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Volkswagen of America

TDI® Clean Diesel engine¹

Overview
  • TDI® Clean Diesel engine¹
TDI® Clean Diesel engine¹

“Volkswagen Golf also offers one thing no competitor can match: A quick and fuel-efficient diesel engine.” —kbb.com²

Go ahead, pass the next filling station. And the next. And even the next. Because the Golf TDI Clean Diesel engine sips fuel at the wallet-friendly rate of up to 42 highway mpg.  Yes, you read that right. That’s up to 609 miles on just one tank.³ If that sounds impressive, prepare yourself for this: that T in TDI stands for turbocharged. And this engine delivers 140 hp and 236 lbs/ft of torque for exceptional power right from the start and plenty of oomph to keep you going. You can even add our DSG® automatic transmission with Tiptronic® to enjoy imperceptibly fast gear changes to go with that oomph. It’s a beautiful thing when a love of driving and a love for the environment coexist under one sculpted hood.

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    ²From 2011 Volkswagen Golf review on Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.
    ³42 highway/30 city mpg (2013 Golf 2.0L TDI Clean Diesel, 6-speed manual transmission or 6-speed DSG® automatic transmission with Tiptronic®). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary. Range based on 42 highway mpg EPA estimate and a 14.5-gallon fuel tank.