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► 2015 VW Golf GTD Variant - Live at Geneva Motor Show

By YouCar

The Volkswagen Golf GTD Variant has a stop/start system as a standard feature and, in battery regeneration mode, it exploits deceleration phases to charge the battery. The 2.0-litre common rail turbodiesel of the EA288 series is distinguished both by its economy and power. From 1,750 rpm to 3,250 rpm, the engine – which is equipped with two balancer shafts – develops a constant maximum torque of 380 Nm. This turbocharged efficiency lets the new Golf GTD Variant accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in only 7.9 seconds with either gearbox version. A top speed of 231 km/h (DSG 229 km/h) reveals it to be a sports car among diesel Variants. Alongside the dynamics, flexibility is another showcase discipline of the new Golf GTD Variant. Thanks to a luggage volume of 605 litres (loaded up to the backrests of the rear seats), the Volkswagen offers remarkably large bootspace even with five people on board. When the vehicle is loaded up to the front seat backrests and up to the headliner, cargo capacity grows to 1,620 litres. To conceal the luggage compartment behind the rear bench seat from prying eyes, it is fitted with a cover as standard; when not needed, the roller blind, like the net partition, can be stowed under the cargo floor. In addition, the cargo floor can be adjusted in height or removed entirely. Optional assistance systems now include Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), the ambient traffic monitoring system Front Assist plus City Emergency Braking, Lane Assist lane departure warning system and the latest generation of DCC adaptive chassis control (including driving profile selector). A 400-watt sound system by Dynaudio is also ideally customised for use in the new Golf GTD Variant. Also optionally available for the Golf GTD Variant are 18-inch alloy wheels of the type "Nogaro" and seat covers in Alcantara or leather ("Vienna"). Furthermore, Volkswagen also offers a "Sport & Design" package, which contains features such as driving profile selector, the "Nogaro" alloy wheels with 225 tyres, red brake callipers and up to 65 per cent tinting of the rear windows. Essentially, the entire range of special equipment offered for the model series is also available in this vehicle. If you love cars, you should subscribe now to YouCar's channel: Go ahead, it's free! All the Best. ------------------------------------------------------- Website: Facebook:

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