The Best Volkswagen Golf’s for Extracting More Power
For anybody that is in the market for a powerful and fuel efficient diesel car, they may
want to consider looking at Volkswagens. The German manufacturer is one of the
most recognisable and famous of all manufacturers, and this is for good reason as they
have a long history of designing and making attractive cars which perform very well
and are also fuel efficient. Not just this, but those looking to modify their car to
extract more power and improve the overall performance can do so with
Volkswagen’s and particularly their famed Golf range.
The Volkswagen Golf
Produced since 1974, the Volkswagen Golf has undertaken various body
configurations but it has always remained as one of the most popular cars on the
market. For speed freaks looking to extract more power and unleash their diesel car’s
full potential, the best generation of Golf cars is the Mk5 (although all generations can
easily be modified to be improved).
Remapping the Mk5
Unveiled in 2003, the Mk5 has a number of models and three performance models:
the Mk5 GT, Mk5 GTI and the Mk5 R32, all of which are ideal for remapping and
you will be amazed at the difference this will make. As with most cars, the engine and
performance of Golf’s is limited by the software in the engine control unit (ECU).
Through remapping, you can alter or replace the software to change how it performs.
This enables you to unleash your car’s full potential and the boost in bhp and torque
can be staggering and feel like a completely different car when you drive away.
The Mk5 generation is one which can particularly benefit from remapping, with the
GTI potentially increasing 50 bph. Additionally, remapping diesel engines can
increase economy by 7 to 10% as there is added torque lower down the rev range.
ECU remaps are also known to improve throttle response and provide enhanced and
smoother power delivery in diesel cars.
Finding an Mk5 and Modifying the Engine
Whilst all Volkswagen Golf’s (and, in fact, all Volkswagen’s) can benefit from
remapping, it is the Mk5 which you should look out for if you are looking to extract
more power as the change can be significant in both power and economy. There are
many excellent places to find new and used diesel Golf’s online, such as Motorpoint
and similar dealers. Once you have found the ideal car, it is then essential that you
take it to established ECU remap specialists who will be able to extract more power
and improve the overall performance of the vehicle.