As Ford gradually spreads out its new 2.0-liter EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder engine to more models across its international lineup, tuners are jumping in to offer their performance goods. And the easiest way to do this of course is by reprogramming the car’s engine controller. Superchips Ltd has developed a new firmware upgrade for the European version of the four-cylinder EcoBoost currently found on the refreshed S-Max and Galaxy minivans, as well as the Mondeo. In stock form, the 2.0-liter, direct injection, turbocharged ‘Ecoboost’ engine delivers 203-horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) of torque from 1,750 to 4,500 rpm. The new software from Superchips results in a power gain of 40 bhp at 5,648 rpm, with the company claiming that performance increases from 1,500 rpm to the rev limiter. Maximum torque is also improved by 67 Nm at just 2,065 rpm. Superchips said the ECU upgraded is suitable for all Ford S-MAX 2.0-liter, 203 PS Ecoboost models produced from March 2010 onwards, with pricing set at £455.00, including 20% VAT.