RPM Tune

Gen 2 ECU Tune by RPM POWER Engine Management

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$649.00 - $949.00
2.00 LBS
Calculated at Checkout

We can RPM Tune any European vehicles like, but not limited to, BMW, VW, Audi, Porsche, Lamborghini, Ferrari, as well as many others! If you live in a state or county that requires emission testing, this may or may-not work for your application. ANY QUESTIONS please call us!!!!

RPM POWER Engine Management "Tunes" for your MINI! We have signed on to be a dealer for RPM POWER Engine Management (1 of only 2 in the USA) and have the ability to load tunes onto your car! Whether you bring your car to us or send us your ECU, we can get you hooked up. Normal turnaround time is 1 day after receiving the ECU. Return Shipping will be 2 Day Express (fully insured for $1499) unless you need it faster (USA only, out of country can take longer). Sometimes can be 2-3 days, but no longer. Keep in mind that this is normal weekdays and we normally only ship ECU's Monday thru Friday.  We need to know every engine mod done to the car and fuel octane to ensure the best tune possible. Please call with any questions! Note: Top speed limiter is removed on all tunes. Also we remove the SES for no Cat (P0420) on all tunes even if you have an aftermarket cat. If you get a check engine light with the tune in place, the light is on for a reason and you need to read the code and fix the problem. DO NOT ignore it. Any pending problems in your car will pop up once the car is tuned.

Pricing for Gen 2 cars (N14 or N18) (R55, R56, R57, R58, R59, R60, R61): You MUST run colder plugs with the tune, you can buy them here!

  • Stage 1 ~ $649.00 (Applies to vehicle w/ no modifications or no major modification "OEM setup") Works for N12, N16, B-spec Race Cars, N14, & N18 Engines
  • Stage 2 ~ $749.00 (Applies to vehicle w/ upgraded intercooler, exhaust setup. Must have Down Pipe from here on) (Note: 30-40 HP increase on average)
  • Stage 3 ~ $849.00 (Applies to vehicle w/ all of the above plus upgraded turbo to hybrid setup and HIGHLY recommend a built engine)
  • Stage 4 ~ $949.00 (Applies to vehicles w/ forged motor including upgraded valve train, cylinder head port, camshafts)
  • Stage Big Turbo Build ~ special request (Applies to vehicles with forged motor/upgraded valve train and Bigger turbo setup)

Future update to the next level of the software $199.00.

Add-on requests:  Due to N14/N18 ECU characteristic and differences between them, there are features to offer on request.

Pricing for add-on options: $99 (for 1 or all) or for Stage 3 request and above these add-on features are free of charge!

  • Lower Engine Temperature Operation (185 deg. F) (Great for cars that are raced a lot!)
  • Pops & Bangs (Levels 1-5 ~ See Firmware Notes Below)
  • Flames (Must have Catless Downpipe)
  • Throttle Correction with Sport Button (ie: Press the Sport Button, Push the Pedal, NO delay!)
  • Boost Level (Up To 1.45 Bar (21psi) Based on Mods/Engine Build ~ we set the boost level as much as we can safely)
  • Cold Start Turn Off (commonly requested from customers that have loud exhaust setup and forged motor).

Sport Button "Hot Tune" activation option: $99 extra

  • This is will give you the option of 2 tunes on the car. Normal driving mode is the "Lite Tune", with the full "Hot Tune" activated when you press the sport button! (about a 10hp difference)
Due to ECU Firmware: On N18 vehicles, pops and bangs will remain to operate only in sport mode and can be tuned for more aggressive behavior; cars with the N14 that had no pops, they can be added on request, but not possible to turn off, and will be in operation all the time (these can also be tune on how aggressive you want them to be on a scale from 1 - 5, most customer requests 3). (Note: Level 5 is very loud!)
Also ask us about Dyno Time!

Send your ECU to:

Detroit Tuned 1303 Anderson Rd. Clawson, MI, 48017

We HIGHLY recommend shipping it with FedEx or UPS and INSURE the package for $1900, if they lose it, that is what a new ECU will cost you!!

Disclaimer: For remote tuning, the customer assures that the car is in good running order with good compression and knows that the car is safe and ready & tuning.

Customer Review:

Others that switch from a Manic Tune to RPM Tune, the biggest changes I have noticed so far are the smoothness of the tune, there isn't that aggressive punch of power as the power comes in smooth throughout the power band. This makes the car feel more manageable and a better drive overall. The car holds traction now in second gear for the most part on a roll, whereas Manic is such a punch of power  you just spin the tires.....

Customer service with RPM should be the difference for anyone on the edge of deciding between RPM and Manic. Manic doesn't care and the installers are given no knowledge of the product. The exact opposite is to say with RPM, you (Detroit Tuned) have a direct relationship with RPM, and your knowledge and customer service is superb.....

~ Josh McGuire

18 Reviews

  • 5
    Stage 2 Tuning

    Posted by Joshua Miller on 23rd Feb 2024

    Car runs better and smoother. Got the two tunes using sport button, pops and bangs level 4, and flames. Everything works as promised and is much more powerful.

  • 5
    2 months after Tuning

    Posted by Luke C. on 4th Dec 2023

    After putting on a bigger turbo, high flow catted down pipe, and some more modifications I needed a tune. I was recommended Detroit Tuned. Zack was a big help and answered all my questions. The tune has exceeded my expectations and it also passed Illinois crappy emissions as well. THANKS guys!

  • 5

    Posted by James Harris on 31st May 2023

    Awsome in every way from purchase to install.

  • 5
    Ecu tune

    Posted by Robert Johnston on 23rd Dec 2022

    This tune did more than I expected to do by far. The “light tune” still packs a punch and as long as I stay out of it mpg avg has gone up almost 2 mpg. When sport button is activated the car turns into a completely different animal and I could not be more pleased.

  • 5
    Custom Lunatic Tune STG4

    Posted by Brandon Avolin on 19th Aug 2022

    "The Mousetrap" is a fully built top to bottom 09' R55 S with 50/50 stg2 direct port meth injected billet intake manifold BIG TURBO (GTX2867R genII) weight reducted trap for V8s. With less than 50,000 original miles on the chassi and less than 5,000 on the built head and motor (2019). I went with a custom LUNATIC tune (stg4) seeing that this was the ONLY place (/DETROIT/RPM) that offered such for a highly modified R55. After break-in she dyno'ed at 398hp and 354tq @ 25.8psi with 4.2psi left before MAX.. Hands down the BEST.

  • 5
    Stage 2 ECU Tune

    Posted by Craig Klem on 13th Aug 2022

    To get an ECU tune right, you have to communicate all the upgrades you have installed. Chad and the team took the time to explain the options and put together a specification for my ECU that makes my R56 really sing. Great results, great support and a lifetime customer. Thanks guys,

  • 5
    gen 2 ecu tune

    Posted by Dale on 28th Jun 2022

    Customer service and communication is top notch! Would highly recommend Detroit Tuned for your stock or modified mini tuning needs. The tune that was created for my 2013 r56 with the n18 is perfect for my daily driver that gets to see some sport driving occasionally.

  • 5
    RPM tune stage 2

    Posted by Paul Robinson on 20th May 2022

    This tune has been absolutely fantastic. You can feel a large difference and the numbers show it too. I did a 0-60 pull on a beat up backroad I’m 6.1 seconds compared to the stock 8ish second. Additionally Detroit tuned staff were extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the tune and what needs to be done to your car.

  • 5
    Stage 2 tune

    Posted by Sneer on 2nd Apr 2022

    This is my first tune I ever put on a car and after doing a lot of research on witch tune to go with I ended up choosing this one and my God I am impressed with how my car is driving now and with how fast there turn around is after they receive the ecu. It's a completey different machine, it doesn't feel like it's falling on its face at higher rpm, the acceleration is awesome, the choice of 2 different tunes at the push of a button is super nice to have. All in all this was what my car was missing and I'm super happy with pulling the trigger on it.

  • 5
    Stage 2 tune

    Posted by Robert on 11th Feb 2022

    Tune has been great. No CEL and a huge perfomance gain. Opted for the pops and bangs and the full tune sport button option. Pops and bangs are pretty loud, "i requested level 3 noise" so keep that in mind. Overall, couldn't be happier, highly recommend for a great sound and performance gain.

  • 5
    Well worth the cash

    Posted by Luke Harding on 9th Feb 2022

    It took me about 5 years to bring my Mini up to the “Stage 3” mark and the only thing left was to get it tuned. I did tons of research and settled with the RPM tune. Wow, what a difference it makes! I went with the Stage 3 option with a 3 on pops and bangs. Holy crap, it sounds wicked and drives so much smoother. It’s an expensive tune, but the customer support was phenomenal. I received multiple phone calls from Detroit Tuned while they sorted everything out and made sure I was set up correctly. Honestly the best customer support I’ve received from an online distributor hands down. If you’re hesitant about going RPM tuned, don’t. You won’t be disappointed.

  • 5
    RPM Stage 1 Tune-R56

    Posted by Steve Fife on 5th May 2021

    Just did a quick drive to make sure everything’s working. Started right up! Pulled out of court and immediate “POP”!!!! Car wasn’t even warmed up. A few more pops down the road. It’s SOOO SMOOTH! The throttle response is more immediate and it pulls higher and longer in the rev range. While not in Sport mode, it feels tuned. Sport button engaged, it’s an extra bit more power and torque. Diverter valve makes more “psshhhh” sound, a little louder. Really happy with the results! Wish I had done this sooner!