In the case of the popular Volkswagen Golf, it is difficult to decide whether or thrift performances fans have a number of loyal customers. On the one hand, the Golf GTI has made a great revolution in the world of hot hatch car when it hit the market in 1975, but equally important event in the long history of the car took place three years later when the first diesel. Golf lovers can now earn a rich offer performance models, such as the GTI and R, as well as fuel-efficient diesels, but outside Europe, few people know that the offer is a GTD model, which combines all the driving characteristics of the GTI with the powerful, but and efficient diesel engine. Volkswagen recently announced a plan to which in 2014 GTD be available to customers in the USA.
Like the GTI and GTD is about an inch lower than the rest of the Golf line, and in addition to the data that is longer and wider than its predecessor, in 2014 VW Golf GTD is about 30 pounds lighter.
2014 Volkswagen Golf GTD engine
Most attention attracts new 2.0L TDI diesel engine, which develops 184 hp at 3,500 rpm and 379 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm, an increase of 14 hp and 60 Nm of torque more compared with the same size engine on which it is based. That should be enough to accelerate to 100 km / h in about seven seconds, and the European Autobahn top speed has been reached 240 km / h. The offer will include two transmission, and a six-speed manual and automatic with the same number of gears, which will transmit power to the front wheels.
Other mechanical changes related to improving the suspension, and the German automaker says that 28% of the material was done from strong steel. From the design, GTD 2014 VW GTI is quite similar to the two models provide a sporty lines as new bumpers and wheels of which will easily be recognized in comparison to the rest of the Golf line.
2014 Volkswagen Golf GTD price
Like most vehicles with Volkswagen’s name, the interior is of very high quality which many would envy premium cars. While European buyers have to fork out 28,000 euros for the GTD, the price in the U.S. will be somewhat lower, and that amounts to about $ 27,000 or about $ 2,000 more than the GTI. Although the listed price seems rather high, U.S. customers will finally be able to get the best of both worlds – sporty GTI with efficiency and torque turbo diesel.