Mark VII Volkswagen Golf GTI vs. GTD vs. GTE: battle by the numbers

Volkswagen recently unveiled its sporty plug-in hybrid Golf GTE, completing the three-pronged GT Mark VII Golf range.

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Mark VII Volkswagen Golf GTE
Mark VII Volkswagen Golf GTE


This naturally prompts the question: which of the GTI, GTD and GTE has the mostest? As you can see in the table below Volkswagen has neatly engineered each to be a winner in its own way.

GTI * GTD GTE R
Power 169kW 135kW 150kW 221kW
Torque 350Nm 380Nm 350Nm 380Nm
0-100km/h 6.4s 7.5s 7.6s 4.9s
Top speed 250km/h 230km/h 217km/h 250km/h
Fuel economy 6L/100km 4.2L/100km 1.5L/100km 7.1L/100km
CO2 emissions 139g/km 109g/km 35g/km 165g/km

* GTI Performance
† Manual model
‡ DSG (dual-clutch) version


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Derek Fung

Derek Fung

Derek has a lifelong love for all things automotive, from the dullest Camry to record shattering Bugattis. Prior to starting up Between the Axles he was a reviewer for CNET Australia and the founding editor of its Car Technology channel. [Read more]