Greater Chicago Performance Tuning 

European Car Tuning and Performance Upgrades

If you’re looking to take your car’s performance to the next level, visit Autobahn Automotive Service and find out how we can enhance your vehicle. Whether you need superior handing, better braking, or want to add a quick boost of horsepower, our factory trained technicians can make your car one of the most impressive vehicles around.

Auto Performance Upgrades for European
Luxury Vehicles in the Greater Chicago Region

Even impressive European cars (Porsche, BMW, Range Rover, Audi, Mercedes) may need a performance upgrade. Autobahn Automotive Service is a greater Chicago leader in high performance installs! There are many components that can be upgraded on your vehicle. If you’re looking to install a Turbo, supercharger, water-meth system, interior gauges, Cold Air Intakes, Front Mount Intercoolers (or any other parts!) you can count on us to deliver knowledge, advice and quality installs.

We Offer Performance Tuning & Upgrades For
The Following Brands

Mercedes Tuning
Porsche Tuning
BMW Tuning
Range Rover Tuning
VW Tuning
Mini Tuning
Audi Tuning
Aston Martin Tuning

When you’re looking to add more power, better handling, and superior driving to your car, there are hundreds of options. From increasing air intake to advanced computer tuning, there are plenty of ways to make your car faster.  Autobahn Automotive Service has the experience to protect your investment and give you support after the upgrade.

Computer and Chip Tuning

One of the quickest (and sometime easiest) upgrades to make to your vehicle is an ECU flash or the addition of a “chip” or other software re-programming. Depending on the age and make of your vehicle, this is as simple as swapping out an old-school ECU microchip or, on newer vehicles, a software flash.

We have been involved in repairing, tuning and upgrading our customers’ cars for years. Our main focus is to get more performance out of their vehicles while keeping the car’s drive-ability stable. Unless, of course, your car is for the track only, then all bets are off…

Exhaust Systems

Most factory exhaust systems leave room for improvement and many manufactures use a less expensive exhaust system as a means of cost cutting. So after (or with) a chip tune, an exhaust upgrade is the next logical step. A performance exhaust can free some of the power in your engine by allowing a quicker, more efficient path for exhaust gases to escape. There are several other advantages to adding an aftermarket performance exhaust system, such as a more aggressive exhaust tone, weight reduction, added longevity (by using better materials) and a more refined appearance.

We can and will guide you in the right direction if you’re not sure which exhaust system is best for your vehicle. Over the years, we’ve learned what works and what doesn’t and which combinations will work best on certain cars. An exhaust is also a great upgrade if you just want something mild on your daily driver.

Turbos & Superchargers

Some performance additions, such as an exhaust system, ECU flash or smaller pulley, can make a significant difference in your vehicle’s power and torque, but many car enthusiasts want to stand out from the rest and push the engine’s potential one step further. For those drivers, Autobahn Automotive Service offers complete custom or bolt-on Turbo and Supercharger kit upgrades: including everything from injectors, manifold, turbo or supercharger, tuning, etc… In other words, tell us what your power goal is and we will provide you with a package that best suit your needs.

We are happy to work with other performance manufactures and install kits from a variety of companies. Our goal is both more power for your car and a lasting relationship. This is an area where many other shops have failed. Do you really want to invest a ton of money in your pride and joy only to have the repair shop vanish in a few months? Autobahn has been around a long time, and we intend to be servicing your vehicle for years to come!

Suspension Upgrades

Making your car faster is great, and many upgrades can help achieve that goal, but they make your car faster in a straight line! From a dead stop, that turbo will get you going, but what makes your car faster on the turns and on the track? The suspension does! It’s probably one of our favorite upgrades to make on any vehicle and one that, to us, brings the most joy when driving.

So many clients can’t believe the difference a set of firmer shocks and stouter sway bars can do…you won’t be able to recognize your car! If you think you like driving it now, just wait until you can whip it through some turns 40% faster than before. Find out what we’re talking about and give us a call.

Brake Upgrades

So, all this talk about making your car handle better and go faster, but we can’t forget the most important part…stopping that beast! We’re not just talking about some dustless pads here, we mean bigger, stronger and all around better brake systems. From upgrading calipers and rotors to replacing lines with braided steel, we can do it for you.

Just like the suspension upgrades, adding higher performance brakes makes the car almost magical. In addition to brakes, we can assist you with air dams and cooling tubes to keep the heat down when you’re pushing the car harder.

Engine Upgrades & Rebuilding

From blueprinting a rebuild, to swapping out a cam shaft, and everything (and we mean everything!) in between, Autobahn Automotive Service can pull more horsepower and torque out of your engine than you thought possible. All of this performance talk still goes back to: what are your goals with your vehicle? Maybe you just want some mild tweaks or maybe you want an Instagram worthy monster, we are the perfect greater Chicago euro shop to help you meet your goals, wherever you are on the spectrum.


Our main goal is to maximize your vehicle’s performance safely and within the tolerances of the engine and hardware without any sacrifice in drivability or smoothness. Only by having an innate understanding of what can be done to these amazing vehicles can we deliver this kind of experience for our clients. From BMW and Mercedes to Audi and Porsche and far beyond, we want to be your partner in building and maintaining something amazing. Don’t just take our word for it, make sure you read our reviews. Also, we welcome you to stop by our shop anytime to check us out!

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