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2014 Volkswagen Golf GTD With Official Debut In Geneva

Posted by Lidia Todorova on 22 February 2013

2014 Volkswagen Golf GTD will be officially revealed at the Geneva Motor Show on 5th of March. This historical model which made a revolution with its first appearance in 1982 is a compact hatchback with sporty tuning, and low diesel running costs.

Of course the 2014 GTD is based on the seventh generation Golf and consequently it combines performance with fuel-efficiency to make it a great long-distance touring car. The model is equipped with 2.0-litre common rail turbodiesel engine mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.

It generates 184 hp (135 kW) and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque from 1,750 rpm, and it consumes just one gallon of fuel every 67.3 miles, making for CO2 emissions of only 109 g/km. There is an optional gearbox - a six-speed DSG one, which has fuel consumption of 60.1 mpg (three-door: 119 g/km CO2; five-door: 122 g/km CO2).

The acceleration time for the GTD is 7.5 seconds for the sprint from 0 to 62 100 km/h. Furthermore, the Golf GTD comes with smoked LED rear lights with LED licence plate illumination, along with chrome dual tailpipes, 17-inch alloy wheels with 225/45 tyres, side skirts, a rear diffuser, sports suspension and a large roof spoiler.

Other distinctive GTD features are included in the interior: tartan sports seats, a black rooflining, sports steering wheel, stainless steel pedals, GTD-specific gear lever, trim strips and instrument cluster. There are also some interesting technology features such as: progressive steering, white ambience lighting, ‘Climatronic' climate control, front and rear parking sensors and a winter pack.

2014 Volkswagen Golf GTD is available in Germany at an entry-level price of 29 350 euros.

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Source: Volkswagen