Monday 2 August 2010

Volkswagen Passat PD TDI 140 Remap by Angel Tuning

I recently had my 2003 Volkswagen Golf Mark IV 1.9 PD TDI 130 remapped by Angel Tuning. The difference in the car is amazing, the car is far more responsive and smooth when driving. The economy is also improved by around 10%. The remap by Angel Tuning increases the output from 130bhp up to 175bhp and seriously increases the performance of the car. The acceleration when joining the motorway at a junction is immense and the TDI 130 engine just pulls effortlessly up to the speed limit.

I think the Volkswagen Golf Mark IV TDI 130 is one of the hidden gems of the motoring world. It has 160,000 miles on the clock but has been incredibly reliable in the two years we have owned it. There are very few cars that have the performance, comfort and economy that this vehicle has. 0-60 in under 8 seconds and 55+ MPG on a run is an incredible combination that very few other cars can match. Add in low road tax at £120 per year and you have an unbeatable car.

Feedback on the Remap by Angel Tuning: "Just wanted to update you on the Passat after the remap yesterday. I’d delayed getting this done due to the car being far newer than my Golf and wanting to make sure that was running fine on the Golf first but I wish I’d got it done sooner. Obviously it is still very early days but it does seem much smoother to drive and acceleration is effortless across more of the rev range without any flat spots. Best of all the economy shown on the car has improved by around 10%, today on the way into work it showed 57mpg whereas normally it is around 52-53mpg with the same driving style. As the increase in power was not as dramatic as the Golf I wasn’t sure what to expect or if it was worth doing, the answer so far is an emphatic YES! "