There’s something happening in the car world – manufacturers are releasing more small turbocharged engines for petrol vehicles than ever before, and consumers are gobbling them up. And we’re not talking about hot hatches like the Abarth 500 with its 1.4T or the Fiesta ST with its 1.6T either. We’re talking about 0.9T engines like in the Renault Clio and 1.0T engines like in the Vauxhall Adam. These small turbocharged engines are proving extremely popular not just with economy seekers, but younger drivers who want something quick too.
For instance, the Volkswagen Polo 1.2 TSI 105 engine can be remapped to approximately 130bhp and 155 lb /ft. And the Ford Fiesta 1.0T 100 EcoBoost can be remapped to a not so shabby 139bhp and 179 lb/ft. These power figures post remap are seriously impressive, and the acceleration is very much in warm hatch territory. Even cars you wouldn’t expect to be quick, like the Renault Twingo 1.2 TCe 100, can be remapped to 116bhp and 130 lb /ft.
What this means is that the old phrase “there’s no replacement for displacement” is no longer true. Owners of these small-engine cars can have a relatively fast car that’s also cheap to insure, tax and run. And more and more people are seeing this, which is why the EcoBoost engines in Ford Fiestas and Ford Focuses and the TCe engines in Renaults are in high demand. People are increasingly ditching naturally aspirated engines for something with more mid-range grunt – and they are not seeing any downside as a result.
As we have said in a previous article, remapping a car with a small displacement may not really be worth it. But, it may be worth it if your car has forced induction. And having now tuned a wide range of cars with a small turbocharged engines, we’ve seen first-hand the massive improvements in driveability a remap can have. 30 – 70mph acceleration, for instance, is cut by over a second. And the mid-range acceleration really is far better. This means overtaking is a lot safer, and keeping up with the flow of traffic is easier too.
The remapping process only takes around an hour
The best thing about remapping, aside from it being the best pound-for-pound performance modification, is that the process can be completed in around an hour and there are no additional modifications needed on the vehicle. It’s simply a case of us turning up at your home on a day and at a time that suits you and running our state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to perform the job. It will be complete in no time, and we can promise you that you will notice the increase in performance immediately.
So if you have small turbocharged engines, get in touch with us today to find out more about the potential gains we can give your car. Call us on 0800 458 1543 or from your mobile on 07590 196772 to find out more.