APR News

APR Presents the C7.5 RS6 and RS7 4.0 TFSI ECU Upgrade!

July 30th, 2015


APR is pleased to present the ultimate engine control unit (ECU) upgrade for the C7.5 RS6 and RS7 4.0 TFSI V8. 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. APR’s EMCS functionality puts the control of the engine’s operation at your fingertips and allows for additional features and options to be installed to the OEM ECU.

The APR Stage I ECU Upgrade gives you higher peak numbers of 667 HP/626 FT-LBS on 93 (R+M)/2 octane and up to 691 HP/684 FT-LBS on 104 (R+M)/2 octane race fuel. As much as +127 HP and +185 FT-LBS of torque are available through the power band! Read More

APR Presents a Free Stage I & II Update for the SQ5 3.0 TFSI!

July 29th, 2015


APR is pleased to announce version 2.0 Stage I and Stage II ECU Upgrades are now available for the SQ5 3.0 TFSI platform. This is a free update to existing APR ECU Upgrade customers. The latest updates offer a wide gamut of enhancements to our already stellar performance packages and come in the form of smoother operation, increased torque and increased horsepower across the entire power band! As much as an additional 27 horsepower and 22 ft-lbs of torque can be seen over the previous version as illustrated below.



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 449 horsepower and 388 ft-lbs of torque with 93 AKI octane fuel. Large gains were seen throughout the power band, including an additional 98 horsepower and 98 ft-lbs of torque. The increase in power directly translates to an exceptionally quicker vehicle.


For those demanding more torque and power, The APR Supercharger Pulley Upgrade is the answer. Spinning the supercharger faster increases air flow allowing …

APR Presents the DQ250 DSG/S Tronic TCU Upgrade for MQB Platform Vehicles!

July 16th, 2015


APR is pleased to present the ultimate transmission control unit (TCU) upgrade for the DQ250 DSG and S Tronic transmissions! APR’s TCU upgrade is available for MQB 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 enhance the driving experience especially when combined with APR’s performance engine software and hardware. 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.

Feature List

  • Faster acceleration through application specific optimized shift points.
  • Drive and Sport mode shift maps custom tailored to APR’s power upgrades.
  • User adjustable 3-step multi-launch control RPM limits.
  • User definable* max launch control RPM.
  • User definable* manual mode downshifts via the kick-down switch (on/off).
  • User definable* manual mode upshifts at max engine speed (on/off).
  • Manual mode / TT mode paddle response times optimized.
  • Manual mode / TT mode downshift time optimized.
  • Launch control response enhanced …

APR Presents the Oil Catch Can for the MQB EA888 1.8T/2.0T

July 13th, 2015

APR is pleased to present the ultimate Oil Catch Can system for MQB platform 1.8T/2.0T engines.


The APR Oil Catch Can System is designed to prevent excessive crankcase oil vapors from entering the intake system while the engine is under boost. In doing so, the system helps reduce oil pooling in the intercooler hoses, carbon buildup on intake valves, and the decrease in octane caused by oil vapors. Read More

APR Presents the MK6 R Motorsport Launch Limiter & No-Lift Shift

July 9th, 2015


APR’s Motorsport Launch Limiter and No-Lift Shift features are now available for the North American Golf R! These two features can be added to any stage at the time of install and are available for $99 each.

APR Motorsport Launch Limiter

APR’s Motorsport Launch Limiter is an optional feature that eliminates turbo lag and provides a user adjustable launching RPM to aid in vehicle acceleration from a complete stand still. Simply hold the clutch and accelerator while the vehicle is stationary and the engine’s RPM will hold at a predefined limit while boost pressure builds using a “clean,” catalytic converter safe, strategy. With the vehicle stationary, handbrake applied and clutch disengaged, the driver can set the launch RPM by raising the engine’s RPM and pressing the brake pedal to set and save the desired launching RPM. With practice, this method can result in violent acceleration off the line! This feature is for manual transmissions only.

APR Motorsport No-Lift Shift

APR’s Motorsport No-Lift Shift is an optional feature that allows the driver to maximize acceleration by reducing power, boost and time lost during a gear change. With the vehicle above 20 km/h and …

APR Sale – July 7th to July 31st!

July 7th, 2015


Select APR hardware and software is now on sale till the 31st of July. The sale includes the following items at all APR Dealers in the USA:

APR EMCS Program Switching Sale:


Make your ECU purchase fully loaded for only an additional $149! On compatible ECUs, add up to 4 Programs Modes (Stock, Performance Modes and Valet Mode) and all features (Fault Code Erase, Security Lockout and Anti-Theft). Add APR mobile on compatible platforms and enjoy switching from your phone or tablet!

APR TT RS Stage III GTX Turbocharger System Sale:


Save $3,000 off the APR 2.5 TFSI Stage III GTX Turbocharger System and add up to 665 horsepower to your TT RS!

APR 2.0T K04 Turbocharger Sale:


Save $250 off the APR 2.0 TSI K04 Turbocharger System and enjoy up to 375 horsepower and over 400 ft-lbs of torque!

APR 2.0T HPFP Sale:


Save $100 off new and rebuilt APR HPFPs, a necessary upgrade for FSI vehicles to experience Stage 1+, 2+, K04, Stage 3 and 3+ power levels!

APR Shifter Cable Bracket Sale:


Save …

APR Sideburn Fender Decals

July 6th, 2015


APR is pleased to present Sideburn fender decals in multiple colors! This die cut vinyl design was created in house for use on APR’s fleet of employee and R&D vehicles and is now available to the public. Each set includes a passenger and driver side decal that is intentionally longer than necessary to allow fitment on nearly all vehicles after trimming. Simply choose the color combination that works best with the vehicle’s paint scheme and enjoy! Product Page

APR & BFGoodrich Owner’s Corral and SEMA Raffle at Waterfest 21!

June 29th, 2015


For the 14th year in a row, APR is pleased to announce title sponsorship for Waterfest, the largest VW/Audi car show and motorsport event in North America! This year APR has teamed up with BFGoodrich to host an owner’s corral next to the APR booth with special parking and a raffle! The raffle includes a trip for 2 to SEMA in Las Vegas, BFGoodrich Tires, APR ECU Upgrade, APR TCU Upgrade, APR Mobile and more.

Entering is simple. Take photos of your car and share them on instagram with the following tags, #waterfestcorral, #bfgplay, #goapr and we’ll select the winners. We may also select a few random vehicles at the show! You must attend the show on July 18th and 19th, at Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ, and have a nicely modified car with APR hardware and software, on BFGoodrich Tires.

Owners in the corral will be entered into the raffle, and the prizes will be drawn at random. Follow APR, BFGoodrich and Waterfest on instagram at @APRllc, @bfgoodrichtires and @waterfest.

SEMA Trip Details: To win the SEMA trip, you must attend waterfest 2015. You and your guest must be 21 years of age or older, …

APR Presents APR by Brembo Brake Systems!

June 15th, 2015


After years of research, testing and competitive analysis, APR is pleased to announce a technical partnership with Brembo; the world’s foremost leader in upgraded brake systems!

Brembo has consistently offered uncompromising solutions that harmoniously mesh with APR’s performance upgrades. Through decades of research, development and championship wins the world over, Brembo has created unique systems that outperform the competition on the track, while simultaneously offering a civilized daily driving experience. Expect an excellent resistance to brake fade, unmatched stopping power, and reliability that will stand the test of time.

Each APR by Brembo Brake system features red six-piston monobloc calipers with billet brackets, Brembo’s Type III two-piece floating discs, Goodridge braided brake lines and TS20 brake pads. Every system is custom tailored to the vehicle on which it’s being installed to ensure a seamless integration with the factory master cylinder, ABS and traction control systems. Read More…

APR Presents the TT & TT-S Cast Downpipe!

June 2nd, 2015

APR is pleased to present the ultimate Cast Downpipe Exhaust System for the 1.8T/2.0T EA113 & EA888 Gen 1 and Gen 2 TT and TT-S!


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.

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