APR 2.0 TDI ECU Upgrade

engineAPR is pleased to present the ultimate engine control unit (ECU) upgrade for the 2.0 TDI 8v PD, 16v PD and 16v CR. APR’s ECU upgrade is available 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 on select vehicles.

The ECU’s Bosch EDC 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 fuel injection and more to produce higher output!

APR’s ECU Upgrades provides an excellent leap in horsepower and torque while retaining built in safety features. This results in an exciting and powerful upgrade.

Stage I ECU Upgrade

Volkswagen Group’s 2.0 TDI is found in many vehicle makes and models in the Audi, Volkswagen, Seat and Skoda lineup with an 8 and 16 valve Pumpe Düse and 16 valve Common Rail injection system. Over 75 engine codes exist today with hundreds of ECU revisions across the world. In many cases, the same engine is offered in high, medium and low output models simply through factory ECU tuning alone. However, some models are more capable than others due to the supplied components such as the turbocharger, fueling system and other emissions related pieces.

The APR ECU Upgrade maximizes output on each variant. Depending on the vehicle and attached components, torque and power output with APR’s ECU upgrade will vary. APR’s Stage I ECU Upgrade can result in a gain of +30 horsepower and +50 FT-LBS of torque with no other modifications necessary.

rabbitAcceleration Enhancements:
Beyond horsepower and torque enhancements, APR’s Calibration Engineers were able to increase the acceleration rate of the vehicle through other calibrations changes. Injection delay is reduced resulting in a more responsive pedal without altering overall throttle sensitivity. Furthermore, throttle lag commonly noticed at slow speeds and while reapplying throttle has been reduced.

ecoIncreased Fuel Economy:
APR’s Calibration Engineers paid close attention to several parameters directly related to fuel economy, especially while cruising at highway speeds. Depending on driving style and fuel quality, better miles per gallon may be achieved.

Left Foot BrakingLeft Foot Braking:
APR's Left Foot Braking feature allows more control over the vehicle’s throttle. The factory equipped vehicle's throttle input is disabled while pressing the accelerator and brake at the same time. Left Foot Braking, a common motorsport driving technique, allows the driver complete control over the vehicle’s throttle and braking system, which may give the vehicle the edge it needs at the track.

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The APR Development Difference

DirectPort ProgrammingAPR DirectPort Programming:
APR’s DirectPort Programming is now available! Any APR Dealer in the world, connected to the Internet, has direct access to APR’s latest ECU upgrades for loading directly over the vehicle's OBD-II port. This completely eliminates the need to remove and open the ECU for currently available files and can be uninstalled at any time!

APR ECU ExplorerAPR ECU Explorer:
APR’s proprietary ECU Explorer gives APR’s Calibration Engineers unparalleled access to the vehicle’s entire engine management system. Typical commercially available data logging tools, used by most tuners, only allow logging up to 12 engine-operating variables at extremely low data rates. These tools are also limited to a small, specific list of variables. APR’s ECU Explorer is capable of logging every variable found within the ECU with far more variables logged at once, at very high data rates.

APR ECU ComposerAPR ECU Composer:
APR’s proprietary ECU Composer is used for altering the engine management system. With full access to every table, map and variable within the ECU, APR’s Calibration Engineers are not limited to a handful of maps as is common for most tuning companies.

APR ECU AssemblyAPR ECU Assembly:
APR’s Electrical Engineers have the ability to alter the code structure of the ECU. Through code levels changes, APR's Engineers are able to add features to the ECU. Other changes allow higher torque limits than those achievable through only modifying calibration data or using piggyback devices as is the case for many tuners. This allows APR's engineers to often not require transmission software to meet or exceed advertised gains. On the highly modified end, this often allows APR to make turbo upgrades operate without the need for external manual controllers.

Application Guide
Vehicle Market Engine Transmission
Audi A1 All 2.0 TDI All
Audi A3 (MKII) All 2.0 TDI All
Audi A4 (B7/B8) All 2.0 TDI All
Audi A5 (B8) All 2.0 TDI All
Audi A6 (C6/C7) All 2.0 TDI All
Audi Q3 All 2.0 TDI All
Audi Q5 All 2.0 TDI All
Audi TT (MKII) All 2.0 TDI All
Seat Alhambra (MKI/MKII) All 2.0 TDI All
Seat Exeo (B7) All 2.0 TDI All
Seat Ibiza (MKIV) All 2.0 TDI All
Seat Leon (MKII/MKIII) All 2.0 TDI All
Seat Toledo (MKIII) All 2.0 TDI All
Skoda Octavia (MKII) All 2.0 TDI All
Skoda Superb (B5/B6) All 2.0 TDI All
Skoda Yeti (5L) All 2.0 TDI All
Volkswagen Amarok All 2.0 TDI All
Volkswagen Caddy (MKII/MKIII) All 2.0 TDI All
Volkswagen California All 2.0 TDI All
Volkswagen Crafter All 2.0 TDI All
Volkswagen Eos All 2.0 TDI All
Volkswagen Golf/Golf Plus (MKV/MKVI) All 2.0 TDI All
Volkswagen Jetta/Bora/Vento (MKV/MKVI) All 2.0 TDI All
Volkswagen Kastenwagen All 2.0 TDI All
Volkswagen Lavid All 2.0 TDI All
Volkswagen LT All 2.0 TDI All
Volkswagen Maxi All 2.0 TDI All
Volkswagen Beetle (MKII) All 2.0 TDI All
Volkswagen Passat (B5/B6/B7) All 2.0 TDI All
Volkswagen Scirocco (MKIII) All 2.0 TDI All
Volkswagen Sharan (MKI/MKII) All 2.0 TDI All
Volkswagen Tiguan All 2.0 TDI All
Volkswagen Touran (MKI/MKII/MKIII) All 2.0 TDI All
Volkswagen Transporter (MKV) All 2.0 TDI All
Volkswagen Variant All 2.0 TDI All
Stage Minimum Requirements Price
- Pricing: Please contact an APR Importer for pricing outside the USA.
- Program Switching: A fully loaded ECU includes up to 4 program modes (stock mode, performance modes, valet, etc), as well as fault code erase, security lockout and anti-theft depending on availability and ECU compatibility.
- Availability and ECU Compatibility: Stages, programs, and features may not be available for all ECUs.
- ECU Revision Notice: Multiple ECU revisions exist for each platform. APR software may be temporarily unavailable when factory updates are applied. An APR dealer can check availability in person, or over the phone if the ECU boxcode/revision is known.
APR Stage I ECU Upgrade None $499.99
- Add APR EMCS Program Switching (Fully Loaded) None No Additional Charge

How to purchase

APR DealerPlease 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

guarantee30 Day Money Back Guarantee:
All APR ECU Upgrades include a 30-day money back guarantee with no questions asked. If for any reason the owners is dissatisfied with the APR ECU Upgrade, they may return to the place of purchase for a full refund, provided they are within the 30 day period from the time of the initial purchase. Labor or shipping charges are not included in the guarantee and are at the discretion of the place of install.

guaranteeLimited Lifetime Warranty:
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. Labor or shipping charges are not included in the warranty and are at the discretion of the place of install.

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Phone: (800) 680-7921 Local Phone: +1 (334) 502-5181 Fax: (334) 502-5180 Address: APR LLC, 4800 US HWY 280 West, Opelika, AL 36801

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