Superchips Ltd, the world leader in high performance vehicle ECU remapping, has been enhancing Volkswagen turbodiesel powerplants since 1994. During this time the Buckingham based firm has developed an impressive portfolio of performance ECU upgrades, but its latest release, for the March 2009 onwards Mk6 Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDi 105 PS (103 bhp), could arguably be the best yet.
Superchips recently teamed up with Performance French Cars magazine to run a ‘Win a Superchip ECU remap competition.’ The lucky winner was chosen from the hundreds who correctly responded to the suitably French themed question:- “In which city is Superchips France based?’ The answer is of course, Lyon.
Ben Davis was selected as the fortunate competition prize winner and recently visited Superchips’ Buckingham HQ where his tastefully customised Peugeot 308 1.6THP Sport 150PS was the recipient of the prize. Dyno testing on Superchip’s in-house facilities showed that Ben’s 308 Sport produced a highly respectable 152 bhp and 227 Nm (165lb.ft) of torque running the factory map.
A short time later however, much better was to come from the Superchips performance ECU code. Featuring revised fuelling, ignition and turbocharger boost settings, while retaining the factory safety limits and reliability, Ben’s Peugeot 308 Sport 1.6THP 150 PS returned to the dyno where it produced a sparkling 176 bhp, with a maximum increase of 29 bhp at just 5507 rpm. With strong gains from just 2000 rpm right up to the 6500 rpm limiter, this was backed up by a hike in torque from 227 Nm to 267 Nm (194 lb.ft,) with a peak gain of 40 Nm at just 2989 rpm.
With this kind of performance on tap, Ben’s Peugeot 308 Sport 1.6 THP can really be called a ‘performance French car’ thanks to the ECU remapping prowess of Superchips! For more information on the Superchips ECU remap for the Peugeot 308 Sport 1.6 THP 150 PS, please click on: – http://www.superchips.co.uk/search?make=26&fueltype=3&model=420&variant=2562
Attention drivers of Vauxhall Corsa D 1.7 CDTi 130PS models! Superchips is delighted to launch a new performance and economy boosting ECU remap for the popular small Vauxhall, which adds an impressive 26 bhp at just 4422rpm, with strong mid-range power improvements from 2000rpm right up to the 4500rpm cut-out.
As always Superchips has paid particular attention to increasing the torque output and the Vauxhall Corsa D 1.7 CDTi 130PS is no exception. Peak torque jumps by 39 Nm at just 2675rpm, with solid gains from just 2000rpm upwards.
Developed using a combination of controlled-conditions chassis dyno testing and ‘real-world’ driving, the Superchips’ ECU remap for the 130PS Vauxhall Corsa D 1.7 CDTi greatly increases throttle response and urgency, making the baby Vauxhall noticeably quicker on acceleration and turning it into a real diesel hot hatch!
Owners will be pleased to hear that this additional performance doesn’t come at the expense of the Corsa’s excellent fuel economy. That’s because the extra torque low-speed realised by the Superchips’ ECU remap combines with optimised boost and fuelling settings to deliver up to 7% extra fuel economy if driven in a ‘like for like’ manner with a standard 130PS Vauxhall Corsa D 1.7 CDTi.
Faster, more user-friendly and more fuel efficient, the Superchips’ ECU remap for the 130PS Vauxhall Corsa D 1.7 CDTi model is on sale now, priced at £430.00 inclusive of VAT and installation.
For more information please click on: – http://www.superchips.co.uk/search?make=37&fueltype=2&model=146&variant=2566
Announcing the Superchips Bluefin Autumn 2012 sale! For a limited period only, you can enjoy the extra performance, excitement and fuel efficiency of a Superchips Bluefin ECU remap, but with 20% off!
There’s a Superchips Bluefin unit available for 13 makes and 300 models of vehicle, so check out http://www.mybluefin.co.uk and discover how you can get more from your car by taking advantage of this time-limited offer.
Superchips Ltd., the leading automotive electronic performance specialist, is pleased to announce that it will be supplying the control remapped ECU’s for the new Gaz Shocks BMW Compact Cup.
The series, which is run under the organisational umbrella of the 750MC, is designed to provide close racing with the rear wheel drive E36 BMW Compacts on a build budget of £4,000, thanks to tightly controlled regulations. The base E36 318 Ti Compact was built between 1994 and 2001, using the M44 1.9 16-valve engine.
The Superchips remap has ignition curves modified to increase performance along with fuelling maps, torque limits and the rev limit increased to 7200rpm. The ECU remains road legal for those who want to arrive and drive in their Compact Cup racer, to provide the most flexibility for your car. Diagnostic features of the ECU are still accessible with the correct equipment. These changes optimise the performance across the Compact Cup grid within the series’ strictly controlled limits.
Twelve rounds of the BMW Compact Cup are scheduled for the 2012 season and thus far 20 cars are in build, highlighting the appeal of the series.
“We are honoured to be appointed to this role with the Gaz Shocks Compact Cup,” said Superchips Managing Director, Ian Sandford . “Superchips has a long association with improving the performance of BMW cars so we are delighted to be closely involved. Motorsport presents the ultimate challenge for Superchips, as it requires extremely accurate tailoring of the engine mapping software within fine tolerances.
“It’s a natural extension of Superchips’ ongoing research and development activities, through which we constantly introduce new applications for road-going BMW’s, across petrol, turbo petrol and turbo diesel derivatives.”
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Some months ago we approached Evo magazine’s Peter Tomalin with the idea of helping him increase both the performance and the fuel economy on his 1.5 DCi Renault Megane. He’s posted his experiences of the results in his blog on ‘Beating the fuel price rises Part 2.’
In short Peter enjoys the extra ugre the Superchips conversion delivers, along with a 5% gain improvement in everyday fuel economy, concluding that ‘….it does pretty much what it says on the tin, and I get an unseemly thrill every time I brim the tank and the range shows around 700 miles.’
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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