But even with the Golf’s popularity, the sports hatch could still use some extra lovin’, and that attention is being given in kind by BBM Motorsport. Known for its Volkswagen programs, BBM’s fascination for VW models is on display with its latest program for the seventh-generation Golf.
The program was made for the Golf GTI Performance, which already boasts an impressive 230 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque in its standard guise. Seems like a modicum amount of output, right?
Not according to BBM, as it gave the Golf’s four-banger some extra goodies, including a new carbon intake kit and new custom down pipes with sports cats, to go with a modified electronics system. With these changes in tow, the Golf GTI Performance now boasts an output of 300 horsepower at 6,100 to 6,700 rpm and 324 pound-feet of torque at 2,150 to 4,750 rpm, sizable increases for Volkswagen’s resident sports hatch.
And just to give the Golf GTI Performance’s program more substance, BBM Motorsports also added a red wrap from SFT Carwrap Ibbenbueren, a set of 19-inch BBS wheels, a Supersprint bespoke exhaust system with 100 mm (3.94-inch) pipes, a Stoptech braking system with 328-by-25 mm (12.9-by-0.98-inch) rotors and four-piston calipers, and a KW suspension system that’s electronically adjustable between 20 to 55 mm (0.79 to 2.2 inches). They don’t sound like fancy upgrades, but you can’t underestimate their importance in making this program as well-rounded as it can be.
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2013 Volkswagen Golf VII GTI Performance by BBM Motorsports
The red wrap comes courtesy of Germany’s SFT Carwrap Ibbenbueren.
Looks can be deceiving and no more is that evident than what BBM did to this Golf.
300 horsepower lies under that hood.
With BBM Motorsports’ upgrades, this Golf VII GTI is meant to be driven on the track.
The seventh-generation Golf GTI rolled out some pretty major updates, including exterior and interior revisions and a new Performance version that increases the final output by 10 horsepower — a first for a Golf. Golf Performance, in particular, comes with a 2.0-liter in-line-four engine that produces 230 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque, allowing it to hit 60 mph in 6.4 seconds to go with a top speed of 155 mph.
On the German market, the seventh-generation Golf GTI was priced at &euro28,350 (around $37,00 at the current exchange rates).
Gallery Volkswagen Golf VII GTI
The Golf VII is permanently statistic top of approval, being named ex manufacturer in its most powerful version GTI „Performance“. The specialized on performance enhancement company BBM Motorsport of Senden, Germany, has subjected even this high performance sportster to a matching by its name „performance-cure“, so that this permanent bestseller car can show its muscles even more.
The test object can show – thanks to BBM – impressing 300 HP (= 221 kW) at 6,100 to 6,700 rpm and 440 Nm of max. torque at 2,150 to 4,750 rpm after power improvement of the two liters engine by means of professional chip tuning software and considerably also thanks to the down pipes in combination with sports cats and carbon intake kit. Thus, the serial power increases by the power of 70 cheerful horses (= 51 kW) and additional 90 Nm of torque – with pawing hooves waiting for their deployment. Hereto matches the complete exhaust system with 100 millimeters end pipes coming from the Supersprint company.
It is well known that the pressing ahead must be adequately controlled. That’s why BBM Motorsport has installed a one-piece-BBK made by Stoptech braking system, the dimensioned 328 x 25 mm four-piston fix calipers of which get stuck into the braking discs. Concerning the chassis the DDC coilovers from KW with electronic hardness regulation and 20 to 55 millimeters of car body lowering merit to be especially mentioned. wishes for KW coilovers variants 1 to 3 are also willingly fulfilled.
Connecting link between car and road is the wheelwork. In this case, a set of BBS 19” CH-R type rims in titan gray with contact protection made of polished stainless steel does this not always simple task, of course in combination with the correspondent tires. Finally, the vehicle has been wrapped by SFT Carwrap Ibbenbueren, Germany.