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m52 Stage 1 Power Upgrade Golf GTI

WARNING : California Residents Prop 65 Information

The m52 Stage 1 upgrade delivers phenomenal performance for the Mk7 and Mk 7.5 Golf GTI with either manual or DSG transmissions.

Based on over a decade of tuning vehicles to pass OEM sign-off, the m52 Stage 1 offers the highest quality calibration, providing improved drivability, response and of course, a substantial increase in both power and torque, all vigorously durability tested to provide peace of mind that reliability is maintained.

Power is increased to 310PS while torque is raised to 475Nm , which is enough to drop the 0-60mph sprint to just 5.4secs (DSG).

VW have created a fantastic platform, but it's only truly brought to life once the m52 Stage 1 calibration is installed. This is (easily) administered yourself via our mTune handset which, not only offers multiple calibrations, it also boasts enhanced vehicle functionality, can be used to monitor gauges via the OBD port and also includes a performance meter as well. 

A return to stock option is included, together with a valet and anti-theft option, too.

The m52 Stage 1 is available in two versions to fully exploit both manual and DSG transmissions. The DSG version also includes a a fully optimized transmission calibration. This is programmed into the TCU (transmission control unit) by the mTune handset, which then allows it to maintain higher torque levels through the revised clutch pressure optimization. Shifts are faster, giving harder and quicker acceleration through the gears, whatever level of performance your car has.

Whilst not essential, it is recommended to achieve and maintain the quoted power figures under hard use, an aftermarket induction system should be used, like the m52 X3, which the Stage 1 calibration has been fully optimized for.


    • Power increased to 310PS
    • Torque increased to 475Nm
    • Supplied as standard with Stage 1 calibration, return to stock, anti-theft and valet options
    • DSG version includes m52 TCU calibration fully optimized for DSG-equipped vehicles
    • Enhanced launch control
    • Easy DIY installation

In the box:

  • mTune handset complete with four calibrations; Stage 1, Stock, Valet, Anti-theft
  • TCU calibration (DSG models only)
  • Zip-up case with mTune mount, OBD and USB cables
  • m52 badge


This part has been designed and is intended for off-highway application only. Installation of this part on a vehicle that is driven on public roads may violate U.S. and Canadian laws and regulations relating to emission requirements and motor vehicle safety standards. 


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