Superchips Ltd.’s latest Bluefin release is a high performance ECU remap for the petrol-engined Mk7 120 PS 1.6-litre Ford Fiesta Zetec S. Superchips is one of the most popular providers of Ford tuning products in the UK. Superchips had optimized the settings for the ECU remap through dyno tuning and real world road testing.
As a result, Superchips was able to generate 10 bhp more at 5986 rpm from the Fiesta’s 1.6-litre Ti-VCT twin independent cam timing engine. Torque was also boosted by 13 Nm at 4390rpm.
The Superchips conversion achieved practical performance improvements from 2500 rpm. Together with the 6750 rpm rev limiter, the Fiesta Zetec S is made to be sportier and to offer better response through the rev range.
Amid rising motoring costs, Superchips made sure that its upgrades would work with either 95 or 98 octane fuel. If the vehicle is driven in the same manner as the standard one, the combined fuel economy of the Fiesta Zetec S at 48 mpg won’t be affected.
Superchips installed its market-leading Bluefin plug ‘n’ go handset. Because of this, Mk7 Ford Fiesta Zetec S owners are able to easily take pleasure at the boosted performance offered by a Superchips ECU remap. Installation is easy and only takes a few minutes. First, the Bluefin handset has to be plugged into the Fiesta’s OBDII diagnostic port.
Customers would then have to follow the simple instructions on the screen. If the customer ever needs to convert the car back to standard, there’d be no worries as it will be a swift and simple ‘plug and go’ DIY task since the original factory Fiesta Zetec S ECU map settings are stored within the Bluefin handset.
Customers are offered another option as they could go to any of the about 80 Superchips performance centres in the UK so that the remapping process could be done by trained technicians. The Superchips upgrade has a price tag of £249.00 including 20% VAT. It could be used by all Mk7 1.6-litre 120 PS Fiesta Zetec S models built from October 1, 2008 onwards.