Drivers and operators of the third generation of the Mercedes Vito light commercial model can now enjoy improved performance and potentially, savings in fuel cost thanks to the latest addition from global ECU remap leader Superchips.
Models from 2014 onwards and using the 2.1-litre, 119 BlueTEC turbodiesel engine, running on Bosch management and developing 190bhp, can experience significant gains throughout the rev range.
Power is increased by a very healthy 32bhp at 3498rpm while torque increases by a huge 70Nm at 2153rpm, right where it will make the biggest difference.
The full power and torque curves can be seen by clicking the following link:
The shape of the power and torque curves with the Superchips remap mirrors those of the original engine perfectly but shifted upwards, meaning no change to the engine’s characteristics, other than the increased output.
The gains in the low to mid range mean that cruising is more relaxed, as is general driving while overtaking will be safer thanks to the additional power available.
The engine is available in the panel van, crew van and the tourer versions of the new Vito, meaning all operators, whether light commercial or luxury travel, can enjoy gains in fuel economy of up to 7% when driven in a comparable manner to pre-conversion.
The conversion is carried out by one of Superchips nationwide dealer network and typically takes around an hour. Customers can either wait at the dealer or drop off their van and return later to collect. The cost of the Mercedes Vito 119 BlueTEC remap is £399 including VAT and labour. The conversion is covered by Superchips’ 12-month/30,000-mile warranty*.
For more information, to buy the remap, view video of the Vito on the Superchips dyno or find your nearest Superchips dealer, click the following link:
*Terms and conditions apply. See website for details