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Golf GTI now in diesel form


Volkswagon has announced a new diesel version of the sporty Golf, the GTD

Following on from the new Polo, Bluemotion and Golf GTI, the GTD is Volkswagon's latest offering, on show in Liepzig this week.

It features a 125kW TDI engine and either a six-speed manual or DSG twin-clutch transmission.

Volkswagon says the car boasts low fuel consumption: the common-rail engine requiring 5.3 litres fuel per 100 kilometres. That corresponds to CO2 emissions of 139g/km.

The GTD will reach a top speed of 222km/h and accelerate to 100km/h in 8.1 seconds.

the GTD gets the GTI’s suspension setup, with stiffer springs and firmer dampers than regular Golfs.

It will also be available with Volkswagen’s Acitve Control Chassis, and it gets a similar body kit to the GTI's, with the same honeycomb grille.

No word on a NZ release yet, but the car will go on sale in the UK in July.

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