Mountune takes Volkswagen Golf GTI to 306bhp

Healthy power and torque increases, plus a security mode, for only £715

Mountune is best known for its work with Fords, but recently the company has branched out to tackle other vehicles too, and its latest offering is a power upgrade for the popular Mk7.5 Golf GTI.

Already lively with up to 242bhp in Performance trim, Mountune’s ‘m52’ upgrades extract even more from the GTI’s EA888 2-litre turbocharged four. By tweaking the ECU with Mountune’s mTune handset – something you can do at home – new power and torque figures of 306bhp and up to 350lb ft have been liberated.

Subscribe to evo magazine

Subscribe today to our exclusive new offer and SAVE 39% on the shop price, get evo for its original cover price of £3.00 an issue, plus get a FREE gift worth £20!

> Mountune and fifteen52 launch new Volkswagen tuning brand

Those numbers are 87bhp and 92lb ft more than the standard GTI can muster, with a corresponding improvement in performance – the 0-60mph time drops from 6.4 to 5.4sec, well within the ballpark of the old Clubsport S.

Advertisement
Advertisement - Article continues below

There are several calibrations too, among them an option for a low-torque tune to go easy on the Golf’s clutch (and, one imagines, the eventual clutch slip in the regular mode will let you know when you need to upgrade...).

Additionally, there’s a mode within the handset to return the car to its standard outputs, as well as valet and anti-theft modes – the former limiting power and the latter immobilising the car completely.

The kit comes with a gauge display, shift light, the ability to measure performance figures (and perhaps match that claimed 0-60 time), a data logger and fault-code reader, as well as the cables and carry cases required for the mTune unit. You can, if you wish, also attach an m52 badge to the rear of your car. The company also offers an induction kit upgrade optimised to the m52 improvements.

At £715.50 and supplied with a 12-month/12,000-mile warranty, the m52 kit also represents pretty good value given the significant performance increase and the safeguard of those valet and anti-theft modes.

Worth noting too that through Mountune’s m52 brand you can also find a set of the chunky Fifteen52 wheels shown in the images, so upgrades do extend above and beyond underbonnet tuning.

Advertisement

Recommended

Visit/volkswagen/202391/volkswagen-golf-gti-turned-to-380bhp-by-mountune52
Volkswagen Golf GTI

Volkswagen Golf GTI turned to 380bhp by Mountune52 

30 Mar 2020
Visit/renault/9499/renault-5-gt-turbo-review-history-prices-and-specs
Renault

Renault 5 GT Turbo – review, history, prices and specs

1 Apr 2020
Advertisement

Most Popular

Visit/nissan/202389/this-nissan-juke-r-can-be-yours-for-719579
Nissan Juke R

This Nissan Juke-R can be yours for $719,579

Near-700bhp Nissan special project Juke-R goes up for sale in Germany 
30 Mar 2020
Visit/bugatti/202400/bugatti-chiron-veyron-and-eb110-gather-for-a-photoshoot-of-dreams
Bugatti

Bugatti Chiron, Veyron and EB110 gather for a photoshoot of dreams

Celebrating the last three decades of operations, Bugatti gathered all three of its flagship hypercars in Dubai
31 Mar 2020
Visit/mercedes-cla45-amg-hatchback/22953/mercedes-amg-cla-45-s-coupe-uk-review
Mercedes CLA45 AMG hatchback

Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 S coupe UK review

The more stylish version of eCoty 2019’s bronze medallist is as impressive on UK roads as it was overseas
28 Mar 2020
Visit/hyundai/201819/hyundai-i30-fastback-n-versus-the-nurburgring
Hyundai i30 N

Hyundai i30 Fastback N versus the Nurburgring

We brought the Hyundai i30 Fastback back to its spiritual home in Germany's Eifel mountains, where there is a racing track you might well have heard o…
7 Oct 2019