MTM announces tune for the Mk7 VW Golf R

While the new Volkswagen Golf R is already a cracking hot hatch, capable of 0-100km/h in just 4.9 seconds, it hasn’t stopped renowned Audi/VW tuner MTM from coming up with a tuning program to further boost performance.

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The main element of the tune is the implementation of an M-Cantronic module for the engine computer. This reprograms the mapping configuration for the air and fuel flow, allowing the 2.0-litre EA888 turbo four-cylinder to produce more power.

In factory form the Mk7 Golf R develops 221kW and 380Nm (detuned to 206kW for the Australian-spec model). After the fitment of the module, the engine belts out a more substantial 265kW and 450Nm. This almost reaches the level of the Golf R 400 concept which has reportedly been approved for production.

As you would expect, performance out on the tarmac has been improved. Acceleration flat-out from 0-100km/h takes just 4.2 seconds, while the top speed is still limited to 250km/h but it can now be reached a lot sooner.

For those wanting a little more, MTM offers a comprehensive braking package with eight-piston front brakes and 380mm discs to improve stopping performance. These can be hidden behind a set of Nardo 19×8.5-inch alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres.

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So, how much? MTM is offering the complete kit, including the car (in Europe), for 54,875 euros. Only fitting the computer module will set you back 5115 euros (around AU$7624).

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.