We were recently asked to tune a Mercedes ML W164, 320cdi 224bhp. Tuned, they should be good for 260bhp and 600nm. But the 211bhp engine, is detuned so gains are the same. Also if you buy a 280ML W164, it is detuned to 190bhp and 440nm.. The same engine is fitted to a variety of Mercedes Models, including E Class, C Class, G class, R class and S Class
Wherever possible, buy a lower BHP model which offers a better spec like leather, heated seats, etc… and the money saved could go towards a remap.
We have recently just finished a stage 3 tune of a Ford Focus St 2.5 225bhp model.
Modifications include :
• Front mount intercooler
• De cat pipe
• Non resonated Milltek system
• Panel Filter upgrade
• RS Clutch kit
After 3 consecutive runs, we achieved a constant 300bhp and 330lb ft at the flywheel. Up from 225bhp and 236lb ft.
Any more than 305/310bhp and the turbo will be on its last legs. So for reliability we wont go further that this on standard turbo set up.
It can still achieve 34mpg on a steady drive too, which isn’t bad at all for this much power.
More videos coming soon, stay tuned 🙂
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