As if Audi’s most recent addition, the S3, wasn’t extreme enough, global ECU remap specialist Superchips has introduced a conversion to increase the performance from the four-cylinder, Euro6-compliant engine significantly.
The 300PS engine uses Continental management but Superchips has developed two stages of tune for the engine, which is similar to that used in the VW Golf R.
Stage 1 is intended for otherwise standard cars and adds 47bhp at 4325rpm and 66Nm torque at 4176rpm. Stage 2 is intended to work with cars which have had other performance-enhancing parts fitted, such as induction air kits or sports catalysts and helps to increase power by 80bhp and 115Nm torque.
While these gains are, on paper, exceptional, in real terms, the way the increases are delivered is also impressive. Both Stage 1 and Stage 2 eliminate an inherent dip in the torque, and hence power, curves, improving driveability, engine response and performance.
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In addition to comprising the remap to suit the replacement parts, some of which will be introduced by Superchips in the coming months, the Stage 2 conversion will also extinguish a Check Engine Light resulting from a sports catalyst being fitted or the catalyst being removed altogether, will remove the speed limit for motorsport use and increase the engine rev limit for manual cars.
The conversion is carried out by one of Superchips nationwide dealer network and typically takes less than an hour, since the process is now carried out using the vehicle’s OBDII (On Board Diagnostics) port. Customers can either wait at the dealer or drop off their car and return later to collect.
The cost of the Stage 1 conversion is £365 inclusive of labour and VAT while Stage 2 costs an additional £50 including VAT and labour for cars already converted to Stage 1 or £415 inclusive for standard cars. Both conversions are covered by Superchips’ industry-leading 12-month/30,000-mile warranty*.
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