Superchip pumps more power in Mini Cooper S

Posted on Wednesday, 3 February 2010 , 15:02:28 byEmil

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Superchip pumps more power in Mini Cooper S

Superchips is a very well known British tuning company that offers ECU remaps for a huge range of cars made by practically all the popular automakers. They even offer ECU remaps for less popular cars, like the models made by Daewoo or even older models like the Alfa Romeo 155 or the Audi 100. The British tuning company was founded in 1977 and has its headquarters in Buckingham, England.

Their latest project is for the R56 MINI Cooper S . Superchips decided that the 176 horsepower and the 256 Nm of torque developed by the 1.6 liter twin scroll turbocharged engine was not enough. Thus, the British tuning company decided to remap the ECU (Engine Control Unit) so that it optimizes the turbo boost parameters, the fueling and the engine timing. The result? Well, the result is not bad at all.

The modified R56 MINI Cooper S 1.6 liter twin scroll turbocharged engine has an output of 196 horsepower and 282 Nm of torque, which represents an improvement of 26 Nm of torque and 20 horsepower. The beautiful thing is that from 2500 revs per minute up to 5250 revs per minute a large quantity of the torque (250 Nm of it) is available.

Potential buyers will have to pay 445 British pounds (taxes included) for the ECU remap. According to Superchips, their remap is available for all the R56 MINI Cooper S models made starting from the 2006 version.

The improvement is quite nice for an average guy and the price is quite decent. Still, the hardcore enthusiasts will be left wanting more.