Had you known? The VW beetle was one of the first tuned cars. While the main aim in the 1950s was to get more engine power out of the cars, from the 1970s onwards they were also given a facelift. And even today, many people don’t want an off-the-shelf car, but something individual and eye-catching. cornering predator thanks to sport suspension or the famous "evil eye" with new headlights? Almost anything is possible in car tuning. But is everything allowed? The dos and don’ts of car tuning. We clarify.
Sebastian’s BMW is his pride and joy. Two years ago he bought the 3-series coupe, year of construction 2011, used and was happy as can be. Until he discovers tuned versions of his model online for the first time.
Next to it, his seems almost a bit boring. Maybe he could also freshen up his car a bit? Sebastian orders a tuning catalog and is amazed at what is possible, from improved driving characteristics to a refined look.
What is possible in car tuning?
Anything that subsequently increases power or efficiency is called engine tuning. If the focus is on fuel-saving properties, this is referred to as eco-tuning.
Sports exhaust systems, for example, ensure that exhaust gases escape evenly and quickly. Sports rear mufflers, on the other hand, provide a more powerful sound pattern.