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post #1 of 12 Old 9th October 2018, 04:04 AM Thread Starter
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Hi guys, I'm thinking about getting my A5 chipped which according to the dealer will give me approximately 320bhp and 10-15% better fuel consumption under sensible driving.
Has anyone hard there ecu chipped and are three any side effects with this?

I have a 2013 3.0 Tdi 245bhp model

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Loads have had the 3.0TDi remapped!!

I have a generic map and have 310bhp and 645Nm - with DPF.

Bobby Singh is the man you need to speak to - 505BHP!!!

320bhp is the upper limit of std turbo and setup, so unless the tuner specialises in VAG products I would be weary of that figure.

No side effects!!

Can't comment on mpg before/after as I had mine remapped 3 months after getting it, so didn't really get to note mpg figures.

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Sili, the main drawback from any such mods is a rush of money out of your bank account cos more power becomes addictive and you cannot get enough!!!! Fuel consumption will surely increase as you start to LOVE using that extra power of course.....

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I don't have the 3.0 TDI (I really wished they offered it here in the states), but I have had my 1.9 TDI for 18+ years chipped and everything engine/turbo-related still works perfectly. MPG wasn't affected at all. The difference for that little 90hp stock engine was night and day.

Now I'm tempted to chip my 2.0 TFSI. It's really impressive that just a software change can get me +43HP and +77 Ft-lbs (+104 nM) without any additional hardware.
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Loads have had the 3.0TDi remapped!!

I have a generic map and have 310bhp and 645Nm - with DPF.

Bobby Singh is the man you need to speak to - 505BHP!!! <a href="https://www.a5oc.com/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" >:-)</a>

320bhp is the upper limit of std turbo and setup, so unless the tuner specialises in VAG products I would be weary of that figure.

No side effects!!

Can't comment on mpg before/after as I had mine remapped 3 months after getting it, so didn't really get to note mpg figures.


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Sili, the main drawback from any such mods is a rush of money out of your bank account cos more power becomes addictive and you cannot get enough!!!! Fuel consumption will surely increase as you start to LOVE using that extra power of course.....

Dave: The guy who'd be remapping it is a genuine dealer, so I'd say his figures may be spot on but thanks for making me aware of possible dodginess.

Simon: Lol I'm very aware of the drug that is more power. But I've been there and got the tee shirt. So this possible upgrade would be a one off and maybe a exhaust hahaha #drunkonpower
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Hahahaha Sili great response!!! I too love the feeling that a good engine gives you and but I decided to keep my old 3.2 completely stock cos without a turbo there is almost zero I could do with her to have more horses. With my Vito van I have the 3.0 turbo diesel and I bought a superchip to take her up from 205 standard horses to about 240, cos you get much better mid range so she just feels stronger. GREAT mile eater too, I drive from Italy to the UK every couple of months and she makes the motorway cruise so relaxed......

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I love driving vans. Never even considered the idea of a chipped one..!
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If my one and only experience of a chipped van is anything to go by, I envy you, Mr Roma. Got picked up at Vienna airport by a very plush and fully kitted black Viano (thank you Emirates!), and the ridiculously fast run into town on the autobahn compelled me to ask about what was under the bonnet. Turns out that a good chipping can pull truly mad power out of the Mercís 3 litre diesel!
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I'd definitely consider a van, but #mor to do with the fact that I can open the rear door and throw in the dogs, kids and golf clubs. Can't beat the space lol

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Tipically when re-mapping the ECU, you end joy ridding a lot more than usall LOL

So fuel consuption goes higher than lower, but hell It's a lot sweeter to ride on it then.
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Yes, to be honest I am not so worried about the fuel economy I just enjoy the driving experience. BUT when I cover 3500 kms to the UK and back then I set the cruise at 130 kph to avoid fines and then the van will return more that 11 km/litre which is about 31mpg and the performance is truly effortless and fun.......many car drivers are suprised when a red van flashes them out of the way.

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I've had mine chipped at 290 for the last 5 years. I'm getting 550nm torque for that so it pulls really well.
Fuel consumption wise, I'm getting 42mpg on a 80-85mph run over 220 miles on the motorway, or 32-36mpg around town if I'm sensible. I've seen 55mpg at 60mph (on cruse control)
So you deffo get better mpg out of it, but I've managed to get as low as 5mpg when I'm flooring it haha

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