HG Motorsport tunes the Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk7

The new Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk7 has only just gone on sale in some international markets, but it hasn’t stopped HG Motorsport getting hold of one and developing a tuning package.

HG Motorsport Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk7 rear

In factory form the new GTI comes with a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 162kW and 350Nm of torque (169kW when optioned with the Performance pack).

HG Motorsport has developed an entry-level tune which includes a HF series intercooler, an upgraded turbo, a carbon fibre air intake, and a sports exhaust system to free up flow, all of which take power output out to 193kW and 376Nm.

For those who want a bit more zing, HG Motorsport can go one further. With the help of an engine computer retune, available in three settings, power can be pushed out to 212kW, 222kW, or as much as 226kW and 435Nm.

The new Golf GTI Mk7 has already received rave reviews from overseas experts. With these upgrades, it must turn the popular hot hatch into a very serious little super hatch.

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The new model will arrive in Australia during the fourth quarter of this year.

Click play below to see how the tune performs on the dyno.

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. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.