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Volkswagen Golf GTD coming to the U.S. - report - photos



Could cost approximately $27,000

Diesel engines are becoming increasingly popular in the United States, so Volkswagen has decided to bring the Golf GTD to America.
Set to arrive in 2015, the Golf GTD features a 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine that develops 184 HP (135 kW) and 280 lb-ft (380 Nm) of torque. When connected to a six-speed manual transmission, the model accelerates from 0-62 mph in 7.5 seconds before hitting a top speed of 143 mph (230 km/h).
According to Golf product manager Andreas Valbuena, "We see it as a very important part of our full range of offerings, a technology halo for our diesel technology."
The Golf GTD is expected to cost approximately $27,000 when it arrives in the United States as a 2016 model.


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I am all over a GTD. I was ready to buy one when I thought I was going to Australia for 4 years in 2008 (the economy scuttled those plans - long story). It's not as practical as a Fit, but it's a better highway cruiser and possibly a better all around car, albeit at a higher price. There are trade-offs with either car. Make mine black.
 
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With 181 bhp

The 2013 Volkswagen Golf VII GTD was filmed at a dealership wearing a Carbon Steel Grey paint scheme.
The most powerful diesel Golf VII comes with a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine delivering 181 bhp (135 kW) and 280 lb-ft (379 Nm). Volkswagen says it can do the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in 7.5 seconds but the video below shows the run is completed in 7.17 seconds (with room for improvement). Top speed has increased from Golf VI GTD's 138 mph (222 km/h) to 143 mph (230 km/h) thanks to an extra 13 bhp (9.6 kW) and 22 lb-ft (30 Nm).
Compared to the Golf VII GTI, the GTD model doesn't have the red trim on the front grille and in the headlights, while the alloys have a slightly different design. The GTD is also more economical as it can return 56 mpg US (67.3 mpg UK or 4.1 liters / 100 km) whereas the GTI will do 39.2 mpg US (47 mpg UK or 6.0 liters / 100 km).
Topping the Volkswagen Golf VII lineup will be the R version due next year which is rumored to have somewhere in the region of 300 bhp (224 kW).


I like thie car but then I read reviews of the Sportswagen high grades but a lot of problems http://www.edmunds.com/volkswagen/je...mer-reviews/2/
 

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