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ECU Tuning for BMW X5 M E70 (2010-2013)

(S63 4.4L V8 Turbocharged) 

(Continental MSD85 ECU/DME)



- ECUPROGRAM tune file

- ECU Tune Install


X5 S63 Tuning Potential:


- - STOCK HP & TQ - -

555 HP / 500 FT-LB (368 Nm)


- - STAGE 1 - -

620 HP / 590 FT-LB (800 Nm)

Can be performed on stock X5


- - STAGE 2 - - [+$150]

670 HP / 650 FT-LB (880 Nm)

Requires X5 Mods:

  • Race downpipe


- - ZF6HP TCU Tuning - - [+$429]

BMW Transmission Tuning:

- Increased torque through all RPMs,

- Noticably Smoother Shifts and Acceleration

- Custom shift patterns to match your driving needs

For automatic transmission and can be done with any Stage of Tuning!


The BMW S63 engine is a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that is widely recognized for its exceptional power and performance. First introduced in 2009, this engine features a high-pressure direct fuel injection system and a variable-geometry turbocharger, delivering impressive horsepower and torque. The S63 engine is used in various BMW models, including the M5, M6, X5 M, and X6 M, and has earned a reputation as one of the most sophisticated and powerful engines in its class. With its advanced engineering, the S63 engine offers a perfect blend of performance, efficiency, and reliability, making it an ideal choice for those who demand the best of both worlds.


The ZF 6HP is an 6-speed Hydraulic system Planetary gear automatic transmission. The ZF HP transmissions are still used in a wide range of high end car models including: Aston Martin, most BMW Serie, Audi, Rolls-Royce, Toyota Supra, and many more. The ZF6HP was first introduced in 2000 and was a popular choice among car enthusiasts for its lighter nature, broad gear ratios, reliable performance capabilities, and fuel efficiency.


The MSD85 is an engine control unit (ECU), also known as DME/ECM/DDE. It is responsible for controlling the fuel injection, turbocharging, and other engine management functions. In order to tune the BMW X5 M, it is necessary to modify the MSD85 map, through ECU programming, remapping or through the use of an aftermarket tuning box.


There are several reasons why you might consider tuning, including:


- Increase Horsepower & Torque: The most noticable benefits of tuning your ECU is the increase in horsepower and torque. Even without aftermarket modifications, you can see a significant improvement in your engine's performance, resulting in faster acceleration and a more engaging driving experience.


- Improve Fuel Efficiency: While more HP and TQ is often the primary goal of tuning, many tuning parameters can also result in improved fuel efficiency. By optimizing the engine's performance, you can reduce the amount of fuel needed to accelerate and cruise, saving you money at the pump.


- Enhanced Reliability: By addressing common issues from the factory and making the engine more efficient, you can reduce the risk of breakdowns and extend the life of your vehicle.


Tuning File Fits:

2010 2011 2012 2013

BMW X5 M E70 (4.4 Litres, Turbocharged)

BMW X5 M E70 S63 Tuning (2010-2013)

  • Tune your car at home with a flasher:

    - Alientech Powergate3+ [+$385]

    (Handheld Flasher)


    - TCU Tuning [+$329]

    (Automatic transmission programming)

    (Increase responsiveness and power potential or fuel economy)

    (Cannot be shipped it has to be done in store only)


    - Send in your ECU to get tuned and then shipped back

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Look no further - ECUPROGRAM, your dream Performance Tuning & Upgrade Shop is here! For more information about our ECU tuning services and how it can benefit your vehicle, don't hesitate to reach out to us.

4527 1 St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2L2, Canada

(403) 457-3650

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