Your car's main control module is commonly referred to as the ECU (Engine Control Unit) and this controls the vehicle operation by using the programmed software to interpret the data received from the multitude of sensors and secondary control modules operating.
The software on the ECU is referred to as the map. The standard map has various parameters for the different control functions, an example is the parameters for when the turbo boost is activated.
Remapping is effectively reading the original map from the ECU and adjusting it by programming changes to the preset parameters then applying the modified map to the ECU.
You might be wondering why the car manufacturers don't optimise the maps before selling you the car. Its because of the sheer magnitude of how many different models are on sale and how many different countries they are sold in. There are different tax and emission regulations in different places and the manufacturer is limited by the costs involved to provide anything other than a compromised tuning set up that ticks all the boxes in one go.
ECU Remapping is a safe process. Alpina is the biggest name in BMW tuning and they have been doing it for years safely.
When the ECU remap is done by experienced specialists (like ourselves) there is no risk to your car. We have strict procedures in place to ensure that your ECU is protected and your original software is kept in case you every want to put it back to original specifications.
At Dragon Automotive we develop the map software specific to your car tuned towards performance. Testing on the dynamometer allows us to confirm the results, whilst ensuring reliability and longevity are upheld. We are the only South Wales BMW and Mini Specialist to provide a full tuning service on-site using our own rolling road with all remaps performed custom your vehicle in-house.
Tailored to you and your vehicle. We provide a complete custom tune service with every vehicle tuned to your request. We don't use an outside tuning company or simply resell someone elses maps, we tailor each and every tune/map to your vehicle. This is the kind of service not found elsewhere in South Wales. Lots of tuning companies (and their resellers aka other Specialists and Garages) promise the world, but if they are resellers for other tuning companies, ask yourself what do they really know? How come they don't have the skills to modify your car in-house?
Uprate your BMW or Mini to achieve the best from the engine, giving you that edge over standard cars. Up to 30% increased performance plus improved fuel economy by up to 15%
Uprate your BMW or Mini to attain the best fuel consumption from the engine, giving you that eco remapping edge. Improved fuel economy by up to 15% plus better performance
At Dragon Automotive we develop the map software specific to your car tuned towards maximum economy. Testing on the dynamometer allows us to confirm the results, whilst ensuring reliability and longevity are upheld. Imagine getting an extra 5 to 10 miles per gallon.
We've seen fuel savings as high as 20% of the annual cost, you could be saving up to £200 per year with as little as 10000 miles being done in the test period.