Mercedes Benz Performance Tuning and Performance Perfect Dealing with an ECU
At PRESSERtech we talk a lot about Mercedes Benz Performance Tuning and Performance Perfect. So, what does that really mean and how did we get there. It’s simple really, we have a passion for Mercedes-Benz and we’ve been working on them for a very long time. As automobiles have developed from the simple 4-stroke engines and carburetors slowly faded away the importance of the Electronic Control Unit has only grown. In other words, the Electronic Control Unit or “ECU/ECM” is really the heartbeat of your car. This tells the car what to do and when to do it. It also opens up opportunities for the performance expert to enhance the way your vehicle performs.
Vehicle Engine Differences and Costs for an Electronic Control Unit
Let’s use a 2016 S550 and a 2016 S63 as an example of this. Both amazing vehicles in their own right. They both feature a Twin Turbo Premium V-8 engines. The S550 features 449 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. That’s not too shabby in its own right. The S63 however boasts a mighty punch of a 557 horsepower and an incredible 664 lb-ft of torque. The listed MSRP for the S550 base trim with no options is a mere $96,575.00 while the S63 base trim packs a purchase price of $143,250.00. A $46.675.00 difference between the two. Most would agree that you have to pay the extra for performance but that much when dealing with an Electronic Control Unit?
As we can see from the above comparison, there is a lot of difference in performance between the two vehicles and for the $46,675.00 difference is expected. Back to the engine. Both are identical twin-turbocharged V8’s. One is handmade. The other is not. While there is a small difference in displacement, the real difference is the Electronic Control Unit. What if I told you that our Performance Perfect tune option, could take that S550 base model and give it virtually the same performance as the S63 AMG. Depending on your location, PRESSERtech can improve the performance on that base trim S550 by 100-120 horsepower and 120-140 lb-ft of torque. We’re not just saying this, it’s a proven fact on the Dyno. As a result, a base S550 with 549 plus horsepower and 636 plus lb- ft of torque.
Now that you have the facts, you can make a decision about tuning your ECU aka Electronic Control Unit or engine. PRESSERtech is here to help and that’s not all we do. Check out our services page for additional offerings. You can also give us a call or send us a message using the Contact Us page. We’ll be pleased to answer your questions about Mercedes Benz Performance Tuning right away.