- Functionality and Description
How does the PedalBox work?
The PedalBox improves the standard response times of the manufacturer's accelerator pedal. There is an immediate response from the engine with a more sporty feel and no more lag. more...
How does the PedalBox work? More fun with the perfect setting for you
The following curves illustrate the speed at which the vehicle reacts to throttle input. It’s not about engine power but rather the time it takes for the engine to realise that power!Dynamite does come in small packages
Significant improvements can be felt even in the ‘City’ (green) mode. The 'Sport' (orange) and 'Sport Plus' (red) modes offer even more of an improvement than the 'City' mode, and all selectable by the driver.
The blue line indicates the standard responsiveness of the throttle from the manufacturer and can also be simulated by turning the PedalBox to its ‘OFF’ mode.Mode Features: The PedalBox programs
Using the keypad, four different modes can be selected: City, Sport, Sport+ and Stock. These modes can further be fine-tuned with the Plus and Minus buttons. more...
Overview: Programs and fine tuningOver 20 different possible combinationsFirst, choose your programCITY (Green): Works well in and around town and on slippery surfaces
SPORT (Orange): This is the default mode and suitable for everyday driving
SPORT-Plus (Red): The quickest possible throttle response, great for the thrill seekers
Stock (White): The car is in stock mode
Once you have selected a program, you can either increase(green/plus) or decrease(red/minus) it’s intensity.Installation made simple
Installation only takes a few minutes in a few easy steps. The PedalBox comes pre-programmed and requires no complicated setup procedures, the fun starts NOW! more...
PedalBox: InstallationSimple installation in 3 Steps
- Disconnect the connecters now
- Connect the PedalBox to the accelerator pedal
PerfecTune: Automatic Custom Tuning
- The fun starts now!
The new feature PerfecTune makes it possible: In just 3 easy steps you can get the right setup, perfectly suited to your car's accelerator. So precise and easy! more...
PerfecTuneAutomatic custom tuning for your individual car
New: The PedalBox+ with app control*
- Connect your PedalBox with the accelerator and get the PerfecTune programming started.
- The PedalBox automatically analyses and auto-calibrates to your accelerator's characteristics via PerfecTune, while you are pressing down the throttle.
- Done. All programs are now perfectly custom-tuned to your individual car.
The popular throttle tuning can now also be operated with your smartphone, including new features. And, of course, you are always up-to-date with the most recent software releases. more...
The throttle tuning with app controlNew PedalBox+ available with smartphone control
In addition to the keypad the PedalBox+ can be controlled via the new app.
These are the app's advantages:
- Controlling of the PedalBox+ via smartphone
- Changing of the driving modes City, Sport, Sport+ & stock
- Customization of each pre-set program
- Always up-to-date with the latest software releases
- Combined use of the PowerControl app for DTE's performance upgrades
The tuning apps by DTE Systems are available free of charge from the Apple’s App Store or from Google Play. Please note that your range of functions can vary depending on the type of mobile phone and car model.PedalBox: The original from DTE Systems
‘Made in Germany’ means the best possible quality. The ‘ECE’ and ‘CE’ markings are your assurance that the PedalBox conforms to international safety standards as well. The PedalBox, the original from DTE Systems. more...
PedalBox: The original accelerator tuning system, fromDTE
Your PedalBox is vehicle specific and is of the best quality Germany can offer. It comes preprogrammed and ready to use, and is installed in just a few easy steps!Quality and Safety
The PedalBox has been approved in accordance with the 89/336 / EEC (electromagnetic compatibility) directive and carries all the necessary EMC protection.
Is also bears the ECE and CE markings.Ergonomically designed
Ergonomic design and functional housing allows for a perfect fit for your hand.NEW: Memory Function
This new function allows the PedalBox to store your last setting.* This feature is exclusively available for the new PedalBox+
- Technical Details
PedalBox /PedalBox+Better Acceleration Highlights Throttle Pedal Optimisation More dynamic Throttle Response 10% better acceleration* PerfecTune - automatic unique tuning suited to your car's driving characteristics Soft touch keypad with top quality look, feel & design More precision thanks to the latest DSP technology Control PedalBox: Keypad controlPedalBox+ with keypad and app controlConnect the PedalBox+ with your smartphoneCustomization of each pre-set program via appSelection of the driving modes City, Sport, Sport+ and SeriesUpdating the tuning software using the appTechnology System Auxiliary control unit for real-time optimisation of throttle pedal Features 4 programs (Sport, Sport+, City, Stock) Up to 7 fine-tunings per program The Memory function: saves all your last settings even after the vehicle is restarted Convenient 4 colour program selection button With multi protocol technology, 3-channel (analogue) / 1-channel PWM compatibility Also available for the latest SENT digital accelerator technology PerfecTune - automatic unique tuning for your car's PedalBox. The right setup, perfectly suited to your car's characteristics.Hardware and Software Hardware High-precision microcontroller with latest generation DSP technology Specially developed for automotive applications Integrated Active Low Energy Power Management Wiring loom Made by DTE with original safety plugs High-precision quartz oscillator Micro-USB port for customised programming by authorized retailers High quality housing with ergonomic sleek lookSmartphone Connect Interface
compatible from Android 7.0 and from iOS 10
Software Original DTE PedalBox software Vehicle specific PedalBox profile with PerfecTune's automatic custom tuning functionSafety and Certifications Safety Features Secure Throttle System STS with hardware-based safety functions for throttle pedal and engine control unit Certifications Developed and manufactured according to management system for national and international road traffic laws, certified by TÜV Austria Developed and manufactured by DTE in Germany CE/ECE certifiedContents and Dimensions Contents PedalBox module with vehicle-specific wiring loom Installation manual with engine-specific photos PedalBox mount Included Services Installation and Removal on-site at DTE by request Optional Services Customized throttle pedal profile by request Dimensions and Weight 6,7 x 4,6 x 1,3 cm / 2.6 x 1.8 x 0.5 inch 160 g / 0.4 lbs module weight, including accessories 420 g / 0.9 lbs Item Number A041.271 / A085.812
* vehicle-specific deviations due to factory-provided tolerances and vehicle age upwards and downwards possible
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What our customers say
We are constantly receiving feedback from the independent review portal eKomi, via email, social media and our customer surveys. Get an overview on our customers' opinions on this page.
Very good communication with the customer. All inquiries will be answered quickly with a solution. That's service!
Good support for self-installation, system functions, better performance with low fuel consumption.
I was at the company and the installation was without problems. A test drive then showed the subjective performance boost. After a year with the box my fuel consumption has not increased (fuelbook logging). So all is well!
Product is top! It delivers what it promises!
Was very satisfied with the fast delivery, and I also was very well advised by a technician over the phone and could therefore install my components without problems in my vehicle.
My car is now great. I'm very satisfied with the tuning. The installation was easy. The delivery was the next day with me. I had a technical issue that could be resolved over the phone. I'm very satisfied with the product and the support
I now know my car barely. I never thought that it works so well. Will naturally recommend it.
I use DTE Systems products already over 7 years. Always have always received exhaustive information, regardless of which contact I have chosen, phone or mail. The products PedalBox and Chiptuning in my opinion are the best you can get on the market, the products have never let me down and do what they promise.
Expert advice, fast shipping and the quality of products (chip and pedalbox) I can judge well as a former car mechanic. I use both and the difference in acceleration dynamics and performance improvement is tremendous. The chiptuning and the pedal box harmonize together perfectly. I'll also need 1 - 1,5l less diesel. My vehicle has almost a motorsport feeling and I can not imagine driving without them. Great company!
I deliberately chose a tuning box of DTE Systems, because the increase in performance remains in a realistic magnitude and a certificate of conformity was included. The installation was relatively easy. Just as the acceptance by the TÜV. Was actually quite happy with my performance. However I lacked in some situations more pressure out from below. After installation of the box, the torque increase already in the lower speed range is appreciable. The fuel savings are in my case about 0.5l per 100km. The default setting of the box has not been altered by me. After 2000 km so far there were no problems. The shipment of DTE Systems is very fast. The service is very good, although I hardly had to use it.
FAQ - All Questions and Answers on PedalBox
These days, most vehicles are "Drive-by-Wire" (called ECT or ECM), and not cable driven like the old days (called the Bowden cable). The modern systems typically suffer from excessive signal delay, which is where the PedalBox steps in and is able to unlock the vehicle's full potential. What exactly does the PedalBox offer? The "Throttle Response" curve shows the speed at which an engine responds to the driver's pressing of the accelerator. Poor response is clearly evident, especially under hard acceleration.
The PedalBox starts from 229€. Free shipping within the whole European Union. The installation is free at DTE in Recklinghausen.
Vehicle operating systems vary from one manufacturer to the next and even between the different models within their range. Therefore each PedalBox is custom suited to each corresponding setup, so please remember to supply your make, year model and engine type when ordering yours, so that we can make sure we supply the correct PedalBox for you.
Firstly, vehicle manufacturers will standardise many of the vehicle’s features in order to appeal to a wider audience. Secondly, the ECU will adapt the engines performance to suite the driver according to their driving style. For example if someone constantly drives at full throttle, the ECU will receive a lot more high speed signals from the throttle cluster and thus make the engines performance a lot more dynamic. However, its difficult to maintain this driving behavior under normal daily driving conditions, so the ECU gradually returns the car back to the more sluggish standard feel. This is where the PedalBox comes into play, simply plug it in, select one of the 3 modes and your vehicle is a more responsive and dynamic machine once again. And what’s more, the new memory function remembers the last setting you used, so you don’t have to!
Unfortunately not, the speed of the human foot can never match that of the cars electronics, and by repeatedly hammering the accelerator all the way to the floor can actually cause damage to the throttle cluster and drivetrain.
It’s not necessary because it doesn’t boost the engine’s performance nor does it constitute a change to the cars basic design. Furthermore, the PedalBox complies with the 2014/30/EU directive and even carries the CE and ECE markings.
Yes. With the new PedalBox+, you have the choice of whether you prefer to use the app to adjust the tuning or the classic way using the buttons.
Yes, you can switch from any DTE Systems app to one of our other apps with a quick tap on the display. Furthermore, as soon as you have registered for one of our apps, you can also use your access data for another app from DTE Systems.
Yes. The program selection and the fine adjustments are saved for the next drive after the power is switched off.
Please note that only the PedalBox+ (with app) is equipped with Bluetooth and can be controlled by app. With the normal PedalBox, all settings are made via the control panel. Both versions are available in the store for each vehicle.
Our engine tuning systems increase the engine’s horsepower and torque, whereas the PedalBox modifies the vehicles throttle’s response.
No, the PedalBox does not have any impact on either engine performance or lifespan. The driving style and the level of care taken are much more important factors in the operational reliability of a modern car.
The PedalBox does not change the air and fuel ratios (AFR's) of the engine which means that neither the emission levels nor the exhaust gas filter will be affected by installing the PedalBox.
Your insurance cover will not be affected since the engine remains standard.
The amount of fuel which is injected into the engine is not altered by the improvement in throttle response. Driving behavior after the installation of the PedalBox is the main factor which affects the improvement in fuel consumption
The PedalBox comes with a 2 year warranty.
PedalBoxes can be accepted in any vehicle in which the same type of accelerator pedal is installed. However, PedalBoxes cannot be reprogrammed, as they also differ on the hardware side depending on the type of accelerator pedal. Compatibility lists, in which all vehicles are uploaded, which can adapt existing devices, can be requested from us.
Yes, you can return the PedalBox within 30 days after receipt.