hot hatch it sits lower than standard thanks to the sports suspension and the 17-inch ‘Seattle’ alloy look superb (tyres are R17).

At the front, the bumper, headlights and grille are identical to the GTI (except the GTD has chrome accents). at the rear, except the GTD runs exhaust tailpipes hence a a different diffuser.

Volkswagen GTD On The Road

Much like pricier S3 Sportback, the overriding of the Volkswagen Golf GTD with the DSG is its slickness. From a standing or even in mid-range, acceleration is and accompanied by lightening fast changes as the DSG does its stuff.

Volkswagen’s engineers tuned the noise of the Volkswagen Golf 2.0-litre turbo-diesel to make it to enthusiast drivers and the hallmark as you change gear conjures of the European Touring Car Championship

While Adaptive Chassis is on the options list for the Volkswagen GTD, the sports-tuned MacPherson rear suspension set-up and ESP all combine to deliver reasonably on-road dynamics even on a wet day as we traversed our mountain roads loop.

Like its front-wheel-drive the GTI, the Volkswagen Golf GTD in the high-speed stuff with its balanced chassis ultimately not as as the more expensive all-wheel-drive R, but still very good. the steering wheel paddle extracted the most from the turbo-diesel, but even in full the ratios of the DSG were sensible and the Golf GTD delivered satisfying dynamics.

Around town the Volkswagen GTD was very user-friendly. Ride Melbourne’s tram/train track was predictably firm, but not unpleasant.

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