Owners and drivers of models from the VAG ranges using the diminutive 1.2-litre turbodiesel engine, the 1.2TDI, can now enjoy additional performance and potentially, fuel economy thanks to the latest addition to the range of ECU conversions from global leader, Superchips.
The engine is used in several of the VAG manufacturer ranges; the Volkswagen Polo, the Skoda Roomster and Fabia and the SEAT Ibiza. Giving 75PS from the factory, the Superchips conversion increases power by 14bhp at 3068rpm and torque by a very healthy 37Nm at 2673rpm.
The full power and torque curves can be seen by clicking the following link:
The curves from the Superchips conversion follow those of the original engine perfectly but are shifted upwards, meaning the power delivery of the original engine will be unchanged – the driver will simply have more power and torque available to improve performance and in-gear driveability.
In addition, they can expect to enjoy gains of up to 7% in fuel economy, when compared with a similar pre-conversion driving style.
The conversion uses Superchips’ EPC device which, when fitted to the vehicle, optimises engine fuel, ignition and turbo boost settings.
The device can be fitted by the owner and is supplied with the necessary wiring harness and full-colour instructions. Alternatively, it can be fitted by one of Superchips’ nationwide dealers and the price of both the DIY and dealer-fit conversion is £449, including labour and VAT.
The conversion is covered by Superchips’ no-quibble seven-day money back guarantee and the device itself is also covered by Superchips’ four-year product warranty*.
For more information, to buy the conversion or watch video of it being power-tested on Superchips’ in-house rolling road, click the following link:
*Terms and conditions apply, See website for details.