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Apr 28, 2023
Nothing compares to experiencing something satisfying for the first time.
Your first hard-earned paycheck, first kiss, or finally buying your first car and putting it through its paces on a winding road… And getting the first-ever ticket for spee… Uh, that is, for testing the top speed. Nowadays, it all probably seems just like a distant dream.
But what if you could experience some of these firsts again…?
What if you could relieve the joyful moments of getting to know your ride for the first time? Learning how well it reacts when you step on the accelerator or how fast you can overtake the slowpokes. What if you could wake up from that dream?
Because this is something we can help you with – wake up to the all-new, exciting reality.
A reality full of improved figures that will sweep you off your feet: up to 25% more power and torque with lower fuel consumption than before. And, even more importantly, a reality full of numbers that you can actually feel in your day-to-day commute. Instead of torturing your engine for extra power, we give you the freedom of swift acceleration on demand – for merging onto the highway or getting through intersections quickly and safely.
Hard to believe? Read on and let us convince you!
A brand-new addition to our product line, Awaken Performance by BimmerTech will take your vehicle to the next level. Tested on true gas-fueled animals*, our remote tuning service was designed as a time machine for first-time experiences. At least those related to enjoying a newly bought car – sorry, we can’t let you relive your first kiss!
*No puppies were harmed during testing! The research was conducted only on willing subjects of the BMW freak subspecies of Homo sapiens.
However, true gearheads like yourself want to know the specifics. When thinking about engine tuning, multiple questions probably come to your mind. Questions like:
Don’t worry, we will address these questions to clear out any doubts you might have. And yes, we actually do have a very reasonable answer that will help you sell the idea of tuning your daily driver to your significant other…!
Obviously, the key improvement when it comes to ECU tuning is performance – more power, torque, as well as better responsiveness of the car. Although with Awaken Performance we provide you with plenty of that, we also decided to focus on other areas, equally important from the practical standpoint: gas mileage and engine longevity.
What exactly does all of that mean? And, most importantly, what will you get out of it?
After our tuning session, you can expect an increase in horsepower, torque, and smoother throttle response.
As per our internal testing, we’ve managed to squeeze out up to around 25% more power and torque with the Awaken Performance remap. Just to give you an example, when our tuners were done with our N20-equipped BMW 328i (F30), it pumped out 286 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque (or 440 Nm, for our metric friends). Stock, this beast produces 241 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque.
Additionally, our tune vastly improves torque curves in the lower RPM range and overall engine responsiveness. So when you come up behind some Sunday driver and decide you’ve had enough of them and their sluggish nonsense, you’ll be able to easily overtake.
Enjoy the beautiful rear end of this bimmer, bye bye!
Our tunes not only optimize performance but also lower the operating temperature of your BMW engine, extending its lifespan in the process. Because we know. We know how much you love it, so we want to let you enjoy it for as long as possible.
Preferably until you are all wrinkly and lack the strength to fully step on the accelerator pedal.
Anyway, some carmakers intentionally program the ECU to run hotter to increase the frequency of car service visits and maintenance costs. In addition, the OEM tune is meant to be universally suitable to all the varying engine units, with all their differences in fit and finish. This leaves room for improvement with a more personalized approach allowed by a custom ECU map.
Again, let’s take a closer look at one of our brave test subjects, the aforementioned BMW 328i. The Awaken Performance remap brought the intake air temperature down by 9°F (5°C) under regular driving conditions and by 15°F (8°C) when flooring it like a deranged monkey. To put that into perspective, that’s a decrease from 117°F to 108°F (47 to 42°C) and from 135°F to 120°F (57 to 49°C).
Our map is also designed to detect when the engine gets too hot and temporarily limit power, allowing for it to cool down and preventing potential damage. But that’s something we don’t have to explain in detail to enthusiasts like yourself – overheating is not cool (quite literally!) and we all know that. Farewell, engine knocking!
Disappointed by how quickly your car burns through fuel? Awaken Performance tune can help you with that. We adjust the injectors to spray just the right amount of gas, resulting in a much better economy under normal driving conditions. Simply put: you’ll be able to enjoy longer drives in between fuel stops.
It’s simple: by letting us take care of all the difficult stuff!
Our experienced tuners will guide you through the entire process. All you need to do is book a remote coding session, install the necessary software, and connect your laptop to your car's OBD port.
For the tuning, you will need:
When you’re all done and connected with our technician, they will:
We prioritize safety and want to ensure that your car's longevity is maximized, so in some rare cases, an additional tuning session may be required for some adjustments to the ECU map. We also ensure that the tune we introduce is within the factory reliability standards of your engine.
Before you jump head-first into the world of performance tuning, there are some things you should consider.
First things first, your car should be well-maintained prior to any power increase attempts. The only way for engine tuning to work reliably and efficiently is to perform it on a car that runs well, not as a remedy for some problems with its operation.
The other thing is that while you won't need to provide any special care to your newly tuned BMW, regular maintenance and service checkups are essential. Use high-quality motor oils and fill your car with the best quality fuels (meaning at least 91 octane in the US and 98 octane or higher in Europe).
If you would like to learn everything you need to about how to prepare for engine tuning, check out our BMW ECU tuning blog about safety. There, we address any concerns you may have and explain not only what we do to make it safe, but also what you can do.
More powerful, less thirsty, and more durable. Simply better: that’s what your car will become with Awaken Performance engine tuning when compared to the stock map.
The numbers say it all – you can get up to 25% more power and torque, 15% in intake air temperature, as well as improved fuel economy. In reality, our testing showed:
And that’s just something you can achieve while keeping it all safe and reliable. Not convinced by these figures? Think that you’d rather go with a tuning box? Check out our comparison of the available tuning options – read our BMW ECU tuning vs piggyback tunes article.
…Although since you are here, we have a feeling that you already know what your decision is going to be. We’ve just made making it a bit easier. After all, it’s time to unleash the full potential of your car and regain the thrill of the first ride.
It’s time to awaken.
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