APS Chips the New VW Golf GTI to 250HP, 0-60mph drops to 6.2 sec

If you just need more power and speed for your VW Golf GTI VI without any cosmetic enhancements, then UK tuning firm APS could have the package for you. The firm's new Stage One engine performance kit is limited to an ECU upgrade that increases the 2.0-liter TFSI four-pot's power from 210HP to 250HP at 5,800rpm, while torque jumps to a hefty 292 lb-ft at 2,650rpm, up from 207 lb-ft.

APS claims that the extra grunt is enough to drop the Golf GTI's sprint from rest to 60mph (96 km/h) down from 6.9 seconds in stock form to 6.2 seconds while top speed increases from 149mph (240km/h) to approximately 155mph (250km/h).

The remap of the engine management chip is priced in the UK at £599 fitted and including 15 per cent VAT, while APS covers the conversion by a guarantee.