MK 7 Volkswagen Golf GTI M52 Stage 1 Power Upgrade - Manual Transmission

CAD $908.58




The m52 Stage 1 upgrade delivers phenomenal performance for the Mk7 Golf GTI with either manual or DSG transmissions.

Based on over a decade of tuning vehicles to pass OEM sign-off, the m52 Stage 1 offers the highest quality calibration, providing improved drivability, response and of course, a substantial increase in both power and torque, all vigorously durability tested to provide peace of mind that reliability is maintained.

Power is increased to 310PS whilst torque is raised to 475Nm, which is enough to drop the 0-60mph sprint to just 5.4secs (manual).

VW have created a fantastic platform, but it's only truly brought to life once the m52 Stage 1 calibration is installed. This is (easily) administered yourself via our mTune handset which, not only offers multiple calibrations, it also boasts enhanced vehicle functionality, can be used to monitor gauges via the OBD port and also includes a performance meter as well. 

A return to stock option is included, together with a valet and anti-theft option, too.

The m52 Stage 1 is available in two versions to fully exploit both manual and DSG transmissions. The DSG version also includes a a fully optimised transmission calibration. This is programmed into the TCU (transmission control unit) by the mTune handset, which then allows it to maintain higher torque levels through the revised clutch pressure optimisation. Shifts are faster, giving harder and quicker acceleration through the gears, whatever level of performance your car has.

Whilst not essential, it is recommended to achieve and maintain the quoted power figures under hard use, an aftermarket induction system should be used, like the m52 X3, which the Stage 1 calibration has been fully optimised for.


  • Power increased to 310PS
  • Torque increased to 475Nm
  • Supplied as standard with Stage 1 calibration, return to stock, anti-theft and valet options
  • DSG version includes m52 TCU calibration fully optimised for DSG-equipped vehicles 
  • Enhanced launch control
  • Easy DIY installation

In the box:

  • mTune handset complete with four calibrations; Stage 1, Stock, Valet, Anti-theft
    Also includes:
    - Gauge display (monitor OBD channels in gauge form)
    - Adjustable shift-light
    - Performance measurements (0-60, 1/4 mile)
    - Datalogger (10 hours max)
    - Fault-code reader
  • TCU calibration (DSG models only)
  • Zip-up case with mTune mount, OBD and USB cables
  • m52 badge


The m52 Stage 1 calibration dramatically improves power and torque output across the entire rev-range; peak power is increased to 310PS, with torque raised to 475Nm. The m52 Stage 1 also features a sharpened pedal map and via the mTune handset, includes a host of additional features and functionality, too.

For maximum performance the m52 Stage 1 should be used together with a high-flow intake. 

Optimised to work with the m52 X3, the pressure drop achieved removing the OE induction setup yields further improvements in peak performance, throttle response and also enhances induction noise.

Please note: Stage 1 ECU support is currently available for Mk7 GTI manual and DSG. Mk7.5 ECU and DSG support will be available soon.

Power figures achieved using 99RON fuel (Stage 1 is safe to use with 95RON). Power output may vary based on individual vehicle condition, fuel quality and method of testing.


The m52 DSG TCU calibration works in harmony with the Stage 1 engine calibration to fully exploit the maximum available vehicle performance and engine torque output.

Our mTune handset allows you to easily reprogram the gearbox's  calibration inside the TCU (Transmission Control Unit). This allows the transmission to maintain higher torque levels through the revised clutch pressure optimisation.
Shifts are faster, giving harder and quicker acceleration through the gears, whatever level of performance your car has.

The driving mode strategy itself is also optimised to suit higher power levels, giving a more coherent gear selection profile. Switch the controls over to manual and you'll have real gear control, quite literally at your fingertips - no automatic upshifts, no kick down until you decide you want it.


In addition, launch control will get you off the line quicker through allowing more boost at launch and increased launch RPM.

Availability: In stock parts ship within 2 business day, Parts not in stock are Special Order and take approximately 4 weeks to ship out.



  • Model: M52-GTI-MK7-STG1-MAN
  • 0 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: M52

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