Leipzig Motor Show: VW Golf GTD Revealed

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    Leipzig Motor Show: VW Golf GTD Revealed


    Volkswagen is set to introduce the world to its new Volkswagen Golf GTD at the Leipzig Motor Show in Germany. What we have here is the basic GTI package, except that the wonderful gas-powered 2.0-liter turbo engine that powers VW's latest hot hatch has been yanked in favor of a new high-performance turbo diesel engine (also displacing 2.0 liters) that offers up 168 horsepower and, just as importantly, about 260 lb-ft of torque. VW says the new drivetrain package is enough to scoot the new GTD to 60 mph in about eight seconds. European combined fuel economy is rated at 44.4 mpg (U.S.) with CO2 emissions of 139 g/km.

    Press release at link: Autoblog.com

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    Re: Leipzig Motor Show: VW Golf GTD Revealed

    If diesel fuel could somehow stay in line with gas VW would sell a ton of these. Great commuter.

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    Re: Leipzig Motor Show: VW Golf GTD Revealed

    Yes.

    I am a little surprised at these initial acceleration times .

    Not complaining, but they are a slower than expected, in a sense for ' probably ' 0 -100 km/hr.

    Unless 'about 8 seconds' ends up meaning 7.1 - 7.5.



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    There was a snippet somewhere a little ways back that had it at 30% of 2009 Jetta ( YTD - thru February ? ). US sales have been the Diesel in spite of all that's working against that.

    Benz has that new killer I4 - that's the one to watch it's unreal in terms of the numbers.
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    Re: Leipzig Motor Show: VW Golf GTD Revealed

    America 123, I posted an article (thread) about VW sales for January 2009 in Canada where it showed the 80% of the Jetta's sold were TDI and that these sales totalled about 30% of all the VW sales for the month.

    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/a.../03/c5198.html

    We recently had another price jump at the pumps. Regular unleaded went up from about $0.78 per litre to $0.88 (at most stations across the city.) Diesel is still sitting around $0.75 (average) making it a very attractive options up here. Diesel ranges from $0.689 to $0.819 while regular unleaded ranges from $0.799 to $0.939 per litre.
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    Re: Leipzig Motor Show: VW Golf GTD Revealed

    Hey calgaryhhr.

    Good stuff !

    Thanks for posting that ( back ? ) up.

    Btw, do you have a link for your thread here ?

    I probably have it already, but I'd like to make sure.


    However, that was not what I was referring to and for what its worth, it was outside GMI for sure.


    It did most definitely say in regards to the USA.

    ( I'm going to go see if I saved it or not. It was vague enough that I probably didn't. Actually in something about something else - like hybrids )

    Lately I have been getting burned big time with certain ' media ' ' reporting ' so now I wonder if what I had actually took yours and moved it around. ( Same in regards to some other )

    Irregardless of all that, do you have a feel ( or really, ' numbers ' ) for how the TDI is doing down here in the States ?
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    Re: Leipzig Motor Show: VW Golf GTD Revealed

    Here is the previous thread where I posted that initial Jan sales report for VW Canada:

    https://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/f...success-74963/

    I have not previously seen any sales numbers for the US. Actually, I think I've seen the sales numbers but they make no distinction between Jetta gasser and Jetta diesels.

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    Re: Leipzig Motor Show: VW Golf GTD Revealed

    Thanks !

    Quite old but -

    ( Fall - September 2008 ? )

    VW Says Jetta TDI Diesel Sales Even Better Than Expected

    2009JettaTDIsedan750.jpgVolkswagen has big plans for the 2009 Jetta TDI, but sales of the new clean diesel model that debuted in the U.S. last month may be outstripping the company's best estimates.

    "It certainly met and probably exceeded our expectations," Mark Barnes, chief operating officer of Volkswagen of America Inc., said in an interview with Bloomberg News. He wouldn't say, however, what those expections were.

    Diesel Jetta sales in the U.s. last month totaled 2,417 - and the Jetta TDI didn't go on sale til Aug. 18.

    Total Jetta sales for the month rose to 11,217, with the diesel model accounting for 21.5 percent. < in the first 13 days >

    That could rise to 35 percent with a full month of sales in September, Barnes said.

    VW has said it intends total U.S. sales of all of its models to top the1-million mark by 2018 and that diesel models will play a big part in the increase, which would more than triple last year's combined sales of the automaker's Volkswagen, Audi and Bentley models. -
    http://blogs.edmunds.com/greencaradv...-expected.html
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