Generally, the focus of diesel cars is on fuel economy and not so much on performance, but with a little help from the capable hands of tuners, a diesel car can become what it should have been from the start: a powerful and environmentally friendly machine. Superchips, for instance, has prepared an ECU remap for the 2010 Porsche Cayenne Diesel 3.0 TDI. With their help, the output for the Cayenne has been boosted by up to 47 bhp at 4044 rpm, while the peak torque has been increased by an impressive 82 Nm. The best part about this kit is that, even with increased power, the fuel economy stays exactly the same at just 8.2 liters/100 kilometers (equal to 34.4 mpg imp). In fact, sometimes the fuel economy even improved due to the extra low rev torque available.
The result is quite impressive for a 4,630-pound SUV. The standard Cayenne Diesel 3.0 TDI develops 240 HP, but the Cayenne by Superchips now goes up to 287 HP, which is a little bit closer to the SUV’s gas-powered brother that develops 300 HP.
The Porsche Cayenne Diesel by Superchips is available now for £445 and comes with a 12 month/30,000 supplementary warranty.
Press release after the jump.
Superchips Ltd, the world’s leader in high performance automotive electronic tuning, is delighted to unveil an ECU remap for the 2010 model Porsche Cayenne 3.0 diesel.
Responding to customer demand for increased low speed torque, Superchips engineers extensively analysed the Porsche’s Bosch EDC17 ECU, finding a number of areas where performance optimisation could occur on the Cayenne’s 2967cc V6 turbo diesel engine without compromising reliability or refinement.
Post installation, the Superchips ECU remap sharpens the Cayenne diesel’s powerplant, resulting in a smoother, more responsive, more exhilarating drive. Power is boosted by up to 47 bhp at 4044 rpm, while torque increases by an impressive 82 Nm (60 lb.ft.) Crucially, for a 2100 kilo SUV, the Superchips ECU remap improves the Cayenne Diesel’s performance from just 1800rpm, enabling swift, relaxed progress for fast road driving, overtaking, load hauling or off roading.
Pleasingly, the Porsche Caynenne’s much praised fuel economy is unaffected by the Superchips ECU remap and in most instances consumption improves due to the extra low rev torque available to the driver.
Installation of the Superchips ECU remap for Porsche Cayenne Diesel Sport models entails customers visiting one of approximately 80 Superchips performance centres, where trained technicians can undertake the remapping procedure.