APR News

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!

APR S4 3.0 TFSI World Record: 11.1@121.5 MPH with a +4,200 FT Density Altitude!

September 10th, 2015

The race for a 10 second S4 3.0 TFSI just got a little more promising as APR sets an 11.1 @ 121.58 MPH in the quarter mile in extremely unfavorable conditions!

On July 30th, APR’s S4 equipped with the Magnuson TVS1740 Supercharger System headed to Montgomery Motorsport Park in Alabama for a full day of endurance testing at the track with temperatures in the 100F’s. Records were first set using Magnuson’s off the shelf TVS1740 Supercharger System with APR’s included 100-octane software, resulting in an 11.3@120 MPH on Michelin PSS tires.

As the day progressed, the conditions worsened with temperatures reaching above 105F and the density altitude peaking above 4,200 feet. However, despite the terrible conditions, a new world record was achieved. APR’s R&D team swapped the supplied pulley on the Magnuson TVS1740 to a new APR prototype upgrade, scheduled for release in the near future, and achieved an 11.1 @ 121.58 MPH pass!

“Given the extremely poor conditions (4200ft DA) our 11.1 second pass will hopefully lead to a 10 second pass as conditions improve here in Alabama. S Tronic calibration improvements, additional hardware changes (removing the catalysts), and further refinement of the overall …

APR Presents the Facelifted C7.5 S6/S7 4.0T ECU Upgrade!

September 8th, 2015


APR is pleased to present the ultimate engine control unit (ECU) upgrade for the C7.5 Audi S6 and S7 4.0 TFSI V8. The APR Stage I ECU Upgrade gives you higher peak numbers of 574 HP/638 FT-LBS on 93 (R+M)/2 octane and up to 597 HP/668 FT-LBS on 100 (R+M)/2 octane race fuel! As much as 186 HP and 243 FT-LBS of torque are available through the power band! APR’s latest ECU Upgrade is fully loaded with APR’s EMCS Program Switching and is compatible with APR Mobile. To read more, visit our product page.

APR Presents the 2014+ 2.0T GLI/Beetle ECU Upgrade!

September 1st, 2015


APR’s Stage I and Stage II ECU Upgrades are now available for all new Jetta GLI / 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!

APR’s Stage I ECU Upgrade offers up to 264 HP and 303 FT-LBS of torque on 93 octane fuel without any other modifications to the vehicle. Furthermore, up to 285 HP and 315 HP was achieved using 100 octane race fuel! For customers demanding more, APR’s Stage II ECU Upgrade offers increased performance when combined with APR’s Carbon Fiber Intake System and APR’s Cast Downpipe Exhaust System. Expect up to 280 horsepower and 321 ft-lbs of torque on 93 octane fuel and as high as 289 hp and 328 ft-lbs of torque using 100 octane race fuel! This exciting leap in power is available as a free upgrade to APR stage I customers with the purchase of APR’s Carbon Fiber Intake System and APR Cast Downpipe Exhaust System.

For more information, please visit our Product Page.

APR Presents the Audi S6 & S7 S Tronic TCU Upgrade!

August 26th, 2015

APR is pleased to present the ultimate transmission control unit (TCU) upgrade for the S6 and S7 DL501 DSG and S Tronic transmissions!


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.

Quick 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).
  • Launch control response enhanced for quicker launches.
  • Launch control limits raised from 200 to 3,000 launches.
  • Manual mode / TT mode paddle response time optimized.
  • Manual mode / TT mode shift time optimized.
  • Torque intervention limits raised while retaining critical protection routines.
  • Temperature management optimized.
  • Transmission coolant pump optimized during high temp …

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