We know that the Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S is an impressive car. Even the non-S version is already a splendid unit. Now, tuning specialist B&B Automobiltechnik is upping the impressiveness level of the Golf GTI Clubsport by offering a four-stage upgrade program for both the non-S and S versions.
For the most of 2016, the Volkswagen GTI Clubsport S has been nothing short of impressive. After all, it has made a name for itself as one of the fastest conquerors of the Nurburgring Nordschleife. In April, the Golf GTI Clubsport S completed the Green Hell with a lap time of 7 minutes and 47.21 seconds, breaking the record for the fastest production front-wheel-drive car at Nurburgring Nordschleife. Six months later in October, the same Golf GTI Clubsport S went for another round at the “Green Hell” and in the process broke its own record by posting an incredible time of 7 minutes and 47.19 seconds.
That Green Hell feat by the Golf GTI Clubsport S was achieved without any modifications to its 2.0-liter turbo four engine. This engine on the Golf GTI Clubsport S is able to provide 310 hp of output and 380 Nm of torque. On the other hand, the less powerful engine installed on the Golf GTI Clubsport could deliver 265 hp of output and 350 Nm of torque.
Thanks to B&B Automobiltechnik’s four-stage upgrade program, the power of the engine in both the Golf GTI Clubsport and the Golf GTI Clubsport S could be increased to whole new levels. Every stage makes use of the Vmax de-limit software while models with DSG transmission are provided with bespoke software. The first stage – available at a price of EUR1,298 -- upgrades the power level of the turbo four engine to 360 hp (265 kW) of output and 460 Nm of torque. The second stage sends these figures to 385 hp (283 kW) of output and 480Nm of torque for just EUR3,950.
The EUR7,950 third stage would enable the 2.0 liter engine to deliver 430 hp (316 kW) of output and 550 Nm of torque. Meanwhile, the fourth stage would allow the engine to generate 480 hp of output and 620 Nm of torque. Available for EUR12,950, the fourth stage allows both the Golf GTI Clubsport and the Golf GTI Clubsport S to accelerate from nil to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds and from zero to 200 km/h time in 12.8 seconds. Top speed for both models is now pegged at over 285 km/h.
Aside from the Vmax de-limit software, B&B Automobiltechnik also employed a special turbocharger, a modified intake system, a larger charge air cooler, a higher capacity fuel pump and uprated injectors. B&B Automobiltechnik is also offering a special downpipe with sports catalytic converter (from EUR1,398) that squeezes 15 hp (11 kW) from the engine. B&B Automobiltechnik is also offering a cat-back sports exhaust system for around EUR1,398 as well as its own racing exhaust system with metal catalyst (EUR2,795). B&B’s racing exhaust system further increases the output levels by another 20 hp (15 kW).
Also available for both the Golf GTI Clubsport and the Golf GTI Clubsport S are: B&B’s bespoke sound generator (EUR998); a sports spring kit (EUR298) that lowers the ride height by around 30 mm; a B&B/KW V3 coilover suspension kit (EUR1,798); B&B’s high-performance brake system (EUR3,495); and B&B B10 light alloy wheel wrapped in 235/30R20 tires (EUR3,298).