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Supported Vehicles:

  • World Market 2014 - 2018 Volkswagen Golf R
  • MK7 Golf R ROM ID:
    • VLK_CJXC_5G0906259E
    • VLK_CJXC_5G0906259F
    • VLK_CJXC_5G0906259G
    • VLK_CJXC_5G0906259H
    • VLK_CJXC_5G0906259J
    • VLK_CJXC_8V0906259A
    • VLK_CJXC_8V0906259J
    • VLK_CXDA_8V0906259N
    • VLK_CXDA_8V0906259R

Map Revision:

  • Anti-Theft Mode v101
  • Stage0 v101
  • Valet Mode v101
  • Stage1 95 RON v101
  • Stage1 98 RON v101

Map Availability: 

Required Accessport Firmware: 

titleDrivetrain Considerations

Running a stage 2 map on a vehicle without an upgraded clutch or DSG tune may cause slipping or damage to your clutch/clutch pack.

COBB Custom ECU Features

COBB Custom Features: Volkswagen MQB Platforms

Each map lists the minimum required octane. A higher octane fuel can be used safely on a map designed for lower octane. DO NOT use maps designed for higher octane with lower octane fuels. Top Tier gasoline should be used where available.

  • Maps designated with "98" are for use with 98 RON fuel or better.
  • Maps designated with "95" are for use with 95 RON fuel or better.

These maps are designed for E10 fuel (fuel with 10% ethanol content). For those who only have access to E0 fuel (fuel with 0% ethanol) it is recommended to use the "91" octane version of the maps and datalog the car to ensure your fuel is performing to the necessary level. This is especially important for those using Canadian 94 octane E0 fuel. 

If you are unfamiliar with how to datalog using the Accessport or what to look for, you can find a guide on our website here

If knock or detonation is present even when using the appropriate fuel, try reflashing a map that is intended for a lower octane fuel. 

Stage1 98 RON

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Stage 1 95 RON

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Peak Gains*

Largest Gain*

Stage1 98 RON +18.6% HP / +28.8% TQ

+42.2% HP / at 4000 RPM / +42.1% TQ at 4000 RPM

Stage1 95 RON +12.66% HP / +22.35% TQ+35% HP / at 4000 RPM / +35% TQ at 4000 RPM


  • Intake Requirements : 
  • Fuel Requirements: 95 RON or better
  • Intake Requirements: Stock airbox with stock air filter or drop-in replacement
  • Exhaust Requirements: Stock exhaust or upgraded cat-back exhaust
    • Boost Target:
      • 95 RON Minimum:  ~24 psi peak boost pressure tapering down to ~16psi as you approach the 6800RPM redline, +/- ~1.5psi.
      • 98 RON Minimum: ~25 psi peak boost pressure tapering down to ~16psi as you approach the 6800RPM redline, +/- ~1.5psi.

Results may vary. Power as tested on 2018 Golf R DSG using these identical calibrations. Generally speaking, the 95 RON calibration has a richer fuel curve and a less aggressive ignition advance map to help compensate for 95 RON fuel and/or less than ideal atmospheric conditions. The map designed for 98 RON is the most aggressive. The MK7 is relatively sensitive to charge air temperature and as such has dedicated tables to deal with charge air increases. It is important to consider final timing when analyzing power output. 

To get a better idea of how to compare charts from one dyno or car to the next, check out the links below!

COBB U How to read a dyno chart and percentage gains.

Interpreting Dyno Results

Non-Performance Maps

Anti-Theft Mode

  • Will not allow vehicle to start


  • Fuel Requirements:
    • 95 RON or better
  • Intake Requirements : Stock airbox and stock air filter
  • Exhaust Requirements: Stock exhaust
  • Boost Targets : Mechanical minimum
  • Rev Limiter : 3000RPM

*Not intended for aggressive driving*

High Altitude: 

A quick note for those of you that live at higher altitudes: it is common for turbocharged cars at higher altitudes to run less boost pressure due to lower air pressure and air density. Your turbocharger has to work harder to compress a less dense air mass compared to the same turbocharger at sea level. This must be factored in when determining if your turbocharger is running the proper amount of boost pressure and not being pushed beyond its efficiency range. 
Example: If you live in Denver at 5280 ft. and are trying to run a peak boost pressure of 15 psi, your turbocharger has to work the equivalent of making ~17.5 psi at sea level.
There are barometric compensations within the factory ECU that lower boost targets as you climb in altitude in an effort to keep the turbocharger in its optimal range. The COBB performance maps utilize these compensations and therefore, it is perfectly normal for the final boost / load value to be lower than what is listed for your map.

Revision Notes: 


OTS maps with LC, FFS and TC adjustments available on the Accessport:

The values in the adjustments menu on the AP are temporary and will not persist after an extended key off time (apporx. 5-30 minutes). This is normal and the default values will be loaded the next time the feature is used.


  • No calibration changes.
  • This map has been updated to our Green Speed standard to ensure compliance with EPA and CARB regulations. This map eliminates unnecessary DTC suppression to ensure full environmental compliance.


  • Initial release, revised ignition timing, primary fueling and boost levels for performance and safety.