APR News

VWVortex First Drive: The APR Stage III MK7 GTI

April 23rd, 2015


Our friends at VWVortex recently paid us a visit and we tossed them the keys to our MK7 GTI development vehicle, outfitted with our upcoming Stage III Turbocharger System. See what they had to say in their article on VWVortex.

Performance VW Magazine Visits APR

April 11th, 2015


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Performance VW Mag x APR Alabama – Pick up the May issue of Performance VW Magazine for an exclusive look at APR, LLC.'s recently expanded Alabama HQs. For a taster of what’s in the magazine, check out this behind the scenes video we made during our recent visit!Big thanks to CGFilm for the film and Awesome GTI (APR UK) for the invite out to Alabama.#PerformanceVWMag #PVW

Posted by Performance VW Magazine on Friday, April 10, 2015

APR achieves new North American MK7 Golf R and GTI quarter mile records.

April 7th, 2015


This past weekend APR finally had a chance to run the new North American MK7 Golf R and the APR Stage 3 MK7 GTI at the local quarter mile drag strip. During Montgomery Motorsport Park’s “Street Night – Test and Tune” event, the Golf R and GTI were all but lost in a sea of big American muscle cars tearing up the track. However, that didn’t stop APR from setting two new NHRA certified records.

The recently-delivered MK7 Golf R was outfitted with APR’s prototype 19×8.5” wheels, lowering springs, and Michelin tires, giving the R the look they desired. Under the hood, APR’s Carbon Fiber Intake was fitted.

The evening began with running baseline passes. The stock Golf R ECU calibration was installed and resulted in a respectable 12.81@105.75 MPH. With track conditions rapidly worsening and density altitude slightly climbing, APR’s engineers switched over to the Stage I ECU Upgrade and lined up for another pass. The result was a US spec S3/Golf R record of 12.07@111.74 MPH! Most impressive of all, it was achieved using only 93 octane pump fuel, a full interior and street tires.

APR Presents the Turbo Delete System!

April 1st, 2015


The APR Turbo Delete System completely transforms the EA888 Gen 3 2.0T and takes performance to a whole new level of naturally aspirated perfection. Gone are the days of turbo lag as response is literally instant! Upon smashing the go pedal, expect an instant application of torque without the necessity of spinning the turbo over 150,000 RPM.

Another key benefit of the APR Turbo Delete System comes in the form of constant wide-open throttle operation, or CWOTO. Due to the dramatic reduction in power, the driver can track the vehicle without ever lifting off the throttle the entire session. This leaves the driver to hone his or her steering skills without the need to worry about fumbling with clumsy and archaic manual brake and throttle pedals.

Key Points:

  • Replaces the factory IHI turbocharger.
  • CNC machined billet Inconel 625 construction.
  • Weight reduction.
  • Increased reliability.
  • 190 HP and 175 FT-LBS of torque under the factory Golf R.
  • No turbo lag.
  • Exotic 4 cylinder naturally aspirated growl.
  • Includes APR’s world renowned 87 octane ECU Upgrade.


Application Guide

1.8T / 2.0T EA888 Gen 3
Product on Backorder – ETA: 2 weeks

APR Presents a Free Update for S6/S7 4.0 TFSI ECU Upgrade Customers!

March 30th, 2015


Version 1.1 is now available for the S6 and S7 4.0 TFSI offering more power and torque, as well as a smoother, more refined, driving experience. APR’s engineers have unlocked 627 ft-lbs of torque and 563 horsepower with this new Stage I ECU Upgrade with as much as 187 ft-lbs and 125 horsepower over stock on 93 octane! Those looking for even more power can use the 100 octane race fuel mode to boost output to 635 ft-lbs and 578 horsepower! The upgrade is offered for free to existing APR ECU Upgrade customers and is available at dealers worldwide. Please visit our product page for more details.


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March 26th, 2015

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APR Presents the MK7 Golf R and MK3 S3 ECU Upgrade!

March 23rd, 2015


APR is pleased to present the ultimate engine control unit (ECU) upgrade for the 2.0T EA888 Gen 3 engine as found in the North American MK7 Golf R and MK3 S3! 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 ECU upgrades are one of the best horsepower-per-dollar modifications for the new 2.0T 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 379 ft-lbs of torque and 354 horsepower with 93 AKI octane fuel. Large gains were seen throughout the power band, including an additional 98 ft-lbs of torque and 74 horsepower. Even higher figures were achieved using race fuel. For those looking for a more modest bump in horsepower and torque, lower output software is available. In both cases the increase in horsepower and torque directly translates to an exceptionally quicker vehicle. Read More

The New APR Cast Downpipe Exhaust Systems!

March 10th, 2015


Have you seen the new APR Cast Downpipe Exhaust Systems? Four new investment-cast downpipes were recently released with applications covering nearly every direct injected 1.8T and 2.0T engine found in Audi, VW, Seat and Skoda compact and mid-sized vehicles. Each system is fine tuned to deliver the best performance and quality with many key benefits not seen elsewhere in the market!

Currently released 1.8T and 2.0T systems:

Key benefits:

  • High quality, designed, assembled and QCed in-house.
  • T304L stainless steel design with argon back-purged TIG welding.
  • High-velocity, low-turbulence cast downpipe with port-matched inlet.
  • Low-profile, sealed and corrugated flex section.
  • 8mm billet bracket
  • 76mm brushed and de-burred, non-swedged piping.
  • Investment cast bungs.
  • 300 cell, 100mm x 100mm GESI catalyst.
  • OEM-style slip-on clamps.
  • Broadband noise cancelling resonators (AWD model).
  • APR Stage II ECU Upgrade price waived.
  • Limited lifetime warranty.

Please visit each product page for an in-depth look into each new system and stay tuned for more releases!

APR Presents a Free Update for S8 4.0 TFSI ECU Upgrade Customers!

March 9th, 2015



APR is pleased to present an exciting new enhancement to our S8 4.0 TFSI ECU Upgrade! Expect higher peak numbers of 667 HP/697 FT-LBS on 93 (R+M)/2 octane and up to 692 HP/713 FT-LBS on 100 (R+M)/2 octane race fuel with our version 1.1 update. As much as +171 HP and +191 FT-LBS of torque is available through the power band and the update delivers a more refined driving experience! This update is free for existing APR ECU customers and is available around the world. Read more on our product page.

APR is pleased to announce new enhancements to our entire B8 A4, A5 & Q5 2.0 TFSI AVL software lineup!

February 27th, 2015


With over half a decade of development poured into this platform, APR’s Engineers are pleased to deliver several free upgrades to our existing customers. APR Stage I, Stage II and our K04 Turbocharger ECU upgrades are now revised with our new calibration strategies designed to produce a fantastic driving experience with more power and torque on tap!

APR’s calibration experts spent months working with the various ECU, hardware and octane configurations to deliver a driving experience second to none. Major improvements were made to the way the throttle behaves, leaving the driver to feel more connected to the vehicle than ever before. With control and response maximized, APR’s engineers set out to increase power while keeping factory comforts in mind during part throttle driving. Engine load, valve lift, cam phasing and boost levels were all optimized to ensure the engine was breathing as freely as possible for maximum output. Ignition, lambda and other aspects of the direct injection fueling system were tweaked to raise and refine power further. The end result is a fantastic leap in performance and response that wakes up the engine sooner in the RPM band and carries horsepower …

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