Superchips Ltd, the world’s leader in automotive electronic tuning, is delighted to unveil a high performance ECU remap for the latest version of the popular BMW 320D, using the 184 bhp, 1995cc engine.
In spite of the relatively high standard power output Superchips’ in-house engineers have been able to extract significant additional performance from the BMW’s 1995cc, four cylinder turbodiesel motor, whilst retaining reliability and the 320’s famed frugality.
Thorough analysis of the BMW 320D’s Bosch EDC17 ECU allowed Superchips to pinpoint potential performance gains which were realised through a combination of in-house dyno testing and real life evaluation.
The results, even by Superchips’ high standards, are very impressive, with the BMW 320D’s power increasing by a healthy 35 bhp at 3689 rpm. Crucially, Superchips has also paid rigorous attention to the spread of power, with improvements from 1500 rpm right up the 4500 rpm cut out.
In addition, torque increases by 74 Nm at just 2748 rpm as a result of the Superchips conversion, with progressive gains throughout the operating range. From behind the wheel the 320D feels noticeably sharper, more urgent and willing to rev, with greater driveability matched to superior all round performance.
No performance figures are currently available but it would seem likely that a significant improvement on the standard 320D’s 7.3 seconds 0-60mph time can be expected. In-gear acceleration times will also be markedly improved thanks to the Superchips upgrade.
Mindful of record diesel prices, Superchips has placed great emphasis on retaining the BMW 320D’s superb 60 mpg combined fuel economy. Therefore in spite of the noticeable performance increase produced by the Superchips’ ECU remap, if a Superchips equipped BMW 320D is driven in a ‘like for like’ manner, fuel consumption will not be adversely affected.
Requiring installation by trained technicians at one of approximately 80 Superchips performance centres, the Superchips’ BMW 320D conversion is covered by a full Customer Service Guarantee and an industry-leading 12 month / 30,000 supplementary full vehicle warranty.*
Suitable for both six speed manual and six speed ‘Step Auto’ variants of the 184 bhp BMW 320D produced from March 2010 onwards, the Superchips’ ECU remap is available now directly from Superchips and its UK dealer network, priced at £455.00, including VAT @ 20%.
Superchips – don’t compromise, optimise.
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