Following the release of its remap for the Vauxhall Vivaro/Renault Trafic 1.6CDTi/dCi 120PS models in February, world ECU remap leader Superchips has now introduced a conversion for the more powerful cousin, using the 140PS version of the same engine.
Running on Bosch management, the bi-turbo diesel engine leaves the factory with 140PS but the Superchips remap adds significantly to both power and torque. Power increases by 21bhp at 4075rpm while torque – arguably more beneficial for a light commercial vehicle – grows by an even more impressive 42Nm at 2057rpm.
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The position of this huge increase in torque, at the lower to middle of the engine’s rev range, is exactly where drivers will notice it most, adding significantly to the vehicle’s pulling power. In addition, the added output from the engine mirrors the original power and torque curves perfectly, meaning the on-road characteristics of the power delivery remain unchanged – only with much greater amounts.
In addition, drivers and operators can expect to see gains in fuel economy of up to 7% – a huge benefit for the light commercial fleet, providing potential cost reductions when driven in a comparable manner.
The conversion can be carried out by owner themselves, using Superchips’ Bluefin device, at a cost of £359 including VAT.
With a Bluefin, users don’t need any mechanical or technical skills, simply plug the Bluefin handset into the diagnostic port (connecting to the vehicle’s Electronic Control Unit) and follow the on-screen instructions.
Alternatively, it can be performed by one of Superchips’ highly skilled nationwide dealers, at a cost of £320 including labour and VAT. The remap is covered by Superchips’ industry-leading 12-month/30,000-mile warranty.*
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