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2009 VW Golf GTD - Diesel Powered GTI

For those looking to combine the driving pleasures of the Golf GTI with the fuel savings of a diesel engine, VW has recently launched the new Golf GTD at Europe market.

The diesel alter-ego of the GTI is powered by a 2.0-liter TDi producing 170HP and 350Nm of torque, launching the hatch from standstill to 100km/h in 8.1 sec and on to a top speed of 222km/h.

The GTD lacks in terms of performance compared to the GTI is due to compensating with its lower fuel consumption (5.3 litre/100km).