Steinbauer Performance

Product Overview

All accessory electronics delivered by STEINBAUER are based on a single principle: 100% independence of the hardware module from the vehicle’s own control electronics (ECU) by means of an original STEINBAUER plug connection.

STEINBAUER has been developing, manufacturing and distributing additional performance electronics for over 15 years. Every product in the STEINBAUER range has been developed and produced in-house. There is no substitute for quality.


To assist in the prevention of mis-identification of STEINBAUER products a with products of inferior quality or products produced by other manufacturers and distributers, STEINBAUER Performance is a registered trademark.

Fuel Consumption

The fuel consumption of any vehicle is mainly influenced by the style of driving. If a tuned car is driven “hard“, then a slight increase in fuel consumption is to be expected. If the car is driven like before the tuning was installed and the higher performance is used for acceleration and overtaking, fuel consumption remains almost original, under certain circumstances consumption may even decrease.

Additionally the use of special air filters can lead to reduced fuel consumption due to higher air mass and therefore more efficient combustion of the fuel.

In Agricultural Machinery reduced fuel consumption is achieved by the increase in performance and being able to work more efficiently, ie. ploughing or harvesting more acres per hour. This in turn reduces overall work hours and saves fuel.

For power tuning of passenger car, many legal authorities require verifications regarding power performance, exhaust emissions and operating noise. Extensive independent tests are carried out to ensure compliance and then the independent party can issue the TÜV certificate.

The law requires that the vehicle has to be presented with all changes of the relevant components to a mechanical expert, eg.: TÜV Austria.

With this certificate the vehicle owner can then register the conversion at the responsible office of the regional government.

We would like to advise of the possible consequences if you do not register the conversion of your car:

  • Administrative penalties of your regional government
  • Cancellation of insurance
  • Negative report in case of observation according to § 57a
  • Tax evasion

Is a guarantee or warranty issued on the STEINBAUER power module?

For the production of all STEINBAUER products we use only high-quality components, and are proud to offer a 1 year guarantee* for exchange or repair of STEINBAUER modules, appropriate usage and correct installation provided. If you choose to register your product purchase on our homepage the guarantee period is extended to 3 years.*

*Terms and Conditions apply

Do you give manufacturer guarantee?

For products purchased and installed for use within Austria Steinbauer Tuning Technologies Austria GmbH issues the guarantee for engine, gearbox and transmission of passenger cars only within the original manufacturer's guarantee. For a maximum of 2 years or 100.000km from initial registration and within the guarantee conditions for engine, gearbox and transmission.

The guarantee does not include reimbursement for labour, additional or mobility guarantee or for costs. Further it does not include car parts that are not associated with the STEINBAUER product.

For products purchased and installed for use in other countries, please check with your local dealer or distributor for guarantee information.

We are required to advise, if you install an additional electronic in Agricultural Machinery or Trucks, the original manufacturer's guarantee may be voided.

NOTE. Guarantee and Warranty legislation differs greatly between countries. We suggest that should the manufacturer of your vehicle deny a claim, without merit, because a STEINBAUER performance product was installed you should check the local law or warranty/guarantee legislation in your country.

Does the power enhancement have a negative impact on the engine?

We take great care to ensure that our performance increases are within the power reserve of engine, gearbox etc. Meaning you can enjoy the improved performance of your car without effecting its longevity and long term reliability.

Are there any changes to the brake or exhaust system necessary?

No, you don’t need to modify the brake or fit a different exhaust system.

Is it possible to install a power module on vehicles with automatic transmissions?

Yes, you can use the STEINBAUER Power Enhancement also for vehicles with automatic transmissions.

Is it possible to “undo” or turn off the tuning?

Yes, it is. Simply unplugging of the STEINBAUER module returns your car to its original specifications. Remember that our power module remains invisible to the vehicle ECU.

Can I switch on and off the STEINBAUER module?

With an optional remote control you can also turn off the STEINBAUER Power Enhancement while you are driving.

Do I need to have my vehicle serviced more often?

The standard service intervals remain unchanged.