I agree about waiting, if nothing else, to see how the re-map fairs in summer and winter conditions, as well as price. Have to admit, that I'd be tempted though (purely for the claimed 5% improvement in fuel economy of course ).
Also, anyone know how re-map is likely to affect insurance?
When is a good time to re-map? Do you need to run in the engine before you do it?
If you tell you insurance company that you have re-mapped the car they might not want to insure you - or they easily pump up the price with 25%. Personally I think you are better of not to tell them. Who can they find out?
When I lost my engine in my 156 due to flooding (quite literally ), the dealer had to wait for the insurance assessor to inspect it before they could carry out the repairs. They told me that one of the first things he checked, after confirming the engine was siezed, was the EMU software!
These days, insurers will try evry little excuse to get out of paying. There's even a well documented case of one unscrupulous company refusing to pay because the car had had fog lights fitted. They tried to claim that this obvious safety feature was "a performance enhancement"
I would imagine the 23lb/ft of torque would be felt for sure, especially since the torque increase is maintained well above standard all the way up to 6000rpm.
Peak hp figures are pretty meaningless, its the area under the power curve for the relevent rpm range you are interested in that that matters.
A 30-70mph or 0-100mph difference is pretty useful, 0-60 figures aren't great indicators for FWD cars.
Originally Posted by gezkc
Does anyone know what are the actual performance gains of the remap? (0-60 time, top speed etc).
I'm not sure 14bhp would make a great deal of difference to be honest, particularly considering the Brera's weight!