Interior view – Rapid acceleration of diesel VW Golf GTD 2021November 7, 2020
A video appeared on the YouTube channel Automann-TV, which shows a rather fast acceleration of a “charged” VW Golf hatchback, under the hood of which a diesel engine is installed.
Representatives of Volkswagen recently announced that the “charged” Golf GTI Mark 8 hatchback will retain the internal combustion engine. But what does the Golf GTD look like during dynamic acceleration and how does it behave? Fortunately, the latest YouTube video from Automann-TV shows us that this version of the compact hatchback is quite capable of driving fast.
From this video, it can be concluded that just because it runs on diesel does not mean this car is slow.
Audi has achieved amazing results in the LeMans endurance races using diesel engines. Apart from Porsche’s 19 wins at La Sarthe, Audi is in second place with 13 diesel wins.
However, from the first start, the video shows that the rev range in this car is incredibly narrow. While the small power range of a diesel engine cannot be avoided, the low “red line” creates a very subdued character.
The muffled sound from the engine aside, Volkswagen’s diesel powertrain does an excellent job of accelerating. Its 2.0-liter turbodiesel can produce just 197 horsepower – 48 hp. compared to the current GTI – but it produces an astounding 420 Nm of torque. The GTD engine produces more torque at its lowest revs than high-performance hatchback versions equipped with powerful gasoline engines.
Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that the Volkswagen showed a new generation of bi-fuel Golf. Volkswagen Corporation shared the characteristics of a bi-fuel version of the Golf hatchback of the eighth generation.
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