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      03-13-2018, 02:12 PM   #7
SteveinArizona
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Originally Posted by pemz View Post
It is impossible to code 183Kw to 195Kw. There is a reason why you have bought 183Kw: less taxes, because of less CO2 emissions . If you are to increase the power, the emssions can increase as well. Meaning you will have to pay more taxes. Another thing is the case of warranty from BMW. You might lose warranty.

To code other things like windows, seat belts etc. is one thing, but to change engine ECU, mapping etc. requires a professional.
I suspect that BMW has done something similar with the 530e to meet emission goals. There is 25 HP more in the engine in the 530e than in the 330e but it posts the same combined HP. My guess is that there is something magical in at least one jurisdiction that caused BMW to limit the HP of the 530e in the ECU.