The tuning potential of the 3.0 TFSI V6 was clear to see.
Back in 2009, we recognised the tuning potential of Audi’s 3.0 TFSI V6 S4/S5 platform. We set out to explore the new Simos 8 engine control module (ECU). In order to have truly unrestricted access to a test platform, we purchased our first test vehicle. This found the basis of our development process to identify the long terms effects of engine stress and wear within our performance requests.
Over an 18 month pre-release testing period, not one, but three vehicles two S4’s and an S5 Sportback were privately purchased. These vehicles put through extensive dynamometer, on-road, and track testing accumulating more than 30,000 aggressive miles.
Global Development Programme
In addition to testing with our own vehicles, we enlisted a number of our top dealers and customers across several continents. Further testing of vehicles in Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America, helped to develop calibrations that suit a variety of regional climates, fuel qualities, and driving conditions. Through our own in-house tools our team of engineers are able to readily examine every table of code contained within the ECU’s, not just Data Area. Maximising the performance gains through strict criteria that examine boost pressures, air-fuel ratios, and timing parameters. Producing calibrations that offer unmatched performance and OEM like drivability. This means that we expose our test vehicles to all of the potential driving styles and conditions that we imagine our customers can find. Beyond logging miles on the roads and highways that you are sure to see in your daily commute, track testing is an integral part of the Global Development Programme.
OBD Port Flashing
In July 2013 Revo released a new OBD port flash tool for Simos 8.4/8.5 ECUs to our dealer network. Previously the ECU (Engine Control Unit) needed to be removed from the vehicle and opened in order to bypass factory ECU security. It can now be flashed directly through the OBD port without the ECU having to be accessed. To this day Revo is one of few tuners who give their global dealer network access to upgrade these vehicles through the OBD port.
We continue to run 3.0 TFSI vehicles on our fleet and continue to develop and test new products. This includes the new 2017 Audi S4 3. TSFI Turbocharged B9.