Superchips Boosts Power And Torque Of BMW 535d

BMW 535d gains an extra 47 bhp and 84 Nm - for just over £500

Owners of the BMW 535d - voted ‘Best Performance Car’ in Diesel Car magazine’s Diesel Car of the Year Awards 2005 (June issue) - can now add even more power and torque to their award-winning ‘executive express’, with no adverse effect on fuel economy.

Even before modification, the 3.0-litre, twin-turbo 535d can sprint from 0-62mph in just 6.6 seconds, but this sensational performance can be improved still further. By reprogramming the engine control unit (ECU) in a procedure that takes around 45 minutes, Superchips will boost power output and torque by a staggering 47bhp and 84Nm, without compromising fuel economy. The price for these astonishing improvements is only £511.13 including VAT.

The extra pulling power kicks in from around 2,200 rpm, assisting acceleration even at lower speeds. Maximum power of 319bhp (up 47bhp on the standard car) is achieved at 4,113 rpm, and peak torque of 623Nm (up 84Nm) comes in at 4,143 rpm. The improved torque figure is 103Nm higher than that of the flagship M5, BMW’s fastest ever saloon car, which develops 520Nm at 6,100 rpm.

Superchips Managing Director Ian Sandford said, "The BMW 535d is one of the fastest-accelerating diesel production cars in the world. However, like all manufacturers, BMW impose limits on engine performance to allow for the worst grade of fuel being used or the car being allowed to run for many miles without a service. We remove those barriers by re-programming the ECU. It’s a quick operation and the results are astounding."

With unrivalled experience, Superchips can make dramatic performance improvements to over 700 cars, including the vast majority of makes and models. All types of engine are catered for, whether normally aspirated, turbo petrol or turbo diesel.

Conversions are carried out at Superchips’ 85 dealers nationwide and at the company’s headquarters in Buckingham. In some parts of the country, they can also be done at a customer’s home or place of work, courtesy of one of the network’s mobile units. If required, Superchips can also arrange favourable insurance via specialist brokers.

Published 29 May 2005 Melanie Carter

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