K8 Strasse supposedly offers OBD flashing for MG1 DME861

doublespaces

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If this is true, it looks like BMW's modular engine platform has a working ECU tuning option for the MG1 found in the B48/B58 vehicles and F90 M5. The post from K8 Strasse says it could take as much as 8 hours to flash(first flash), depending on what is being changed. While that is definitely not an optimal situation, at least a bench flash is not required. I suppose a battery charger will be recommended ;)

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Here is a Google Translation:
From today, we are announcing the release of a full-fledged chip-tuning of all modifications of the BMW G-series, as well as the B48 / B58 and BMW M5 F90 engines only in @k8_strasse!!

The process takes place through the diagnostic connector OBDII and takes from 1 to 8 hours depending on the modification of the car, without removing or opening the engine control unit.

With prices and specifications after the tuning you can find on our website, link in the profile.

They have an order page up which directs to their contact information:

B58:
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F90 M5 S63:
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I'm curious if the flash still needs done by an authorized dealer, or if they intend to handle things through an android/iOS app and a server side process of some kind?
 

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They emailed me back pretty fast when I asked for details on the flash (b58)

"Hello, on current moment only Stage 1 for full stock hardware. Anyway, no problem for stage 2 and stage 3, about fuel system, after 420-430 hp need upgrade fuel pump or use methanol injection.About dynographs and racelogic results, follow our instagram, we will post this soon."
 
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They got back to me on a few details:

Currently, the flashing must be done in Moscow, but they will expand to authorized dealers. To become a dealer, you'll need to bind the flashing tool to their master server. You'll also need a web and social media presence and at least a year of tuning experience and must order 24 files per year.

From them, you'll get dealer pricing for the tuning files and various options, full support and a file preparation time of 30 mins to 3 hours, depending on the task complexity.

This is an OBD flash, Android/iOS options are not currently planned and have not been ruled out, this will be determined based on demand.