Performance Tuning / Remapping for European Cars

Do you want to unlock the potential of your Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Mini, Skoda, Volkswagen or Porsche?


Maybe your BMW could do with a bit of extra horsepower to help pass that truck safely or for towing the boat? Perhaps you just want to go further on your tank of gas to save a few bucks in these quickly rising fuel prices? No matter your reason, there is a good chance an ECU tune will be a good option for you and your vehicle, right here in Hamilton, Waikato.

What is Performance tuning?

In simple terms, tuning is all about making adjustments to your engine via the engine control unit (ECU). Most modern vehicles are hiding a decent chunk of power and fuel efficiency savings that can be unlocked in under 2 hours.

How much power can I gain?
This all depends on your vehicle, but it isn’t uncommon to gain +60hp and +100Nm of torque from a single tune. Some common examples are:

  • BMW E70 X5 211 Hp can gain +65 Hp and +100 Nm of Torque
  • VW Amarok 2.0 122 Hp can gain +60 Hp and +80 Nm of Torque
  • Audi Q7 2012 3.0TDI can gain +55hp and 50 Nm of Torque
  • Volkswagen Golf MK6 2.0TSI Gti +50hp and 50Nm of Torque
  • Volkswagen T5 2.0TDI 105hp can gain +73hp and 150Nm of Torque

    What about tuning for fuel economy?
    Because of the increased engine power (if you keep the same driving style) a fuel consumption reduction of 5 to 15% is possible thanks to the higher efficiency of your new tune.

    What improvements can you do for my car?
    Send us a message, give us a call or pop in to see the team at our Hamilton Te Rapa branch and we will let you know what options you have the gains you can expect for your Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Skoda, Volkswagen or Porsche.

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    Performance Tuning FAQ

    • Are the tunes safe for my ECU?

      Yes - we copy and backup all ECU files before carrying out the tune so if in the rare case there were any glitches that occurred we can always reset the ECU back to it's original settings.

    • How can you book in?

      Booking in is quick and simple - either ring us up, or book online through out Online Booking page.

    • Does this affect mechanical insurance?

      This depends on your insurance company and policy. We always recommend to talk to your mechanical insurance company before carrying out any modifications to your vehicle.

    • Is this safe for my engine?

      Our tunes, which have been developed by European car tuning experts and used worldwide as well as in New Zealand for over 10 years are designed to increase the performance of the engine within the tolerances of the engine. As your vehicle will be getting more performance there are some precautions that should be taken to ensure a fully safe and reliable tune, including clean oil, oil filter, air filter, good spark plugs and coils.

    • Does ECU tuning require certification?

      Usually your vehicle will require a LVV certification, please get in touch if you need clarification around this or see the NZTA guidelines here: