Superchips Ford Ecoboost 1L
British electronics specialist announced a new kit that improves Ford’s 1.o liter Ecoboost three-cylinder engine by adding 16 bhp and 36 Nm of torque to its output.
Dyno testing has proven that the Superchips ECU remap for the 1.0-litre Ford Ecoboost Focus produces excellent progressive performance increase, with a maximum power gain of 16 bhp at 4728 rpm. The Superchips Bluefin ECU remap for the 1.0-litre Ecoboost Ford Focus also boosts peak torque, in this case by 36 Nm at 2296 rpm, which when combined with the improved throttle response greatly enhances the overall driving experience.
What’s interesting is the fact that despite boosting power and torque, the kit does not increase fuel consumption at all. It still does 56 mpg.And it costs just under 500 quid. No Brainer!
Details in Suerchips press release:
Superchips Ltd, the world leader in automotive electronic tuning, is delighted to announce arguably its most significant product launch of 2012 – a performance improving ECU remap for the diminutive 1.0-litre, 125 PS (123 bhp) turbocharged Ecoboost Ford Focus. The Superchips ECU remap is available on the firm’s market leading Bluefin ‘Plug-in and go’ DIY programming handset, enabling Focus 1.0-litre Ecoboost owners to enjoy an impressive, fully reversible performance upgrade at a highly affordable price.
The new ‘downsized’ 1.0-litre Ecoboost engine has won plaudits for its economy, refinement and reasonable level of urge. However, dressed in the Focus’ 1240 kg bodyshell, there’s no doubt these cars would benefit from the extra power, torque and responsiveness offered by a Superchips remap. And now thanks to Superchips’ unique Bluefin ECU technology, this additional power can be enjoyed by 1.0-litre Ford Focus owners in a matter of minutes and at the touch of a button, all without even lifting the car’s bonnet – anytime, anywhere.
Tuning Ford’s tiny, three-cylinder, direct injection turbocharged Ecoboost engine represented a unique challenge to Superchips’ technicians. But by using a well-proven combination of controlled conditions in-house chassis dyno testing, allied to real world road testing, the firm has been able to rewrite the ignition, fuelling and boost control parameters of the 1.0-litre Focus’ Bosch MED17 engine management system to deliver safe, reliable and consistent additional power.
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