The Best Method for Reducing Fuel Consumption
Chiptuning does not necessarily aim primarily at achieving a better performance for your vehicle, as fuel consumption is becoming an increasingly important issue when it comes to chiptuning. In times of rising fuel prices eco-tuning for diesel engines is continually gaining in importance. The main aim of eco-tuning is that of achieving a reduction of fuel consumption. By optimizing the software of the engine, its efficiency is adapted so that fuel consumption can be reduced by up to 20% under normal driving conditions. Further effects of eco-tuning are an improved overall performance and an improved torque. However, the measures connected with eco-tuning focus on the degree of optimization to be achieved regarding fuel reduction.
When does eco-tuning pay off? Who should consider chiptuning for fuel reduction?
Basically, eco-tuning makes sense for anyone who drives many kilometres a year. The general savings potential lies between 10% and 20%. The extent of improvement that can be achieved depends mainly on the vehicle type. The consumption of a BMW 530d is higher than that of a VW Polo, i. e. a BMW 530d has a much higher savings potential.
|1 year||EUR 70,-||EUR 105,-||EUR 140,-||EUR 175,-||EUR 210,-|
|2 years||EUR 140,-||EUR 210,-||EUR 280,-||EUR 350,-||EUR 420,-|
|3 years||EUR 210,-||EUR 315,-||EUR 420,-||EUR 525,-||EUR 630,-|
|4 years||EUR 280,-||EUR 420,-||EUR 560,-||EUR 700,-||EUR 840,-|
|5 years||EUR 350,-||EUR 525,-||EUR 700,-||EUR 875,-||EUR 1.050,-|
|6 years||EUR 420,-||EUR 630,-||EUR 840,-||EUR 1.050,-||EUR 1.260,-|
ECO-Chiptuning and Performance Optimization
Test of BWM 530d Touring
The test was carried out over a period of 3 months, under changing driving conditions (city / country road / motorway) and on a representative distance of over 6,000km.
|fuel consumption before:||9,2L/100km|
|ffuel consumption ECO-tuning:||7,6L/100km|
|fuel saving over 100km:||1,6L|
The result: calculated for a period of 3 years, the overall savings are € 1,440.- or € 40.- per month!
The term eco-tuning refers to the possibility of using chiptuning in order to optimise the engine torque so that despite a lower engine speed the performance of the car remains the same as before (with higher engine speed). This leads to a reduction of fuel consumption.
The engine becomes more efficient due to a higher and earlier torque and an advanced (earlier) injection time. Nevertheless, the driver has to cooperate after the completion of the eco-tuning process.
By shifting to a higher gear earlier, chiptuning helps you to save an enormous amount of fuel with no loss in performance. The larger torque of the engine enables the driver to enjoy a more powerful car and gain more pleasure in driving.