BMW F10 535d remapping at Tuning Emporium

Earlier last we had the pleasure of tuning a very discreet but already very fast German executive saloon.

BMW 535d F10 in for a remap at Tuning Emporium

Customer complained that pulling out of jucntions and at roundabouts, the car was very hesitant. We set out to address this issue and add our own bespoke map on the ECU.

According to the database its a 295bhp output engine, however for us to talk to the ECU we had to go in and use 308bhp engine, (same ECU’s)

bmw 535d 295bhp remapping
bmw 535d 295bhp remapping

Dyno awaits 🙂

295bhp and 443lb ft tuned to

360bhp and 510 lb ft

or 400bhp and 570lb ft

Tuning Emporium your one stop shop for tuning requirements, not just content on offering remaps, Tuning Emporium aim to offer a little more than just flashing of the ECU:

* From ECU remapping

* EGR delete kits

* Tuning Boxes (ideal for vehicles under warranty)

* DSG tuning

* Hybrid Turbo’s

*Smaller Supercharger Pulleys

*Uprated intercoolers

*Silicone hose sets

*Full induction kits

*Sports exhaust systems from Scorpion and Milltek

*Uprated clutches

*Sports suspension

*Upgraded brakes

*Vehicle trackers

Full up to date professional Tuning Equipment and diagnostic software.

As part of the remapping process Tuning Emporium can also offer (subject to vehicle and modifications) a variety of extras too, these include:

stages 1 to 4 of remapping

EGR delete

DPF solutions

Specific diagnostic trouble code delete

Pop and bang

Luanch control

Multi map Switiching

DSG tuning

BMW gearbox tuning

Hard rev cut

no lift shift

stop start deactivation

Speed limiter disable

rev limiter removal

Ad blue disable

Terms and conditions apply.

What is remapping?

Engine remapping has become increasingly popular in recent years, as drivers become more familiar with the little black boxes that control their cars vital functions, and more aware of the opportunities to ‘tweak’ the settings.

The process used to be called chipping, as it literally meant swapping a microchip in your car’s Electronic Control Unit (ECU) with a modified version. Nowadays the black art has advanced to the point where home-brewed engine remapping software is available to download from various internet groups for brave and/or tech-savvy home-tuners who like to experiment. We’d never recommend that route, as unsurprisingly there’s a significant risk of causing expensive engine damage if a remap is not done properly.

So for most people an engine remap involves a trip to a local specialist Like Tuning Emporium, where we  can overwrite your factory engine settings via a laptop, directly into your car’s OBD port, or we can tune your ecu on the bench.

There are two primary reasons for wanting a remap, and they’re called power and torque. When your car left the factory there’s a very good chance its performance was deliberately muted in order to meet product planning objectives or economy and efficiency targets.

These days the power and performance of most cars is limited, not by any particular mechanical factor, but by the software running in the engine control unit (ECU).

Computer algorithms running behind the scenes while you’re driving a modern car affect all sorts of parameters, such as ignition timing, air/fuel ratio and turbocharging boost pressure.

So if you want greater performance and pulling power from your car, or alternatively if you’re seeking mpg improvements, the first place to look is the little black box under the bonnet. Here at Tuning Emporium, we receive plenty of emails asking advice about ECU software changes, and we’ve compiled this guide to explore the pros, cons and costs.

Chipping turbodiesel engines can increase economy by seven to 10 per cent, because it adds torque lower down the rev range. This means the engine doesn’t have to work as hard as before. It’s these turbo diesel engines often known as TDI, HDi, CDTi, CDI, depending on the manufacturer that are cornerstone of the car chipping industry because an engine chip or software upgrade can cheaply add so much to the performance.

Our Prices start at £199 for OBD tuning, and ECU bench tuning costs start at £275.

Are there any downsides to getting your ECU “chipped”?

Some people are concerned that engine remapping could cause problems with their car. But it shouldn’t affect reliability if you use a reputable company such as Tuning Emporium.

Contact us for more details:


01905 700264
07790 315863

BMW F60 520d remapping at Tuning Emporium 187bhp

Tuning Emporium goes through stages of just a partiulcar brand of vehicles, last week seemed to be nothing other than BMW’s, 1 series, X5, 3 series and this 5 series.

In standard tune 187bhp and 295 lbft its no slouch, but the higher up the rev range you go, the more this saloon struggled a bit with weight on family holidays.

Upon initail inspection all seemed ok, however upon reading the ecu, we found something wrong in the current set up.  This had been to another tuner not that long ago.

BMW 520d ECU remapping at Tuning Emporium
BMW 520d ECU remapping at Tuning Emporium





















Boost values, injection and air flow all incorrect.  We cleared the map, and started again.  This is why we are not the cheapest for remaps, but at the same time we’re not the most expensive either.  For BMW OBD tuning we charge £299.

BMW 520d ecu remapping
BMW 520d ecu remapping





















Maybe this was why the engine ran out of umph up long hills??  Had we not beeen able to recover this ECU, we would have had to get the ECU flashed with our BMW software tool.

So why a remap?

ne main benefit of remapping will be a reduction in fuel consumption meaning that fuel will last you longer so saving YOU money. With the gained extra torque especially at the lower rev range you will see a fuel saving, as it will require less throttle input.

ECU remapping not only improves the engines power and torque, it will also heighten throttle response and expand the power-band. This means things like power delivery will be a lot more linear, which in turn will make the vehicle feel a lot more responsive too. The vehicles power output is frequently restricted by the manufacturer for no reason. Being a driving enthusiast, there is no need for such restrictions to be placed upon your ECU and reducing its performance therefore getting your ECU remapped you could benefit from the hidden power and torque that is hiding within your engine management system.


Benefits what an ECU upgrade to your turbocharged diesel engine may deliver:

  • Increased torque
  • Increased horsepower
  • Better throttle response
  • Smoother power delivery
  • Improved fuel economy
  • Safer overtaking

When the customer is back off their travels we will get the car on the dyno to prove our figures.

We are looking for 238bhp and 340lb ft, given the engine has only done 24k, and it was comepletely different after test drive, we’ve no doubt in our figures.

For more information on how Tuning Emporium can improve your car’s performance safely, get in touch: ⇓


01905 700264
07790 315863