#Chip tuning for Toyota Yaris GR 1.6

17 / September 2021
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Chip tuning for Toyota Yaris GR 1.6

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Toyota Yaris GR 1.6 Tuning

Unique. That's how to describe the engine of the Toyota Yaris GR 1.6. Unique, there is no other adjective to use because a 1618cc 3-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine with 261hp can't be found anywhere else! Not to mention the 360Nm available between 3000 rpm and 4600 rpm, the stuff of great engines! In order to have such a torque with a 1600, you must have 4-valves per cylinder and a turbocharger; the horsepower, if rotated at very high rpm, could be reached with an aspirated engine of the same displacement, but the torque. That cannot come from an engine that works at atmospheric pressure; it must be compressed in some way!

How does the Toyota Yaris GR 1.6 drive?

It goes hard. Really. With a mass of less than 13 quintals, an efficient all-wheel drive, and such high horsepower, it has to go fast. And indeed, it does go very fast; with a 0-100km/h sprint in just 5.5 seconds (supercar stuff) and a top speed of 230km/h, it drives very well. Good agility, good braking system, 6-speed gearbox, sporty set-up, there is everything you need to have fun, even the sound. The 3-cylinder engine (which by its nature has a different sound than usual) sounds good and doesn't lose power until over 6000 rpm. In short, this model is nothing like a normal Yaris. It is a special version, for sportsmen, unique; it is the Yaris GR!

How can you increase the power of the Toyota Yaris GR 1.6?

As we all know, and as we have said on other occasions, some refined palates, or rather we should say some demanding feet, want more, always more. Thus, some pure sportsmen and women still demand more from their Yaris GR than the legendary 3-cylinder turbocharged engine. How can you get more power and more torque from this three-cylinder in-line turbo? There is a way and it is also very effective and satisfying to drive. We have developed a specific kit to increase the power of the Toyota Yaris GR 1.6. Like other turbocharged petrol engines, this kit intervenes on the electronic management of the fuel injection and the boost pressure. This is done by continuously controlling engine parameters such as turbo pressure, the amount of gasoline injected, the speed of rotation, and other engine values.

The kit contains a chip tuning additional unit that interfaces between the engine wiring harness and the standard engine control unit. Through digital maps loaded into the memory of our ECU, the amount of gasoline injected and the turbocharging system are controlled. Before talking about the power and torque values that you can get on your Toyota Yaris GR 1.6. we want to remind you that you can also install our chip tuning module for the accelerator pedal on this sporty Toyota model. This device is known as PEDALBOOSTER and is fitted directly on the electronic connector of the accelerator pedal and allows (through various driver-adjustable settings) you to radically change the response of the accelerator pedal, making the Yaris GR extremely responsive to driver commands.

The engine responds promptly to commands with no response lag, offering a new driving experience. This device can be installed on the standard Yaris (it does not increase the power but only the engine response), or it can be installed with great success together with the CHIPBOX kit, the one able to increase the values of power and torque significantly increasing the performance of the GR 1600.

Returning to the previous topic, what performance can you get with the specific chip tuning module for your Toyota Yaris GR 1.6? Hold on tight and fasten your seatbelts; we're talking about a 34 horsepower increase and a 50Nm increase in torque. Yes, you read that right; the 3-cylinder turbocharged engine produces nearly 300 horsepower with a peak torque of more than 400 Nm.

Impressive, isn't it? All this on a chassis weighing less than 13 quintals, a truly unique feature. So much so that even large displacement sedans and sports cars like a Subaru Impreza turbo have to worry because with the right touch, you can reach 0-100 speed in less than 5 seconds! Plus, the recovery capacity is impressive even in this aspect. You have to see it to believe it. Now we know that out there may be a few Yaris GR with SELETRON enhancements that can embarrass more powerful and expensive cars, like some supercars we won't mention out of sensitivity to the lucky owners who might see a small "hatchback" with only 3-cylinders in their rearview that can outperform their large multi-cylinder capacity cars.

This can happen when dealing with turbocharged gasoline engines running on SELETRON. Last but not least, to mount the Yaris GR upgrade kit, you don't need to modify mechanical parts or the stock ECU; you just need to connect to the original connectors on the engine wiring harness. The kit comes with complete and clear instructions for an easy installation, and everything can be quickly restored to stock conditions without leaving any evidence.

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Toyota Yaris GR 1.6