1.8 TFSI - APR ECU Upgrade
APR is pleased to present the ultimate engine control unit (ECU) upgrade for the 1.8T EA888 Gen 1 engine. 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 ECU’s MED 17 engine management system is responsible for proper operation of the engine during constantly changing environmental and load conditions. With built in compensational data for environmental variables and varying load conditions, the factory ECU is far more complex and intelligent than units found in other vehicle makes and marques.
APR's Calibration Engineers spent months calibrating the engine management system, including many hours of chassis dyno development. With a thorough understanding of the ECU’s torque structure, APR’s Calibration Engineers properly increased engine load to produce more power and torque across the entire power band. APR’s ECU Upgrade increases boost pressure, optimizes ignition timing, cam timing, lambda and more to produce higher output!
APR’s ECU Upgrades provides an excellent leap in horsepower and torque while retaining OEM knock control sensitivity and other built in safety features. This results in an exciting and powerful upgrade, optimized for various fuel grades found around the world.
Stage I ECU Upgrade
Not only does our Stage I ECU Upgrade give you higher peak numbers of 189 horsepower and 226lb-ft. of torque, but also gains of up to 44 horsepower and 60lb-ft are available throughout the power band!
Stage I Dyno Performance
NOTE A DSG reflash IS NOT Required to achieve the advertised power claims with an APR ECU Upgrade.
|Stock||95 Octane RON||98 Octane RON|
|Rev Limit (RPM)||6800 RPM||6800 RPM||6800 RPM|
|Power (HP)||158 HP||183 HP||189 HP|
|Torque (LB-FT)||168 TQ||219 TQ||226 TQ|
|Peak Gain from Stock (HP@RPM)||32 HP @ 6481 RPM||44 HP @ 6481 RPM|
|Peak Gain from Stock (TQ@RPM)||54 TQ @ 2685 RPM||60 TQ @ 2685 RPM|
|Audi A3 8P||1.8 TSI||All||All|
|Audi TT MKII||1.8 TSI||All||All|
|VW Golf MKVI||1.8 TSI||All||All|
|VW Magatron||1.8 TSI||All||All|
|VW Passat B6||1.8 TSI||All||All|
|VW Passat CC||1.8 TSI||All||All|
|VW Sagitar||1.8 TSI||All||All|
|Seat Altea||1.8 TSI||All||All|
|Seat Leon 1P||1.8 TSI||All||All|
|Skoda Octavia II||1.8 TSI||All||All|
|Skoda Superb II||1.8 TSI||All||All|
|Skoda Yeti||1.8 TSI||All||All|
|- Stage II software may not be available for all vehicles.|
|- Program switching may not be ablable for all vehicles.|
|- Pricing applicable to the USA only. If outside of the USA, please contact an APR Dealer and Importer for pricing.|
|- Please note vehicle manufacturers issue many ECU part numbers and revisions throughout their vehicle lineup. As such, some ECUs may be temporarily unavailable as new parts and/or revisions are released. If the vehicle's ECU part number and revision is known, availability can be checked at any APR Dealer.|
|- Stage II pricing only applies to customers who have purchased an APR ECU Upgrade after February 16th, 2015.|
|APR Stage I ECU Upgrade||None||$599.00|
|- Upgrade to Stage II||High Flow Exhaust Downpipe||$149.00|
|- Upgrade to Stage II with a brand new APR Downpipe||Brand New APR Downipipe||Free!|
|- Add a Second Program Mode||$149.00|
|- Add a Third Program Mode||$70.00|
|- Add a Fourth Program Mode||$70.00|
|- Add APR Fault Code Erase Option||$59.00|
|- Add APR Security Lockout Option||$59.00|
|- Add APR Anti-Theft||$199.00|
APR Mobile is a simple yet powerful tool designed to enhance the APR tuning experience.
APR Mobile installs on smart phones, tablets and other devices and provides a wireless connection to the vehicle’s engine control unit or ECU. Once connected, the device can be used to access APR’s EMCS program switching features, read and clear fault codes and data log the ECU at high data rates not found on other commercially available tools. The app can also be used to access APR’s latest news articles, locate dealers in APR’s network and review previously saved data logging sessions.
To learn more about APR Mobile, please visit our product page.
How EMCS Works
Press and hold the "set" button on your cruise control. After approximately five seconds, the "check engine" light on your dash will begin to blink once per second. This will tell you that you are activating program one. This blinking sequence will continue for approximately five seconds.
After this five second interval, the "check engine" light will begin blinking twice per second. This will indicate that you have activated the second program. This process is continued to access any remaining programs you may have purchased. (three blinks = program three, four blinks = program four).
Once you have activated the desired program, simply release the "set" button. The "check engine" light will stop flashing. Turn the ignition key off for 10 seconds, turn the key back on, and you will be locked in that program until you change it again.
It's that simple.
APR's EMCS is a truly modular system that allows for future enhancements and features to be added as they are developed without the need for additional hardware. EMCS makes the following advanced features possible:
How to purchase
Please use the APR Dealer Locater Tool to locate an APR Dealer, confirm availability and schedule an appointment.
Please note vehicle manufacturers issue many ECU part numbers and revisions throughout their vehicle lineup. As such, some ECUs may be temporarily unavailable as new parts and/or revisions are released. If the vehicle’s ECU part number and revision is known, availability can be checked at any APR Dealer.
Security, Warranty and Money Back Guarantee
All APR ECU Upgrades include a limited lifetime warranty against defects in the software and to provide free updates and reflashes as they become available. Installation may be additional and is not included in the warranty.
All APR ECU Upgrades offer a 30 day money back guarantee with no questions asked. If for any reason you are unhappy with your APR ECU Upgrade you may return the upgrade to your place of purchase for a full refund provided you are within a 30 day period from your time of initial purchase. Installation is not included in the guarantee and is at the discretion of the place of install.