Cars Volkswagen Golf R Mk 7 From Manhart

Published on March 31st, 2020 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Volkswagen Golf R Gets 450 PS From Manhart

If you want to go faster than a M tuned car then you need to find a M tuner to get it right.

If you drive a Mk7 R tuned Golf with 310bhp and you keep losing tarmac space to a BMW M car on occasion, here is a possible answer for you. Visit the tuner that has been working on BMW M cars and get them to tune for Mk 7 R Golf to push aside the M car on the tarmac.

Volkswagen Golf R Mk 7 From Manhart

Using a larger turbocharger and other cleaver bits to give the Sport Golf an enormous increase in performance, Manhart Performance has been discreet about this tuning program which is a first for them.

Imagine a VW Golf R tuned by Manhart? You thought they only tune BMWs. Now that the company is no longer called Manhart Racing, but Manhart Performance, other car brands have long been part of their tuning portfolio are starting to emerge from their garage. Among others is this revised Mk7 Volkswagen Golf R.

Volkswagen Golf R Mk 7 From Manhart
Volkswagen Golf R Mk 7 From Manhart
Volkswagen Golf R Mk 7 From Manhart
Volkswagen Golf R Mk 7 From Manhart
Volkswagen Golf R Mk 7 From Manhart

Larger Turbo

The main focus for Manhart was to work on the engine. In order to bring the two-liter turbo petrol engine from a factory 310bhp to 450bhp (which was a power output that worked right to smoke BMW M Cars) and from a maximum of 380Nm to a massive 500 Newton meters, this Wuppertal based tuning company installed a larger turbocharger. On top of that, the turbocharged four-cylinder engine gets a different set of spark plugs, a newly calibrated engine control system, a charge air cooler from Wagner and an Eventuri carbon intake system. However, all this better performance, which Manhart does is not revealed in detail to keep customers away from their rivals. 

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Manhart Torque

The two-liter turbo of the VW Golf 7 R now pushes with 450bhp and a maximum of 500Nm.

But the hot hatch must not only inhale more freely, but also exhale. Manhart has delivered a new downpipe, a 300-cell sports cat and a new center silencer. In countries with less stringent exhaust gas regulations, catalytic converter and gasoline particulate filter-free exhaust systems are also possible. A suspension lowering kit from H&R lowers the Golf R body a little bit and brings the new gear to its advantage. The key data of the Concave One alloy wheels in the “Diamant Polished” finish: 8.5 x 19 inches and tires in the format 235/35 R 19. The standard brake system can be optimized on request.

Volkswagen Golf R Mk 7 From Manhart
Volkswagen Golf R Mk 7 From Manhart
Volkswagen Golf R Mk 7 From Manhart
Volkswagen Golf R Mk 7 From Manhart
Volkswagen Golf R Mk 7 From Manhart

Rieger spoiler and subtle décor

Manhart was however restrained in body-styling options. They found a spoiler lip from the Rieger Tuning range for the body. In addition, there is a set of decals consisting of lettering and several decorative strips, which contrasts in silver with the black paint of the Golf R. Manhart works on the inside with his own shift paddles, which can be used to flip through the seven gears of the dual clutch transmission.

The performance data of the Manhart RS 450 will make any BMW M car owner a little worried as this tuning house knows all about BMW tuning and by switching its attention to the Volkswagen range, it is time for some road racing between the brands. 


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