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    • EcuTek launches BMW F-Series N55 tuning suite - Datalogging, log file analysis, ROM compare, Map switching, etc.

      EcuTek has a suite of BMW F-Series N55 tuning tools they recently released. The suite supports all N55 motors in worldwide applications as long as the N55 motor is in an F-Series BMW. Their ProECU software allows you to edit and look at various maps.


      ProECU map list and live data:




      Some of what you can do:

      • Maps available Choose from over 270 different maps that include ignition, fuelling, VANOS cam and torque control logic.
      • Datalogging There are 40 default logging parameters updated 20 times a second (20Hz). Choose from hundreds of BMW logging parameters available.
      • ROM compare Highlights the differences between two ROMs.
      • Log file analysis Merge and view log files as data values, time graphs, or 2D graphs.
      • Read and clear DTCs On the many control modules fitted to the vehicle.

      They included a graph showing tuning results with the suite but are using a virtual dyno. Come on guys, get it on a real dyno:


      This tuning suite is definitely something for F-Series N55 owners to keep an eye on and it will support more BMW engines in the future.


      This article was originally published in forum thread: EcuTek launches BMW F-Series N55 tuning suite - Datalogging, log file analysis, ROM compare, Map switching, etc. started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 10 Comments
      1. F87Source's Avatar
        F87Source -
        Oh sweet! The ecutek guys are incredible and allowed some crazy tuning features for the gtr. This will also bring in a bunch of tuners around the world that know how to tune by ecutek but have never used mhd or bm3 to join the BMW game which is great for those of us that would like to use a local tuner. The only question now is how it stacks up against mhd in terms of future tuning potential and if ecutek will keep on developing for the F series n55.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by F87Source Click here to enlarge
        Oh sweet! The ecutek guys are incredible and allowed some crazy tuning features for the gtr. This will also bring in a bunch of tuners around the world that know how to tune by ecutek but have never used mhd or bm3 to join the BMW game which is great for those of us that would like to use a local tuner. The only question now is how it stacks up against mhd in terms of future tuning potential and if ecutek will keep on developing for the F series n55.
        If it brings in more tuners that's awesome.

        I know they are supporting the S55 as well so this is big.
      1. F87Source's Avatar
        F87Source -
        It definitely will because ecutek has their own whole suite of ecutek certified and licenced protuners who have to pass a test to tune and be part of the ecutek certified network iirc. My tuner local to me who tunes alot of the fastest cars here in Canada (ams alpha series gtrs, crazy Subarus, and even some older BMWs like the e46 m3 with a custom turbo kit and haltech stand alone etc) wasnt familiar with tuner pro and their table blending to tune with mhd for example (because he didn't want me to be the lab rat to learn how to tune). But now that ecutek is available it'll bring him to the table, and other tuners like him world wide. As the slowly learn to adapt to this new platform.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by F87Source Click here to enlarge
        It definitely will because ecutek has their own whole suite of ecutek certified and licenced protuners who have to pass a test to tune and be part of the ecutek certified network iirc. My tuner local to me who tunes alot of the fastest cars here in Canada (ams alpha series gtrs, crazy Subarus, and even some older BMWs like the e46 m3 with a custom turbo kit and haltech stand alone etc) wasnt familiar with tuner pro and their table blending to tune with mhd for example (because he didn't want me to be the lab rat to learn how to tune). But now that ecutek is available it'll bring him to the table, and other tuners like him world wide. As the slowly learn to adapt to this new platform.
        So why would anyone even bother with PTF after this?
      1. F87Source's Avatar
        F87Source -
        If you ask me, my answer would probably be let's see how much ecutek puts into development if this platform for the F series n55. If they go all out like for the gtr and continue to discover and define ecu tables then imo this will be the best software for tuning BMWs and nothing will come close, as now we have a large network of tuners world wide who are actually trained to tune, not some of those "etuners" we see now for BMW's (some of them are actually legit as they have licences (Cobb, haltech, etc) to tune other platforms and even have ecutek licenses as well).

        So imo it comes down to:
        1) how much ecutek will put into this platform will it get cool little features that'll allow one touch n20 tmap, or new coils, etc that other tuning softwares allow.

        2) will it get bigger features like flex fuel, and continued support and map definitions, and expand to what ecutek has done for Subaru and Nissan GT-R (launch control, antilag, flex fuel, on the fly map switch, mafless (speed density), and alot more.

        3) and the most important is pricing, as the BMW community is unbelievably cheap.

        Those factors would probably be the largest influence, I hope it's a success because finally I can have my tuner hop in the car with me, go to the track and tune for the conditions my car will see there like he used to do for me.
      1. F87Source's Avatar
        F87Source -
        Hey Sticky,
        Any chance you can contact ecutek for more info and ask them pricing? I think it may be similar to what they charge for other platforms, which iirc is more than bm3 and mhd. But it shouldn't matter if it will becomes as good as it is in those other platforms.
      1. Sticky2's Avatar
        Sticky2 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by F87Source Click here to enlarge
        Hey Sticky,
        Any chance you can contact ecutek for more info and ask them pricing? I think it may be similar to what they charge for other platforms, which iirc is more than bm3 and mhd. But it shouldn't matter if it will becomes as good as it is in those other platforms.
        You got it.
      1. F87Source's Avatar
        F87Source -
        Thanks man! Also ask them about if their racerom features like map switch, launch control and flexfuel will make it to the F series n55.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by F87Source Click here to enlarge
        Thanks man! Also ask them about if their racerom features like map switch, launch control and flexfuel will make it to the F series n55.
        Kind of a generic answer:

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Ecutek Click here to enlarge
        The BMW product is very new to us, at the moment we are focusing on adding new model. Features like Map switch flex fuel valet mode launch control and custom inputs are all standard EcuTek features and when we feel we have enough of the model range covered i am sure that these will be reviewed. So far our BMW software has had a positive reception and if it continues going well it would be easy to justify the large amount of development work required to bring it up to the same quality as our other top products (like GTR). Hopefully adding support for the other ECU's will come quickly in 2019 and we can get onto looking at special features in the near future.
      1. F87Source's Avatar
        F87Source -
        Hmm. I hope they don't do it like they did with the gtr, where the race room features were added with an extra software update that costed alot of money.