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Fits BMW X5 – Performance Tuner Chip & Power Tuning Programmer


The Power Tune arrives pre-loaded with custom DYNO Proven tuner technology that INCREASES HORSEPOWER and TORQUE! Tuning and programming your vehicle is so easy anyone can do it. Simply plug the Power Tune into your vehicle?s OBDII port to unleash hidden power.

~Boosts Horsepower up to 35%~

~Up to 25% Added Torque~

~Enhanced Throttle Response~

~Improves 0-60 Acceleration~

~Smother Engagement & Crisper Shifting~

~Eliminates Engine & Turbo Lag~

~Quick 60 Second Installation~

~Guaranteed Safe for Your Vehicle~

~Dyno Tested & Approved Performance~

~100% Satisfaction Guaranteed~

How it works:

This powerful device simply plugs into the OBD port of your vehicle. It then downloads real-time data through your OBD connection allowing the module to study your driving habits over a short period. It then safely optimizes the ignition spark advance, air to fuel ratios and transmission shifting for the ultimate horsepower and torque gains. This results in increased throttle response, low end torque and acceleration.
How to Install Power Tune:

Installation is so easy that anyone could do it. The chip simply plugs into the OBD Port under your cars dashboard. This port is usually near the steering wheel on the drivers side. All vehicles made between 1996 ? today have this port and are compatible with the Power Tune? Chip. Should you decide to uninstall the tuner, just unplug it and your vehicle will go back to its factory settings.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Will Power Tune Engine Tuning Module fit my car

A: Power Tune is compatible with all 1996 and up gasoline vehicles.

Q: Is Power Tune compatible with my Manual or Automatic vehicle?

A: Yes, this module is compatible with all transmission types.

Q: Is Power Tune compatible with my Turbo or Supercharged engine?

A: Yes, this module is compatible with turbo, non-turbo, supercharged and non- supercharged engines.

Q: Will the Chip Void my Vehicle Warranty?

A: No. The module never overwrites factory data and always preserves your warranty coverage. If for some reason you remove the tuner, no one will ever know it was installed.

Q: Does The Power Tune Module have a Warranty?

A: Yes. The module is covered by a 1 year warranty against defect, malfunction, or failure.

Our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your Power Tune Chip, we offer a full money back guarantee, no questions asked.

Shipping Policy

Free Shipping to anywhere in the USA. Your Power Tune Chip will be shipped via the USPS 1st class mail.

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Originally Posted by nicrosView Post

Couldn't find your review... when did you do it? Lot of those posts are several years old- perhaps the RC ultimate has changed a bit since then? I wouldn't expect to see the gains advertised, but it's still surprising that you didn't get more outta the chip. 50hp is still a 10%+ gain, which is cool. I really want to get a couple more MPG outta this thing without sacrificing performance. And if I can get more performance out without dropping MPG... well that works for me too.

Sorry, wrong thread. Here it is.

And here is my post in that thread:

You are simply not going to get 100hp from just a piggyback tune. 50hp is more than I expected from it and I am very happy with it. You would need a much more expensive flash tune and/or other parts (exhause, charge pipe, cold intake, etc.) if you want to make 100+ hp.

In addition, you are not going to see an increase in fuel economy. It's simple physics: It takes air and fuel to make power. Force more air in, mix it with more fuel and make more power. There is no way this formula can cause a decrease in fuel consumption while increasing power.

Dollar for dollar, the RC Ultimate is one of the best bangs for the buck if your looking for power. If your looking for better fuel economy, I would suggest you trade it in for a 35i, 40e or diesel. The 50i is notoriously thirsty.

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When it comes to software you have some choices, Dinan, Shark injector, and Powerchip. Dinan makes a good product, I personally just feel it's a tad over priced for what you're really getting. The Shark injector is cool too, I honestly dont know what the real gains are from it, so I'm actually curious to know what the numbers would be. I can however give you numbers from powerchip, for the 330, you'd be looking at 13 hp and 12 tq. That's on 93 octane for 91 octane figure 1-2 hp less and maybe 1-2 torque less. In addition to the power being added the driveability of the car is also changed as well, throttle response is greatly improved and the timing, fuel, and ignition maps are also adjusted too. For the price (roughly $640) you're really getting software that's been designed to add to the pleasure of driving the car all the while adding a little bit more power. If you have any other questions please feel free to pm or contact me directly, thank you

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2017 BMW X5 xDrive35d review: BMW's big diesel is a perfect SUV for road trips

Our example arrived coated in Space Gray Metallic paint — or, as I called it, MacBook Gray — a $700 option that foreshadowed two interesting details: This SUV works well with Apple products and the options are about to get really expensive. However, the most interesting thing about the 2017 BMW X5 xDrive35d is just how well suited this SUV is for long hauls and road trips.

Turbodiesel inline-six

Let's start with what makes the X5d, for short, fairly unique among its peers. A 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine converts diesel fuel into a respectable 225 horsepower and an impressive 413 pound-feet of torque. That torque flows through an 8-speed automatic transmission — the only option available — to BMW's xDrive all-wheel drive system, where it's split between the four contact patches. All X5 diesels feature the xDrive system, but the gasoline variants can be in a rear-drive configuration.

One of the advantages of going diesel is having all of that torque available, which makes for quiet cruising at low engine RPMs and confident passing at highway speeds. It's like a tiny freight train engine.

The other diesel advantage is highway fuel economy. The X5 xDrive35d averaged 27.9 mpg during my highway-heavy week of testing. The EPA reckons a 29 mpg estimate on the highway and 25 mpg combined. That makes the diesel one of the most fuel efficient variants of the X5 chassis available; only the plug-in hybrid xDrive40e model is thriftier, but that's with regular recharges and a mostly urban driving cycle.

However, the diesel is the undisputed king of range, able to cruise up to 560 miles between fill ups — I drove nearly 300 miles during my testing and only just barely passed the half-tank mark — making it an excellent road trip option for those who don't like to stop for fill ups. It can't, however, do anything to help with stopping for bathroom breaks.

Handling and ride

Likewise, the BMW's suspension feels like it was tuned for optimal highway performance.

The ride feels fine on a twisty road where its firm damping helps keep the car feeling flat and agile around corners. However, over bumpier substrates, the ride can feel a bit too firm. It's not quite harsh, but the X5 tends to roll over bumps in the road rather than soak them up like most SUVs. This translates to quite a bit of bouncing around in the seat on bumpier back roads.

However, at higher speeds, the dampers do a much better job absorbing the energy from the types of bumps you encounter on the highway — cracks in asphalt, expansion joints in cement and those obnoxious metal patch construction plates, for example — and the ride seems to smooth right out the faster you go. The firmness felt at low speeds also makes for a planted and stable feeling at high speeds during lane changes and emergency maneuvers.

Cabin comfort

One nit I have to pick is that the X5's seating position feels a tad tall for my preference. It was as if I was seated atop the "Ultimate Driving Machine" rather than down it. Yes, I realize that this is an SUV and a taller seating position is part of the package, but BMW has done a better job giving its smaller SUVs more of a cockpit feeling that I'd like to see here.

That said, the view from up there is, as they say, commanding. I can concede that for the average SUV driver visibility is more important than a cozy cockpit and the visibility is great for the X5 all around thanks to an airy greenhouse and well-placed pillars. That's likely why they're in an SUV and not a sedan — they're certainly not here for the offroad performance.

BMW's cabin design is top notch for this generation of vehicles and our optioned up X5 is no exception with excellent and varied use of materials on the dashboard that's just pleasing to the eye and to the touch.

Our example was loaded up with luxury amenities, including black nappa leather and wood trim. We've got heated and ventilated seats and a heated steering wheel, adaptive full-LED headlamps with automatic high beams, interior ambient illumination, 4-zone climate control, a powered liftgate and a massive panoramic moonroof.

Driver aid tech

What our specific example didn't have was much in the way of advanced driver aid tech, though quite a bit is available to X5 owners at the time of purchase.

Present was a $1,400 Driving Assistance Package that adds a rear camera and head-up display. That's pretty pricey and a little disappointing, considering that many economy cars are coming standard with rear cameras these days. We've also got BMW's $500 Park Distance control system, which adds front and rear proximity detection to the SUV's bag of tricks at very low speeds.

Not present, but available is the rest of BMW's driver aid tech, most of which you'll find in a $1,700 Driving Assistance Plus Package. Check that box and you'll gain lane departure warning, frontal collision warning with automatic braking and pedestrian detection. The package also includes blind spot monitoring and a surround-view camera system.

However, if you want adaptive cruise control, it'll cost you another $1,900. For the money, the system will maintain a safe following distance behind a leading car, even in stop and go traffic.

Missing completely from the X5's option list is any sort of lane keeping steering assistance system, which would come in handy on those long highway hauls, and any sort of active parking assistance, which would be especially useful on a vehicle of this size.

iDrive version 5.0

Front and center in the dashboard is the massive display of the iDrive 5.0 infotainment system. This new generation features more robust hardware and improved software with crisp graphics and smooth animations. The home screen now features a simplified six-icon layout that's easier to read at a glance.

The display is also touch sensitive now, but I mostly stuck to using the iDrive controller on the center console because it's familiar, well suited for the interface's design and keeps fingerprints off of the large and glossy 10.2-inch display.

iDrive is now better than ever before, but beyond the home screen, it's still the familiar iDrive interface that's been evolving slowing for generations. So, if you've always hated iDrive, you'll probably hate this only a little less. But if you like iDrive, you're gonna love this one.

You'll especially love it if you're an iPhone user. This generation of the infotainment software supports wireless Apple CarPlay and Siri Eyes-free when connected to an Apple smartphone and they work perfectly. Our example also included a wireless charging pad, which should work with the latest generation of iPhone, though I was unable to test and confirm. Apple loyalist can seamlessly hop in, drop their phone on the charging pad and go.

It's not so seamless for Android users like me. Android Auto is not supported, so I mostly had to make do with Bluetooth audio streaming — which periodically disconnected from my device and wouldn't reconnect until the end of the trip — and fumbling with my phone. There is an Android version of BMW's ConnectedDrive app, which allows for a wireless connection to car for in-dash control and communication of select apps such as Spotify and iHeartRadio. However, these app integrations were wonky and often either didn't work or froze. And, if your favorite audio streaming app isn't supported, you're back to fumbling with the phone and Bluetooth.

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Luxury diesel SUV

The 2017 BMW X5's spacious comfy cain and planted freeway performance make it an excellent commuter and a great road trip vehicle. The diesel version is even better suited to those tasks with its torquey performance and very respectable fuel economy and range. About the only thing that gives me pause is the price.

More specifically, I'm annoyed by the pricing structure. I already griped about paying extra for a rear camera, but I was also miffed by $300 for Apple CarPlay connectivity, $650 for ceramic controls and the general high cost of the various options packages.

The X5 xDrive35d starts at $60,400 — already a $1,500 premium over the gasoline xDrive35i model — but we're pushing over $73,000 as equipped and we don't even have most of the driver aid tech, the optional third row seating or any of the performance enhancing handling upgrades. I get that this is a luxury sedan and you have to pay to play, but BMW's nickel-and-dime options list just rubbed me the wrong way.

If you're looking for a luxury SUV that's also a diesel, the X5d is a solid choice. Its small price premium will pay for itself within a few years, less if you take many road trips. Interestingly, the X5 may soon be one of the only luxury diesel SUV options with most of the X5's competition from Audi, Benz and others is moving to plug-in hybrids for their eco-SUV options. Even BMW is looking to plug-ins for the future with its upcoming X7 PHEV SUV flagship.

If you're mostly an urban dweller that doesn't make many intra-city excursions, perhaps a PHEV like the Volvo XC90 T8 or even BMW's own X5 xDrive40e PHEV may be a better choice. And if you're looking for more balanced infotainment tech — maybe you carry an Android phone — the Audi Q7's MMI infotainment and virtual cockpit may be a better match. However for luxury long haulers, there's not much that can match the cruising range and highway efficiency of the X5d.

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Originally Posted by cheeseboy78View Post
I find it amusing - bmw engineers pour thousands of hours into developing and fine tuning the engines, gearbox, chassis, drivetrain, management and stability systems to work in harmony with each other - to give the optimum in performance without sacrificing the longevity of any parts, and then along comes a hack (errr I mean tuner) and offers "more power" from your engine. Sure go ahead. I wouldn´t - but then again, what would I know
Any quality product with R+D is required to meet minimum standards and in BMW's case will be far above those requirements.

Qouted figures are a guide only, eg a tyres maximum rating might state max speed of 170mph. But does that mean that your tyres will explode at 171mph?
A bridge will take x amount of cars, will x+1 cause the bridge to come crashing down? There are always safety margins built in as manufacturers and governments know people will always push the limits and aloow for this.

A power rating for an engine does not mean that is the maximum tolerated. Take BMWs 3.0 inline 6 engines. There are various different states of tune accross the world according to market. The 3.0L engine is used in 323, 325, 330. All the same engines with different states of tunes the only difference being perhaps intake and manifold/exhaust.

Also, asides from marketing another reason for these conservative numbers is that one engine fits all scenario eg 330 in uk - cold, rain, snow and then Australia - harsh climates. There is a margin of safety built in to withstand different environments. The other variable is the driver. The average driver may not look after their cars.... but as enthusiasts who change their oil every 5k, service their car regularly , use 98RON etc etc then upping power 10-30% should be relatively safe.

However, I do understand the flip side of the argument and that you induce more wear and tear by working the components harder.

In the end though, if you want to chip then be prepared ''you gotta pay to play''. However, if you ask DMS automotive Uk though I think they have no known major failures or issues with their chipped cars.

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