By Andy Percival
The BMW 335d Remap Project
The truth is after the BMW 335d remap project finishes, we haven’t got a clue where to go now, what’s next or how to better a fully performance Custom tuned remapped BMW 335d!
This has been said many times in the office, a remapped engine tuned BMW 335d remap, is ‘all things to all men’, It’s luxurious, sleek, super quick, economical and a hell of a lot of fun and most surprising of all its a diesel!!
So what do we choose as our next project car? Where do we go from what we consider here at Remaps UK to be the apex tunable diesel currently available in the market, that is the BMW 335d?
If all this is sounding a bit confusing and isn’t making to much sense, then allow us take you back a few months, back to the beginning where it all began…..
A few months ago we decided to finally put our BMW 335d through a full top down engine tune and top of the range live custom remap upgrade, it is worth pointing out that no physical components were changed what so ever in this project, just software modification (ECU mapping and recalibration) in order to achieve the results. This would put the Remaps UK’s BMW 335d remap to the test and hopefully answer some of the long talked about and unanswered questions. Questions like how much bhp can realistically and safely be unlocked by engine tuning and remapping whilst maintaining good economy and German reliability? How many torques could we unlock? Would it break the dyno? All these questions would need to be answered before we could move on in our lives and move away from the sleepless nights of worrying about all the answers!
Thankfully the answer wasn’t 42 either!
The first figures that we took from the remap project BMW 335d were the stock ones, in stock form the Remaps UK BMW 335d was an impressive 294 bhp, which was 8 bhp up on the standard BMW 335d figures of 286 bhp, so a thumbs up from BMW there ( to be honest this didn’t shock us as we see this all the time with BMW).
We did a total of 9 runs on the dyno before we decided that, 1, the dyno had had enough, 2, the tyres had also had enough and 3, we wanted to test the results, in a safe and scientific manner of course!
Each run brought us new data and highlighted new areas we could work on in order to achieve the ultimate remap tuning file and produce a blueprint for the BMW 335d remap.
The finished results were nothing short of staggering, it’s important at this point to highlight a few things, we have no doubt there was a hell of a lot more to give from our newly remapped BMW 335d, but felt that the end result was just enough and would still remain safe and reliable for every day use and for years to come (we will never over tune a vehicle in order to quote high figures to get peoples custom! Remaps UK is all about quality and power delivery).
Ok, so what figures did we get?
Join us next week….
just kidding, I’ll cut to the chase….
The Final Run For the BMW 335d Remap
On the final run the dyno recorded a max engine power figure for the remapped BMW 335d of 366.5 (flywheel) bhp and max torque figure 734 nm (541.9ft/lb) !! stock bhp is 286 and 580 nm!
To put all this into perspective, and we feel it does need to be, take for example a Ferrari f430, this develops somewhere in the order of 465 nm of torque, or a McLaren F1, 649nm, maybe a Lamborghini Murcielago , which has 660 nm worth of torques under its bonnet. In fact the only realistically priced and semi attainable vehicle we found that came close was the Dodge Viper SRT-10, which has 759 nm of torque, which subsequently needs an 8.4 litre V10 engine to produce it! Now our little BMW 335d 3.0 l straight 6 pot diesel sounds pretty impressive don’t you think?
What we have done here at Remaps UK is create a monster, there is no other way to put it, put this thing along side anything short of a super-car and it will honestly without hesitation annihilate it, the performance is biblical, it’s mind bogglingly quick, and to top it all it’s a diesel! We always knew a detailed and developed BMW 335d remap was something special, but nothing prepares you for the performance of a remap tuned 335d, especially if it’s a Remaps UK one!
The pull through the gears from standing start is phenomenal as the waves of torque push you firmly into the seat, third and forth gears are unbelievable, with the now removed speed limiter this thing is capable of 185 mph! Yet drive the car sensibly, which we know is very very hard, and it behaves perfectly, super smooth power delivery and increased throttle response make it feel like a petrol car, but with better mpg!
‘As with any BMW, the way the 335d delivers is power and speed is very deceptive, we gasped down at the speedo in shock at how quick things got in our Remapped BMW 335d!‘
Which brings us onto this next section of the project.
Economy on the BMW 335d Remap Project?
We filled up the tank on the 335d and recorded a range of 585 miles, and averaged an mpg figure of 38.9. Yes you heard right, 38.9 mpg. All this out of a 370 bhp remap tuned 335d engine! We honestly believe there is not another car in the world that can do this, that performance with that efficiency!
So ,now you see our dilemma, where do we go from here, what else is out there that comes anywhere near to the 335d as an all-rounder.
The short answer is nothing.
Nothing comes even close. BMW have created a fantastic engine with the sleek lines of the E92 coupé to match, and bullet proof German engineering. Remaps UK have taken this image and created a truly unique, one of a kind BMW 335d masterpiece, of which we have grown very very fond of.
This project will be thought of and talked about for many many years to come, I’m sure.
We gonna miss our awesome remap tuned BMW 335d!
Thanks for reading and watch this space for the next remap engine tuning project by Remaps UK.
For more information on remap engine tuning or if you would like to remap your BMW 335d remaps, BMW 535d Remap, BMW 635d Remap BMW x5 remap or update to the new BMW 335d remap and perform like this one, please contact us on 0845 268 4064 or visit WWW.Remapsuk.com- ECU Remapping now! The BMW 335d Remap Project