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Superchips’ ECU remap enhances the Abarth 500

8th November 2011 Print
Abarth 500

Small, sporty and proudly boasting the famous scorpion logo, the Abarth 500 cuts a distinctive profile on the UK’s roads. And with 133 bhp on tap from its 1.4-litre turbocharged engine it’s no slouch either, but as with many hot hatches there’s always a strong demand for extra performance.
This is where the electronic tuning wizards at Superchips Ltd come in, because the Buckingham based firm has worked its magic on the Abarth’s Bosch MED7.9.10 engine management system to enable the 500’s 1.4-litre turbocharged engine to deliver considerably more power.
Following many weeks of intensive rolling road dyno testing and real world evaluation, Superchips’ technicians have managed to create an ECU remap which combines enhanced performance levels with total reliability.
Extensive dyno testing by Superchips proves that its new ECU remap for the Abarth 500 raises power by a maximum of 22 bhp at 5654 rpm, with gains from the 1368cc FIRE turbocharged engine from just 2000 rpm all the way to the 6500 rpm cut out. This highlights the linear, progressive nature of the Superchips upgrade as its Abarth 500 ECU remap places great emphasis on delivering a driveable, user friendly performance.
The Superchips upgrade also delivers a noticeable hike in the Abarth 500’s torque output, which jumps by a peak of 46 Nm at just 2942 rpm, accompanied by impressive gains from 2000 – 6500 rpm. On the road, this translates into significantly improved in-gear acceleration, making journeys more exciting, overtaking safer and fast driving more fun. In conjunction with Superchips attention to detail to ensure sharper throttle response, the end result is an Abarth 500 that feels considerably sharper than before!
Pleasingly, in a time of high petrol prices, this additional urge won’t punish an Abarth 500 owner at the pumps, as despite the noticeable performance increase produced by the ECU remap, if a Superchips equipped Abarth 500 is driven in a ‘like for like’ manner, fuel consumption will not be negatively affected.
The Superchips Abarth 500 upgrade requires installation at one of approximately 80 Superchips performance centres and is covered by a full Customer Service Guarantee and an industry-leading 12 month / 30,000 supplementary full vehicle warranty.*
Suitable for all Abarth 500 models produced from February 2009 onwards, the Superchips ECU remap is available now directly from Superchips and its UK dealer network, priced at £455.00, including VAT @ 20%.
Superchips – don’t compromise, optimise.
*Terms and conditions apply, see website for details.

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Abarth 500