PCMTuner VS ECUHelp ECU Bench Tool

Both PcmTuner and ECUHelp ECU Bench Tool are new released ECU Programmer in 2022, Which one is better? Here is comparison table to help you make a choice.

Item PCMtuner ECU Bench Tool
Image PCMtuner ECU Bench Tool
Price $499 $329
Dongle with Smart Dongle without Dongle
Software 1. PCMtuner2. PCMflash 1. AMT Bench Service Tool(AMT BST)2. ECUHelp
Version Master Master
Datacenter VZ Performace ECUHelp 2.0
Network Connection Yes Yes
Update & Subscription 1. PCMtuner update online, no subscription, no annual fee2. PCMflash update by dongle Both ATM BST and ECUHelp Update Online
Checksum Yes Yes
VR read & Write Yes, Online Yes, Online
EDC16 Not Support Yet Support, no need open ECU
EDC17 MEDC17 Yes, good for this Yes, only a few models
MG1 MD1 Coming soon, need buy new adapter yes, the license freely activated already
VAG Volvo ME9 No yes, no need open ECU
Operation Mode OBD, Bench, Boot Bench
Offline/Online Work offline, VR need online Work offline, VR need online
Activation Yes, provide SN and register email to activate Yes, provide SN to activate
ECU List PCMtuner ECU List ECU Bench Tool ECU List
ECU Tuning Service Download VR files for freePay for tuning file Pay for VR filesPay for tuning file


To summarize: Ecuhelp ECU Bench Tool Advantages: EDC16, MG1 MD1 and VAG Volvo ME9 support. PCMtuner needs to buy a new adapter to support MG1 MD1, doesn’t support EDC16 and VAG Volvo ME9 yet. Advantages of PCM Tuner: Support operation mode via OBD, Bank and Boot. ECU Bench Tool only supports Bench, and PCMTuner downloads VR files for free, but ECU Bench has to pay for it.

If you want to know more information about Auto ECU Programmer, please click our webiste: https://www.obd2tool.com