Oettinger VW Golf R

Volkswagen tuning company Oettinger has boosted the Mk7 Golf R to 389bhp. Details and pictures here

Renowned VW Group tuner Oettinger has squeezed even more power out of Volkswagen’s hottest hatch, the Mk7 Golf R. Having undergone extensive mechanical modifications, the fettled four-wheel drive R can slice the standard car’s 0-62mph dash by one second to under 4.0, and propel it onto a top speed of 174mph.

This added oomph owes itself to a larger turbocharger, full performance exhaust and remapped ECU, meaning that in its highest state of tune the Oettinger Golf R can put out 389bhp and 369lb ft of torque. The German tuner does also offer two slightly less hardcore levels of tuning, those still seeing the standard car’s 291bhp increased to 350bhp and 369bhp respectively.

Subscribe to evo magazine

Subscribe today to have every issue of evo delivered straight to you. You'll SAVE 39% on the shop price, and get evo for its original cover price for a whole year!

Announcing the public unveiling of the two most potent kits at May’s Worthersee Volkswagen meeting, Oettinger confirmed the options of a new bodykit. This includes a front spoiler, rear diffuser, double roof spoiler, lightweight 19 or 20in alloys and racing brakes, adding aggression to what was a fairly understated standard exterior.

It’s true we loved the standard spec Golf R, with its ability to thrust you along at sports car pace without losing the touch of class and comfort you’d expect from a top of the range Golf. With such a substantial power hike however, the Oettinger Golf R could well be even more exciting. 

Recommended

Volkswagen Golf GTE HyRACER concept revealed
Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen Golf GTE HyRACER concept revealed

24 Aug 2020
Volkswagen Golf 1.5 TSI 2020 review – an encouraging base for the next GTI
Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen Golf 1.5 TSI 2020 review – an encouraging base for the next GTI

10 Jun 2020
New 2020 Volkswagen Golf Mk8 pricing and specs revealed
Volkswagen Golf hatchback

New 2020 Volkswagen Golf Mk8 pricing and specs revealed

6 Mar 2020

Most Popular

205mph Brabus Rocket 900 revealed – a Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S turned to 888bhp
Mercedes

205mph Brabus Rocket 900 revealed – a Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S turned to 888bhp

The Brabus Rocket is back for 2020, and this time it takes the form of a Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S with extras
23 Oct 2020
BMW M3 CSL v Nissan R34 Skyline GT-R v TVR Sagaris v 981 Porsche Cayman GT4
Features

BMW M3 CSL v Nissan R34 Skyline GT-R v TVR Sagaris v 981 Porsche Cayman GT4

The BMW M3 CSL, Nissan R34 Skyline GT-R, TVR Sagaris and original Porsche Cayman GT4 are all shining examples of the sports car breed. But what is the…
24 Oct 2020
Is this a new Porsche 911 Safari?
Porsche 911 coupe

Is this a new Porsche 911 Safari?

Tall ride height and wheelarch extensions suggest a surprise 911 derivative could be coming
22 Oct 2020
KTM X-Bow GTX racer revealed with 532bhp five-cylinder engine
KTM X-BOW

KTM X-Bow GTX racer revealed with 532bhp five-cylinder engine

Following a glimpse of the GT2 derivative, KTM has now uncovered its X-Bow GTX racer in full 
22 Oct 2020