VW Golf VII GTD (facelift)

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Description

The seventh generation of the Volkswagen Golf is a C-Segment car launched at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, based on the new MQB platform. The car received a facelift in 2016 with various mechanical and visual updates.

The VW Golf VII GTD (Gran Turismo Diesel) is a performance version of the model fitted with a 2.0 liter common rail turbo diesel TDI engine (EA288) producing 184 hp (137 kw) of power and 380 Nm of torque, combined with a six speed manual or a seven speed dual clutch automatic DSG gearbox. The car accelerated from 0-100 km/h in 7,5 seconds and could reach a top speed of 230 km/h (142 mph). Like the similary equiped GTI, the GTD was equipped with the XDS+ vehicle dynamics function, progressive steering and sport suspension (15 mm lower). Visually, the GTD was fitted with the bodykit from the GTI, including sport bumpers, bi-xenon headlights, tinted tailights, roof spoiler and side sills, but it was distinguished by the 17 inch Curitiba wheels, grey stripe on the grille, GTD badging and different double exhaust pipes at the back.

The VW Golf VII GTD (facelift) launched in 2017, receiving the redesigned bodykit from the Golf GTI (restyled front and rear bumpers, new headlights, LED tailights, new rims, honeycomb grille, side skirts and roof spoiler) with small changes to distinguish it from the petrol performance model (double exhaust pipe, grey stripe on the radiator grille and GTD badging). Inside the car received a digital instrument cluster and an updated Modular Infotainment Matrix (MIB) -with 9,2 inch screen and gesture control. Finally, the facelifted model also received various safety and driving assistant systems.

 

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Additional information

Model

VW Golf VII GTD (facelift) (DSG) / (Manual)

Production

2017-present

Segment

C

Doors

3/5

Layout

FWD

Engine Displacement

1968 cm3

Cylinders

L4

Induction

Turbocharged

Fuel

Diesel

Fuel System

Common Rail

Power (hp)

184

Power (kw)

137

Power (@rpm)

@3500 rpm

Torque (Nm)

380

Torque (@rpm)

@1750 rpm

0-100km/h

7,4 (DSG) / 7,5 (Manual)

Top Speed (km/h)

232 km/h

Top Speed (mph)

144 mph

Consumption (lt/100km)

5,3 (DSG) / 5,4 (Manual)

CO2 (g/km)

116 g/km (DSG) / 122 g/km (Manual)

Gearbox

7 AT / 6 MT

Weight

1395 kg

Length

4258 mm

Width

1799 mm

Height

1492 mm

Wheelbase

2626 mm

Front Track

1536 mm

Rear Track

1512 mm

Boot Space

380

Tire Size

225/45 R17

Front Brakes

312 mm Ventilated Discs

Rear Brakes

300 mm Discs