Power of BMW 120d boosted by 33 bhp, torque by 71 Nm

Superchips, the world leader in engine management system tuning, can now re-programme the BMW 120d, delivering a maximum power gain of 33 bhp and boosting torque by 71 Nm. The conversion for the 1 Series 2-litre diesel model costs only £511.13 including VAT and has no adverse effect on fuel economy.

The most impressive power and torque gains kick in from around 1,800 rpm, with the greatest power increase of 33 bhp achieved at 3,727 rpm and the biggest torque boost of 71 Nm at 2,676 rpm. These astonishing improvements make the engine far more responsive and greatly improve overall ‘driveability’.

Superchips Managing Director Ian Sandford said, "BMW describe their product as The Ultimate Driving Machine, but like all manufacturers they 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 engine’s electronic control unit, or ECU. It’s a quick and easy operation, though the research and development that lies behind the modification is amazingly complex."

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 : 19/03/05 Author : Melanie Carter

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