How to Choose Between KT200 and PCMTuner?

Many customers don’t know the differences between KT200 ECU Programmer and PCMTuner. OBD2GATE has compared these two to help you choose. We hope our comparison makes your decision easier.

Both KT200 ECU Programmer and PCMTuner are good tools, but they excel in distinct areas. Let’s check with a comparison table.

1. KT200 VS PCMTuner

KT200 ECU Programmer VS PCMTuner
Name KT200 ECU Programmer PCMTuner
Software language Italian, English, Dutch, French, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, Czech, Romanian, Turkish English, Russian
Master or Slave version Master Master
Offline/online Must work online Works offline, VR needs online.
Operation mode Bench, Boot, BDM/KTAG and OBD mode Bench, boot and OBD mode
ECU types Bosch, magneti marelli, continental, denso, Delco, Temic or siemens Bosch, magneti marelli, continental or siemens
VR free VR files in ECUHelp program online access to VR files
Checksum calculation Yes Yes
License Auto Version:(7 licenses)Car OBD, Truck OBD, Full System, BDM/JTAG, TOOL BOOT, Bench Mode, TCU Gear 67 modules in 1 (MODULE LIST)
Full Version: (10 licenses)Car OBD, Truck OBD, Tractor OBD, Boat OBD, Motorbike OBD, Full System, BDM/JTAG, TOOL BOOT, Bench Mode, TCU Gear
Support DTC Gearbox Yes Yes
Audi VAG Gearbox Yes Yes
PCR .1 Yes Yes
EDC16 Yes with Fetrotech plugin
EDC17 Yes Yes
ME9.0 Yes No
Read ISN No No
MG1 MD1 Yes, built-in with Fetrotech plugin
VR server and files Yes Yes
With wiring diagram Yes Yes
Tuner account Yes Yes
Free damaos for tuner Yes Yes
Ticket system for support No Yes
Clone ECU and TCU Yes Yes
Car OBD Yes Yes
Truck OBD Yes No
Tractor OBD Full Version Yes No
Auto Version No
Boat OBD Full Version Yes No
Auto Version No
Motorbike OBD Full Version Yes No
Auto Version No
Technical support No annual subscription required No annual subscription required
ECU List KT200 ECU List PCMTuner ECU/TCU List
KT200 TCU List
Dongle No dongle USB Smart Dongle

2. KT200 ecu programmer advantages and disadvantages:


  1. Offers support for multiple languages.
  2. Compatible with BOSCH EDC7/ EDC16/ ME9/ MED9/ MD1/ MG1/ EDC17/ MED17/ ME17/ SIEMEN SPCR2.1/ PCR1.
  3. Provides VR server and file support.
  4. Works with Bosch, Magneti Marelli, Continental, Siemens. Also supports Denso, Delco, and Temic ECUs, which PCMTuner can’t handle.
  5. Functions in Bench, Boot, OBD modes, and also supports BDM/KTAG, unlike PCMTuner.
  6. Supports Truck OBD, with full version also catering to Tractor OBD, Boat OBD, and Motorbike OBD.
  7. Features online updates with no subscription, annual, or monthly fees.


  1. Unable to read BMW ISN.
  2. Lacks Ticket system support.


3. PCMTuner ecu programmer advantages and disadvantages:


  1. Most cost-effective option.
  2. Allows free online updates without any subscriptions, annual, or monthly fees.
  3. Compatible with Bosch, Magneti Marelli, Continental, and Siemens ECUs.
  4. Offers virtual reading with online access to VR files.


  1. Unable to work with BMW ECUs (like EDC17xx).
  2. Cannot read BMW ISN or modify ISN & VIN.
  3. Although PCMtuner 1.21 provides a dedicated tuner account for features like DPF, EGR, Adblue off, and remapping, these are chargeable services.


In conclusion:

  1. KT200 is ready-to-use without activation, while PCMTuner needs activation. KT200, based on genuine fgtech, is ideal for older vehicles but requires bench-to-boot for newer ones. It can read/write various TCUs and offers more features than KESS2. Within the ChipTuningKit KT200, users can access multiple modes, but BDM requires a specific adapter. Meanwhile, PCMTuner, using its own software, excels in bench mode, boot, OBD, and offers free VR files for users.
  2. KT200 supports more ECUs, TCUs, and protocols, also featuring Jtag, BDM, and wiring diagrams.
  3. KT200 supports a broader range of TCUs than PCMTuner, including models like Volvo MPS6 and Jeep 9H28 TUCs.
  4. KT200 offers ten language options, whereas PCMTuner flash only supports English and Russian.


Each tool has its unique features, and not all are adept at reading/writing flawlessly. The choice depends on individual requirements; a single tool may not always suffice. The KT200 ECU programmer and PCMTuner complement each other. The more tools you have, the broader the scope of tasks you can undertake.