Originally Posted by SS32
I understand it takes all kinds of R&D to make something like this, but $1000 for 15hp?!
Your right, it does take an enormous amount of R&D. That and work arounds for every time BMW decide to update their software, which is a completely separate project from the months, if not years, of development that go into the tuning itself.
Then of course you have the evolve-R unit you also receive for that price, that allows you to upload those files remotely. It also allows you to load in our tune into tuner-locked cars, and importantly will continue to do so even if BMW decided to add another layer of tuner protection in the following few months.
It can also be used on a multitude of other BMW ECU models. And as we say you can 'take your tune with you' you would only need a replacement unit if you were to change to another BMW (or any other brand as we add them to the protocol).
But it's not just the power or delivery, or getting around tuner protection, or working with you to adjust to your other modifications and extracting the most power, its also other free options available such as raising the rev limiter, removing the speed limiter and removing any CEL's from being cat-less.
It is a large investment for any company to 'crack' new ECU models but all in all we hope we deliver good value for money to our customers