PCMTUNER or CGDI FC200 ECU Programmer, Which to Buy?

2022 best ECU programmer: PCMTUNER or CGDI FC200, which one to buy? Both tools were well received since released. Which one is more recommended?

 

Obdexpress.co.uk engineer suggested:PCMTUNER is used to program gearbox & ECU more while CGDI FC200 works for BOSCH ECU more. It’s mainly depended on the supported ECU coverage. Both are professional ECU tools. Any questions welcome to contact online service for a check.

 

However, if you want to know more differences, move forward. Below is a comparison table to let you be clear at a glance.

 

Item PCMTUNER CGFC200
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Price €475 €653
ECU Coverage PCMtuner ECU List FC200 ECU List
ECU Types Bosch, Magneti Marelli, Continental or Siemens Bosch
Software Language English, Russian English, French, Spanish, Polish, Traditional/Simplified Chinese
Dongle USB Smart Dongle ×
Online Programming VR need online √ (with 12V power supply)
Offline Programming ×
ECU Search Rules By ecu no. or car brand By bosch ecu no. or car brand
Operation Mode OBD, bench, boot OBD, bench, boot
Virtual Reading ×
Wiring Diagram Check in PCMTuner, update online Check in device
Tuner Account for DPF, EGR, Adblue Off & Remap ×
Read & Modify BMW ISN/VIN ×
Checksum Workable online when subscription is active
Activation Provide SN & registered email Provide SN
License 67 modules in 1 Full license
Solder-free Adapters × Optional FC200 Adapters: no disassembly for 6HP, 8HP, MSV90, N55, N20, B48, B58, B38, etc.
Update PCMTuner free update online, PCM-Flash update by new dongle 1 year free
Subscription × €238/year

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PCMTUNER vs. CGFC200

 

Differences

  1. PCMTuner supports to work on Bosch, Magneti Marelli, Continetial or Siemens while CG FC200 only supports Bosch and certain old Siemens.
  2. PCMTuner supports paid virtual reading online while CG FC200 does not.
  3. PCMTuner has its own tuner account for paid dpf, egr, adblue off and remap while CG FC200 does not.
  4. PCMTuner supports to do checksum while CG FC200 is only workable online during subscription period.
  5. CG FC200 has more protocols than PCMTuner.
  6. CG FC200 support multi-languages while PCMTuner only supports English & Russian.
  7. CG FC200 supports to read & modify BMW ISN, VIN while PCMTuner cannot.
  8. PCMTuner is cheaper but cannot do BMW ECUs(EDC17xx, etc.)

 

Conclusion

For mainly doing ECU chip tuning or programming more ECUs, PCMTuner is recommended & good-value.

For reading & modifying BMW ISN or programming mostly Bosch ecus, CG FC200 is recommended.

 

Anyhow, it’s never wrong to choose according to needs. For more Car ECU Programmers, please visit www.obdexpress.co.uk

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