Superchips Ltd, the pioneer in electronic tuning for enthusiastic drivers, is delighted to unveil a performance enhancing bluefin ‘Plug and go’ remap for the popular 2.7-litre Land Rover Discovery TDV6.
Following extensive investigation, research and development, Superchips’ Buckingham based technicians have been able to pinpoint a number of performance shortcomings in the Discovery TDV6’s standard ECU map.
By removing these compromises, in combination with refining fuelling and turbo boost settings, Superchips has been able to optimise both the performance and efficiency of the Land Rover Discovery TDV6, making it feel considerably smoother, livelier, sharper and more eager.
As measured on its in house four wheel drive chassis dyno’, the Superchips upgrade boosts the 181 bhp recorded standard output of the 2720cc TDV6 Discovery to a maximum of 219 bhp, representing a stunning 38 bhp peak gain, with a maximum mid range increase of 40 bhp at 3453 rpm.
This puts the Superchips converted Land Rover Discovery TDV6 within striking distance of the new 2010 3.0-litre TDV6 which boasts 241 bhp.
Crucially, for a 2429 kilogram car that’s frequently used as a tow vehicle, the Superchips ECU remap significantly increases the torque output of the Discovery TDV6 from a measured 410 Nm to an impressive 469 Nm at just 2578 rpm, with a maximum gain of 85 Nm at 3453 rpm.
Behind the wheel this translates into effortless extra pulling power, whatever the load, whatever the terrain.
Pleasingly, in an age of soaring diesel bills, the extra efficiencies realised by the Superchips ECU remap offer potential economy improvements of up to 10% over the Discovery TDV6’s average 27 mpg fuel consumption, if driven on a like for like basis. This means that despite the significant performance hike, Discovery owners - particularly those with high annual mileages - will swiftly be able to recoup the cost of the Superchips remap via savings at the pumps.
And, thanks to Superchips market leading bluefin ‘Plug and go’ handset, Land Rover Discovery TDV6 owners can now purchase the upgrade and upload it themselves in a matter of minutes.
No technical skills are required as customers plug the bluefin handset into the Discovery TDV6’s OBDII diagnostics port and then follow the simple on screen instructions.
As part of this process, the original factory Land Rover TDV6 ECU map settings are stored within the bluefin handset for future use, which means converting the car back to standard is a swift and simple ‘plug and go’ DIY task.
Alternatively, customers can visit one of approximately 100 Superchips dealerships in the UK who will undertake the remap procedure.
With both available installation options, customers can be assured the Superchips conversion is covered by a full Customer Service Guarantee and an industry-leading warranty.
Suitable for both manual and automatic transmission variants of Land Rover Discovery TDV6 3 produced from 2004 onwards, the Superchips ECU remap is available now directly from Superchips and its UK dealer network, priced at £445.00 including VAT @ 17.5%.Published 29 April 2010