Volkswagen has announced that it will be revealing the GTD version of its seventh generation Golf in Geneva next month.
The most powerful GTD ever created by Volkswagen, under the hood lies a 2.0-litre four-cylinder TDI unit, developing 135 kW (181 hp) an impressive torque figure of 380 Nm, which is mated to a six-speed manual transmission as standard or optional 6-speed DSG. On the road 100 km/h appears in just 7.5 seconds (manual) with a top speed of 230 km/h. Combined fuel consumption in the manual car works out at 4.2 litres per 100 km with CO2 emissions of 109 g/km, but those numbers rise to 4.7 l/100 km and 119 g/km CO2 with DSG-equipped cars.
Visually, the GTD wears 17-inch double-five-spoke alloy wheels with 225/45 tyres, lower sport suspension, sill trims, diffuser, large roof spoiler, LED tail-lights and licence plate lights and dual chrome tailpipes.
Moving to the interior, there’s the obligatory tartan-trimmed sport seats, a black roofliner, sport steering wheel, stainless steel foot pedals, a GTD gearknob, trim strips and instrument cluster. Equipment includes white ambience lighting, Climatronic climate control, ParkPilot and Composition Touch radio system.
Pricing in Germany starts at €29,350 euros, with orders beginning on the 5th of March and deliveries this June.