2013 VW Golf GTD
|Proactive passenger protection
|Automatic distance control
|Lane keeping assist
|Traffic sign recognition
|City emergency braking
|Automated lighting function
|Driving profile selection
|Electronic parking brake
Compared to its predecessor, the performance has been increased again. The GTD arguably represents the most reasonable form of speeding. After all, the manufacturer promises 4.2 litres/100km, which in practice
probably should end at 6 litres/100km. Of course, one may for this not necessarily take full advantage of the increased cornering speed.
This includes the progressive steering, the steering movements shortened by about 20 percent and thereby saves to encompass. The vehicle appears more manageable. Also, the advanced electronic differential lock
helps. The idea here is, braking interventions to coordinate even more sensitive and better to the still possible friction and to reduce to a necessary minimum. A limited-slip differential built into the axle drive that would use
instead of braking force thrust in curves, however, the GTD has not.
Otherwise, the sporty Diesel is not at all similar its predecessor contrary to some prophecies of doom. It comes flatter, perhaps also has by the further back moved engine a flatter hood and a much more below the bumper
displaced grille. It looks much more dynamic on the sides. In the above grille fits more poorly rather than well the trademark VW.
Basically, the Golf 7 looks something like the little brother of the Golf 6, although it is slightly grown in dimensions. Therewith it is better suited as a basis for a sport version. However, one wonders where the extra pounds
again come from compared to the basic version of the Golf 7. That improved electronics, other seats and wider wheels can be so heavy ...