Mercedes Performance Upgrade Performance Tuning in 3 Easy Steps
These days, as a Mercedes owner, you have a lot of options when making upgrades to your vehicle. At PRESSERtech, we’re here to guide you through the world of Mercedes performance upgrade tuning. In the last 10-15 years, we’ve seen automotive technology become more and more complicated. But never fear, that also means the door is wide open to exciting new possibilities.
Getting affordable performance upgrades and better fuel efficiency has never been easier. Let’s walk through it with one of our recent tune’s with this stunning 2016 C300 4MATIC, with a M274 four cylinder turbo engine. (You can also watch a video of this tune featuring our CTO Todd Presser.)
Review the Stock Settings
First, we looked at the stock settings of the vehicle. For this C300 4MATIC, the stock power was 241 horsepower and 273 LBS-FT torque. This car had pretty good power for a four cylinder already, but we were looking to heighten its performance. With our Mercedes Performance Upgrade, we wanted to see this 4MATIC at its best. You should know that many manufacturers, including Mercedes, will often detune their cars. So, you may not be getting the full value out of your current vehicle. The best way to combat this practice is a performance tune, to make sure you have access to the full power of your car.
When reviewing the options, we’ll want to hear from you about your needs as a driver. Every owner will have a slightly different outcome based on his or her goals. For today’s example, our modifications would take this 4MATIC to 260 horsepower and 300 LBS-FT torque.
2. Modify the ECU
In the PRESSERtech garage, you’ll find us hard at work and doing what we love. With this 4MATIC ECU tune, all of the work we did to improve performance was confined to a small box called the electronic control unit. We removed this critical piece of technology with extreme care. Then we ran some tests, and got to work on tuning the vehicle’s factory settings.
Modifying your ECU is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to our services. We also can perform ECU/ECM repair, or even install a virgin ECU that is unlocked, renewed and ready to be activated.
Test the Results
We believe that the results really must be seen and heard before we’ve finished our work. We wanted to ensure that in Sports Plus, this 4MATIC had a much crisper response. Right away we noticed the turbo coming in faster with more boost. This car now had much more power. A nice added benefit to making this vehicle’s engine run better is fuel efficiency. This customer in particular averaged 23.2 miles per gallon before coming into our shop. We anticipated that average to go up to at least 24.5, if not 25 miles per gallon.
We love Mercedes Benz and we hope it shows. Every vehicle and driver are different so please reach out by phone or email so if you are looking for a Mercedes Performance Upgrade we can get to planning the exciting new rebirth for your car. You’ll be glad you did.