VW Golf VII GTD (facelift)
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.
VW Golf VII GTD (facelift) (DSG) / (Manual)
7,4 (DSG) / 7,5 (Manual)
|Top Speed (km/h)|
|Top Speed (mph)|
5,3 (DSG) / 5,4 (Manual)
116 g/km (DSG) / 122 g/km (Manual)
7 AT / 6 MT
312 mm Ventilated Discs
300 mm Discs