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BMW F90 M5 Quicker than a Porsche 991 Turbo S?

17 July 2019

The BMW M5 is such an iconic car the RaceChip team in the USA decided to buy their own M5

The F90 M5 is based on the G30 5 Series and uses an all-wheel drive powertrain, being the first time that an M5 has not been rear-wheel drive. A revised 4.4-litre V8 twin-turbo motor, produces 441 kW and 750 Nm with RaceChip a jaw dropping 549kW 915Nm. In our 100-200 km/h road test the M5 is quicker than Porsche 911 Turbo S with GTS Black


As we all know BMW has a reputation to uphold – being the sportiest of the German premium manufactures. In this episode of #RaceChipInsights you'll see if the brand new BMW M5 will accomplish just that.


The final dyno reveals impressive numbers our final power claim 549kW 915Nm. Pretty good numbers for a non-intrusive / reversible tuning system.


Installation is simple will take approximately 15 minutes including the set-up of the cell phone App. Plug points are located on the front of both charge coolers.

The system in 100% plug and play, it can easily be removed before service.

Our recommendation is the RaceChip GTS Black with App. The RaceChip App allows you to setup your car exactly as you want it.

You can choose from one of the three stages on your smart phone.

You can purchase the RaceChip GTS Black here


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Help differentiating CR/PD

Distinguishing between Common Rail (CR)
and Unit Injector (PD)

Applicable to certain Volkswagen AG model series with 2.0 TDI engines

Several Audi, Seat, Skoda and VW model series with 2.0 TDI engines use both CR and PD ("Pumpe-Düse" / Unit injector) technology. RaceChip chiptuning is specially customized to the applicable fuel injection technology with respect to both hardware and software. If your vehicle is specified in the list of applicable models below (all other 2.0 TDI models feature just one type of technology), it is important to determine, before choosing a tuning product, which type of injection technology is installed in your vehicle. For such models, you will therefore find the “CR” or “PD” designation after your engine code.

PerformanceThe following Volkswagen Group model series are applicable:Engine code CREngine code PD
100kW (136hp) Audi: A3 (8P), A6 (C6)
VW: Golf Plus, Jetta V, Passat B6
CAGB, CBAA, CFFA AZV, BMA, BNA, BRF
103kW (140hp) Audi: A3 (8P)
Seat: Altea (5P)
Skoda: Octavia (1Z), Superb (3T)
VW: Caddy (2K, 2C), Eos (1F), Golf V,
Golf VI, Jetta V, Passat B6, Touran (1T)
CBAB, CBDB, CFFB,
CFHC, CJAA, CLCB,
CLJA
BKD, BKP, BMM, BMP

If your vehicle is in this list and you are not sure if it is a CR or PD version, then simply follow one of the following steps to identify CR or PD technology.

Using the engine code:

For PD models, the engine code consists of 3 characters, while for CR there are 4 characters. You can find your vehicle’s engine code in the specification sheet in your service booklet or on the data sticker in your engine bay.

Using engine images for CR and PD:

Common rail (CR)
Common rail engine, traverse
Common rail engine, longitudinal
Unit injector (PD)
Pumpe-Düse (PD, unit injector) engine, traverse
Pumpe-Düse (PD, unit injector) engine, longitudinal

Using our customer service:

If the tips above have not clarified the technology type, then please contact our Customer Service department. We will be happy to help.Contact