Sceptical but still did it

I have to say that I was sceptical about having a £58,000 car remapped. Even more so when I realised I was not going to a garage.

After speaking with Andy he said remapping my CLS 350 CDI Mercedes was not a problem. I met Ian who used various pieces of kit to download the cars files and emailed them back to Andy, shortly after the file came back and was uploaded to the car. So far so good.

We set off on a road test and navigated to a one mile straight road, Now the car in standard form is no slouch but it quickly hit in excess of three figures {if PC plod is reading that was 69.9 mph honest}. I did notice we got there very smoothly but it could have been the euphoria of that fact my car still runs after my scepticism. I dropped Ian off and continued my day.

I have now run it for two weeks and covered 1633 mile, mixture of short runs, bit of motorway and a few tussles with other like minded car folks. I have my long term trip reading which is over 17000 miles with an average of 29.4 mpg, best journey 42.3 mpg.

I have over the last 1633 mile achieved an average of 32.7 mpg and best journey 47.6 mpg. The torque is amazing and the added grunt makes this car now drive like it should have come out of Mercedes. Because of the improved smooth gear change it just pulls right round the clock with ease and urgency.

I have to say that since I also drive a 1974 Aston DBS V8 Vantage, a 2008 DB9 & a 370 BHP Focus ST track car, I consider myself able to make the comments above. You may think different.

P.S I have no affiliation to ECU flash or any of it staff, they will however be remapping the wife’s Chelsea tractor very soon.

Many Thanks Andy Wilson Dewsbury West Yorkshire