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BBM Motorsport tunes the Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk7

The Mk7 Volkswagen Golf GTI has only been on sale for a short time. Even so, keen modifiers have already developed some tuning options, such as these from BBM Motorsport.

BBM Motorsport Volkswagen Golf GTI

Taking the GTI Performance variant as a base, BBM Motorsport has developed a tuning program which includes custom down pipes, a full 100mm exhaust system, Supersprint mufflers, and a carbon fibre intake setup.

There’s also a retuned engine computer, a Stoptech braking package with 328mm discs and four-piston calipers, and an electrically adjustable KW suspension kit.

BBM Motorsport Volkswagen Golf GTI-rear

As a result of the engine modifications, the GTI Performance model no longer produces 169kW and 350Nm. It now produces a much meatier 221kW and 440Nm. Acceleration figures haven’t been mentioned but we’d be betting for a 0-100km/h time well within the 5.0-seconds range.

To give the otherwise conservative-looking Golf some visual appeal BBM fits a set of dark 19-inch lightweight BBS mesh-style alloy wheels, and a full body wrap in red by SFT Carwrap Ibbenbueren.

With this kind of performance on tap it makes it just as powerful as the upcoming Golf R, only this is front-wheel drive so it would be a bit of a handful (fun) to drive.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.