APR News

APR Presents the 6MT Adjustable Short Shifter

November 20th, 2015

APR is pleased to present the ultimate fully adjustable Short Shifter System for the 6 speed manual transmission!


The APR Short Shifter System is a comprehensive upgrade to the factory gear shifter assembly and is designed to reduces shifter movement, in all directions, while simultaneously improving shift quality. The system provides fine tuning of front-to-back and side-to-side movements to shorten shifts, counterweight adjustments for enhanced shift quality, and upgrades the weak points of the factory setup to provide years worry free use. The upgrade is simple, easy to install, easy to adjust, and leaves the driver spending less time shifting, and more time accelerating to victory. To APR’s engineers, it’s the ultimate solution, but to the driver, it just works! Read More…

APR Presents the IS38 Turbocharger Upgrade for the GTI, A3, Leon, Octavia and S1!

November 2nd, 2015


APR is pleased to present the OEM Golf R/S3 IS38 Turbocharger ECU upgrade for GTI/A3 platform vehicles and the Audi S1!

APR’s IS38 Turbocharger ECU Upgrade is designed for use with the factory Golf R / S3 turbo on GTI/A3 platform vehicles and produces an asphalt-shredding 386 HP on 93 octane fuel, and over 400 HP using APR’s upcoming Ethanol Flex Fueling upgrades! It’s even compatible with the factory downpipe exhaust system, at lower output levels. Expect lightning fast response coupled with smooth daily driving and a much broader power band that pulls all the way to redline!


Using multiple vehicles across the world and in house, APR’s team of Calibration and Electrical Engineers spent the better part of a year mastering the factory Simos 18 engine management system to work seamlessly with the upgraded IS38 turbocharger unit. All critical aspects of the vehicle’s platform were taken into consideration and monitored through APR’s proprietary engine management logging tools to levels often not seen elsewhere in this industry. Through proper mapping, the ECU fully understands the hardware changes and operates correctly. As such torque delivery is smooth and flat, avoiding compressor surge, limitations in …

APR Presents a Free Update to the Facelifted RS6 / RS7 4.0T

October 29th, 2015


APR is pleased to announce version 1.1 is now available for the C7.5 facelifted RS6 and RS7 platform! This free update to existing APR ECU Upgrade customers delivers more power and torque through the power band, offering up to 667 HP and 746 FT-LBS of torque on 93 octane fuel and up to 722 HP and 849 FT-LBS on race fuel! For more details, please visit our product page. Please contact an APR dealer today to schedule an appointment!




APR Audi S1 2.0 TFSI ECU Upgrade Released!

October 28th, 2015


APR’s ECU Upgrade for the 2.0 TFSI EA888 Gen 3 is now available for the Audi S1!


The APR Stage I ECU Upgrade is designed to work with an otherwise unmodified vehicle and provides a max gain of 67 ft-lbs of torque and 74 HP, taking power figures to 323 FT-LBS of torque and 302 horsepower! Expect an exceptionally quicker vehicle with a low horsepower-to-dollar price tag.


APR’s Stage II ECU Upgrade takes power further. By upgrading the vehicle’s factory clutch, tiny intercooler, downpipe and intake, The APR Stage II ECU Upgrade delivered 104 FT-LBS and 103 HP over stock, taking power to 351 FT-LBS and 331 HP!

For those still wanting more power, stay tuned for another release that utilizes the factory S3’s IS38 turbocharger!

To purchase the software, please user our dealer locator tool to inquire about pricing and availability in your area.


APR H2Oi 2015 Update: Hurricane Joaquin Threatens Safety.

September 30th, 2015


We regret to inform our customers, fans, and friends alike, APR will not be attending H2O International this year due the mounting threat posed by Hurricane Joaquin. For the safety of our employees and customers alike, we hope all understand our decision not to embark on the the multi-day, 1,700-mile journey. Please note: our H2Oi sale is still active at dealers across the USA from September 28th till October 9th. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

APR Presents the B8.5 K04 Turbocharger System!

September 29th, 2015


The APR K04 Turbocharger System is now available for the B8.5 A4, A5 and Q5 vehicles! This OEM-style, bolt-on turbocharger upgrade offers a staggering leap in horsepower and torque over the factory setup, and is fully compatible with ethanol “Flex-Fuel” engines. Expect Horsepower/FT-LBS of Torque figures as high as 329hp/350tq on 91 octane fuel, 344hp/369tq on 93 octane fuel, 355hp/385tq on 100 octane fuel, 361hp/405tq on 104 octane fuel and an amazing 374hp/408tq on E85 fuel on flex fuel models!


This excellent leap in power is aimed towards budget minded customers and retails for $3,299.99. However, thanks to the new APR Turbo Loyalty Program, the turbocharger system is available to existing APR Stage I or II ECU Upgrade customers for only $2,999.99 and includes a fully loaded APR ECU Upgrade! It’s our way of helping our customers save while stepping up to the big leagues!


Please visit our product page to learn more about the APR B8.5 K04 Turbocharger System and visit our APR Dealer locator tool to find a dealer near you!

APR Presents the H2O International Sale!

September 28th, 2015


For more than a decade, we at APR have been proud to be the title sponsor of H2O international. Supporting this fun and exciting event has given us an excellent excuse to travel to Ocean City Maryland each year to visit our customers and the community while also offering exciting savings on APR products!

APR will be onsite at the event on October 3rd and 4th offering labor free installs on APR software while many of our dealers will be at the event offering APR hardware. Stop by the booth for the exclusive show pricing! For more information about the event, please visit www.h2ointernational.com.

Our sale is available across the USA from September 28th to October 9th and consists of the following:

  • APR ECU Upgrade Sale: 10% off retail!
  • APR TCU Upgrade Sale: 10% off retail!
  • APR Hardware Sale: 10% off retail on select items!
  • APR Turbo Loyalty Program: New retail pricing, plus an additional $300-500 with free EMCS program switching for existing APR Customers! Learn more about our new Turbo Loyalty Program!

Please Note: all pricing is for the US market and in USD. ECU sale excludes EMCS Program Switching, Launch Limiter and No Lift Shift options. Some exceptions may …

APR Presents the Turbocharger Upgrade Loyalty Program!

September 28th, 2015


We’re pleased to announce the turbocharger upgrade path just got a little easier little for our loyal APR customers. Starting today, if you’ve purchased an APR ECU Upgrade and want to upgrade to one of our Stage III or K04 turbocharger systems on FSI, TSI and TFSI engines, you can take advantage of fantastic savings! We’ve also lowered our standard pricing on select systems as well. It’s our way of saying “thank you” for enjoying our ECU Upgrades before stepping up to the big leagues!

To see the savings, head on over to our product pages and take a look at the new pricing tiers. APR customers can take $300 off K04 Turbocharger Systems, and $500 off Stage III Turbocharger Systems! Additionally, APR’s $149 “fully loaded” EMCS Program Switching can be added for free!

Our new loyalty pricing is as follows:

  • $2,299.99 – Save $300! – APR K04 Turbo System (Trans EA113/EA888 Gen 2)
  • $2,399.99 – Save $300! – APR K04 Turbo System w/ 3Bar Map (Trans EA888 Gen 1)
  • $2,999.99 – Save $300! – APR K04 Turbo System (B7/B8/B8.5 A4/A5)
  • $4,999.99 – Save $500! – APR Stage III GTX2867R Turbo System (EA888 Gen 1)
  • $5,999.99 – Save $500! – APR Stage III …

APR Presents the 2014+ Passat / Jetta / Beetle 1.8 TSI Gen 3 ECU Upgrade!

September 16th, 2015


APR’s Stage I ECU Upgrade is now available for all new Passat / Jetta / Beetle models! Previously unsupported late model 2014+ Simos 18 ECU equipped vehicles are now supported and available at APR dealers across the world via an OBD-II port flash!

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 293 ft-lbs of torque and 242 horsepower with 93 AKI octane fuel. Large gains were seen throughout the power band, including an additional 99 ft-lbs of torque and 68 horsepower. The increase in power directly translates to an exceptionally quicker vehicle. Using advanced GPS measuring devices, APR’s engineers conducted several acceleration tests. During the 100-200 KPH sprint, the APR Stage I equipped vehicle crossed the finish line 9.845 seconds quicker, resulting in an outstanding 35% improvement!

For more information, please visit our Product Page.

APR BBQ Update – Moving to the Spring!

September 14th, 2015


APR’s Open House and BBQ is moving to the spring! In years past we’ve held this event near the end of October, but as our show schedule has grown, October has quickly become a busy month for our employees. With the spring season wide open, it’s a perfect new home for the event. Stay tuned for our official announcement! Thank you and Go APR!

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