Superchips, the automotive electronics specialist based in the UK, revealed that it has created an ECU remap for BMW’s 245 hp 3.0-liter six-cylinder direct injection common rail diesel engine.
This powerplant can actually be found on a wide range of existing BMW models: 3 Series (E90/1/2/3), 5 Series (F07), 7 Series (F01), GT (F10), X5 (E70) and X6 (E71/2).
The engineers at the tuning company were able to boost the performance as well as the efficiency of the 3.0D engine. As a result, it optimized the fueling and turbo boost settings.
These tweaks were proven to have resulted to the performance enhancements through numerous tests, including real-world sessions and dyno tests.
Superchips' ECU remap pushes the power up by 44hp, with the unit now able to deliver 313 hp at 4,183 rpm. The power improvements are noticeable from 1,500 rpm.
The torque was upgraded by 90 Nm, with the engine now offering 627 Nm at 2,222 rpm.
Superchips chose a safety-first approach and didn’t change the factory 155 mph rev limiter. Superchips said that the ECU remap will raise the efficiency of the engine as it has taken away stock compromises that were meant to compensate for service neglect or low grade fuel.
With the help of Superchips ECU, upgrades made on the BMW 3.0 D engine did not significantly affect the frugal cost.
The key improvements include increased fuel efficiency brought by the perfect blend of optimizing performance and removing factory compromises made for low-grade fuel. Superchips confidently believes that the fuel economy changes are noticeable, together with the additional low rev torque produced by the Superchips enhancements.
The installation of the Superchips ECU remap by trained technicians can be completed by visiting one of Superchips’ performance centers.
The conversion is fully covered by a Customer Service Guarantee and a 12-month or 30,000-mile supplementary vehicle warranty. The remap for BMW 3.0 D models is directly available from Superchips and its dealer network in the UK. It can be availed for £445 (inclusive of tax and installation fees).