Combining its rich heritage in performance engineering with the design flair of fifteen52, m52 will offer VW enthusiasts the same level of service, care and performance that mountune’s Ford customers have enjoyed for more than a decade.
“It is an exciting chapter in our history,” explains Alec Pell-Johnson, director of mountune and m52. “We are building a new brand for a group of automotive enthusiasts that are equally dedicated and passionate. While mountune performance began over a decade ago with the 2008 mk6 Fiesta ST, the opportunity to work with fifteen52 and build a distinct, new brand was an opportunity to jump at.
"We are one of the very few tuners that have ever been OEM-approved to modify vehicles within warranty – it is this level of dedication and expertise that we are bringing to m52 and VAG models.”
It is not the first time the UK-based mountune has worked on a VAG project. Aside from the occasional personal commission, the company has had extensive past experience with Audi engines for the Formula 2 racing series.
m52 launches in the UK and USA with a number of products for the Mk7/7.5 Golf GTI and Golf R. The X3 complete induction system and stage 1 calibration are available now from the m52 store.
Promising to add more performance to the pair of iconic VW hot hatches, the calibrations have been developed and thoroughly tested in line with the rigorous standards and processes developed by mountune.
“This will be an epic brand in the performance aftermarket and offer something new to the VW community,” explains Matt Crooke, owner of 1552.
“We are excited to partner with mountune on this ground breaking collab’. It’s a partnership that has been a long time coming and was always just a matter of when, not if. mountune have always done amazing work with Ford vehicles and we are super pumped to show the world what happens when that engineering expertise is combined with our unique aesthetic.”
The m52 store will also launch with exclusive merchandise, including keyrings, lanyards and air fresheners. T-shirts, jumpers, caps and hoodies will soon follow to allow proud owners and fans to show their allegiance to the new kid on the block.
As part of the brand’s launch, m52 is offering all customers 5% off until the end of May, using the checkout code ‘m52’.