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2015 VW Golf GTD Estate unveiled, will be shown at Geneva Motor Show

The 2015 Geneva Motor Show will open its doors in March but Volkswagen was eager to show us the first ever Golf GTD Estate. This means more space for the passengers and the same 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine that produces 184 hp and 380 Nm of torque. According to Volkswagen, the 2015 Golf GTD Estate is able to push the vehicle from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.9 seconds, while combined fuel consumption is 64.2 mpg or 4.4 l/100 km.

When it comes to design, the vehicle shows brand new GTD bumpers, the well-known honeycomb radiator grille, as well as smoked rear lights and flared sills. The design is completed by the 17-inch Curitiba alloy wheels, black roof rails as well as by the dual chrome tailpipes.

Moreover, the Golf GTD Estate features as standard bi-xenon headlights, sports suspension which lowers the vehicle by 15 mm and progressive steering, which gives a sharper response during high-performance driving.

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Volkswagen may not bring Golf GTD to the US over engine issue

Volkswagen Golf GTD – a more powerful diesel version of the Golf -- may not be sold in the United States since importing its engine from Germany would be too costly. It turned out that the high-powered 2-liter TDI engine for the GTD cannot be built at the carmaker’s engine site in Silao, Mexico, which means so it would be imported from Germany.

Michael Horn, chief executive of Volkswagen Group of America, remarked that the GTD “would be a great car.” But since its price point is not attractive, the probability of introducing it to the US is diminishing. Volkswagen said in 2013 that it might start selling the GTD in the US in 2015.

Andres Valbuena, product manager for the Golf, remarked back then that the GTD would have a price of around $27,000. Valbuena said that they regard the GTD as a very important part of their full range of offerings, “a technology halo” for the carmaker’s diesel technology.

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2013 Vw Golf 7 GTD officially unveiled

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.

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Vw wants to test the Golf GTD and Up subcompact in the United States

In an attempt to boost its sales in the United States but also to test the popularity of diesel engines, Volkswagen of America will bring the Up subcompact car and the GTD to the U.S. Still, there are some bad news as the German manufacturer will bring only a few units in order to be tested by automotive journalists, not to sell them here.

According to Rainer Michel, VW of America's vice president of product marketing and strategy, the company has currently no plans to sell the Golf GTD in the United States but it wants to bring the next-generation. Things could be more difficult with the Up, as the car is way too small for the United States (try to think at an accident between a Vw Up and the Toyota Sequoia).

Currrently, the Volkswagen Up is offered in three versions in Europe: Take Up, Move Up and High Up. Pricing starts at 10,000 euros or $12,238 for the Take Up and at $17,000 for the High Up. The Volkswagen up is powered by a 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine capable to offer a fuel consumption of 59 mpg highway and 40 mpg city in the European test cycle.

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There are speculations that Volkswagen’s expansion of its Polo range will include Polo GT and Polo GTD models. These rumors started after the carmaker launched the GTI, its own hot version of the Polo. The Polo GT and Polo GTD are expected to offer the same driving excitement but with improved fuel economy.

According to a recent Es.autoblog article, the GT may come with the 1.4-liter TSI engine, delivering about 150 hp, and a DSG gearbox, similar to the Seat Ibiza FR. This means that the GT will be nearly as powerful as the previous generation GTI.

Meanwhile, the GTD is expected to broaden the range even further, and is expected to feature a 1.6-liter engine that develops about 130 hp. It’s believed that these new models will be launched towards the end of 2011.

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The German carmaker Volkswagen has announced the pricing for the Golf GTD, its latest performance diesel, to begin at 21,850 RRP for the 3-door, 6-speed manual version. The car will be hitting the UK on June 22 but is currently available to order at VW retailers. The five-door model comes with a 585 premium and 1,305 for the 6-speed DSG automatic.

Power under the hood for the new GTD is an enhanced 2.0 liter (1,968cc) common rail TDI unit that generates 170 PS and a significant 258 lb-ft of torque brought to the wheels through a 6-speed manual of automatic DSG.

The result is smooth performance with an acceleration capability of 0-62mph in 8.1 seconds with a speed maxing out at 138mph. In conjunction with carbon emissions of just 139g/km and average fuel economy of 53.3mpg with a range of more than 640 miles on one full tank of fuel the GTD is both a frugal and thrilling drive.

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MTM has created its own versions of the Volkswagen Golf VI GTI and GTD models. MTM, which is based in Wettstetten, Germany, has had a wonderful time tinkering with the GTI. MTM was able to take the GTI up to 310 hp (228 kW) with some ECU revisions and its own MTM turbocharger. There are three other ECU-tuning packages available, which start with an upgrade to only 270 hp.

The 310 hp GTI by MTM comes with 410 Nm of torque, a top speed of 270 km/h (168 mph) and a 0 to 100 km/h sprint time of 5.7 seconds.

On the other hand, the VW Golf GTD gets a power boost up to 205 hp (151 kW) and 380 Nm of torque. That brings its 0 to 100 km/h time down to 7.1 seconds from the standard model's 7.8 seconds.

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