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Volkswagen Golf GTD

2014 Volkswagen Golf 7 GTD


Sporty long-distance Golf 135 kW / 184 PS only consumes 4.2 litres of per 100 km

Four-cylinder TDI engine of the Golf GTD with EU-6 emissions

The GTD has been the long-distance express in the Golf programme for 31 years now – the performance of a sports car with the economy of a sub-compact car in a fascinating Volkswagen is now launching a new GTD on the market is based on the seventh generation It is the most powerful Golf ever with a nominal that has been boosted by 14 to 184 PS (or 135 kW, at to 4,000 rpm). This among the diesels” is driven by an new four-cylinder TDI of the EA288 series – a mounted, charged two-litre with common rail injection. Its maximum torque is a 380 Nm – a gain of 30 Nm compared to the previous – which is available over a rev range between 1,750 and rpm. The TDI has a compression ratio of

Sports car performance. The new engine the Golf GTD on to extremely sporty performance. It also lowers the ratio to 7.5 kg/PS (including and sprints the base version of the GTD, which is a lightweight kg, from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.5 seconds; the also sprints from 80 to 120 in a short 7.5 seconds (in fifth and reaches a top speed of 230 km/h. By the same data for the predecessor is: 8.1 (0-100 km/h), 8.0 seconds km/h) and 222 km/h.

Fuel of a compact. With a 6-speed the TDI — that is equipped a stop/start system as standard has fuel consumption of just 4.2 km (CO2 emissions: 109 g/km). to the previous model, this a 0.9 litre reduction in fuel per 100 km, which equates to a respectable 25 CO2 reduction. As an option, the Volkswagen offers the Golf GTD in combination a 6-speed dual-clutch gearbox – here too, at 4.5 l/100 km 119 g/km) the diesel exhibits the consumption of a highly efficient car model: 5.4 l/100 km).

A retrospective illustrates just how the new 184 PS Golf is: the first generation of the BlueMotion made its debut in The 77 kW / 105 PS Golf consumed 4.5 l/100 km; at the this value was celebrated as In the new GTD, Volkswagen is now launching a on the market that has 79 PS more and is 40 km/h faster, yet it consumes 0.3 less fuel. That is progress.

Technology of the new TDI

EA288 series. As noted, the TDI of the Golf GTD from the new EA288 four-cylinder engine series which engine displacements ranging 1.6 to 2.0 litres. In the new Golf GTD, the powerful extension level of the 2.0 TDI is Aboard the sporty Golf, the engine conforms to the challenging emissions standard. In its design, the parameter the new TDI engine series with the previous engine is its spacing (88 mm). To handle the greater complexity of engine Volkswagen also developed an new software for the engine controller. The important new features of the GTD engine its variable valve timing dual-loop exhaust gas recirculation intercooler integrated in the induction the common rail system now operates at 2,000 bar instead of bar and a turbocharger designed for the higher level.

Variable valve Variable valve timing a camshaft adjuster is the most component for reducing internal emissions. The approach implemented in the GTD enables such benefits as effective compression during start and the hot running phase, combustion with very NOx and particulate values and sustained chamber filling up to the full range.

Dual-loop EGR system. The new EGR system assumes high in attaining the lowest emissions. It of a cooled low-pressure EGR system on the exhaust side and an uncooled EGR system (HP-EGR) on the induction Background: The stringent requirements of the emissions standard make it to attain further significant in emissions immediately after a start. The primary solution is to an uncooled high-pressure EGR; its induction air temperature improves behaviour and thereby ensures exhaust temperatures for accelerated of the catalytic converter. The results: low HC emissions (hydrocarbons) with low NOx

In addition, mixing uncooled gas (HP-EGR) during low-rev prevents cooling of emissions processes that can even with a hot engine. Meanwhile, the EGR system plays out its advantages in the driving ranges up to the full-load to assure highly effective NOx even at higher load

The HP-EGR loop is supplied via an flange on the exhaust manifold; it the exhaust gas via a gas outlet in the cylinder to the water-cooled HP-EGR valve, is mounted on the outlet box of the intercooler in the induction pipe. This component layout eliminates the EGR that were needed in the model. This arrangement enables faster reactions to value changes in the part-load

Common rail injection. A rail system from is used in the new Golf GTD engine. The pressure that is supplied via a high-pressure pump was increased by 200 bar to bar compared to the Euro-5 engines of the series. Among other this permitted shortening the time. And in turn this more flexible configuration of the process. The injection quantities are by further developed injectors solenoid valves; compared to the injectors, they are characterised by faster response. An additional volume in the form of a mini-rail in the body also minimises waves on the nozzle needles, has positive effects on the stability of the volumes. The nozzle needles here also reduce CO2 and HC Last but not least, just the improved injector the nozzle EGR compatibility; and that further NOx emissions.

Complex emissions To assure conformance to the Euro-6 standard, a NOx storage catalytic was placed upstream of the diesel filter in the Golf GTD. The system also has two lambda one sensor handles control of the operating modes of the NOx storage converter. It also supplies the variable for the model stored in the controller for determining the engine’s NOx and emissions. The second lambda is used to determine the load and aging state of the NOx storage converter. Meanwhile, three sensors also integrated in the system supply the input for controlling the regeneration operating and exhaust gas temperatures.

Balancer for the GTD engine. The new diesel in the Golf GTD is not very low in emissions, fuel-efficient and it is also very smooth This is achieved in part by the use of two shafts with anti-friction They eliminate system-induced inertial forces that in piston engines.

As in the also new GTI, the GTD also has an entirely and technically modified sport (15 mm lower ride height) as In front, a MacPherson suspension for precise tracking; at the rear, is the modular performance suspension. The new GTD is making its appearance with impressive handling properties, it is equipped as standard with the advanced XDS+ vehicle function and the new progressive steering For an even more dynamically sport suspension, the latest of DCC dynamic chassis control is available in the “Sport Sound” (including driver profile sound actuator and red painted callipers).

Vehicle dynamics. will notice that response is now even more than in the previous model to more direct steering ratios. Maximum attainable through bends were increased, because of more running gear tuning and of the XDS+ system. Neutral in bends goes hand in with very good stability right up to the maximum range, thanks to an innovative of all running gear components. stability is especially noticeable lane changes and during load changes. The development also made a special to tune the new Golf GTD for harmonious and reactions of the running gear.

Ride comfort. In parallel to to vehicle dynamics, suspension was also further enhanced; the gear optimally absorbs when driving over or large road bumps. The levels realised in the new Golf GTD that sporty handling not necessarily involve unpleasant harshness. The described broad of positive handling properties – neutral and stable handling up to limits combined with a level of ride comfort – the car’s driving properties well-balanced.

XDS+. The XDS system was first introduced in the Golf VI was developed into the advanced system for the new Golf GTD (as well as for the new Technically, the XDS+ electronic lock is a functionality that is in the electronic stabilisation programme for improved vehicle dynamics. is an extension of XDS, which is from the previous model; its has now been extended to cover all driving states. The new system agility and reduces the need for angle inputs by targeted interventions at the wheels on the inside of the of both axles. In addition, is effective over all conceivable friction values; it results in precise handling, even on The well-known benefits of XDS – such as reduced understeer and improved – were also perfected.

ESC In the Golf GTD, Volkswagen is the “ESC Sport” function for experienced drivers. The system is by a two-stage switch on the centre If the driver pushes the button briefly, it deactivates the ASR function control). When the button is longer than three Electronic Stability Control switches to the “ESC Sport” In very fast driving lots of bends – such as on a course – the ESC system reacts a delay, which enables greater agile handling As an alternative to activation by the pushbutton on the console, ESC can now also be activated or by settings in the CAR menu.

Progressive The new progressive steering system Golf GTD drivers make a of a given radius with steering wheel movements and turns of the steering wheel; do not need to reach over the wheel as often in tight With progressive steering, it 2.1 turns of the wheel (380°) to the end stop; in the standard steering of the less powerful Golf it takes 2.75 turns Background: Conventional steering operate with a constant ratio. The new steering of the Golf meanwhile, operates with a steering gear ratio. reduces steering work when manoeuvring and parking. On roads with lots of and when making turns, the experiences a plus in dynamics due to the direct layout.

Technically, steering differs from the steering system primarily by the variable tooth spacing and a powerful electric motor. Its difference: Unlike with steering ratios, which by always represent a compromise dynamic performance and comfort, the steering rack’s toothing is modified by the steering stroke. results in more precise and driving in the middle steering up to high speeds; due to the smaller input angles that are the system offers significantly agility and more driving fun on with lots of bends. At speeds, on the other hand, as in city driving or parking the Golf GTD is much easier to thanks to the lower steering angles – offering a perceptible in comfort.

DCC dynamic chassis A second generation DCC dynamic control system is at work in the GTD. The system, which was tuned to the new GTD, offers the driving modes “Comfort”, and “Sport”; these modes can now be selected and displayed on the centre touchscreen under “Driving selector”. Besides offering a mode, the DCC system now offers the mode as well; although it is it is still tuned for more performance than in the lower-powered models. In “Sport” mode, agile handling is implemented. In the driving profile, the DCC mode can be configured with any other driving profile properties.

The DCC adaptively regulates the damper via a further developed and refined control algorithm, which in sets the damper characteristic. In so, DCC evaluates input signals wheel displacement sensors and as well as vehicle bus information the Chassis-CAN bus. It then the optimal damper force for driving situation and adaptively this force. Different forces are applied to the four individually. The adjustment valves of the and transverse dynamics control modified for further improved response.


The new Golf GTD is on the new modular transverse matrix This acronym MQB signifies a new design layout of the Golf of many other Volkswagen models). And this new layout is as a very welcome present by designers, because they can now entirely new vehicle proportions. The GTD is a superb example of this.

dynamic proportions. Compared to the model, the wheelbase was extended 53 mm to mm, but at the same time the front was shortened 12 mm. In parallel, the A-pillar further towards the rear, makes the bonnet longer and shifts the entire vehicle rearwards. This “cab-backward makes the Golf GTD more of a class car than a compact car. In addition, the height of the GTD was 27 mm to 1,442 mm. The car’s length 55 mm to 4,268 mm now, and the width 13 mm to 1,799 mm. Many values add up to an important result: the proportions of the new GTD made unmistakable gains in

Visually, the Golf GTD and the new GTI look twins, with just a few nuances. The differentiating characteristics are the red strip on the GTI radiator grille to the chrome strip on the GTD, now extends into the headlights. At the meanwhile, the GTD can be made out by the dual on the left side (in chrome); the GTI has one on the left and one on the right. On the sides, the two cars differ in their wheels. The Golf GTD is exclusively with new 17-inch wheels in design as standard; optional include the new 18-inch wheels type) and the 19-inch wheels type) that are also for the GTI.

Typical of both the additional air inlet openings in the spoiler; a honeycomb structure of the air screens; vertical fog lights; headlights with an unmistakable signature; the larger rear

Front end in detail. In the front with its LED fog lights (optional) were customised to the GTD, is another strong and significant GTD that was completely reinterpreted: the line of the GTD radiator grille. In the GTD generation, this line the lower edge of the radiator but then it is further extended to the and right into the housings of the bi-xenon headlights. So, the line across the entire width of the end; as a horizontal element it parallel to the bonnet seam and the

At the very bottom of the bumper, the cross panel painted in colour, the black air inlet its honeycomb structure screen) is now no surrounded by another black rather by surfaces painted in colour. In this way, the air makes a stronger impression; the three lateral, high-gloss aerodynamic fins beneath the also terminate the front Another detail fitting in the precisely contoured styling is the splitter (lower edge of the spoiler), which is familiar motorsport.

Side profile in detail. In a view, the sportiest Golf can be readily made out by the even look of its roof section due to the rear spoiler and by the alloy specially designed for the GTD. in side profile, the light of the optional LED daytime running and the standard LED rear lights out.

In addition, the car is marked by new proportions and styling that is precisely formed than Below the door handles, we integrated the now clearly visible and sharp character line. this line is interrupted by the arches, it is otherwise continuous and is echoed in the chrome trim of the radiator grille and headlights and at the of the car in the white lateral trim of the rear light clusters. Set down all the way around, this lowers the visual centre of and gives the Golf GTD a more stance on the road in combination the standard sport suspension. striking element is the new line the side shoulder directly the windows. This line at the front in the headlight, and then under the wing mirror, is positioned right on the line, all the way to the rear side window, the premium proportions of the Golf.

as characteristic of the car’s side is the unmistakable C-pillar. On the previous the character line still cut the C-pillar. This is no longer the on the new Golf GTD. The C-pillar along one homogenous surface the start of the roof all the way to the rear arch. Above the wheel however, it picks up more the entire width of the car – and as a result, viewed from behind or from the rear, the new Golf GTD more solid and powerful. For the time, in addition to the GTD badges at the and rear, the sporty Volkswagen has badge plates with the GTD on the front wings at the height of the line.

Rear section in The new roof spoiler is specially for the GTD; it is considerably larger its counterpart on Golf versions less powerful engines; it is to be flush to the boot lid and the body. The painted in body colour, transitions into black elements on the sides of the boot Another feature that is in black, along with the elements and the front splitter, is the at the rear.


Possibly one of the important properties of the new Golf GTD – to the interior – is the fact that again this generation – as though cast to be ergonomic. The simply opens the door, down on the standard sport adjusts it, adjusts the height and of the sport steering wheel, up, starts the engine, puts the on the gear shift lever in ball design (for a gearbox) and drives off.

benefit from MQB. more room and even ergonomics define the GTD driver’s Taller drivers in particular welcome the seat position has been shifted back by 20 mm; the wheel’s adjustment range has been modified. Pedal have been optimised as thanks to the modular transverse the space between the brake and pedals, for example, has increased by 16 mm. ergonomic improvement: compared to the model, Volkswagen has raised the of the gearbox controls by 20 mm; the gear grip now rests better in the hand.

Legendary tartan in combination with Alcantara. The GTI had it and naturally so did the first GTD – the legendary pattern. The fabric in the previous known as “Jacky” has been and is now called “Clark”. Naturally, the pattern was retained. The top sport offer exceptionally good properties. In addition, the front have height adjustment and a adjustable lumbar support. grey decorative seams a sporty contrast; the black that is always part of the GTD the sporty layout of the interior.

It is quite clear that the leather multifunction sport wheel with contrasting was upgraded, as was the gear shift Accents on the dashboard are in “Checkered and the same applies to the decorative in the door trim panels and on the console. Also making a statement is the instrument cluster a colour display and independent graphics. The specific look of the is rounded out by ambience lighting, trim strips and panels strips in the front doors ambience lighting), brushed steel pedals and foot (on left), door sill plates in front with a steel application and ambience that is also integrated

Quality and image overcome boundaries. It is the entirely new fundamental for the interior design of the seventh Golf that represents a for the sporty and high-end interior of the GTD: especially noticeable is the centre console that is towards the driver; it is more of the premium class than the class. In the middle of the centre beneath the switch for the hazard lights, is the five- to eight-inch touchscreen with its menu and dials. For the first time, is using a touchscreen generation (as an option) that features sensors and functionality that to wiping movements of the fingers and zoom gestures as with a

Located beneath the infotainment are the well laid-out controls for the automatic climate control (Climatronic) that is standard in the This is followed by the lower of the centre console that in a line up to the large centre To the right of the driver are the buttons for the new parking brake and its Auto function. Next to it, there is a storage compartment with multimedia interfaces (AUX-IN, USB and Apple); the compartment is large to hold a smartphone.

There is a storage compartment hidden the centre armrest that can be by up to 100 mm in length and five stages in This compartment is also of a size. A new feature here in with the “Comfort” mobile interface is an inductive external interface. The smartphone is placed in a holder in the stowage bin where the antenna is inductively “coupled” and to the vehicle’s external aerial. the decorative inlays of the GTD door panels exhibit, as mentioned, a seam as part of the standard lighting system.

More over its length. Despite all of its aspects, the Golf GTD is more just a sports car; it is an talent. This would it a good choice as a business car for any day of the Background: larger body in overall length and width, a wheelbase, optimised track and MQB-modified package all have a effect on comfort. The GTD interior is now 14 mm (1,750 mm), for example. In the seating area of the optional Golf GTD, passengers 15 mm more leg room. In front, room has increased by 31 mm to 1,420 mm, and room has now gone up by 22 mm to a width of mm. In the rear seating area, room was also improved by an 31 mm and elbow width by 20 mm.

In addition, the seat bench folds and has a split. When folded, a level cargo floor is with a length of 1,558 mm. The GTD can also be equipped with a opening at the middle of the rear The successfully implemented space of the new Golf exhibits many improvements as well. Cargo for example, has grown by 30 litres to 380 the variable cargo floor can be lowered by 100 mm.


The new Golf GTD — standard features like the progressive steering, Automatic Braking System, Driver System, bi-xenon headlights, a system with touchscreen and an climate control system is one of the best equipped cars in its In addition, there are numerous “GT details” that make the new GTD (just like the Golf an icon of sportiness in terms of its as well.

Exterior features

On its unique standard features are its suspension (15 mm lower ride new progressive steering system, headlights with cornering licence plate lighting in LED dark red LED rear lights, the structure of the air inlet screens is typical for the GTD and GTI, a roof (in body colour) with aerodynamic elements (high black), GTD-specific bumpers, (acoustic and visual warning tyre pressure monitoring GTD logos on the front wings of body in area of A-pillars) and tailpipes. In the chassis electronics on-board features also the extensively reengineered XDS+ differential lock.

Colours and The new Golf GTD is available in the colours of this model series: Red” and “Black” and “Pure As a special feature, the new Golf GTD can be ordered in one of these seven or pearl effect paints: Steel Grey Metallic”, Silver Metallic”, “Tungsten Metallic”, “Limestone Grey “Night Blue Metallic”, Black Pearl Effect” and White Mother of Pearl

Volkswagen has redesigned its standard GTD named “Curitiba”. The 17-inch are fitted with size tyres. In addition, new 18-inch alloy wheels and 19-inch wheels in “Santiago” design are as options.

Interior features

steering wheel and golf as gear shift grip. with its many standard such as air conditioning (Climatronic), Alert system and the Composition radio system, typical GTD also refine the interior. include a special gear grip (with a manual it is once again reminiscent of a ball) and the new customised steering with leather cover. The flat-bottomed steering wheel its three metal spokes and in high-gloss black is remarkably and easy to grip. On its two cross it has multifunction keys as standard.

and ambience lighting. Also a strong statement is the unique cluster with a colour and independent graphics of its instruments. It is no that it resembles high-end The unique look of the interior is out by ambience lighting, special strips and panels (trim in the front doors with lighting), brushed stainless pedals and foot rest (on door sill entry in front with a stainless application and ambience lighting is also integrated here.

seat pattern now also in Also characteristic are the typical top seats with seat in the legendary tartan style. The in the previous model known as has been redesigned and is now called Naturally, the classic tartan was kept. An optional feature: the sport seats in “Clark” can now be ordered for the first time side panels and head in Alcantara. Moreover, the seats and trim panels can also be in “Vienna” upholstery. The front also offer height and a manually adjustable lumbar Electric adjustment of the driver’s is available as an option. Light decorative seams in the area of the and the gear shift trim a contrast, and the black roofliner the sporty layout of the GTD interior.

optional features

In addition, the GTD can be customised with a nearly range of optional features. is an overview of these features (in order):

Adaptive Cruise (ACC) with Front and City

Emergency Braking

warning system plus


Car Net (online information is transmitted to the GTD, including with point of interest Google-Earth™ map service and Google View™, online traffic

Comfort and Premium mobile interfaces and Nokia Asha 300 phone

Composition Colour

Composition Media radio

control system

Digital reception: DAB+

Discover navigation function for Composition radio

Discover Pro navigation

Driver assistance pack ACC, Front Assist, Emergency Braking, anti-theft system, Dynamic Light automatic running light vehicle stop function DSG, speed limiter, dipping rear-view mirror, cornering lights, rain Lane Assist)

Driver’s with electric adjustment

profile selector

Dynamic control (DCC) with profile selector

Dynamic Assist dynamic main control

DYNAUDIO Excite system

Fire extinguisher

Fog in LED technology

Folding door with surroundings illumination and of passenger’s side mirror

Access: keyless locking and starting system

Lane lane-keeping assistant

Light and pack (with automatic light switching, leaving and coming home function, dipping rear-view mirror and sensor)

Light Assist main beam control

with iPod/iPhone adapter

MEDIA-IN with iPod/iPhone cable and USB charging port

pack (with folding mirrors, surroundings illumination and of passenger side mirror)

display “plusPlus”

Panoramic sunroof

ParkAssist park assistant with ParkPilot

preventive occupant protection

Assist reversing camera

doors (including electric windows)

Road sign

Side airbags and belt at rear seats

Smoked windows and rear windscreen 65 per cent of light

Sport package (includes 18-inch alloy wheels, driving selector, red brake callipers, actuator, stiffer damping).

unit (swivelling)

“Vienna” upholstery

Voice control

18- and 19-inch

Windscreen with heating and infrared reflecting

wheels, 16- or 17-inch


An armada of innovative assistance and systems is at work aboard the new GTD as standard or optional equipment. systems in the Golf GTD include the Post-Collision Braking System, steering, Driver Alert and the further advanced XDS+ differential lock. Available as are the PreCrash preventive occupant system, the Adaptive Cruise system ACC plus Front with City Emergency Lane Assist lane-keeping road sign recognition, the generation of the ParkAssist park assistant as well as the automated functions Light Assist and Light Assist. Other new have been added as a driving profile selector up to five programmes (“Eco”, “Normal”, “Individual” and in combination DCC plus “Comfort”), an electronic brake and a new generation of infotainment

Assistance systems – automatic

Driver Alert system. system, which is a standard in the Golf GTD, detects driver concentration and warns the with an acoustic signal five seconds. A visual also appears on the instrument recommending taking a break driving. If the driver does not a break within the next 15 the warning is repeated once. At the of each trip, the system a range of factors, including the characteristic steering behaviour. under way, the driver system continually evaluates such as steering angle. If parameters indicate a deviation the steering behaviour recorded at the of the trip, then visual and warnings are produced.

Automatic Braking System. Another feature in the Golf GTD is the Automatic Braking System which has won a safety innovation award Germany’s largest automobile (ADAC). When it is involved in the Automatic Post-Collision Braking automatically brakes the vehicle to reduce its residual kinetic Triggering of the Automatic Post-Collision System is based on detection of a collision by the airbag sensors. braking by means of the Automatic Braking System is limited by the ESC unit to a maximum deceleration of 0.6 g. This value matches the level of Front Assist; it that the driver can take handling of the car even in case of braking.

The driver can “override” the Automatic Braking System at any time; for if the system recognises that the is accelerating, it gets disabled. The system is also deactivated if the initiates hard braking at an higher rate of deceleration. In the Automatic Post-Collision Braking applies the brakes until a speed of 10 km/h is reached. residual vehicle speed can be to steer to a safe location the braking process.

PreCrash occupant protection. If the proactive protection system detects a accident situation – such as by the of hard braking via an activated assistant – the seatbelts of the driver and passenger are automatically pre-tensioned to the best possible protection by the and belt system. When a critical and unstable driving is detected – such as severe or understeer with ESC intervention – the windows are closed (except for a gap) and so is the sunroof. Background: the windows and roof are nearly the head and side airbags optimal energy absorption and achieve their best effectiveness.

Adaptive Cruise (ACC). This system a radar sensor integrated in the of the car. The driver can set the car speed a range from 30 to 160 km/h. ACC with either a manual or a DSG (dual clutch gearbox). In the GTD with a 6-speed DSG, ACC brakes to a standstill when the ahead stops. After enabled by the driver, ACC together DSG can also automatically start off ACC maintains the vehicle speed by the driver as well as a predefined to the vehicle ahead, and it automatically or accelerates in flowing traffic. The dynamics can be individually varied by one of the driving programmes or by the optional profile selector.

Front surroundings monitoring system. Assist uses a radar integrated in the front of the car to continuously the distance to traffic ahead. Assist assists the driver in situations by preconditioning the brake and alerting the driver to any required by visual and audible warnings, and in a stage by a brief warning If the driver fails to brake enough, the system automatically sufficient braking force to a collision. Should the driver, not react at all, Front automatically brakes the car to give the more reaction time. this lets the driver an impending collision, or it at least the speed at impact. The system assists the driver by an alert if the car is too close to the vehicle in front. The Emergency Braking function is of Front Assist.

City Braking. The City Emergency function that is being to the new Golf generation is a system of Front Assist. Using a sensor, it monitors the area in of the car. The system works in the range below 30 km/h. If the car is at of colliding with a moving or vehicle ahead and the driver to react, the brake system is in the same way as with Front If necessary, City Emergency then automatically initiates braking to reduce the severity of the In addition, if the driver presses the pedal with insufficient the system assists with braking power. Under conditions, City Emergency can avoid an impending frontal at the last second.

Lane In the Golf GTD this camera-based system with steering to maintain the car’s position the driving lane works extended functionality: If desired, the – being implemented for the first in the Golf – can now also maintain tracking support, which comfort and convenience. Whenever Lane Assist also with a steering correction it detects that the driver is the driving lane or is driving lane markings without the direction indicator. The system gently steers in the other

Convenience systems – technology and is fun too Progressive steering.

The new progressive system is a standard feature in the new GTD. This steering lets drivers make a of a given radius with turns of the steering wheel. is, the driver does not need to over the steering wheel as in tight bends. With steering, it takes 2.1 turns of the (380°) to reach the end stop; in the steering system of the less Golf models it takes turns (500°). Background: steering systems operate a constant gear ratio. The new of the Golf GTD, meanwhile, with a progressive steering ratio. This perceptibly steering work when and parking. On country roads lots of bends, and when turns, the driver experiences a in dynamics due to the more direct

Technically, progressive steering from the basic steering primarily by the rack’s variable spacing and a more powerful motor. Its functional difference: with constant steering which by necessity always a compromise between dynamic and comfort, here the steering toothing is significantly modified by the stroke. This results in precise and relaxed driving in the steering range up to high due to the smaller steering input that are required, the system significantly greater agility and driving fun on roads with of bends. At lower speeds, on the hand, such as in city or parking situations, the Golf GTD is easier to handle thanks to the steering input angles – a perceptible gain in comfort.

The XDS system that was first in the Golf VI was further developed to the XDS+ system for the new Golf GTD and GTI. Technically, the XDS+ differential lock is a functionality is integrated in the electronic stabilisation (ESC) for improved vehicle XDS+ is an extension of XDS, is familiar from the previous its functionality has now been extended to all unbraked driving states. The new improves agility and reduces the for steering angle inputs by brake interventions at the wheels on the of the bend of both axles. In XDS+ is effective over all road friction values, and it in more precise handling. The benefits of XDS – such as significantly understeer and improved traction – also perfected.

Electronic brake. New Golf generation all feature an electronic parking where instead of a handbrake a control switch and an Auto pushbutton are located on the centre The electronic parking brake numerous advantages: eliminating the handbrake frees up more on the centre console; in addition, the is automatically released when off. And that simplifies off up a hill. Last but not least, the Hold function prevents rolling from a stopped by automatically holding the Golf GTD in Waiting phases, such as a red light, are made more because it is no longer necessary to press the brake pedal.

A second generation DCC dynamic control system is at work in the GTD. DCC offers the three modes “Comfort”, “Normal” and which are now selected and displayed “Driving profile selector” on the of the centre console. Besides a “Normal” mode, the DCC system, was specially tuned for the GTD, now the “Comfort” mode, which is comfort-oriented but still reflects GTD properties. In “Sport” mode, dynamic and agile handling is In the “Individual” driving profile, the DCC can even be configured with any desired driving profile

The DCC system adaptively regulates the valves via a further developed and Volkswagen control algorithm sets the damper characteristic. In so, DCC evaluates input signals wheel displacement sensors and as well as vehicle bus information the Chassis-CAN bus. It then the optimal damper force for driving situation and adaptively this force. Damping are selectively regulated at each of the wheels.

In the new DCC generation, it is now also possible to independently vary rebound and damping for transverse dynamic – a significant benefit in optimising dynamics. The damper valves also modified for further response.

Driving profile A driving profile selector is now for the first time in the Golf A total of four programmes are and in conjunction with DCC (dynamic control) five driving Eco, Sport, Normal, and in combination with DCC the additional In the Eco driving profile, the engine air conditioning and other auxiliary are controlled for optimal fuel In addition, vehicles with the dual-clutch gearbox (DSG) an additional coasting function in Eco when the driver releases the pedal – e.g. when down to a traffic light or in segments with descents – the DSG and the engine idles. This optimal utilisation of the kinetic of the Golf. In “Sport” mode, on the hand, damping is increased further reduces movements of the structure) and engine response and points of the DSG are configured to be even dynamic.

Dynamic Light dynamic main beam Via a camera on the windscreen this analyses the traffic in front and the coming in the opposite direction. on this data, the main automatically comes on at speeds of 60 km/h and stays on. This is how Light Assist works: the help of the camera, the main modules of the bi-xenon headlights dynamic cornering lights are only in those areas the system has determined could disturb other road Technically, this function is by a pivoting masking aperture the reflector with the xenon and the lens. Along with swivelling of the entire module and control of the left and right this additional aperture is able to mask the light and thereby avoid glare to ahead or any oncoming traffic.

Assist main beam For Golf GTD cars with that do not have dynamic lights, the base version of full-beam control is available in the of Light Assist. Light analyses traffic ahead and traffic – via a camera in the windscreen – and controls activation and deactivation of the beam (at 60 km/h and above).

sign recognition. In the new Golf this feature will be in combination with a navigation because the traffic signs are shown in the display of the active window (map and/or If the system detects any speed or ‘No overtaking’ signs via a camera in the windscreen near to the rear-view up to three of these will get on the instrument cluster in front of the and on the navigation system display. will also include all information and the signs will in a logical order: ones immediately apply (e.g. a km/h speed limit) get in first place, while that only apply at times (e.g. “80 km/h” wet”) appear in second If the rain sensor registers it is starting to rain, the traffic that is now most pertinent, the “When wet” sign, up into first place.

Assist parking assistant. The version of the parking assistance now facilitates not only assisted parallel to the carriageway, but also parking at right angles to the In addition, Park Assist 2.0 is equipped with a braking and space exit function. The can be activated at speeds of up to 40 km/h by a button on the centre console. the indicators, the driver selects the on which the car is to be parked. If, using the sensors, Park Assist a large enough parking (a manoeuvring distance of 40 cm, front and is sufficient), the assisted parking can having put the vehicle into all the driver has to do is operate the accelerator and The car takes care of the steering. signals and visual information on the display assist the driver. If a is looming, the system can also apply the vehicle’s brakes.

intelligent climate control. The new of the Golf GTD regulates the interior fully automatically via 2-zone control (separate for driver and passenger). The intensity of the climate can be influenced by selecting a profile ‘Moderate’, ‘Intensive’). The fully control unit operates various sensors – a sun sensor, air sensor and new humidity sensor. The sun detects the intensity and direction of radiation, and the system is controlled The positive effects of the optional climate windscreen are considered in control as well. When from the air quality sensor that the concentration of nitrogen or carbon monoxide in the outside air has a defined limit, then the flap of the Climatronic system

Deluxe climate windscreen. new windscreen combines the advantages of wire heating with of heat-insulating glass. Wires are no used in the window. This was possible by a very thin layer within the glass that can be heated. In the winter, function prevents fogging of the and it accelerates defrosting. In the summer, the new results in less heating of the because the extremely thin reflects most of the solar Along with an increase in comfort, the environment also since the air conditioning does not to supply as much cooling due to the reduced heating. At the same this improves the fuel of the GTD.

Panoramic tilt/slide A transparent system was developed which utilises a maximum area, offers optimal and opening functions, does not the torsional rigidity of the Golf GTD and has the effect of lengthening the windscreen. is referred to as the light transparency – the incident light in the closed – was enlarged by 33 per cent compared to a tilt/slide sunroof. Incidentally, the heat-insulating glass reflects 99 per cent of UV radiation, 92 per cent of heat radiation and 90 per cent of light.

Infotainment – always touchscreen

Radio and radio-navigation Volkswagen is equipping the Golf GTD a new generation of radio and radio/navigation with completely new designs. All have a touchscreen as standard. The new generation is available in three display sizes: 5 inches, 5.8 and 8 inches. For the first time, is implementing displays that proximity sensors (5.8-inch and above): as soon as the driver or passenger moves a finger to the touchscreen, the system automatically from display mode to mode. The display mode a screen that is reduced to the essentials. In the operating mode, on the hand, the elements that can be by touch are specially highlighted to intuitive operation. The displays have a function that users scroll through or browse CD covers in the media with a wipe of the hand.

Touch” radio (5-inch). The system on-board the Golf GTD is Touch. It offers three to the left and three to the right of the that are used to activate the ‘Media’, ‘Car’, ‘Setup’, and ‘Mute’ menus/functions. It also a SD card slot, aux-in and two push dials (e.g. for volume, mute). This module also includes an radio, loudspeakers (front), an for SD cards and an aux-in interface.

Volkswagen Golf GTD

Colour” radio (5-inch). to the Composition Touch in its device the Composition Colour is also with such features as a display, FM/AM radio as as front and rear loudspeakers and a CD (MP3 compatible). The CD drive is in the glove box along with the SD slot.

“Composition Media” (5.8-inch). Equipped to offer more extensive features is the Media radio. Its capacitive display is 5.8 inches in size, and it is with a proximity sensor is integrated across the area the display. The display also to wiping and zooming gestures, as in similar fashion on modern phones. There are now also buttons to the left and four to the of the touchscreen; in contrast to the 5-inch they also enable – depending on vehicle features – to the and ‘Voice’ (voice control) levels. The Composition Media is equipped with these in addition to those of the Composition radio: optional telephone (Bluetooth) and a USB interface. The USB and aux-in meanwhile, are integrated in a separate on the centre console in front of the shifter; this compartment offers storage space for a phone.

“Discover Media” navigation (5.8-inch). The Composition Media can have a navigation module Media) added to it. The features and are identical except for the navigation that is then integrated European map data and the associated SD card slot; the navigation is located in the glove box together the CD player and SD card slot. The for all units with a navigation includes updates of the European maps for a period of three

“Discover Pro” radio-navigation (8-inch). The top radio-navigation system a large 8-inch capacitive is known as the Discover Pro. installed here – beyond of the Discover Media – are a DVD drive of a CD drive (audio and video), premium voice control version is available as option for Media and Discover Media), 3D and a 64-GB Flash memory; a telephone module is available as an Integration of the Compact Disc from Gracenote also state-of-the-art playback and management of

In addition, the Discover Pro also as a WLAN hotspot (Internet for WLAN-capable mobile devices phone or tablet). Until wireless interfacing of multimedia – for streaming music or telephoning – was possible via the Bluetooth interface of the systems. Now this can also be via WLAN. Here, the Golf GTD is with the Internet over a module. Data can be transferred via one of the mobile devices or via a SIM card in the Pro.

Mobile phone. For the GTD, Volkswagen is offering the two phone interfaces “Comfort” and as well as a smartphone (“Nokia 300”) integrated via the hands-free The “Comfort” and “Premium” mobile interfaces can be ordered together the “Composition Media” (only “Discover Media” and “Discover audio/navigation systems. The “Comfort” offers such features as an external antenna interface to a designed charging cradle on the console, an additional charging via USB interface, voice control and the use of contact and address data for a destination in the navigation system. The interface omits the external interface from the charging instead it offers a GSM/UMTS with a dedicated SIM card and a WLAN hotspot.

Car Net. Car Net is for the Golf GTD in conjunction with the Pro radio-navigation system and the “Premium” phone interface. It consists of a set of new online services. For example, Car Net drivers integrate highly traffic information into route guidance and input any conceivable Points of Interest into the navigation system. It integrates the 360-degree panoramic perspective images of Google View. Realistic photographic images can also be displayed, are based on the Google-Earth™ map service Maps).

Especially innovative is the of online traffic information. information is supplied by the data INRIX. What is referred to as a ID is assigned to the GTD. This ID is used to exchange relevant between the car and provider – the Golf GTD its momentary position or travel then INRIX sends the traffic information back to the Update times are shorter for TMC or TMCpro, and the information density is as well. Updating is performed two minutes during active and every three minutes navigation. The greater information is attained from the movement of the mobile phones registered INRIX. They are used to traffic flow speeds and for route guidance via the navigation

Dynaudio Excite sound New in the Golf. and therefore in the GTD as well. is a system from Danish specialist Dynaudio. This makes the GTD a concert hall on with its eight high-end plus subwoofer, a digital DSP amplifier and 400 watts of system power. The system can be customised by from four sound (“Authentic”, “Dynamic”, “Soft” and which are tuned to the interior of the and four seating configurations “Front passenger”, “All and “Rear”) for the audio output.

Cargo capacity: 380 litres to litres

380 litres to 1,270

CD value: 0.315

Character: The sports car

Colours (excerpt):

colours “Tornado Red”, “Pure White”

Optional “Carbon Steel Grey “Reflex Silver Metallic”, Silver Metallic”, “Limestone Metallic”, “Night Blue “Deep Black Pearl and “Oryx White Mother of Effect”


Length – mm

Width – 1,799 mm without 2,027 mm with mirrors

– 1,442 mm

Wheelbase – 2,631 mm

system: Front-wheel drive.

assistance and handling systems:

Stability Control (ESC) ABS, brake assistant, control, electronic XDS+ lock, engine braking counter-steering assist and trailer (standard)

ESC Sport (ESC e.g. for race courses)

Alert System (standard)

Post-Collision Braking System

Progressive steering (standard)


Tyre pressure indicator (standard)

Adaptive control. DCC

Adaptive Cruise (ACC) plus surroundings system Front Assist City Emergency Braking

main beam control: Light Assist

Driving selection

Light Assist beam control


Park Assist park assistant

PreCrash preventive protection system


Lane Assist lane-keeping

Traffic Road sign

Engines – petrol: 2.0 TDI with 135 kW / 184 PS

lines: GTD

Fuel tank: 50 theoretical driving range: up to km


Standard “Composition radio (5-inch screen)

Colour” radio (5-inch

“Composition Media” radio screen)

“Composition Media” with navigation function Media” (5.8-inch screen)

Pro” radio with system (8-inch screen)

sound system

Car-Net services)

Market launch, May 2013

Prices (Germany):

GTD – from 29,350 euros

GTD with DSG – from 31,250

Production location: Wolfsburg

Running gear:

Front: strut suspension

Rear: performance suspension


Standard gearbox: 6- speed gearbox

Turning circle: m


Standard wheels: alloy wheels (“Curitiba”)

wheels: 18-inch alloy (“Nogaro”) and 19-inch alloy (“Santiago”)

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