The newest 2.0L FSI Turbo engines from Volkswagen can definitely pack some serious power once tuned.  The turbos have plenty more power to give and once remapped, the power is unleashed.  The new Tricore processors in the ECU’s require them to be removed from the car and flashed on the bench.  The term bench flashing is loosely used like “off the shelf tunes”.  People associate bench flashing with removing a eprom chip and soldering.  Not the case these days…  These Bosch MED17,x,x ECU’s can be flashed quite easily with our system.  Utilizing spring loaded pins to touch the circuit board and input wires to place on the pins where the plug goes, the entire process is very safe and quite quick to read and write.

This car we did was a 2013 Volkswagen GTI 2,0L Turbo.  The DSG transmission (which is excellent in all the dual clutches I have driven), car was completely stock and we did a after flash dyno only.  Using 91 octane, this car put down 242whp and 263ft/lbs of torque.  The Mustang dyno averages 20-25% drivetrain loss for AWD and 10-15% drivetrain loss on FWD or RWD cars.  Rated from the factory at 200bhp and 217ft/lbs, that is about 180whp and 195ft/lbs of torque.  This shows us a very generous 60whp and 60ft/lbs of torque.  Take the next steps and add a exhaust system, catless downpipe, intercooler, and you are talking about really making your FWD burn rubber!

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