CL, CLK, CLS, E, G, ML, R, S, SL
Stage 1 Reprogramming Stage 1 consists of an individual reprogramming of the engine management system of the vehicle, whereby the adjustment of the engine parameters (ignition, injection, …) is custom done on the dyno. All values of the motor parameters at this stage remain within the safety standards prescribed by the manufacturer. This stage 1 is 100% reliable, in short, more driving pleasure without worries!
Stage 2 Reprogramming with intake and exhaust optimizations For those who want a little more than stage 1, we have a stage 2 which consists of optimizing a number of elements around the engine to increase the efficiency of the engine. Primarily this is about intake and exhaust. A lot of air-intake systems are very restrictive because of their anti-resonant structure which is intended to damp the intake noise of the engine. By mounting a sports air filter or custom air intake, more airflow to the engine is allowed and we get a nice power gain. As we reach the safety standards of the manufacturer at stage 2, sometimes parts must be strengthened e.g. clutch. Each stage is indicated which parts are replaced.
Stage 3 New motor parts At stage 3 we go a step further, we are going to replace the internal or vital parts of the engine or turbocharger, this can go from increasing the cylinder capacity, placing sport camshafts, to the installation of a larger turbocharger. Sometimes there are some inherent risks to reliability, but not always. Manufacturers often build 1 basic engine block and by using a larger turbo and injectors they can build 2 capital versions. It goes without saying that in some cases you can boost your engine with original parts of the heavier version, without affecting the reliability because the manufacturer already had been anticipated.
Michael H. –
I highly recommend getting this tune! You can feel the massive power with a stage 1 or stage 2 tune. Stage 2 was night and day, the car just pulls like a rocketship! The tunes are also exteremly immaculant. Tony has always been great with any questions I’ve had regarding what’s best for my car. He provides his service on a very personal level and I always come back to him with questions regarding performance upgrades and tuning in the future
Tony is a legend and his tuning and work speak for themselves! Excellent performance and smooth process for the stage 2 tune on my C55.
Sebastian Iwaniec (verified owner) –
Excellent tune (stage1 M113 N/A) and excellent service fron RaceIQ. My computer was having issues initially, and Anthony was able to help me figure out my computer issue and then everything worked perfectly with the Galleto 1260 program and tune. First impressions on the tune are very good. The throttle mapping feels more like a cable butterfly throttle which adds a nicer feel to the throttle. This tune was able to take the once great M113 engine, and perfect it, the power and torque curve feels perfect to me. I did test fuel economy as well. At 60mph with a -2900ft density altitude and calm wind in my w211 (722.6) I got 24mpg before the tune, after the tune I got 24.5 which is a huge increase in fuel economy with an unmodified engine. Excellent job done by RaceIQ and would absolutely reccomend this tune to anyone.
Scotty Schulz –
My first time ordering thru RaceIQ for a tune for my 04 CLK55, everything went smooth with the install & more importantly great improvement in overall performance of the car. After putting a little time on that car, I wanted to tweak the tune a bit & Tony sent over another tune quickly! I ran into a slight issue with the install process in that one…Tony realized the issue and went above & beyond to take care of it. 2 thumbs up for RaceIQ & Tony being an awesome guy. Super happy!