HP Tuners Adds Tuning Support for VW Golfs Mk5 and Up Share Comments VW Golf enthusiasts may just have a new best friend. HP Tuners, one of the leading tuning software companies in the automotive aftermarket, now offers support for Volkswagen’s ever-popular compact hatch, the Golf, from 2004 up with Volkswagen’s popular 2.0TFSI engine. That means Golf 2.0T owners will finally be able to wield HP Tuners’ powerful MPVI2 hardware and VCM Suite to write new engine calibration tables, to unlock extra horsepower, read engine Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs), and more. Golf owners find themselves in good company here – HP Tuners is a huge name in the world of tuning solutions for the Big Three domestic automakers, and in recent years, they’ve expanded to cover numerous foreign models, including Audi, Porsche, Mercedes, Nissan, Toyota, among others. HP Tuners MPVI2: How It Works The company’s MPVI2 unit plugs right into the On-Board Diagnostics-II (OBD-II) port common to vehicles manufactured since the late ‘90s, and connects to a laptop or other device via USB or Bluetooth to give users powerful control over tuning, customization, and diagnostics. “That’s great, but what can you do with it?” Lots. The included VCM Scanner software turns your laptop into a powerful OBD scanning tool with a comprehensive feature set, allowing you to view, chart, and log your Golf’s diagnostic data in real time. You can use it to view and clear diagnostic trouble codes to help identify failing components and other faults — or in other words, if you’re handy with a wrench, you might scarcely have to visit the dealer again. Even more promising: the included VCM Editor software puts you in control of your engine and transmission calibration. You can read and save your Golf’s calibrations to your device using HP Tuners’ clever proprietary file structure, and adjust a dizzying number of parameters, from torque strategies and spark and fuel tables, to RPM limits, fan activation points, and transmission shift points and pressures. You can tinker and play without ever having to rely on a tuning shop’s services, and when you’re ready to try out your changes, you can simply write those revised files back to the Golf’s control modules and go for a test run – anytime, anywhere, so long as you’ve got a laptop handy. If all that sounds a bit daunting to you, don’t worry; the HP Tuners MPVI2 also allows for remote tuning via the Internet, so you can leave the work to someone with a bit more experience if you’d prefer. Supported VW Golf Models HP Tuners’ support for the VW Golf covers 2.0TFSI-powered models from 2004 on, including DQ250 DSG-equipped models. That covers the 2004-09 2.0-turbo Golf GTI (Mk5), the 2009-12 Golf GTI and Golf R (Mk6), and the 2013+ Golf GTI and Golf R (Mk7). Even the 2016+ VW Golf GTI ClubSport models are included. Simply put, the MPVI2 is a powerful, must-have tool for every DIYer with a Golf. Whether you’re transforming your Golf into the perfect Autocross or HPDE car, you just want a bit more power, efficiency, and response for the street, or you’ve simply got your eye out for the most powerful, capable OBDII scanning tool you can get your hands on, HP Tuners adding support for 2004+ Golf 2.0TFSI models is fantastic news. Happy tuning! For more on the MPVI2, visit HP Tuners’ website today.