In 2009 we developed something completely new for the S54 engine to allow real power gains. Many claims to 15-30hp+ on stock vehicles have been made over the years but nothing has ever materialised that actually delivers this.
The S54 engine responds well to the right type of ECU software. Conventional methods of advancing the ignition timing under full load has little effect. This is what the industry has seen over the years with no gain in power neither on the road or the dyno. Typically we saw improvments in throttle response and nothing more. By recalibrating ignitiong timing, VANOS timing, torque limiters and fuelling more power/torque is available at both partial and full load.
Low end torque and top end power are the main areas which improve the most and it is these very areas which need improvement. In terms of 'peak' power, between 15-20hp on a stock vehicle is available above 5000rpm, more so on modified vehicles. The Evolve software makes a significant change to how the E46 M3 drives and accelerates. A standard car will accelerate well upto 5500rpm but beyond that the power begins to fall. Once upgraded the power continues to climb leading to a far more linear power delivery.
Included in the software are the following options if requested:
- RPM Limit increase
- Top Speed Governor Removal
- CEL only removal
- Dyno Mode
- Catless 02 Ready Tune
- Additional 15-24hp on a stock vehicle, more on modified vehicles
- Enhanced throttle response and drivability
- More torque, especially low-end
- Top speed limiter removal
- Options: Sensor deletes
- Flash from home convenience
- Return to stock anytime
- We can tune for most modifications such as headers, cat delete etc
To get this software we now offer the Evolver remote tuning tool. The Evolver is the latest hardware release from Evolve, enabling customers to load our industry leading ECU software upgrade directly into their vehicles themselves, at home.
Choose between your stock map or upgraded Evolve map at your convenience, and no trace is left when you replace your stock software. For more information on the Evolver view this page.
Already have other modifications? We have various stage maps available for those with pre-existing modifications. Contact us to ensure you receive the correctly tuned maps for your modifications.