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June Car of the Month - VW UP! GTI

Volkswagen UP! GTI with CRTD4 Multi Channel Tuning System.

With our CRTD4 Multi Channel Tuning Box installed:
Power was increased from 113 to 130 Bhp
Torque was increased from 200 to 230 Nm

The new VW UP! GTI is a “Warm Hatch” garnering praise across the performance scene for being a truly accessible, well equipped, fun drive. Whilst power statistics are modest – the car is extremely light and up to VW’s normal build standards.

TDI-Tuning had to get an UP! GTI in for testing as soon as it became available and we weren’t disappointed. The owner of this vehicle got in contact after hearing about our success with other small “warm hatches” and we were thrilled to have him in.

The engineering team set about establishing just how much power they could safely unlock from the engine. They were pleasantly surprised there was so much room to add extra performance as a massive 17HP was accessed from the engine.

TDI-Tuning never quote 0-60mph performance times as they are too reliant upon driver ability. With new state-of-the-art hardware the engineers have started running unofficial tests on hot hatches equipped with a CRTD4 tuning box. So far between 0.5 and 1 second is being trimmed from 0-60mph timings on a variety of engines. Customers have always said they feel a significant acceleration improvement and we’re now one step closer to making that official.

VW’s UP! GTI is the perfect candidate for a traceless performance upgrade. Owners will want to be getting the most out of their engine from day 1 so a tuning box that can be removed if any warranty work is required is the ideal choice. The CRTD4 is physically and digitally traceless once removed. Removal is as easy as installation – just a couple of clips and your UP! GTI is back to stock condition.

The result has to be driven to be believed!

If you want to discover the potential of your vehicle:

Call us on 01245 808612

Or visit TDI-Tuning.com