APR News

APR Presents the B6 Passat, CC and Tiguan FWD Cast Downpipe!

May 26th, 2015

APR is pleased to present the ultimate Cast Downpipe Exhaust System for the 1.8T/2.0T EA113 & EA888 Gen 1 B6 Passat, CC and Tiguan (FWD)!

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Upgrading the restrictive factory downpipe with the APR Cast Downpipe Exhaust System is a great way to increase performance and add a sophisticated growl to the exhaust note. Ideal performance is achieved through expelling exhaust gasses at maximum velocity through APR’s proprietary, low-turbulence, investment cast downpipe. Designed and assembled in-house, the system utilizes only premium materials and world-class manufacturing techniques to deliver unmatched quality and reliability. Read More.

APR Presents the DL501 S Tronic TCU Upgrade for the B8 / B8.5 S4 & S5!

May 14th, 2015

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APR is pleased to present the ultimate transmission control unit (TCU) upgrade for the DL501 Gen 1, Gen 1.5 and Gen 2 S Tronic transmissions! APR’s TCU upgrade is available for 3.0 TFSI platform vehicles and is conveniently flashed to the vehicle’s TCU through the OBD-II port with user definable options selectable at the time of install.

APR’s TCU upgrade goes beyond the overly simplistic norm of raising a few limiters, and offers a wide gamut of changes designed to completely enhance the driving experience. With an in-depth knowledge of the transmission’s inner workings and control strategies, APR’s engineers have improved many aspects of the transmission from accelerative performance to daily drivability, while also incorporating new features including several typically reserved for higher-end Audi Quattro GmbH RS models.

Depending on the driving scenario, APR’s calibration experts have created multiple operating modes designed to deliver ideal performance for the given driving condition. When using launch control, the transmission enters a maximum acceleration mode designed to provide the fastest possible acceleration through a heightened application of torque, optimized shift points and shift strategies among other performance related enhancements. Under blistering, near wide-open throttle, the transmission enters a different state …

APR Presents a Free Stage 1 & 2 Update for the B8.5 S4/S5 3.0 TFSI!

May 14th, 2015

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APR is pleased to announce version 2.0 Stage I and Stage II ECU Upgrades are now available for the B8.5 S4 and S5 3.0 TFSI platform. The latest updates offer a wide gamut of enhancements to our already stellar performance packages and come in the form of smoother operation, increase torque and increase horsepower across the entire power band! As much as an additional 21 horsepower and 31 ft-lbs of torque can be seen over version 1.2 as illustrated below.

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APR’s ECU upgrades are one of the best horsepower-per-dollar modifications for the 3.0T engine. The APR Stage I ECU Upgrade is designed to work without requiring other changes to the vehicle’s hardware. With the ECU Upgrade alone, APR’s Calibration Experts measured higher peak figures of 372 ft-lbs of torque and 444 horsepower with 93 AKI octane fuel. Large gains were seen throughout the power band, including an additional 98 ft-lbs of torque and 134 horsepower. Even higher figures were achieved using race fuel. The increase in horsepower and torque directly translates to an exceptionally quicker vehicle.

For those demanding more torque, The APR Supercharger Pulley Upgrade is the answer. Spinning …

APR Present a Free Stage 1 & 2 Update for the B8 S4/S5 3.0 TFSI!

May 14th, 2015

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APR is pleased to announce version 3.0 Stage I and Stage II ECU Upgrades are now available for the B8 S4 and S5 3.0 TFSI platform. The latest updates offer a wide gamut of enhancements to our already stellar performance packages and come in the form of smoother operation, increase torque and increase horsepower across the entire power band! As much as an additional 29 horsepower and 29 ft-lbs of torque can be seen over version 2.3 as illustrated below.

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APR’s ECU upgrades are one of the best horsepower-per-dollar modifications for the 3.0T engine. The APR Stage I ECU Upgrade is designed to work without requiring other changes to the vehicle’s hardware. With the ECU Upgrade alone, APR’s Calibration Experts measured higher peak figures of 375 ft-lbs of torque and 441 horsepower with 93 AKI octane fuel. Large gains were seen throughout the power band, including an additional 72 ft-lbs of torque and 98 horsepower. Even higher figures were achieved using race fuel. The increase in horsepower and torque directly translates to an exceptionally quicker vehicle.

For those demanding more torque, The APR Supercharger Pulley Upgrade is the answer. Spinning …

APR Presents the Golf R & S3 Stage II ECU Upgrade & Quarter Mile Record!

May 13th, 2015

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APR is pleased to announce the Stage II ECU Upgrade for the Golf R and S3 is now available for the North American market with other markets around the world to follow. APR’s Stage II ECU Upgrade is designed to work with APR’s upcoming Cast Downpipe Exhaust System and builds upon APR’s already incredible Stage I ECU Upgrade. When combined with APR’s Intake System, peak power and torque figures grow further over Stage I to produce an astonishing 382 horsepower and 387 ft-lbs of torque! The additional hardware and tuning allows the turbo to spool much sooner, and ultimately results in a gain of 36 horsepower over Stage I and a staggering 100 horsepower over stock! APR anticipates the new AWD Cast Downpipe System to be available later this year.

The additional power directly translates to a quicker vehicle in real world testing. APR was able to achieve a quarter mile pass of 12.8@105.7 MPH on an unmodified Golf R and as quick as 12.0@111.7 MPH at stage I with 93 octane fuel. By adding APR’s upcoming cast downpipe system, Stage II ECU Upgrade and 93 octane fuel, APR’s Golf …

APR Presents the 1.8 TSI Ea888 Gen 3 ECU Upgrade for Tiptronic Vehicles!

May 12th, 2015

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APR is pleased to present the ultimate engine control unit (ECU) upgrade for the 1.8T EA888 Gen 3 engine and now supports the tiptronic Jetta, Beetle and Passat! APR’s ECU upgrade is available in octane-specific variations and is conveniently flashed to the vehicle’s factory ECU through the OBD-II port without any physical modification to the factory ECU. Read More!

APR Two Week Sale – May 11th – May 25th

May 11th, 2015

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From May 11th till May 25th, APR’s EMCS Program Switching as well as select APR Hardware and APR accessories are on sale for the USA!

APR’s EMCS program switching, regularly up to $606 for a fully loaded ECU is now $149! Save $50 off the APR Runner Flap Delete and APR Shifter Cable Bracket, $200 off APR RS4 4.2L Downpipes and finally discounted pricing on APR Badges and APR Steering Wheel Inserts.

Please visit our product pages for details!

APR Presents the 2.5 TFSI Cast Downpipe Exhaust System!

May 6th, 2015

APR is pleased to present the ultimate Cast Downpipe Exhaust System for the 2.5 TFSI MKII TT RS & RS3 all wheel drive platform!

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Upgrading the restrictive factory downpipe with the APR Cast Downpipe Exhaust System is a great way to increase performance and add a sophisticated growl to the exhaust note. Ideal performance is achieved through expelling exhaust gasses at maximum velocity through APR’s proprietary, low-turbulence, investment cast downpipe. Designed and assembled in-house, the system utilizes only premium materials and world-class manufacturing techniques to deliver unmatched quality and reliability. Read More.

APR Presents Fastivus 2015!

May 1st, 2015

It’s time to start preparing for our annual pilgrimage to the west coast for Fastivus. With Tanner Foust in attendance with VWoA, this event truly is at the forefront of US track-based shows. Will we see you there?

Fourtitude: e85_b85 sleeper – APR’s A4 Allroad E85 K04 Test Car

May 1st, 2015

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Our friends at Fourtitude recently paid us a visit and we tossed them the keys to our B8.5 A4 Allroad development vehicle, outfitted with our upcoming E85 K04 Turbocharger System. See what they had to say in their article on fourtitude.

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