Andrew - Diesel Tuning UK
Weve tuned 100s of these VAG common rail engines, and uptil now we've had no reported issues with dpfs, this includes a lot of systems running in warmer climates.
The BMW engines are superb, but I'd like to think that the VAG isn't that far behind.
I've posted a rolling road grah on here which shows our crdt on our own Seat Leon running the crdt, so 210 is achievable from this engine, and you should see an improvement in your mpg too
As your engine is mounted inline, both plugs including the turbo pressure sensor are easy to get too, so no issues with fitting.
Is your car manual r DSG?