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Mazdaspeed3/Mazda3 MPS Tuning With VersaTuner

The Mazdaspeed3/Mazda 3 MPS (known in some markets as Mazdaspeed Axela) is a high-performance hatchback, known for its turbocharged engine that delivers quick accelaration and impressive power, making it a popular choice for driving enthusiasts who value performance and handling, but also need a practical car for daily driving. While it offers thrilling acceleration from the factory, it is tuned quite conservatively by Mazda and there is plenty of potential power to be added, even on a completely stock Mazdaspeed3/Mazda3 MPS. VersaTuner ECU tuning software makes it easy to tap into that power and unlock the full potential of the car.

VersaTuner is a powerful, but easy-to-use Windows app that allows reflashing/remapping (chip tuning) of Mazdaspeed3/Mazda3 MPS engine ECUs, data logging, tune editing and diagnostics. You can flash a prebuilt tune to instantly increase the horsepower and torque of your Mazdaspeed3, add special features like launch control and no lift shifting or use the built-in Tune Editor to fine tune hundreds of engine operating parameters. You can also access our constantly growing network of e-tuning partners and get a fully custom tune built for your Mazda3 MPS.

VersaTuner is a one-stop solution for Mazdaspeed3 tuning that can be used by anyone, including those who have absolutely no tuning experience.

Why would I be interested in tuning a stock Mazdaspeed3/Mazda3 MPS?

While Mazdaspeed3 is absolutely fun to drive in its stock (unmodified) form, the factory tune starts closing the throttle at around 4000 RPM and the car quickly loses acceleration in the top end. Tuning the ECU of your Mazda can help the throttle stay open longer, increase boost and make other changes to provide impressive and consistent power that will have you pressed into your seat until redline. VersaTuner can also add unique features, such as launch control and no lift shifting, remove steering wheel angle sensor (SWAS) torque limits or eliminate the stutter during shifts.

Is it safe to tune a Mazdaspeed3/Mazda3 MPS ECU?

Reflashing the ECU of your Mazda is almost as easy as updating the software on your phone. VersaTuner employs the same methods and procedures that a dealership would use when installing an updated factory tune. There is no need to remove any parts or cut and splice wires, because your computer is conveniently connected to the car via the OBD-II port. We took great care and responsibility when designing the pre-built performance tunes in VersaTuner to ensure that the engine operates well within safe operating limits. And the first thing we do is back up your factory tune in case you ever need to go back to stock.

I have performance parts installed on my car, do I need to tune the ECU?

Modern engine electronic control units (ECUs) are programmed to produce consistent engine performance under different operating conditions. Simply installing an uprated air filter or a higher-flowing exhaust will not usually make the car go faster, because the ECU will still target factory rated power. The ECU needs to be reprogrammed to safely extract the additional power made possible by hardware modifications. Special features like extended tables or MegaSpool make VersaTuner the best tool to tune high power Mazdaspeed3/Mazda3 MPS vehicles with many aftermarket parts.

I don't have a technical background, all I want is to make my Mazdaspeed3 a little faster. Can I still use VersaTuner?

A selection of prebuilt tunes is included with VersaTuner. They can be flashed by following the step-by-step instructions displayed on the screen. No prior tuning experience is required and you can complete the whole process yourself in less than an hour (subsequent flashes take only several minutes).

I want to offer professional Mazdaspeed3/Mazda3 MPS tuning services, do you offer a professional version of VersaTuner?

Yes, VersaTuner Professional subscription provides a cost-effective way to tune multiple Mazda vehicles or build locked and encrypted e-tunes. Contact us to get more information.

How does it work?

1. Install VersaTuner

VersaTuner is a Windows application that runs on a regular laptop, tablet or PC.

2. Connect it to your Mazdaspeed3/Mazda 3 MPS

A vehicle interface (adapter) connects to a USB port on your computer and the OBD-II port of the car.

3. Reflash the ECU

The factory calibration of the ECU will be modified to provide more power and torque or better fuel economy. It only takes a couple of minutes.

4. Enjoy!

Enjoy the new feel of your car. You can disconnect the cables, the tune will remain in the flash memory of the Mazdaspeed3/Mazda 3 MPS ECU.

Get more power

Safely reflash (remap) your Mazdaspeed3/Mazda 3 MPS ECU using one of the included prebuilt tunes to get a dyno proven increase in horsepower and torque, or use the built-in tune editor to create a fully custom tune that is optimized for your Mazdaspeed3/Mazda 3 MPS and your specific performance modifications.

Monitor performance

Use the virtual dashboard for live monitoring of vital engine parameters. Record the logs and analyze them later. Read and clear diagnostic trouble codes from many modules.

Add unique features

Add features to your Mazdaspeed3/Mazda 3 MPS that the manufacturer forgot to include, such as launch control and no lift shifting with MegaSpool, torque limit (SWAS) disabling or ability to tune for high loads and RPMs.

* availability depends on model and engine

Supported Mazdaspeed3/Mazda 3 MPS Vehicles

To find out more about the available VersaTuner features, tunes and pricing for your vehicle, please choose your model and engine below:

VersaTuner for 2007-2009 Mazdaspeed3/Mazda 3 MPS (Gen 1, BK)

2007-2009 Mazdaspeed3/Mazda 3 MPS (Gen 1, BK)

2.3l MZR DISI Turbo

VersaTuner for 2010-2013 Mazdaspeed3/Mazda 3 MPS (Gen 2, BL)

2010-2013 Mazdaspeed3/Mazda 3 MPS (Gen 2, BL)

2.3l MZR DISI Turbo

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