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2014 VW Golf GTD Combines the GTI With an Efficient Diesel Engine

VW has taken the wraps off the new 2014 VW Golf GTD, which is based on the new seventh-generation Golf. The Golf GTD is basically a VW GTI, but its turbocharged gas engine has been swapped out for a 184-hp turbocharged diesel engine.


The Golf GTD is powered by a 2.0L TDI diesel engine with 184 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque that's delivered from just 1750 rpm. When equipped with the six-speed manual transmission, the GTD has an European cycle combined fuel economy figure of 56 mpg, while with the optional six-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission, the combined fuel consumption is 50 mpg.


On the outside he Golf GTD gets smoked LED taillights, chrome dual tailpipes, 17-inch GTD wheels with 225/45 tires, a lowered sport suspension and body enhancements that include side skirts, a rear diffuser, and a large roof spoiler.


The interior gets sport seats with a tartan pattern ("Clark"), black headliner, a sport steering wheel, stainless-steel pedals and foot rest, a GTD shifter grip, and a model-specific instrument cluster. Standard features include white ambience lighting, "Climatronic" automatic climate control, park assist, and Volkswagen's latest touchscreen infotainment system.


The GTD will be offered in three colors: "Tornado Red", "Black", and "Pure White". The car goes on sale in Germany in June with a base price of 29,350 euros.

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