VW Golf VIII GTD
The eighth generation of the Volkswagen Golf is a C-Segment car launched in 2019, based on an updated version of the MQB platform. In March 2020, Volkswagen unveiled 3 performance versions of the Golf – the GTI (gasoline), the GTD (diesel) and the GTE (plug-in hybrid), followed by the more focused GTI Clubsport (October 2020), the flagship Golf R (November 2020) and the anniversary model GTI Clubsport 45 (February 2021).
The Golf GTD is fitted with a new cleaner version of the turbocharged four-cylinder 2.0 TDI diesel engine (EA888 evo4) producing 147 kW / 200 hp of power and 400 Nm of torque. Power is transmitted to the front axle exclusively through a 7-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic. The car also comes with new suspension setting (McPherson front axle and a multi-link rear suspension) and optional adaptive chassis control (DCC),.
GTD with turbocharged diesel engine. The long-distance sports car features a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine (TDI) with an output of 147 kW (200 PS). The Golf GTD engine (EA288 evo series) generates an impressively high maximum torque of 400 Nm. The TDI already delivers this power at very low engine speeds. As with all the turbocharged diesel engines in the new Golf, the GTD’s drive system is linked to two SCR catalytic converters connected in series (SCR = Selective Catalytic Reduction). This new twin dosing SCR system with dual AdBlue injection greatly reduces nitrogen oxide emissions compared with its predecessor. Volkswagen offers the Golf GTD with a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox (DQ381 DSG) as standard.
Visually, the Golf GTD is distinguished by the redesigned front bumper with a wide honeycomb lower intake and integrated fog lights, the front splitter, the LED headlights that expand into the grille, the unique rims (17″ or 18″), the side sill extensions, the large rear spoiler and the rear diffuser with double tailpipes on the left side. Inside we find sport seats, leather steering wheel with integrated touch controls, ambient lighting and GTD-specific graphics for the Digital Cockpit (12,3″ digital instrument cluster and 10″ central touchscreen).
VW Golf VIII GTD
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6 mt / 7 AT