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VW Golf Mk5 TDi 170 - - 2007 to 2011


  • VW 170bhp Turbo Diesel
  • Remapped to 210bhp + Torque increased
  • Owned from New
  • 6 Speed Box
  • Sports Suspension
  • 225x35 18" Wheels
VW Golf GTi TDi 170

With the "old" car having been chipped to more HP than this standard build, I had to do something to increase the power (of course for fuel economy reasons); The Tuning Box route was a little expensive and at the time, required a bit more wiring than simple plug and play so I went down the re-map route

The engine doesn't seem to be as solid as the "old" 1.9 but whilst the the power is certainly there and it sticks to the road like glue, the 2.0 engine is higher revving and seems to have less low-rev torque - This is why my typical weekly drive returns a feeble 40mpg.

If I don't drive like a crazy ass nut, I can get 45 to 48 but not a lot more


Loads of Good Points including: Speed, agility and great fun to drive
A few bad Points: Door Lock motor failures early on, Fuel Economy, Fuel Economy and Fuel Economy

This is Adrians ScrapBook Car Page 9 - Like a home web site but different Here you will find details of my VW Golf TDi 170. You will see this VW golf is of the type TDi representing VW Turbo Diesel.