Map Notes for USDM Mk7 Golf R

Supported Vehicles:

  • USDM 2015 - 2018 Volkswagen Golf R




Map Revision:

  • Anti-Theft Mode v201
  • Stage0 v201
  • Valet Mode v201
  • Stage1 v201
  • Stage2 v201*

Note: Starting with v109 Stage2 calibrations include increased power output over previous revisions. DSG vehicles require upgraded transmission tuning software at these stages. 







Map Availability: 

Required Accessport Firmware: 

Drivetrain 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 "93" are for use with 93 and 94 octane fuel or better.
  • Maps designated with "91" are for use with 91 and 92 octane 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. 










Map

Peak Gains*

Largest Gain*

Stage1 93 +23.93% HP / +19.7% TQ

+24.60% HP / at 6100 RPM / +24.2% TQ at 4000 RPM

Stage2 93

+32.2% HP / +36.62% TQ

+34.52% HP at 5520 / +42.85% TQ at 4100 RPM



*Peak gains are measured as the difference between the highest points of the two plots. 

*Largest gains are measured as the largest gain at any single point between the two plots.


Results may vary. Power as tested on 2016 Golf R Manual using these identical calibrations. Generally speaking, the 91 octane calibration has a richer fuel curve and a less aggressive ignition advance map to help compensate for 91 octane fuel and/or less than ideal atmospheric conditions. The map designed for 93 octane 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

Stage 1

  • Intake Requirements : 
  • Exhaust Requirements: Stock exhaust or upgraded cat-back exhaust

  • Boost Target:

    • 91 Octane 95 RON Minimum: ~21 psi peak boost pressure tapering down to 16~ psi as you approach the 6800RPM redline, +/- ~1.5psi.

    • 93 Octane 98 RON Minimum: ~22 psi peak boost pressure tapering down to ~16psi as you approach the 6800RPM redline, +/- ~1.5psi.



Stage 2

  • Intake Requirements : 
  • Exhaust Requirements: Stock exhaust or upgraded cat-back exhaust

  • Intercooler: AMS Performance Front Mount Intercooler Golf R (CARB under D-825-3)
  • Drivetrain: Upgraded Clutch or DSG Software Recommended
  • Boost Target: 

    • 91 Octane 95 RON Minimum: ~24 psi peak boost pressure tapering down to ~19 psi as you approach the 6800RPM redline, +/- ~1.5psi.

    • 93 Octane 98 RON Minimum: ~25 psi peak boost pressure tapering down to ~21 psi as you approach the 6800RPM redline, +/- ~1.5psi.

C.A.R.B Note

The above Stage2 calibration is legal for use on Emissions Controlled Vehicles in all 50 states when used in accordance with the manufacturer's application guide because it and the parts have a California Air Resources Board (CARB) Executive Order (EO) number: d-660-34





Non-Performance Maps

Anti-Theft Mode

  • Will not allow vehicle to start


Valet

  • Fuel Requirements: 91 octane 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.

v201

  • 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.

v200

  • Consolidation of OEM ROMs into C0BB01.

v110

v109

  • Corrections to spelling


v108 (DSG) (2015-2017) 

  • Corrected an issue in 2017 Golf R maps related to LC and FFS rev limits persisting during normal driving conditions.  2015 and 2016 Golf R maps updated for version parity.  Custom maps need to be opened and re-saved in Accesstuner Pro HL version 2.0.0.0-15791 or newer.
  • Removed model year from vehicle application name.


v107 (MT) (2015-2017) 

  • Corrected an issue in 2017 Golf R maps related to LC and FFS rev limits persisting during normal driving conditions.  2015 and 2016 Golf R maps updated for version parity.  Custom maps need to be opened and re-saved in Accesstuner Pro HL version 2.0.0.0-15791 or newer.
  • Removed model year from vehicle application name.


v106 (DSG) (2015-2017) 


v105 (MT) (2016-2017 MT) 


v104 (DSG) (2017) 

  • Corrected an issue causing the factory launch control to not engage on 2017 Golf R DSG vehicles has been identified and solved. 2017 Golf R OTS maps have been up-revved to address this issue, 2015-2016 Golf R maps are not affected. Custom maps need to be opened and re-saved in Accesstuner Pro HL version 2.0.0.0-15553 or newer.
  • These calibrations have enabled Stage2 and Stage3 power for DSG vehicles with upgraded transmission software.
  •       Note: v104 calibrations are available via download from the COBB Website only.

  • All other applications were updated for version parity (No calibration changes)


v103 (2017) 

  • Corrected an issue causing the factory launch control to not engage on 2017 Golf R DSG vehicles has been identified and solved. 2017 Golf R OTS maps have been up-revved to address this issue, 2015-2016 Golf R maps are not affected. Custom maps need to be opened and re-saved in Accesstuner Pro HL version 2.0.0.0-15553 or newer.
  • All other applications were updated for version parity (No calibration changes)


v102 (DSG) (2015-2016) 

  •  These calibrations have enabled Stage2 and Stage3 power for DSG vehicles with upgraded transmission software.

               Note: v102 calibrations are available via download from the COBB Website only.

v101 (2015-2016)

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