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The Audi A1 has won plaudits for its build quality, style and frugality. And now thanks to the performance electronic experts at Superchips, owners of the 122 PS Audi A1 1.4 TFSI Sport can enjoy the performance to match with the launch of a performance boosting ECU remap.

Superchips' in-house engineers have undertaken a detailed examination of the A1's 1390cc, direct injection, turbocharged engine and the Audi's Bosch MED17 ECU, enabling them to identify opportunities to safely increase engine performance via a high performance ECU remap.

Thoroughly tested in both real world driving conditions and on Superchips' own in-house chassis dynomometer, the Audi A1 1.4 TFSI Sport ECU remap produces impressive gains. Power is boosted by a maximum of 26 bhp at 6168 rpm, with increases from as low as 2000 rpm right throughout the operating range, up to the rev limiter at 6500 rpm.

The Audi A1's torque jumps by 28 Nm at just 1917 rpm, accompanied by a increase from 1500 - 6500 rpm, highlighting the flexibility of the conversion, making it ideal for everyday use whether around town or on the open road.

In practice the Superchips upgraded Audi A1 1.4 TFSI Sport feels considerably more rapid. Independent testing has shown that the Superchips upgrade shaves a massive 1.1 seconds from the Audi A1's quoted 8.9 seconds 0-60 mph time, clocking the sprint in just 7.8 seconds*.

In-gear acceleration is also transformed, with testing proving that the Superchips remapped Audi A1 covers the 50-70 mph 5th gear increment 1.1 seconds faster than the standard car. Top speed remains untested, but should exceed the factory A1's 126 mph maximum, where conditions allow.

This extra performance doesn't compromise the A1's widely praised fuel economy. Testing has proved that the Superchipped Audi sips fuel with an average consumption of 45 mpg being recorded. Indeed, if aSuperchips remapped Audi A1 1.4 TFSI Sport is driven in a 'like for like' manner, fuel consumption will not be adversely affected.

Requiring installation by trained technicians at one of approximately 80 Superchips performance centres, the Superchips' conversion for the Audi A1 1.4 TFSI Sport is covered by a full Customer Service Guarantee and an industry-leading 12 month / 30,000 supplementary full vehicle warranty.**

Suitable for both six speed manual and seven speed semi-automatic S-Tronic variants of the 120 bhp (122 PS) Audi A1 1.4 TFSI produced from May 2011 onwards, the Superchips' ECU remap is available now directly from Superchips and its UK dealer network, priced at £455.00, including VAT @ 20%
 

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No idea... Prob needs to go into boot mode. Best email them tbh.
 

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Why ask me then? :lol:
 

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A1LDU said:
Because I thought you should have mentioned it in your glowing post,to warn forum members. :lol:
Copy and paste job!

Any remap or tuning box seen to be fitted will invalidate your warranty on any problems that occur that are related to the modification.

Not just the Superchips method...
 

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Ok what benefits does the re-map have over the tuning box,

At the moment I can see 2 benefits for the tuning box, it's cheaper and you can remove a tuning box when ever you wish.
 

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A remap adjusts turbo boost pressure, where as im sure the tuning box doesnt. A rolling road remap is only about £50-£100 dearer than the tuning box and is custom tuned to your car for the best performance.

You also receive a printout of BHP and Torque standard and remapped as proof.
 

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A live dyno remap is much more expensive than a box, also the box (at least ours) does alter boost pressure with live rpm based adjustments whilst the car is accelerating. With the box none of the original components of the car are interferred with, nothing is permanently changed, once removed the car is standard again. On VAG models since 2010 all ECU's are security locked to prevent remapping regardless of what anyone tells you the manufacturers have spent millions of pounds locking these ECU's because they don't want people changing the software. To program these you must open the ECU up breaking the security seal and solder several wires straight to the PCB and processor to program it directly in boot mode. The first time you go to the dealer for servicing/warranty work they will do a software update (they do these on all cars now at every service or when fitting new parts under warranty) which will erase the new map and you have to go back to the tuner to have it done all over again (fine if you only live a few miles away and providing they don't charge you again). If you have a warranty claim relating to the ECU they will be able to see it has been opened and will not cover the claim or anything related to it.

Last advantage of the box is when you decide to change the car you can have it re-programmed to your next car, you may need a new wiring loom but the cost is small or you can sell it on to re-coup around 60-70% of your initial cost. Sorry but in my opinion for cars under warranty (like my own) its a no brainer really.
 

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A1LDU said:
The remap is £156 dearer than the box,also Superchips have admitted,that in the "unlikly"event that Audi installs flash updates to your car,the map will be erased. ;)
It is dearer as you are getting a custom remap for your own car, not a generic map... Also the time spent on the rolling road which will give you before and after figures and will be tuned safely within engine tolerances.

Not that i will be going for a Superchips remap... I plan on going 2.0 TDI instead, its alot better car for tuning... Bolt on a TDI 170 Turbo and a remap will see just over 200PS. Chucking a third party Turbo on will see about 235PS!

Although, i will be very cautious with remaps etc and warranty... Like most other people with common sense. ;)

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Superchips and many other reputable remappers should reinstall the map FOC
 
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