Just when you thought it couldn’t get better. 🙂
I just read that Volkswagen will be offering the Golf GTD here in the U.S. in two years time.
It is rumored that it will be a 2016 model and will have a $27,000 price tag.
The GTD Golf is currently offered in Europe. and is apparently a performance version of the current diesel Golf TDI.
In preparation of the GTD arriving on our shores, I thought it would be interested to hi-light some differences between the Golf GTD and the current Golf TDI.
|Golf GTD||Golf TDI (2013)|
|Horsepower||184hp @ 3500 rpms||140hp @ 4000 rpms|
|Torque||280 ft/lbs @ 1750 rpms||236 ft/lbs @ 1750 rpms|
|0 – 60 mph||7 Seconds||8.6 Seconds|
|Displacement||120 cu. in.||120 cu. in.|
With the huge boost in both horsepower and torque, you would think there would be a hit in fuel economy. Not so. Current tests over in Europe put the mpgs close to the current Golf TDI.
Yes you can have your cake and eat it too. 🙂