2014–2018 BMW F15 X5 50i - N63TU V8 Twin-Turbo MEVD17 - Performance DME Tuning
BMW N63B44TU with Dual MEVD17.2.H Performance ECU tuning software.
Will work in the following BMW models:
- X5 F15, X5 50iX, SUV, N63N, AUTO, USA, (KR63)
Stage 1 Performance Flash vs Factory Hardware Gains:
- Horsepower Increase: 77WHP
- Torque Increase: 71WTQ
Performance tuning modifies torque limiter maps, boost levels, fuel maps, ignition timing advance maps and more. All to help safely increase HP/TQ, while keeping good drive-ability and factory fail-safes/limp protection in place.
- We do not offer tuning for emission delete, we do not disable catalytic converter or secondary air pump systems.
- We do not offer tuning services to the state of California.
We have 2 methods of having this tune installed (Flash Type Selection).
- BENCH FLASH: Remove the DDE/ECU and mail it in. We will create a full backup image of your ECU without opening the lid or any physical damage to the ECU at all. We then upload our tune and mail the DDE/ECU back. This is the safest way, as we can have a full backup of the entire ECU content.
REMOTE FLASH: No downtime!!! With this option, once an order is placed, we will ship you an ENET cable, that cable connects to your vehicle's OBD2 port and Ethernet port on the laptop. The remote flash option includes the cost of the cable (which is yours to keep).
-We will send you a link to download our OBD2 flasher software in an email after your order is placed. Once you have the cable and flasher software, you can then follow instructions to request your tuning file via email. After you receive your tuning file, you can then flash it your self anytime you'd like, if you have technical difficulties and cant figure it out, we can connect remotely via TeamViewer and assist. Be sure to type in your VIN at checkout.
-*You will need a Windows 8 or newer laptop (Apple, Chromebooks are not supported)*
Tax excluded. Shipping calculated at checkout
BMW N63B44TU ECU Tuning FAQs
Why is DUDMD Tuning's N63TU DME Tune Better Than the Competition?
Q1: What makes DUDMD Tuning stand out for N63TU Twin Turbo BMW V8 tuning?
A1: DUDMD Tuning has been tuning the MEVD17.2.8 and MEVD17.2.H DME for the N63TU Twin Turbo BMW V8 for over six years. Our extensive experience and specialized equipment set us apart, enabling us to safely back up, read, and write to this specific DME. This deep understanding and capability ensure that we provide highly optimized and reliable tuning solutions that are tailored to this engine's unique characteristics.
Q2: How does DUDMD Tuning ensure safety and reliability in its tuning process?
A2: Safety and reliability are paramount at DUDMD Tuning. We utilize specialized equipment designed specifically for handling the MEVD17 DMEs. This technology allows us to not only perform precise modifications but also to back up the DME's original settings. In the rare case that a DME needs to be replaced or if a customer desires a spare, we have the capability to clone these units, ensuring a seamless and secure tuning process. This is possible via the Bench Flash method.
Q3: What kind of performance gains can I expect from DUDMD Tuning's MEVD17 DME tune?
A3: Customers who choose DUDMD Tuning can anticipate remarkable power gains. Our dyno-tuned files are the result of rigorous testing and development, aimed at maximizing the performance of the N63TU Twin Turbo V8 engine. These enhancements are not just about raw power; they're about delivering a balanced and efficient driving experience that elevates your vehicle's capabilities.
Q4: Is the tuning process complicated? How can I have my vehicle tuned by DUDMD?
A4: We've made the tuning process as accessible and convenient as possible. Our tuning services can be executed in two primary ways: via bench flash for those who prefer a hands-off approach and through a DIY customer remote flash using the OBD2 port for those who like to be more involved and have no downtime. The latter option allows customers to apply our expert tuning from the comfort of their own driveway or garage, making the process flexible and user-friendly.
How can I tell if my F-series BMW has the N63TU Engine with MEVD17 ECU?
Q1: What is the N63TU engine, and which specific BMW models and years feature it?
A1: The N63TU (Technical Update) is an upgraded version of BMW's earlier N63 engine, featuring twin turbochargers for improved power, torque, and efficiency. This engine is paired with advanced MEVD17.2.8 or MEVD17.2.H ECUs (Engine Control Units) to optimize its performance. The N63TU engine can be found in a range of BMW F-series models across various years and chassis codes, including:
- BMW 550i (F10/F11): 2013–2016
- BMW 550xi (F10/F11): 2013–2016
- BMW 650i (F12/F13): 2013–2018
- BMW 650xi (F12/F13): 2013–2018
- BMW 750i (F01/F02): 2013–2015
- BMW X5 xDrive50i (F15): 2014–2018
- BMW X6 xDrive50i (F16): 2015–2019
These models are equipped with the MEVD17.2.8 or MEVD17.2.H ECUs, depending on the specific version and production year.
Q2: How can I confirm my BMW is equipped with the N63TU engine and MEVD17 ECU?
A2: To verify if your BMW has the N63TU engine with the MEVD17 ECU, consider the following steps:
Check the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN): Use your VIN on BMW's official website or other VIN-check services to obtain detailed specifications about your vehicle, including the engine model and ECU type.
Inspect the Engine Bay: Look for an engine identification plate or sticker within the engine compartment. The N63TU engine will typically have 2 DMEs in your engine bay, then you have an N63TU Engine with Dual MEVD17.2.8 DMEs or MEVD17.2.H DMEs. If you have an F-series BMW with the N63B44 Twin Turbo V8 engine, will have 1 DME located by the passenger headlight. It will be inside a black box. That would be an MSD85 N63 tune, please see our other listing for that DME/Engine Type.
Contact DUDMD Tuning: You can contact DUDMD Tuning with your full VIN number. We can decode your VIN and confirm which engine and DME/ECU type you have in your vehicle.
Consult a BMW Specialist: A visit to a BMW dealership or a qualified mechanic with access to BMW diagnostic tools can provide a definitive answer regarding your engine and ECU type.
Q3: Why is it essential to know if your BMW is equipped with the N63TU engine and MEVD17 ECU?
A3: Identifying whether your BMW houses the N63TU engine with the MEVD17 ECU is crucial for several reasons:
Maintenance and Service: Correct identification ensures that any maintenance or service performed aligns with the specific needs of your engine and ECU, maintaining optimal performance and longevity.
Performance Modifications: For owners interested in upgrading their vehicle's performance, knowing your engine and ECU type is vital for selecting compatible tuning solutions and enhancements.
Troubleshooting and Repairs: Understanding your BMW's engine and ECU configuration can help diagnose issues more accurately and facilitate effective repairs.
Being aware of your BMW's specific engine and ECU setup enables you to make informed decisions regarding care, upgrades, and repairs, ensuring that your vehicle continues to perform at its best.
What is a BENCH Flash method and how does it work to install my BMW N63TU ECU Tune?
Q1: What is the BENCH Flash method for N63TU ECU tuning?
A1: The BENCH Flash method is a specialized approach used by DUDMD Tuning to install or update the software on the Engine Control Unit (ECU) of BMW vehicles, particularly those equipped with the N63B44TU twin-turbo V8 engine. This method involves physically removing the ECU(s) from the vehicle to directly access its memory and processor for software updates or modifications. Unlike traditional tuning methods that use the vehicle's OBD-II port, BENCH Flashing allows for a more reliable flashing, full back up of all the original data.
Q2: How does the BENCH Flash process work for the BMW N63TU engine?
A2: The BENCH Flash process for the N63TU engine, which employs two identical Digital Motor Electronics (DMEs), involves several key steps:
- Identify DMEs and Place Order: Confirm you have the N63TU engine with dual MEVD17.2.8 / MEVD17.2.H DMEs. Then place the order for the tuning service. Print the TUNING FORM.PDF and fill it out.
- DME Removal: Carefully remove the two identical DMEs from your BMW, ensuring you mark them for accurate reinstallation in their original positions.
- Shipping DMEs to DUDMD Tuning: Package and ship your DMEs to DUDMD Tuning. It's crucial to use reliable shipping methods and provide the correct shipping address. DMEs/ECUs need to be sent to us for tune programming.
- BENCH Flash Tuning: Upon receipt, DUDMD Tuning will use specialized equipment to back up, read, write your DMEs. This process ensures a custom tune that maximizes performance while maintaining the option to revert to factory settings or replace a damaged DME via Cloning if that's ever needed in the future.
- Return Shipping: After the tuning is complete, DUDMD Tuning ships your DMEs back to you. Return shipping is free with USPS Priority Mail or UPS Ground, with the option for UPS Express shipping available at an additional cost, this is available at checkout when you place your order.
Q3: What are the benefits of BENCH Flash tuning with DUDMD Tuning?
A3: BENCH Flash tuning with DUDMD Tuning offers several advantages:
Customization: Allows for a performance tuneing that can significantly enhance performance, fuel efficiency, and overall driving experience.
Safety: Provides a safe and reliable method to modify your vehicle's ECU, with full digital backups for future needs, such as factory resets or cloning for replacements.
Professional Support: Expert tuning from DUDMD Tuning, with over 6 years of experience specifically with BMW N63TU engines and MEVD17 ECUs, ensures optimal performance gains.
Q4: What should customers keep in mind when opting for BENCH Flash tuning?
A4: Customers should consider:
Vehicle Downtime: Your BMW will be inoperable during the tuning process, so plan for transportation alternatives.
Shipping Responsibility: You are responsible for safely shipping your DMEs to DUDMD Tuning. Ensure accurate and secure packaging.
Weather/Carrier Delays: DUDMD Tuning is not responsible for delays caused by weather, carrier issues, or incorrect address information.
Express Shipping: While standard return shipping is free, you may opt for faster return shipping with UPS Express for an extra fee.
This method ensures your BMW N63TU benefits from the expertise of DUDMD Tuning, leveraging specialized equipment and knowledge to unlock your vehicle’s potential while maintaining the flexibility to revert to 100% stock settings and data if desired.
What is a DIY Remote Flash method and how does it work to install my BMW N63TU ECU Tune?
Q1: What is the Remote DIY Flash method for ECU tuning at DUDMD Tuning for my N63TU ECUs?
A1: The Remote DIY Flash method is a convenient, user-friendly approach to updating the Engine Control Unit (ECU) software of your BMW, specifically for models equipped with the N63TU engine. This process is carried out via the vehicle's OBD2 port using an ENET cable, which is provided by DUDMD Tuning. It enables the car owner to apply custom tuning from the comfort of their own home or garage, requiring only a Windows 8 (or newer) laptop with an ethernet port or a USB to ethernet adapter.
Q2: How does the Remote DIY Flash process work for my BMW N63B44TU?
A2: The Remote DIY Flash process involves several straightforward steps:
Preparation: Ensure you have a Windows 8 or newer laptop with an ethernet port or a USB to ethernet adapter. DUDMD Tuning will provide the necessary ENET cable for the connection.
Connection: Connect your laptop to your BMW's OBD2 port using the provided ENET cable.
Flashing Software: Follow DUDMD Tuning's instructions to install and run the flashing software on your laptop. This software will interface with your BMW's ECU through the OBD2 connection.
Flashing the DMEs: Using the software, you can flash both of the N63TU's DMEs via the OBD2 port. The process is designed to be intuitive, with step-by-step guidance provided by the tutorial/software. Be sure you flash both, DME1 and DME2.
Restoration: If needed, you can also use the software to restore your ECU to its original tuning data, offering flexibility to revert changes.
Q3: What are the benefits of the Remote DIY Flash method?
A3: The Remote DIY Flash method offers several key advantages:
Convenience: Perform the tuning process from your driveway or garage without the need to physically remove and ship your ECU.
Support: DUDMD Tuning provides remote flashing support via TeamViewer, assisting with any issues that may arise during the programming or coding of the ECU. If you have any problems, you can email us/text us, and if need be, DUDMD Tuning can remotely connect to help.
Flexibility: Easily restore your vehicle to its original tuning data if needed, providing peace of mind and versatility.
Cost-Effective: Eliminates shipping costs and potential downtime associated with bench flash tuning methods.
Q4: What support does DUDMD Tuning offer during the Remote DIY Flash process?
A4: DUDMD Tuning offers comprehensive support to ensure a smooth and successful tuning process:
Remote Assistance: If you encounter any issues during programming or coding, DUDMD Tuning can offer assistance through TeamViewer, providing direct support to resolve any challenges.
Coding Services: In some cases, coding adjustments may be required to complete the tuning process. DUDMD Tuning is equipped to connect remotely and apply necessary coding.
This method is ideal for BMW N63TU owners looking for an accessible, efficient way to enhance their vehicle's performance without the need for specialized equipment or technical expertise. With DUDMD Tuning's support, even novice users can confidently update their ECU software, ensuring optimal performance and customization.
What is the Turnaround for a Bench Flash Tune for the BMW N63TU Tune?
Q: What is the typical turnaround time for a BENCH Flash tune for my BMW N63TU engine when using DUDMD Tuning?
A: At DUDMD Tuning, we understand that minimizing vehicle downtime is crucial for our customers. Therefore, we have streamlined our BENCH Flash tuning process for the BMW N63TU engine to ensure a quick and efficient service. Here's what you can expect:
- Same-Day Processing: We prioritize processing your Digital Motor Electronics (DMEs) the same business day they arrive at our facility. Our goal is to perform the tuning and prepare your DMEs for the return shipment without unnecessary delays.
- Immediate Return Shipping: Once your DMEs are tuned, we immediately ship them back to you. We are committed to reducing your vehicle's downtime and getting you back on the road as quickly as possible.
- Free Return Shipping: DUDMD Tuning offers free return shipping with USPS Priority Mail or UPS Ground services, which typically deliver within 2-3 days, depending on your location relative to our facility. This ensures that you receive your tuned DMEs promptly and without additional cost.
- Expedited Shipping Option: For those who need their DMEs back even faster, we provide an UPS Express expedited shipping option. This service is available at checkout when placing your order, allowing you to minimize downtime further.
- Order Timing: To ensure the fastest turnaround, we recommend sending your DMEs early in the week. This helps avoid weekend delays and aligns with our same-day processing promise.
- Preparation: Before sending your DMEs, ensure they are properly packaged and that you have provided accurate shipping and contact information to avoid any processing delays.
- Support: If you have any questions about the process or your order status, our customer service team is here to assist you.
Choosing DUDMD Tuning for your BMW N63TU BENCH Flash tune means benefiting from our expertise and commitment to customer satisfaction, ensuring a seamless and efficient tuning experience with minimal disruption to your daily routine.
What DME Models are supported for BMW N63B44TU Twin Turbo V8 Tuning?
Q: What DME models are supported for tuning the BMW N63B44TU Twin Turbo V8 engine?
A: DUDMD Tuning specializes in tuning all versions of the Digital Motor Electronics (DME) for the BMW N63B44TU Twin Turbo V8 engine. The specific DME models supported include:
These DMEs are crucial for optimizing the performance of BMW models equipped with the N63TU engine, such as the 550i, 650i, and other variants within the BMW lineup that utilize this powerful engine.
- All Versions Supported: DUDMD Tuning has the capability and expertise to tune all versions of the MEVD17.2.8 and MEVD17.2.H DMEs, ensuring a broad compatibility range for BMW vehicles with the N63TU engine.
- Bench Unlock for Later MEVD17.2.H DMEs: Due to certain software or firmware updates issued by BMW, the MEVD17.2.H DMEs might necessitate a bench unlock procedure before enabling remote flashing via the OBD2 port. This essential step guarantees that the DME is aptly primed to receive the custom tuning files and enhancements offered by DUDMD Tuning.
- Remote Flashing Capability: For DMEs that are unlocked or do not require unlocking, DUDMD Tuning offers the convenience of remote flashing via the OBD2 port. This method allows for efficient tuning updates without the need to physically remove the DME from the vehicle, offering a seamless and user-friendly experience.
- Comprehensive Tuning Solutions: Whether you're seeking a 550i N63TU tune, 650i N63TU tune, or any other BMW N63TU tuning service, DUDMD Tuning provides comprehensive ECU tuning solutions tailored to enhance vehicle performance, improve fuel efficiency, and elevate the overall driving experience.
In summary, DUDMD Tuning's broad support for MEVD17.2.8 and MEVD17.2.H DME models, combined with their expertise in BMW N63TU tuning, makes them a go-to choice for owners looking to maximize the performance and driving dynamics of their BMW N63B44TU Twin Turbo V8 equipped vehicles.
What is BMW DME - MEVD17.2.8 and MEVD17.2.H?
Q: What is a BMW DME in my N63B44TU BMW?
A: DME stands for Digital Motor Electronics, and it is the Engine Control Unit (ECU) used by BMW in their vehicles. The DME is a critical component responsible for managing and controlling various aspects of the engine's operation, including fuel injection, ignition timing, air-to-fuel ratio, and more. It plays a vital role in ensuring optimal engine performance, efficiency, and emissions compliance. The DME is essentially the "brain" of the engine, making crucial decisions to deliver the best balance of performance, fuel economy, and emissions.
Q: What are the differences between the MEVD17.2.8 and MEVD17.2.H DMEs?
A: The MEVD17.2.8 and MEVD17.2.H are specific versions of the DME used in BMW vehicles, particularly those equipped with the N63TU Twin Turbo V8 engine among others. While both are designed to manage the engine's complex systems, there are a few distinctions:
- Software and Hardware Compatibility: The primary difference between the two DME versions lies in their software and, to a lesser extent, hardware configurations. These differences are tailored to specific engine variants and BMW models, affecting how they manage the engine's operations.
- Tuning and Performance Updates: The MEVD17.2.H is often associated with later BMW models and may incorporate more recent updates from BMW, which could include enhancements in security features, making it sometimes necessary to perform a bench unlock for tuning purposes.
- Customization Capability: Both DME versions can be precisely tuned for improved horsepower, torque, and boost levels. However, the process to unlock or tune them may vary slightly due to the aforementioned updates and security features.
Q: How does DUDMD Tuning enhance these DMEs for better performance?
A: DUDMD Tuning specializes in optimizing BMW's MEVD17.2.8 and MEVD17.2.H DMEs to unlock additional horsepower, torque, and boost. Here's how:
- Custom Tuning: By adjusting the software parameters within the DME, DUDMD Tuning can enhance engine performance beyond factory settings. This includes modifications to fuel maps, ignition timing, and boost pressure controls.
- Bench Unlocking: For DMEs that require it, DUDMD Tuning performs a bench unlock process, ensuring that the DME is fully capable of accepting and benefiting from the custom tuning files.
- Expertise and Experience: With specialized knowledge in BMW engine management systems, DUDMD Tuning provides tailored solutions that maximize performance while maintaining the integrity and reliability of the engine.
In summary, whether your BMW is equipped with the MEVD17.2.8 or MEVD17.2.H DME, DUDMD Tuning offers expert services to significantly enhance engine performance through custom tuning, ensuring your vehicle delivers exceptional horsepower, torque, and boost improvements.