Volkswagen models to get Mountune performance upgrade
UK-based tuning specialist Mountune, has joined forces with the alloy wheel manufacturer Fifteen52, to launch a new tuning brand specifically for VW Group models. Called M52, the new brand will offer a range of aftermarket performance and styling upgrades while upholding vehicle warranty.
M52 will launch with a handful of hardware and software updates for the Mk7 Volkswagen Golf GTI and Golf R. Currently, the firm’s X3 induction kit and stage one remap are available, promising more performance. A more comprehensive range of products, for a wider range of VW Group models, are also planned for release throughout the year.
Mountune has history of tuning VAG products, having developed Audi’s 480bhp 1.8-litre Formula 2 racing engines. The British firm also worked with Tanner Foust, Fifteen52 and Volkswagen USA on a unique Golf GTI for SEMA 2017 that paid homage to the 1986 World Rally Championship-winning Group A Golf GTI 16v.
Alec Pell-Johnson, director of Mountune and M52, said: “We are building a new brand for a group of automotive enthusiasts that are equally dedicated and passionate. While Mountune performance began over a decade ago with the 2008 mk6 Fiesta ST, the opportunity to work with Fifteen52 and build a distinct, new brand was an opportunity to jump at.
“We are one of the very few tuners that have ever been OEM-approved to modify vehicles within warranty – it is this level of dedication and expertise that we are bringing to m52 and VAG models.”
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