ABT Sportsline's new Golf GTD has been announced. It's got a 2.0 TDI engine making 140kW (190hp) and hauling torque of 390Nm (288 lb-ft).

ABT Sportsline has released details of its new Golf GTD. The car is based on the new Golf TDI with a 103kW (140hp) 2.0 TDI engine, but the more powerful factory GTD makes 125kW (170hp). ABT engineers have improved both power and torque to give it 140kW (190hp) and maximum torque of 390Nm. Zero to 100km/h is reached in 7.1 seconds and top speed is 230km/h. Driving the front wheels is a 7-speed DSG transmission. Fuel consumption figures were not provided but ABT says its car remains fuel efficient with low C02 emissions.

Exterior modifications include a new front grille, front skirt, side skirts, a rear skirt, a rear wing and a four-pipe rear muffler. The wheels and tyres can be selected in either 18-inch or 19-inch sizes. The suspension can be lowered by 30mm for improved handling and performance. It does not do the overall looks any harm either.

Because of these enhancements ABT - the biggest tuner of Volkswagen/ Audi vehicles - changed the GTD abbreviation to stand for "Gewinner Tanken Diesel" or "Winners tank diesel" instead of the official Gran Touring Diesel.


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