First Drive 2014 Volkswagen GTD — Volkswagen Golf GTD

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Volkswagen Golf GTD

First Drive: 2014 GTD

Our office lacks a giant bottle and an exercise wheel, but clear that Volkswagen us as guinea pigs — at when it comes to the green GTI it in our parking lot. Actually, not a GTI: It’s a European-spec And Rainer Michel, vice of marketing and strategy for Volkswagen of is imploring his bosses in Wolfsburg to the next iteration here VW begins importing the seventh-generation in 2013.

VW applied a similar formula to the 2010 Jetta TDI Cup Street but there’s one notable difference: The Cup Street Edition offered the 140 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque as any other Jetta, Golf, or Passat. The however, benefits from a few intake, exhaust, injector, and modifications and serves up 170 hp and a sizable 258 With those figures, the GTD the GTI’s 200 hp but offers an extra 51 of torque.

From a power the GTD is no slouch, but with a 0-to-62-mph of 8.1 seconds, it’s about a slower than a GTI. The GTD admirably and sounds quite a bit a forced-induction gasoline engine, but its power delivery — torque is served between and 2500 rpm — reminds you of under the hood.

Michel says the current GTD is a softer than today’s but it was a little difficult to discern our test car had adaptive dampers aren’t offered on any GTI in North In its base setting, the GTD felt as agile and responsive as a U.S.-spec There’s a little more roll in sharp corners, but says the next GTD will be as as the next GTI.

Perhaps the biggest difference is at the pump. The EPA hasn’t yet tested the but Volkswagen believes that it closer to the Golf TDI’s mpg rating than the GTI’s mpg. We logged 511 miles a weekend filled mostly highway driving and averaged a 37 mpg.

Will the GTD’s increased and mileage be enough to sway out of a GTI? That’s still an but the premise of a hatchback that can like a GTI on Sunday and hypermile a hybrid on Monday is certainly Seeing as how Volkswagen will both the next-generation GTI and a TDI engine for our adding a next-generation GTD to its U.S. would appear to be a relatively move.

Here’s hoping gets his way.

The Specs //

Volkswagen Golf GTD

ON SALE: 2014, if lucky

PRICE: $25,000

ENGINE: 2.0L turbo-diesel 170 hp, 258 lb-ft

DRIVE: Front-wheel

MILEAGE: 29/40 mpg (est.)

Volkswagen Golf GTD
Volkswagen Golf GTD
Volkswagen Golf GTD


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