Volkswagen is introducing a new Golf GTD (Gran Turismo Diesel). Equipped with a new 2.0L TDI diesel and a stop/start system as standard, the new long-distance express car offers combined cycle fuel consumption of 4.2 l/100 km (56 mpg US) and CO2 emissions of 109 g/km.
With 135 kW / 184 PS (181 hp) and up to 380 N·m torque, the new GTD offers 14 more PS, 30 N·m more torque, 0.9 l/100 km less fuel consumption and a 25 g/km improvement in CO2 emissions. As an option, Volkswagen offers the GTD with an automatic dual-clutch gearbox (DSG) with fuel consumption of 4.5 l/100 km (52.3 mpg US).In both gearbox versions, the new Golf GTD conforms to the Euro-6 emissions standard that takes effect in 2014.
This Golf is the first GTD to have a stop/start system on board as standard, and in battery regeneration mode it utilizes deceleration phases to charge the battery. The 2.0-liter common rail turbo-diesel of the EA288 engine series was not only networked with these “BlueMotion Technologies”; it was also completely redesigned.
The Golf GTD accelerates to 100 km/h in 7.5 seconds. In fourth gear, this Volkswagen handles the classic overtaking manoeuvre (80 to 120 km/h) in 6.0 seconds. Top speed is 230 km/h (143 mph).
The new GTD is also the first Golf GTD to launch with technologies—in addition to such systems as XDS+ and progressive steering—that include the Driver Alert System and Post-Collision Braking System as standard. Optional features include Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), the surroundings monitoring system Front Assist plus City Emergency Braking, Lane Assist lane-keeping assistant and the latest generation of DCC dynamic chassis control (including driver profile selector).
Another new option is Car Net for transmitting online information such as the Google Earth map service.