Mountune is expanding its reach from For tuning to take on Volkswagen tuning in partnership with US Wheel company fifteen52.
Brentwood-based Mountune is renowned as the tuner of choice for performance hungry punters who want a boost for their Ford but without wrecking the warranty.
But being a Ford approved performance fettler is clearly not enough for Mountune, so they’ve teamed up with US wheel specialists fifteen52 to create a new Performance Brand – Mountune52 – to deliver similar performance upgrades to VWs.
At launch the new company will deliver upgrades for the Mk7 / 7.5 Golf GTI and Mk7 / 7.5 Golf R, as well as some fifteen52 wheel options.
The X3 complete induction kit offers a boost for the Golf GTI of 78bhp and 70lb/ft of torque – enough to knock nearly a second of its 0-62mph time – and the Golf R gets and extra 60bhp and 78lb/ft of torque with a quoted o-62mph of 3.7 seconds. There’s also fettling of the DSG on offer too. Price is £795.
Other upgrades include just the induction kit, performance brakes, spring kits and selections of appropriate alloys as well as various merchandise.
Alec Pell-Johnson, Director, said:
It is an exciting chapter in our history.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.
Fitting of the new VW performance bits can be done just where you go to get your Ford Mountune fettled in Hutton.