The in-house engineers at Superchips have taken on the challenge of improving the engine performance of the Audi A1, which is already recognized for its frugality, build quality and style. And now, owners of the 122 PS Audi A1 1.4 TFSI Sport can experience the performance that results from the launch of a performance-boosting ECU remap.
The performance electronic experts at Superchips have thoroughly examined the A1’s direct injection, 1390cc, turbocharged engine as well as the Audi’s Bosch MED17 ECU. This allows them to determine opportunities to safely enhance engine performance through a high-performance ECU remap.
Rigorously tested on Superchips’ in-house chassis dynamometer as well as on real-world driving conditions, the Audi A1 1.4 TFSI Sport ECU remap provides impressive gains. Power is enhanced by a maximum of 26 bhp at 6168 rpm, with increases beginning 2000 rpm right throughout the operating range, up to the rev limiter at 6500 rpm.
The torque of the Audi A1 increased by 28 Nm at just 1917 rpm, coupled by a boost from 1500 to 6500 rpm, emphasizing the versatility of the conversion.
This makes the vehicle ideal for daily use whether on open roads or around town. In practice, the Audi A1 1.4 TFSI Sport upgraded by Superchips feels significantly faster. Independent testing has revealed that the Superchips upgrade cuts off a massive 1.1 seconds from the Audi A1’s quoted 8.9 seconds 0-60 mph time, timing the run in just 7.8 seconds.
In-gear acceleration is also altered, with testing proving that the Superchips remapped Audi A1 encompasses the 50-70 mph 5th gear increment 1.1 seconds more rapid than the ordinary vehicle. Top speed is still untested, but should go beyond the factory A1’s 126 mph maximum, where conditions allow.