How to Choose Between Launch X431 and CGDI FC200?

In this blog, we will guide locksmiths in making a purchase decision between Launch X431 and CGDI FC200.

Firstly, let’s check with comparison table

Item Launch X431 CG FC200
Software language English, German, Japanese, Russian, French, Portuguese, Korean, Italian, Arabic, Traditional Chinese English ONLY
(French, Spanish,
Polish, Turkish authorization)
Offline/Online version Online version Online version
Operation mode Bench Bench, Boot, and OBD
ECU types Bosch, Siemens, Continental, Delco, GETRAG, Temic Bosch, Siemens, Continental, Delco, GETRAG, Temic
Virtual Reading No No
Checksum calculation Yes, it will do checksum correction Can calculate checksum online
as long as the subscription is
Support DTC Gearbox Yes Yes
Audi VAG Gearbox Yes Yes
PCR 2.1 Yes Yes
EDC16 Yes Yes
EDC17 Yes Yes
ME9.0 Yes, need MPC5XX adapter
MSDxx Yes Yes
MSVxx Yes Yes
Simos 12.x Yes Yes
Simos 8.x Yes Yes
6HPxx Yes Yes
8HPxx Yes Yes
ZF 9HP No Yes
Continental TC17 Yes Yes, need MPC5XX adapter
DKG Yes Yes
SID208 Yes
9G Tronic Yes
MPS6 Yes Yes
GM 6TXX/6LXX Yes Yes
GM Exx/Txx Yes Yes
MEG17.9.2 Yes Yes
MEDG17.9.8 Yes Yes
SIM271xx Yes Yes
Read ISN Yes Yes
MG1 MD1 Yes Yes
With wiring diagram Yes Yes
Clone ECU and TCU Yes Yes
ECU Search Search ecu by bosch ecu Search ecu by bosch ecu
number, car brand number, car brand
Immo off Yes for older medc17xx ECUs Yes for older medc17xx ECUs
MEDC17 ECU Clone Yes Yes
VAG Simos 8.5, 8.6 Clone Yes Yes
Porsche Simos 8.5 Clone Yes Yes
Porsche SDI 6-7-8 Clone Yes SDI7, SDI7 yes, SDI8 no
Update & Subscription 1 Year Free update, subscription 1 Year Free update, subscription
is $150/ year is $199/ year


Comparison by coverage

ECU supported by CG FC200



ECU and TCU supported by Launch X431 


To sum up, Launch X431 scanner and CGDI FC200 show strong resemblances.

FC200 handles OBD and boot mode ECU tasks, while Launch specializes in bench read/write. FC200 expands compatibility with recent updates (MD1CS089, SID208, etc.).

Both software are user-friendly; Launch x431 offers multiple languages, FC200 is English-only. Recent user feedback highlights Launch’s faster speed, superior reading/writing, and effective cloning compared to FC200.