Drivers of cars powered by the VAG 1.6-litre TDI engine can now benefit from improved performance and potentially, fuel economy, thanks to the latest ECU remap from global leaders, Superchips.
The company has carried out its renowned in-depth development process on the turbodiesel engine using the Siemens Continental PCR2.1 management system in 75PS, 90PS and 105PS guises, to realise extra power and torque from the popular engine
Thanks to Superchips’ experience and expertise, the output of each specification of engine rises to more than 140bhp, representing gains of up to 64bhp above the quoted power output for the 75PS version, for example. Torque figures are similarly impressive, with gains of up to 90Nm at 4212rpm, again demonstrated on the 75PS version.
Irrespective of the initial output, the improvements in torque and power are demonstrated throughout the engine’s rev range, making the car far more driveable and enjoyable as a result. The full curves can be seen by clicking the following hyperlinks:
An additional benefit is that if driven in a comparable manner, drivers can expect to see improvements in fuel economy, of up to 7% over the original specification.
The 1.6TDI engine is found in a wide range of models, from four of the VAG Group’s most popular ranges: The VW Golf, Jetta, Touran and Polo (including BlueMotion versions); the Audi A1 and A3; the Skoda Roomster, Fabia and Praktik; and from Seat, the Leon, Altea, Ibiza and Toledo*.
The conversion is carried out using Superchips’ bluefin device but the car’s management system must be bluefin-enabled first by a Superchips dealer. They will then either apply the remap themselves or supply the customer with the bluefin device, so that the original map can be re-installed at a later date, if required.
The cost of the conversion is £365 when carried out by a Superchips dealer, fully inclusive of labour and VAT, or £399 for the bluefin. The cost of the bluefin enabling procedure, if required, is typically £60 including VAT, although regional variations may apply.
Click the following hyperlinks for more information and to buy the latest remaps, which are covered by Superchips’ industry-leading 12-month/30,000-mile warranty**.
*Not all models available in all markets
**Terms and conditions apply. See website for details