Your Top 7 Mercedes Tuning Questions Answered
You know you want your Mercedes Benz to perform at its best, but as you’re doing your research, you might not know exactly where to start. Never fear, here are some of the top questions we encounter when working with our clients on Mercedes Tuning.
What exactly do you so with Mercedes tuning?
No matter what model your Mercedes, there’s this device called the ECU or ECM under the hood of your car that we’ll carefully remove and run through special diagnostics to determine what we can do to improve engine performance. By remapping your ECU ECM, we can increase things such as boost pressure, change your spark advance timing and calibrate a new torque curve.
What the heck is an ECU?
It’s your electronic control unit, also known as an engine control module (ECM), an embedded system that controls your car’s engine. This is the technology that helps your engine run. And by making strategic tweaks to your Mercedes Tuning file, we can make your engine run to its fullest potential.
What do you mean when you say that my Mercedes is depowered?
Car manufacturers are able to tweak engine power more easily through the ECU ECM. Especially when a new series comes out, the manufacturer is thinking long term, and wants to be able to increase performance specs each year without drastically changing the engine. This means, especially if have an older model, your engine has likely been depowered. The exciting thing about this is that we can make your car run better, without expensive upgrades. The power is there, it just needs to be set free with Mercedes Tuning.
What are the benefits of an ECU tune?
Upfront, you’re going to see improvements in your horsepower and torque. Just check out our Select Tune page to see what is possible for different Mercedes models. Our clients typically report smoother acceleration and improved throttle response and of course, more power.
I’m not headed to the Monaco Grand Prix, so why would I need Mercedes Tuning?
Our Mercedes tunes are tested in real world scenarios not just at the Monaco Grand Prix. So whether you’re going to the grocery store, the coffee shop or even a track day, we’ve got you covered. Really what we’re doing is making your engine run better. Better fuel efficiency is an additional benefit of Mercedes tuning.
Is an ECU tune safe?
At PRESSERtech, we have over 30 years of experience working with Mercedes Benz vehicles, from complete rebuilds to ECU tunes. ECU tuning is safe when performed by expert technicians. Know that we will always tune your vehicle within the safe limits of its capabilities.
What if I need a new ECU?
No worries! No longer have to pay premiums on new ECUs ECMs from local dealerships. We can get them at a fraction of the cost. We offer a variety of Virgin Engine Control Modules that are unlocked, renewed and ready to be activated using Xentry, DAS or Star Computer and 99% of the time and we can even make it plug-and-play with no activation necessary.
If your question wasn’t answered here, please feel free to give us a call. We’re happy to talk shop with you, anytime. Rest assured, we love Mercedes just as much as you.