MoTeC M600 ECU

Price: $3,875.00 (USD)

Built with the same leading edge technology as MoTeC’s M800, the M600 is ideal for late model six cylinder engines and twin or triple rotary engines. It controls modern electronics such as continuously variable camshaft timing and drive by wire throttle and is fully programmable for road and race applications.

It is both suited to stand-alone installation and as part of a complete engine management and data acquisition solution.

Basic Specifications


  • 6 x Injector outputs—high or low ohm

  • 6 x Ignition outputs

  • 8 x Auxiliary outputs—for functions such as camshaft control, drive by wire throttle, boost control, nitrous injection, idle speed stepper motor and many more


  • 8 x Analogue voltage inputs—fully configurable including custom calibrations

  • 6 x Analogue temperature inputs—fully configurable including custom calibrations
  • 2 x Wideband Lambda inputs—for Lambda measurement and control

  • 4 x Digital/speed inputs—for wheel speeds and function activation


  • 1 x CAN

  • 1 x RS232


  • Case size 147 x 105 x 40 mm
  • Weight 500 gram
  • 1 x 34 pin and 1 x 26 pin waterproof connector with gold plated contacts

Version 3 ECU Software

The latest software for MoTeC ECUs, Version 3, is developed to optimise tuning for the increasing sophistication of modern engines. It has a range of new and improved features and control functions and an increased table functionality.

V3 software can be sent to any new or existing 'hundred series' ECU—M400, M600, M800 and M880—enabling the latest features even on older systems.

New and Improved Features

  • Ref/Sync Capture
    Crank and cam signals are captured and displayed on a built-in digital oscilloscope. This is invaluable for checking the integrity of the Ref and Sync signals and diagnosing faulty sensors or wiring.
  • Engine Logs
    Three engine histogram logs can be configured to log any channel. For example, one engine histogram might log engine RPM and another oil pressure. Also included is a tell-tale log for storing minimum and maximum values, plus an accumulated values store.

  • Multiple Configurations
    Up to four different configurations can be stored in the ECU and 'switching on the fly' is supported. This can be used in for example rally cars where different maps are used for different weather or road conditions. Also, if switching is integrated in the loom, it can be used to switch the ECU from one car to another.

  • Input Setup
    A completely revised input setup system includes adjustable filtering and diagnostic levels on all input channels.

  • Inputs
    Input data can be accepted from other devices connected via the CAN bus, such as MoTeC Dash Loggers, PLM Lambda meters (up to 12 PLMs can be connected), E888/E816 expanders, or even another MoTeC ECU.

  • Customised sets of channels can be transmitted via RS232 or CAN to another device such as a MoTeC Dash Logger.

  • Improved semi-automatic gearbox function.

New and Improved Control Functions

  • Traction Control
    Major enhancements to the traction control system including power reduction via drive by wire, ignition cut and ignition retard. Includes three 3D tables for aim slip which could be used for driver adjustment, gear compensation, lateral acceleration compensation or for adjustment based on any other channel.

  • Timers
    Full throttle and closed throttle timer channels plus two general purpose timer channels can be used by any table. For example a fuel or ignition compensation table.

  • Idle Speed Control
    All new idle speed control which includes fuel and ignition compensation tables, plus tables for setting the idle RPM. This allows RPM adjustment based on a number of channels.

  • Nitrous Control
    All new Nitrous control system using 3 stages with atack and decay, and a start timer for each stage. The stages can be triggered by throttle, ground speed or digital inputs.

  • Boost Control
    Major enhancements to boost control including PID control with 3D tables.

  • Drive by Wire Throttle Control

    • Can now be used in the overrun boost (anti-lag) system.

    • Supports up to four drive by wire throttle motors using a MoTeC DBW4.

    • Can be used for downshift throttle blip.
  • Lambda Control
    Enhancements to the Lambda control system including new aim Lambda compensation tables which allow the aim Lambda to be varied based on any channel. For example, a driver adjustment channel or the full throttle timer channel.

  • RPM Limit

    • The 3D RPM limit table allows the RPM limit to be varied based on any channel, for example gear or engine temperature.

    • Downshift RPM limiting to match engine RPM to gearbox speed.

Increased Table Functionality

  • 4D Tables
    4D fuel and ignition tables allow engine mapping based on any three channels, for example RPM, throttle and MAP.

  • Input Channels
    Selectable input channels for all tables allows extraordinary flexibility in how tables are used and even allows internal channels such as fuel pulse width or ignition timing to be used as table inputs.

  • Table Axis Sites
    The table axis sites can be varied independently for almost all tables, allowing full optimisation for each table.
  • Accel and Decel Tables
    3D acceleration and deceleration tables for both fuel and ignition.

  • Start Tables
    3D start tables based on cranking time and any other channel such as engine temperature.

Plus numerous other enhancements to functionality and user interface.

Engine Tuning Features

  • Windows based ECU Manager tuning software with user definable screen layouts

  • Individual cylinder tuning of both fuel delivery and ignition timing

  • Suits modern engines, including those with coil per cylinder ignition

  • 4D fuel and ignition tables for engine mapping based on three channels ‡

  • Selectable channels for table axes ‡
  • Fully configurable axis points on all tables ‡
  • Highly configurable crank and cam trigger inputs to suit almost all OEM sensors and tooth patterns
  • Free access to wideband Lambda and data logging for initial tuning. Available for the first 8 hours engine running time

Additional Distinct Features

  • Suitable for engines requiring the latest complex control functions, such as:

    • Continuously variable camshaft control (up to 2 inlet and 2 exhaust cams)

    • Drive by wire throttle control

  • Capable of all other modern control functions, such as:
    • Traction control
    • Overrun boost enhancement (anti-lag)
    • Gear change ignition cut (flat shifts)
    • Boost control
    • Nitrous injection
    • Dual stage injection (Hi/Lo injection)
  • Fully configurable sensor inputs including custom calibrations
  • Configurable receiving and transmitting data via the CAN bus
  • Capable of receiving data from multiple Lambda measurement devices via CAN
  • Integrated advanced diagnostics, including injector & crank trigger diagnostics
  • Switchable between multiple configurations ‡
  • Ref/Sync capture displayed on the built-in digital oscilloscope ‡

Data Acquisition

  • Internal data logging (512 kB) with fast download via CAN
  • Three engine histogram logs including a tell-tale log ‡
  • State of the art i2 Standard or i2 Pro data analysis software

Upgradable with optional functionality to make additional features available when you want them, activated through a simple password system.

‡ Only available with Version 3 software


Several options are available as upgrades to customise and grow your system. These additional features are activated through a simple password system, at any time when you need it.

For the M600 engine management system the following upgrades are available:

Data Logging

Allows recording of all ECU data to the 512 kB internal logging memory and analysing the data with MoTeC's i2 Standard software. This option is enabled for a free evaluation period of the first 8 hours engine running time.

Pro Analysis

Provides access to advanced i2 Pro data analysis software with multiple graph overlays, X-Y plots, advanced maths functions, synchronised video (manual alignment), and flexible layouts to accommodate virtually any user preference. Requires the Data Logging upgrade.

Wideband Lambda

Allows the use of the on-board wideband Lambda controller for NTK UEGO or Bosch LSU sensors. Available in single version, expandable to the dual version. The single version is enabled for a free evaluation period of the first 8 hours engine running time.

Advanced Functions

  • Traction Control and Launch Control (2, 3 or 4 wheel)

  • Gear Change Ignition Cut (flat shifts)

  • Overrun Boost Enhancement ‡ (anti-lag)

Overrun Boost Enhancement ‡

Enables boost control to reduce turbo lag and improve throttle response in tight and twisty stages for turbocharged cars, specifically in rally events.

‡ Overrun Boost Enhancement is available separately or as part of Advanced Functions.

Continuously Variable Camshaft Control

Enables camshaft control with each cam independently adjustable in 0.5 degree increments based on RPM and load.

Drive by Wire Throttle Control

Enables control of the throttle body actuator by interpreting the driver's pedal input via sensors. Compatible with most OEM electronic throttles.

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