2014 Volkswagen Golf GTD The 40 MPG+ Diesel Hot Hatch Of Your Dreams — Volkswagen Golf GTD

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2014 Volkswagen Golf The 40 MPG+ Diesel Hot Hatch Of Dreams

I drove the new Golf GTD Wolfsburg to Berlin on the Autobahn and mountain roads. What learned is that, although the isn’t getting it for a while, a car worth waiting for.

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( Full Disclosure . Volkswagen me to drive the GTD so badly they me business class to Wolfsburg, put me up in a nice hotel and paid for all my Gin Tonics and let me try out their new toys, not in that order.)

It’s the new generation of the Golf, so you half the story even getting a glimpse of it. But when you do, you approve as this seventh looks pretty sharp. And it comes to the GTD version, from the only the missing red stripe the grill tells you that not a GTI. Just like on the where the grey tartan remind you of the TDI up front.

That’s the GTD is essentially a GTI with lots of instead of rev-happy horsepower and better fuel economy. hinted it could get better 40 MPG highway with the DSG gearbox in a car reaches 62 mph in 7.5 seconds and keeps until 143 mph effortlessly. Sounds your ideal hot hatch?


The top speed is actually quite even if it only effects the and the residents of the Isle of Man. You the GTD and it will reach 143 mph in no time. It pretty quiet too.

You feel that it could do and when looking at the tachometer, at least another 1,500 to go until redline. I believe the reason for it to stop there is the top speed of 152 mph. The diesel is not to match the star of the lineup. if you choose the manual gearbox, the GTD you with an extra mile per

Slowing down from speeds, the brakes were and very progressive, the ride is and since the GTD uses the GTI’s it’s rigid and you can throw it the corners very accurately. The also gives enough despite being electric than hydraulic, so if you push it the GTD delivers.

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Having said that, I was the car mostly in normal mode out of the settings offered by the touchscreen. The mode certainly sharpens up a bit, but it also keeps the TDI higher which is still not you want to listen to but will to the (optional) sound actuator It’s also pointless the maximum torque of 280 lb.ft. is from 1,750 to 3,250 meaning that if you want to somebody, you can, no matter the actual settings are.

It’s really all about the with this two-litre There are 184 horses under the but the torque dominates the scene. And in the you better be careful with since the GTD is not getting the clever front axle transverse lock that comes the GTI’s performance package Bad point for VW there.

It’s to criticize modern cars they ride well, good brakes and give you of power for not that much The sporty diesel version of the Golf is no exception, and when it to the cabin, we’re talking Audi quality. It’s a place to be in, and thanks to the new MQB construction. more spacious too.

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There are two SD slots in the glove box for entertainment, a sporty steering in front of you and an informative touchscreen in the The only thing that work well was the satellite which looks great and its job brilliantly if you pre-program it, but is impossible to in or out of in case your plans changed. This fool figure out how to make it work which means it’s not enough. A surprising error.

certainly not as exciting as a GTI, but as quick in real life making much more as a daily driver. Is it a good See for yourself America in 2015.

Volkswagen Golf GTD
Volkswagen Golf GTD
Volkswagen Golf GTD
Volkswagen Golf GTD
Volkswagen Golf GTD

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