Superchips boosts the 1.0-liter engine found on Ford Focus models

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 4, 2012

Superchips Ltd. is launching another product this year – an ECU remap for the diminutive 1.0-litre, 125 PS (123 bhp) turbocharged Ecoboost Ford Focus that boosts performance significantly. Superchips is widely regarded as the top automotive electronic tuning company in the world. Consumers can get the Superchips ECU remap on the company’s Bluefin ‘Plug-in and go’ DIY programming handset.

With this product, owners of the Focus 1.0-litre Ecoboost would be able to provide a fully reversible performance upgrade at an inexpensive price. The new ‘downsized’ 1.0-litre Ecoboost engine has been praised for being efficient and refined as well as for having a ‘reasonable level of urge.’

But when the units are dressed in the Focus’ 1240 kg bodyshell, it becomes clear that the Superchips remap would make cars more powerful and more responsive as well as enable them to get higher torque.

With the help of Superchips’ unique Bluefin ECU technology, the added power can be felt by 1.0-litre Ford Focus owners in just minutes and with one button click. Owners won’t need to lift the car’s bonnet. Superchips’ technicians faced the challenge of tuning Ford’s tiny, three-cylinder, direct injection turbocharged Ecoboost engine.

The company used a foolproof combination of controlled conditions in-house chassis dyno testing that was linked to real world road testing in order to be able to rewrite the ignition, fueling and boost control parameters of the 1.0-litre Focus’ Bosch MED17 engine management system. As a result, more power is produced safely, reliably, and consistently.

After dyno testing, the company was able to prove that the Superchips ECU remap for the 1.0-litre Ford Ecoboost Focus could lead to an outstanding progressive performance increase with a maximum power gain of 16 bhp at 4728 rpm. In addition, the Superchips Bluefin ECU remap for the 1.0-litre Ecoboost Ford Focus increases peak torque by 36 Nm at 2296 rpm. The overall driving experience is enhanced even further with the improved throttle response.

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