Volkswagen introduced today the Golf 7 GTD ahead of the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The new car is powered by a 2.0-liter TDI engine delivering 184 PS (135 kW) and 380 Nm (280 lbs ft) of torque at 1,750 to 3,250 rpm. The engine is mated to a six-seed manual garbox as standard, but as an option the German manufacturer offers a six-speed DSG, which deliver the power to the front wheels.
Regarding the performances, the Golf 7 GTD is able to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.5 seconds and has a top speed of 230 km/h or 142 mph. Still, the Golf 7 GTD needs only 4.2 litres per 100 km, which equates to CO2 emissions of just 109 g/km.
With the optional 6-speed DSG, fuel consumption is 4.7 l/100 km (two-door: 119 g/km CO2; four-door: 122 g/km CO2). Regarding the design, the Golf GTD comes with smoked LED rear lights with LED licence plate illumination and chrome dual tailpipes. Moreover, the Golf 7 GTD features 17-inch GTD wheels with 225/45 tyres, side sill trim, diffuser, sport suspension and a large roof spoiler round out the car’s overall dynamic impression.
The sporty theme is continued also at the interior the vehicle comes with sport seats in tartan pattern (“Clark”), a black roofliner, sport steering wheel, stainless steel pedals and foot support, a GTD gear shift grip, GTD trim strips and a GTD instrument cluster.
Other features guarantee the necessary comfort on long trips; they include: progressive steering, white ambience lighting, automatic “Climatronic” climate control, ParkPilot front and rear, winter pack and “Composition Touch” radio system. Standard body colours offered for the Golf GTD are “Tornado Red”, “Black” and “Pure White”. Pricing starts at 29,350 euros in Germany and orders begin on the 5th of March.