About ESS Tuning & SouthernBM
The SouthernBM and ESS relationship goes back over 10 years and has seen the development of some of the fastest and most impressive BMWs to hit Australian roads.
ESS Tuning was founded in Aremark, Norway in 1995, providing supercharger solutions to the mighty BMW platform. Since then, ESS have amassed a legendary reputation as the largest BMW supercharger system manufacturer in the world, and as a well-known innovator in the chip and tuning sector with their extensive expertise in Bosch and Siemens engine control systems.
All ESS Tuning products undergo the strictest production standards and unmatched testing, all part of the ESS goal to achieve uncompromised performance. ESS Tuning software is a result of extensive testing and exact calibration from hundreds of dyno tests and thousands of kilometres of driving in all kinds of conditions – from the extreme heat of Arizona, to cold temperatures of Scandinavia and locally here in Australia – to ensure maximum performance gains with improved driveability/fuel consumption but with stock engine longevity.
Simply put, ESS don’t release any products until they passes some of the most rigorous testing you’ll see on the market today. This ensures that you won’t only get the power increase you crave, but you’ll have the reliability to match it.
What is the E-Flash?
The ESS Tuning E-Flash OBDII programming system allows the end user to upload the ECU tuning software directly to the car from any Windows based PC. This platform allows for excellent flexibility for those who would like to swap between stock and tuned file or have the need to upload any future software updates. The E-Flash program also includes full diagnostic and code clearing capability and is back with local support here in Australia through SouthernBM.
How much power will my car make?
Depending on the model of your F-Series BMW, you may see a power and torque improvement by as much as 25% over an otherwise standard car. The power figures will only tell half the story though, as the overall drivability and character of the car will be greatly improved with the main focus of all ESS software development being around perfecting the driving experience.
A complete model list of BMWs this competition is open to is available in our Terms & Conditions. Further information on power gains for each specific model can be obtained by calling us on 03 9555 4049 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On some models, additional features can also be added to the tune file such as the removal of the top speed limiter, cold start function removal and exhaust overrun 'burble' sound.
Warranty & Reprogramming
All ESS products are backed by a 2 year unlimited kilometre warranty on the software and the E-Flash also comes with lifetime software replacement guarantee. If you were to ever have your BMW programmed and your ESS software is removed, we will regenerate the software to give you back the car you know and love.