- Functionality and Description
Best performance values and results
To gain more power and torque, DTE uses the latest technology which is perfectly suited to your vehicle. The result is an impressive improvement in performance that will thrill you. more...
Best performance values and resultsWith DTE's latest tuning-technologiesOwn development and production
DTE does its own R&D as well as production work, due to this it remains the technology leader.Precision work
On the road performance perfection is the aim of our engineers, that’s why each vehicle gets a precise individual tune.Achieving optimum results
The end result, after all the development work is done, is a high quality product combined with DTE’s know-how and experience.Quality: Made in Germany
All our products are manufactured in Germany, using the OEM quality materials, and according to the highest quality standards. This ensures excellent reliability and superior product longevity. more...
Best Quality and highest security>Fiberglass reinforced housing
Our newly developing housing is reinforced fiberglass which is perfectly suitable for high heat environments.Ultra-High-Speed-Processor
The integrated high-performance processor works with reference variable modifications and automatic signal speed adjustments.OEM-Quality
The rugged, 18-pin OEM quality connector plug is widely used in the automotive sector and is capable of handling very high loads.Simple installation, great result
All DTE's products come complete with easy to follow, step by step pictorial fitting instructions, which makes installation really quick and hassle free. more...
Simple installation, great resultsReady…set…go!Installed in a few easy steps!
The PowerControl comes with engine cabling and a step by step pictorial fitting guide.
With the vehicle specific wiring loom, the PowerControl is installed in a few easy steps. Getting the vehicle back to standard without leaving a trace is just as easy.Install, plug in and go!
More power, less consumption
- Simple installation and also removable without a trace!
- Plug&Play installation, no cutting of any wires etc
- The PowerControl is pre-configured and ready for use once installed
- Optimum results for your vehicle without complicated setup procedures
With improved power and efficiency throughout the rev range, fuel consumption decreases by up to 15%. more...
More power, less consumptionSave fuel with a DTE performance upgradeAccelerate, upshift, drive at low revs
PowerControl enables a driving style with significantly lower revs, which considerably reduces consumption. Shift points can be set earlier and fuel is saved with every revolution of the crankshaft.
- Start off and shift immediately into 2nd gear
- Accelerate quickly and shift up again in good time
- Do not shift down as long as the engine is accelerating
Depending on the driving style, fuel savings of 15% are possible, so the tuning pays off quickly. The main savings potential lies in the increased torque. This is because the additional power is already available in the lower rev range and helps to adapt the driving style.
- Technical Details
Series Optimized by PowerControl Performance* 150 PS + 28 PS 110 kW + 21 kW Torque* 229 FT-LBS + 37 FT-LBS tested and approved on gauged MAHA dyno, Extra power and security certified in independent part approvalTechnology System Auxiliary power control unit with real-time sensor tuning Channels 1-channel system Features Adaptive Sensor System
Individualisation of tuning possible on customer request
Upgrades possible, equipped for future applicationsHardware and Software
Hardware PowerControl system
Digital Signal Controller / MCU
Specially developed for automotive applications
-40°C up to +125°C/ -40°F up to 257°F
Integrated Active Power Management
Wiring loom Made by DTE with original safety plugs
Software Original DTE PowerControl software
Vehicle-specific tuning profile developed and fine-tuned by DTESafety and Certifications
Safety Features High-strength and heat-resistant housing with special seals against humidity and splash water according to IP67
Power & Current Limitation to protect connected engine components
Certifications Developed and manufactured according to management system for national and international road traffic laws, certified by TÜV Austria
Part approval for proven performance and safety
Developed and manufactured by DTE in GermanyContents and Dimensions
Contents PowerControl module
Engine-specific wiring loom
Installation manual with engine-specific photos
By-pass safety plug
Included Services Installation and Removal on-site at DTE by request
One-time re-programming for new vehicle
Optional Services Installation service at desired address
TÜV registration at DTE on-site
Dynometer performance measurement on MAHA MSR 500
Customized tuning profile
Dimensions and Weight 9 x 6 x 2 cm / 3.5 x 2.4 x 0.8 inch
260 g / 0.6 lbs module weight
Item Number A014.781
* vehicle-specific deviations due to factory-provided tolerances and vehicle age upwards and downwards possible
How does the extra power come about?
The hardware of the PowerControl X is the technically most advanced additional control device on the market. The module works with the multi-map technology 4.0, which can process up to nine channels (including up to 3 digital SENT channels) in parallel. PowerControl X optimizes the parameters relevant to the fuel-air mixture and thus ensures more effective combustion. In addition to a significant increase in performance, this also leads to a reduction in specific consumption. In opposition to many competitor products, PowerControl not only has a single data set that applies to the entire rpm band, but is also able to access speed range-optimized maps through an additional reference connection. This ensures optimum performance across the entire rpm range.Why does the PowerControl have keypad program selection buttons?
Each DTE performance tuning module has three different programs which are fully adjustable1: Sport, Dynamic and Efficiency. The driver can select a program at the simple touch of a button.
1Deactivation required for TÜV approval.Is the tuning system detectable?
No, after the harness and module have been removed, the vehicle is back to its original stock condition and the tuning system is not detectable. DTE’s PowerControl does not over-ride any engine protective functions and optimises all performance increases within the ECU’s standard working range, therefore no messages are logged in its memory.Do I have to register my performance increase with the TÜV, the Dekra etc? (Europe only)
Yes, an increase in performance needs to be registered, since the installation of an additional control system represents a structural change. Without entry thereof into the vehicles documents by means of partial inspections or individual inspection via a test report, may lead to the loss of insurance cover and the cancellation of the road traffic operating license.Where is the performance system connected?
The performance system is connected to some of the main engine sensors, which may include fuel injection, boost pressure sensors, rail pressure sensors (for diesel engines) and intake manifold pressure sensors (for petrol engines) as well as the camshaft’s connections. The relevant signals are assessed, optimised and then sent on to the engine which improves its performance.Do the performance tuning box need a separate power supply?
No. As the tuning box is directly connected to the control circuitry of the vehicle there is no need of a separate power supply.Is it possible to increase performance and also save on my fuel bill?
Yes, thanks to the engines improved efficiency, fuel consumption can be reduced by up to 15%. By changing gears earlier as well as more frequent driving in the lower rev range, fuel savings are most certainly possible.How long does the installation of the PowerControl take?
Our performance enhancements are delivered ready-to-install. A detailed and illustrated step-by-step guide facilitates installation. Clearly labelled components and wiring also make things really easy. This makes the installation of the PowerControl really straight forward and, depending on the vehicles make and model, usually takes no longer than 30 minutes.Can I adjust the PowerControl X with app without a smartphone connection using only the button control?
Yes. With the new PowerControl X you have the choice of whether you prefer to use the app to adjust the tuning or the classic way using the buttons.I purchased already the performance tuning system PowerControl X from DTE Systems. Can the PedalBox+ app be connected to an installed PowerControl app from DTE Systems?
Yes, you can switch from any DTE Systems app to one of our other apps with a quick tap on the display. Furthermore, as soon as you have registered for one of our apps, you can also use your access data for another app from DTE Systems.Do I need to have a permanent smartphone connection for the full functionality of a tuning box with app?
The optimised performance and torque are always noticeable even without a smartphone connection. You would need a connection for i.e. changing programs.Does the PowerControl X app save my last settings?
Yes, the program selection and the fine adjustments are saved for the next drive after the power is switched off.Can I transfer my PowerControl to my new vehicle?
Yes, you can transfer your PowerControl to your new vehicle, with a quick reprogram of your existing module and possibly a harness change, and at a fraction of the cost of a new system. You can send it in for us take care of the conversion for you or visit our HQ and let us do the rest. Please note: The new engines technology should be compatible with that of the current systems.Do I need to report my insurance?
Yes, please inform your insurance company about the vehicle’s performance changes. (Only in Europe)What about my vehicle warranty?
An increase in performance may lead to the exclusion of warranty claims against the seller and any warranty claims against the manufacturer. You will receive a comprehensive guarantee package from DTE Systems. (Only in Europe, coming soon to Southern Africa)Can I still wash my engine?
Yes, the all-over epoxy resin coating of DTE’s high performance tuning PC boards ensures excellent durability and the best possible protection against moisture.What is EngineProtect +?
Under Engine Protect +, DTE introduces a brand new series of industry leading security standards. These continuously monitor engine signals and protect all the connected sensors which guards against ECU overload.Do the engines emission values remain unaffected?
Yes, a major advantage of DTE’s current auxiliary control unit, is its compliance with the statutory and vehicle emission values. The engines combustion is improved in all operational areas which means that the fuel is used 100% efficiently. This also means that DTE can increase the performance of vehicles which aren’t fitted with diesel particle filters without any concerns. Compliance with the engines exhaust gas values is confirmed by the vehicle-specific parts certificate.Does the ECU’s protection functions remain intact?
Yes, the protective functions of the engine management system are always maintained and the vehicle is fully diagnosable.My vehicle already has high mileage. Will I still benefit from an increase in performance?
If a vehicle has been well maintained and serviced regularly, or even if it runs well but has high mileage, still makes it a perfect candidate for our performance enhancements.Do you offer chip tuning for motorcycles?
No, as a manufacturer of performance enhancements, our focus is on the optimisation of motor vehicles, commercial vehicles, tractors and boats.Does the increase in performance have an impact on the vehicle’s tax?
No, due to the fact that vehicle’s tax is determined by the engines displacement and its relevant pollutant class, which remain unchanged for all usual engines by the DTE’s performance systems, means that the vehicle remains in its relevant tax bracket. In case of your individual engine, please contact us.My car has an automatic gearbox, will my vehicles performance still increase?
Yes of course, DTE’s PowerControl can also be used on vehicles with automatic gearboxes, dual clutch transmissions (e.g., DSG), or semi-automatic (e.g., tiptronic).Is it possible for my car to smoke excessively?
No, DTE’s PowerControl optimizes the air & fuel ratio and not only the amount of fuel injected, but also the quantity thereof as well as the AFR’s (air to fuel ratio’s). This ensures a balanced air to fuel ratio throughout the entire RPM range as well as very low smoke emissions. Compliance with emission values are also certified within our parts certificates.Can DTE’s PowerControl be turned ON/OFF?
Yes, simply via the keypad, DTE’s PowerControl can be switched on & off as needed.
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What our customers say
We are constantly receiving feedback from the independent review portal eKomi, via email, social media and our customer surveys. Get an overview on our customers' opinions on this page.
Very good communication with the customer. All inquiries will be answered quickly with a solution. That's service!
Good support for self-installation, system functions, better performance with low fuel consumption.
This is already my second tuning chip. At the 1st driven over 150,000 km, all the best. Significantly more acceleration, consumption minimally reduced. Agreed installation date, staff very friendly, then test drive, all built great, paid and ready. Always again.
I was at the company and the installation was without problems. A test drive then showed the subjective performance boost. After a year with the box my fuel consumption has not increased (fuelbook logging). So all is well!
Product is top! It delivers what it promises!
Was very satisfied with the fast delivery, and I also was very well advised by a technician over the phone and could therefore install my components without problems in my vehicle.
My car is now great. I'm very satisfied with the tuning. The installation was easy. The delivery was the next day with me. I had a technical issue that could be resolved over the phone. I'm very satisfied with the product and the support
I now know my car barely. I never thought that it works so well. Will naturally recommend it.
I use DTE Systems products already over 7 years. Always have always received exhaustive information, regardless of which contact I have chosen, phone or mail. The products PedalBox and Chiptuning in my opinion are the best you can get on the market, the products have never let me down and do what they promise.
Expert advice, fast shipping and the quality of products (chip and pedalbox) I can judge well as a former car mechanic. I use both and the difference in acceleration dynamics and performance improvement is tremendous. The chiptuning and the pedal box harmonize together perfectly. I'll also need 1 - 1,5l less diesel. My vehicle has almost a motorsport feeling and I can not imagine driving without them. Great company!
I deliberately chose a tuning box of DTE Systems, because the increase in performance remains in a realistic magnitude and a certificate of conformity was included. The installation was relatively easy. Just as the acceptance by the TÜV. Was actually quite happy with my performance. However I lacked in some situations more pressure out from below. After installation of the box, the torque increase already in the lower speed range is appreciable. The fuel savings are in my case about 0.5l per 100km. The default setting of the box has not been altered by me. After 2000 km so far there were no problems. The shipment of DTE Systems is very fast. The service is very good, although I hardly had to use it.
All Features and Information
The Adaptive Sensor System scrutinizes all the relevant engine data and after detecting its respective load state, will provide more power when necessary. Should the driver demand more power, for example, when overtaking, the system will automatically switch on. If the additional power is not used, the system will gradually reduce the power, all power changes are seamless and dynamic.
Not only are the best performance yields based on engine load state but also on road speeds, that’s what DTE’s adaptive tuning technology offers, more power with less fuel usage.
This innovation allows DTE’s tuning products to learn the unique characteristics of your vehicle. During a short ‘learning’ phase, the chips memory function records the engines injection cycle data and optimises the reloaded maps accordingly. Standard vehicle tolerances are taken into account and an optimal tune is achieved – all without any complicated driver input.
A whole new range of new safety standards are introduced with DTE’s new Engine Protect+ feature. This function has the important task of continually monitoring the ECU’s signals to the engine and safeguarding them against any overloads. The protective functions of the ECU as well as air fuel ratios remain intact and within specification, ensuring complete peace of mind.
The installation of an additional control unit represents a structural change that can result in the loss of warranty and/or loss of insurance cover without registering a parts approval certificate in the vehicle documents. The represented product comes with a part approval which makes registration easy. Warranty claims against the seller and any warranty claims against the manufacturer may be omitted through an increase in performance via chiptuning or an additional control unit. Before usage outside Germany please inform yourself about applicable national road traffic laws which might restrict the usage to private roads, race tracks or offroad. We will be glad to provide you with detailed information.