Unitronic® Stage 2 Performance Software is now available for the C8 RS 6® and RS 7® equipped with the 4.0TFSI EA825 (DJPB) engine. With testing and validations completed, power outputs are increased by up to +219HP / +166LB-FT with Unitronic Stage 2 93octane/98ron Performance Software for a maximum of 819HP / 760LB-FT.* This software upgrade is entirely compatible with our UniCONNECT+ cable, empowering Clients to tune their vehicles directly through the OBD-2 port within minutes, from the comfort of their own home or garage.
AVAILABLE UNITRONIC SOFTWARE
With extensive experience and a solid foundation of Performance Hardware and Software offerings for the C8 RS 6 and RS 7, Unitronic Engineers recalibrated the BOSCH MG1 ECU to achieve optimal performance through an increase in boost, optimized ignition timing, lambda, camshaft timing, and much more. Research and development continues with further dyno, track, and road testing while closely monitoring running conditions through high-speed data logging tools and equipment to ensure maximum performance is achieved, while maintaining complete OEM-like reliability and drivability.
After substantial development time and countless hours of flash protocol testing, a multitude of empirical data is collected. Once a thorough analysis is completed, Unitronic calibrators develop the Performance Software which is fully optimized for maximum performance while ensuring reliability and drivability are maintained. This results in Stage 2 (91 octane/95 RON) and Stage 2 (93 octane/98 RON) ECU calibrations fully supported by Unitronic's UniCONNECT+ cable.
In order to develop these Stage 2 ECU calibrations, Unitronic Engineers have carefully modeled, studied and analyzed all factory components while identifying restrictions and limitations present with OEM hardware. As a result, Stage 2 Performance Software power output is made possible with Unitronic's Carbon Fiber Intake System and Turbo Inlets, Unitronic Performance Downpipes (coming soon) and CSF High-Performance Intercooler System for C8 RS 6/RS 7 which are all required to achieve advertised power figures and assure vehicle reliability.
REQUIRED HARDWARE UPGRADES
Unitronic's complete Carbon Fiber Intake System with Turbo Inlets delivers massive gains of up to 58HP / 54LB-FT (Stage 2 93oct) made possible by optimizing airflow and alleviating pre-compressor restrictions within the factory system, netting up to 99.8% more flow than stock. With five different finishes to choose from including; Gloss Carbon, Matte Carbon, Forged Carbon, Red Carbon Kevlar and Blue Carbon Kevlar, combined together with modular adapter rings on the Turbo Inlets to allow for fitments with both the stock and hybrid turbos, this Intake System allows you to personalize your engine bay with a premium look to match its superior performance.
Unitronic is also pleased to announce its partnership with CSF Race on the C8 RS 6/RS 7 platform and now offers and recommends their CSF High-Performance Intercooler System for C8 RS 6/RS 7. Through Unitronic Performance Software development, it was quickly apparent that the factory intercoolers were inefficient and incapable of supporting the demands of a tuned 4.0TFSI EA825 engine. Our friends over at CSF, partnered together with PWR in bringing Formula-1 performance to the automotive aftermarket with their CSF’s High-Performance Intercooler Upgrade System. Unitronic opted to put the product to the test with sights set on delivering increased efficiency, resistance to heat soak even through the most grueling and demanding conditions, together with superior cooling performance.
The most important feature of the CSF High-Performance Intercooler Upgrade is the PWR intercooler core. CSF’s strategic relationship with PWR has allowed the inclusion of this core, which is unlike any other available for the C8 RS 6/RS 7. Throughout all in-house testing and validation, the CSF High-Performance Intercooler Upgrade System for the C8 RS 6/RS 7 delivered on its promise of drastically reduced Intake Air Temperatures (IATs) from stock turbo Stage 1 all the way to Stage 3 (coming soon) with upgraded hybrid turbochargers.
When analyzing intercooler performance, it’s important to not only consider maximum cooling abilities, efficiency, and resistance to heat soak, but also recovery time. The CSF High-Performance Intercoolers performed optimally in nearly all demanding conditions. The OEM intercoolers start to exhibit heat soak and run-away increases in IATs almost immediately when combined with increased boost levels and demands of a tuned vehicle, which then triggers the Bosch MG1 ECM found on the C8 platform to begin applying corrections which subsequently lowers performance.
UNITRONIC PERFORMANCE DOWNPIPES COMING SOON
Optimized Responsiveness, Smoothness, Drivability, and Comfort
Unitronic’s ECU calibrations are engineered to improve engine response and reduce low-end lag. Unitronic’s Performance Software has gained worldwide recognition and is well known for its broad powerband, with smooth power delivery, maximizing responsiveness and “area under the curve”, under normal and hard acceleration.
Ignition Timing Precisely Calibrated for Higher Octane Fuel
Engine calibration optimized to take advantage of higher fuel quality to extract maximum energy from the combustion. Therefore, when using a higher octane fuel, more power and better fuel efficiency will be achieved.
Optimized Maximum Output
Unitronic’s ECU Calibrators deliver the maximum power output while staying within the operational limits of the factory engine and drivetrain components. Specifically, this results in the highest engine performance without sacrificing the reliability of the engine, turbocharger, or other engine and drivetrain components.
Factory Safety Limiters Retained
OEM “fail safes” are retained within the ECU calibration. Close monitoring of all operation parameters ensures that engine operation stays within factory components limits, resulting in reliability.
Power Delivery Perfectly Optimized Throughout the Power Band
Aligned with the OEM strategy, the calibration is designed to offer a large flat torque plateau to provide a smooth and linear power band. Maximum torque output is achieved sooner and maintained longer which creates a broader torque plateau and greater area under the curve. This results in an improved acceleration and optimal engine operation.
Speed Governor Removed
Vehicle speed limiter within ECU is removed. (Subject to transmission rotational speed limit.)
Standing RPM (soft) limiter increased from 3k to 5k RPM
Once the vehicle has reached FULL operating temperature, it can be revved to a maximum of 5k RPM in Park or Neutral.
Improved Fuel Efficiency
Optimized timing and injection in cruising condition allows for an improved fuel efficiency, under normalized driving conditions.
Engineered with Strict Industry Standards
With over 10 years of experience with Bosch and Siemens engine management systems and calibrations, Unitronic is able to utilize its expertise, industry leading tools and equipment to ensure an optimal calibration; delivering maximum performance, while maintaining complete OEM-like reliability and drivability.
Extensively Tested Under Various Driving Conditions
Development begins using Unitronic’s in-house Maha Chassis dyno housed in an environmentally controlled cell; closely monitoring a plethora of operational data, utilizing industry leading calibration tools and resources. Beta calibrations are then tested in street and track scenarios, using multiple cars under various driving conditions. This engine calibration strategy ensures Unitronic Performance Software delivers maximum performance, OEM-like drivability and reliability anywhere in the world. Unitronic Performance Software is only released to its Clients once development is thoroughly completed in accordance to Unitronic’s strict standards.
This platform is supported with Unitronic’s UniCONNECT+ cable, empowering you to tune your vehicle from the comfort of your own home or garage. The cable and associated software allows you to install, and upgrade, your new Unitronic ECU tunes, flash back to stock file in addition to reading and clearing DTCs. This is a perfect option for people who like to be autonomous or who don't have a Unitronic Authorized Dealer nearby!
*Subject to ECU box code availability.
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