German tuner takes VW Golf GTI up to 310 hp and 410 Nm of torque. MTM also offers engine tuning on the Golf GTD, taking hp to 205 and torque to 380 Nm on the diesel model.

One of the advantages of buying a VW is the litany of tuning possibilities to be had with one.

Here, German tuner MTM does a number on the Golf VI GTI and GTD models. Namely, dialing their respective horsepower figures up more than can readily be had with other brands.

Let's start with the GTI. The Wettstetten-based tuner offers to take the grandaddy of all GTI models up to 310 hp (228 kW) with some ECU tinkering and its own MTM turbocharger. Of course, one can opt for one of the other 3 ECU-tuning packages available, which start with an upgrade to only 270 hp. The 310 hp GTI by MTM comes with 410 Nm of torque, a top speed of 270 km/h (168 mph) and a 0 to 100 km/h sprint time of 5.7 seconds.

The VW Golf GTD also gets a serious treatment, with a power boost up to 205 hp (151 kW) and 380 Nm of torque. That brings its 0 to 100 km/h time down to 7.1 seconds as opposed to the standard model's 7.8.

Other options on offer by MTM for the Golf GTI include 19-inch BIMOTO 9-spoke wheels, MTM brake system (380 mm discs), MTM's quad-exhaust system, and the tuner's in-house suspension kit that can lower the front of the GTI 30 mm.

The GTD is also offered with an MTM (quad) sport exhaust system, MTM suspensions, brake system and sport rims.

Prices for the GTI tuning start at €2,698, including VAT for a 60 hp boost and 18-inch rims. For the GTD, the power boosting can be had for €800 while the 18-inch rims are €1,499. An extra €400 will get you the 19-inch ones.


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