CG FC200 vs PCMTuner 1.21 ECU Programmer

Here is the comparison about two hot-sale ECU programmers on the market: CG FC200 and PCMtuner Magic Car Tool.

Item CG FC200 PCMTuner
Software Language English, French, Spanish, Polish, Turkish, Chinese English and Russian
Dongle No USB Smart Dongle
Offline/online It should work online and with 12v power supply. Work offline, VR need online.
ECU Search Search ecu by bosch ecu number, car brand Search ecu by  ecu number, car brand
Operation mode bench, boot and OBD mode Bench, boot and OBD mode
ECU types Bosch Bosch, magneti marelli, continental or siemens
Virtual reading No online access to VR files
Wiring diagram Device shows you wiring diagram Check wiring in PCMTuner, online update wiring diagram
Tuner account for dpf, egr, adblue off and remap No Yes
Read BMW ISN Yes, read ISN, change ISN and change VIN No
Checksum can calculate checksum online as long as the subscription is active Yes
Activation Yes, provide S/N to activate Yes, provide S/N to activate and register with email
License Full license 67 modules in 1
Option solderless adapter Yes, FC200 Optional adapter: No Need Disassembly Adapter for 6HP 8HP MSV90 N55 N20 B48 B58 B38 etc No
Update & Subscription 1 Year Free update, subscription is $125/ year PCMTuner free update online, No subscription, No annual fee, No monthly fee.
PCM-Flash update by new dongle
ECU list FC200 ECU List PCMTuner ECU List
Price US$686 US$464


1.CG FC200 Pros& Cons:


  • Has more protocols
  • Supports more multi-languages
  • Read BMW ISN, change ISN & VIN
  • It tells you method and function of that ECU.
  • Get a bunch of pins and each pins got its different size to fit on these pins
  • Shows wiring diagram, you could zoom in and out
  • Very fast to read BMW MSD MSV ISN on bench



  • Can only do checksum fix online, checksum won’t work if the subscription expires.
  • Works only on mostly Bosch ECUs and some siemens old ECUs
    Only some BMW ECU can be done via OBD
    Don’t have a lot of Japanese ECUs (siemens or denso ecus)
  • Cannot be used for dpf,egr, adblue off and remap


2.PCMtuner Pros& Cons:


  • Works on Bosch ECUs, Magneti Marelli, Continetial or Siemens
  • Supports virtual reading-online access to VR files



  • Cannot do BMW ECUs (EDC17xx etc)
  • Cannot read BMW ISN, change ISN & VIN
  • Though PCMtuner 1.21 has its own tuner account for dpf,egr, adblue off and remap, but they’re paid items.


So, which is one is better to choose?

It depends on what main function you want to do and your budget. For BMW ISN reading and modifying, CG FC200 ECU programmer is better. For chip tuning, PCMtuner 1.21 is recommended because it supports virtual reading.


Hope it helps!