January 13th, 2016
APR’s ECU upgrades are one of the best horsepower-per-dollar modifications for the new 1.8T 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 288 ft-lbs of torque and 243 horsepower with 98 RON fuel. Large gains were seen throughout the power band, including an additional 70 ft-lbs of torque and 66 horsepower over the 177 PS model, and even higher figures over the lower output 140 PS models.