VWR Releases Uprated Lower Engine Mount for Golf 7
VWR announced another Golf 7 and MQB-platform VWR upgrade. The latest product from their motorsport development on the Golf 7 is the VWR UPRATED LOWER ENGINE MOUNT.
The VWR Uprated Lower Engine Mount stiffens the whole location of the drivetrain greatly to give a much tighter, sharper feeling to the car. No more jerky behaviour on and off the throttle or during gearchange, and ‘wheel hop’ off the line is all-but eliminated. Of course, a bit more noise from the drivetrain comes into the cabin, but most keen drivers love the sense that they are more ‘connected’ to their car, and the gentle ‘growl’ that the mounts convey.
For the first time for a VWR Lower Engine Mount, this new MQB Lower Mount now includes a billet aluminium Torque Link (often known as the dog bone link). Unlike the OEM aluminium torque link fitted to last generation A5-platform Mk5/6 cars, the Golf 7 MQB platform now use a pressed steel item from factory. VWR testing showed this pressed steel part to lack the stiffness needed for an uprated or hard-driven car.
The added stiffness of the VWR Torque Link has allowed us to reduce the durometer (stiffness) rating of the polymer used, meaning less compromise on NVH.
The VWR Uprated Lower Engine Mount may not seem the most exciting modification for your Golf 7 or MQB-platform car, but really is one of the most impressive improvements that you can make. By tightening up the location of the engine and gearbox, you will instantly feel the difference the first time you pull away.
VWR development programme has undergone numerous updates and revisions to the design and durometer (hardness) rating of the polymer, using Golf GTI, GTI PP and R models in manual and DSG configuration as test vehicles. We believe that we have perfected the balance between comfort and control with the final product.