W204 C350 Coupe

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  1. BenzedUP

    BenzedUP Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Is it worth remapping?

    I was quotes about 25-30hp from an ECU remap on my car from a well known tuner.

    Worth it or too much hassle? I know these cars are difficult to crack, so I’m told.

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    BenzedUP Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Figures quoted taking from 306hp standard to about 327-330hp
     
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    I've remapped two petrol Mercs before and whilst they were both a bit more driveable I'm pretty doubtful about the gains quoted. In terms of throttle response I tried a sprintbooster on my car and it felt like it had 500bhp :) I removed it because I could see me getting into trouble, so quick to accelerate was it.
     
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    BenzedUP Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Think it depends on the tuner, I've had my C55 remapped and I could feel the difference, I’ve had a few timed runs.

    It use to keep on pulling; there was no doubt there was a noticeable difference.

    With the 350, 90% of the time I’m cruising at 70ish so I don't really use all the power but was just wondering having the car remapped might just improve the drivability and responsiveness.

    I've been quoted £600 by DMS, maybe that's a bit too much?
     
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    £600 for a remap does seem a lot...
     
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    These cars have direct piezo injectors correct? :dk:
     
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    Sounds like a lot of money for something you'd rarely need or use. Why try to improve on something that's already fantastic? And would you risk invalidating your warranty? Put the £600 towards a trip to Europe instead and enjoy blasting down the Autobahn with only the 155 mph limiter to hold you back, followed by a drive to remember up the Stelvio Pass in the Italian Alps. Much better value. :D
     
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    The 306 bhp petrol engine is pretty lively in the E350 estate
    Im not sure if i would notice an extra 25 bhp perhaps because of the way i drive it( steadily)

    But if driven with spirit the C350 remapped could be interesting
     
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    I agree with you it does seem a lot ... Quantum have quote similar gains to me for 1/2 the price and are a large company so should be reputable. DMS say they give a 3 year warranty I think you are paying for it in the price
     
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