Kitzbuhel (Austria), 10. June 2009 – The short GTI brings golf fans to blacks for about three decades, and so it does not surprise that the Wolfsburg Marketing Strategists already asked the Golf I to the fast gasoline for a GTD version, which should be at least visually keep up. The Golf Generations II and III also existed in GTD version, then was the first time for the letter combination: at the Golf IV VW, a "GTI TDI" offer a baptized variant with self-condition, which GTI-Purists made considerably crossed. It should take up to the current, sixth generation until the Wolfsburg compact is again than GTD – we have tested him for you.
Like the GTI, the GTD in Puncto drive is far from no exception to. The two-liter diesel with 170 hp is used by Audi, Seat and Skoda and, of course, from VW already in several models. Unleggest we drove the engine in the sports models Skoda Octavia RS as well as in the Seat Leon FR. The sister marks can be happy, because the aggregate is really good. It now has a common rail injection and is thereby quieter than the old pump-Duse aggregate. The injection with the right high prere of 1800 bar allows to make up to seven single injections per hub. Since piezo injectors are used, the injection timings can be specified particularly exactly. All this benefits the smoothness.