Audi/VW 2.0T FSI - APR ECU Upgrade

Automobile Magazine Review of APR Software

APR is pleased to present the ultimate ECU Upgrade for the 2.0T FSI engine. After months of long nights and many hours of testing, development and more testing, we are pleased to offer you an ECU recalibration that is second to none. APR's extensive research and development provides you with a powerful ECU Upgrade with no loss of drivability or reliability. Expect huge increases in low-end torque, improved throttle response and a smoother, more powerful top end.

The APR 2.0T FSI ECU Upgrade is an expertly recalibrated engine control strategy that remaps the boost pressure, timing and air fuel ratios to provide smooth and reliable power as if intended by the OEM. APR's ECU Upgrade is developed to work within the OEM and Tier 1 Supplier specifications for engine component stress tolerances and performance specifications. APR's ECU Upgrades are available in octane specific versions to allow you to take full advantage of the fuel quality available in your area. APR's patented EMCS functionality puts the control of the engine's operation at your finger tips and allows for additional features and options to be installed to your OEM ECU.

2.0T FSI Performance Program

APR 2.0T FSI Stages

Stage I ECU Upgrade

Not only does our Stage I ECU Upgrade give you higher peak numbers of 252 horsepower and 303lb-ft. of torque, but also gains of up to 61 horsepower are available at lower rpms! APR's ECU Upgrade is the best power per dollar modification for the new 2.0T FSI and gives it just the extra edge these cars lack from the factory without pushing the limits. With factory like smoothness and drivability APR's ECU Upgrade will fill the void in an otherwise excellent car.

Stages, Requirements, and Recommendations

Click a stage for more information

Free Trial Software Yes
NA Calibrations Stock, 91 octane (R+M)/2, 93 Octane (R+M)/2, 100 Octane (R+M)/2 and Valet
ROW Calibrations Stock, 95 RON Octane, RON 98 Octane, 104 RON Octane and Valet
Required Hardware None to Meet Advertised Results
Recommended Hardware APR/Carbonio Intake, APR 3" RSC Catback Exhaust, APR Intercooler
Free Trial Software Yes
Upgrade Incentives Existing APR ECU Upgraded Customers may Upgrade for Free
NA Calibrations Stock, 91 octane (R+M)/2, 93 Octane (R+M)/2, 100 Octane (R+M)/2 and Valet
ROW Calibrations Stock, 95 RON Octane, RON 98 Octane, 104 RON Octane and Valet
Required Hardware APR 3" Downpipe
Recommended Hardware APR/Carbonio Intake, APR 3" RSC Catback Exhaust, APR Intercooler
Free Trial Software Yes
Upgrade Incentives Existing APR ECU Upgraded Customers may Upgrade for Free
NA Calibrations Stock, 91 octane (R+M)/2, 93 Octane (R+M)/2, 100 Octane (R+M)/2 and Valet
ROW Calibrations Stock, 95 RON Octane, RON 98 Octane, 104 RON Octane and Valet
Required Hardware APR 3" Downpipe APR FSI High Pressure Fuel Pump
Recommended Hardware APR/Carbonio Intake, APR 3" RSC Catback Exhaust, APR Intercooler
Free Trial Software Yes
Upgrade Incentives Existing APR ECU Upgraded Customers get a Fully Loaded ECU with purchase of the kit. Existing APR ECU Upgraded Customers may buy software only for a discounted price.
NA Calibrations Stock91 octane (R+M)/2, 93 Octane (R+M)/2, 100 Octane (R+M)/2 and Valet
ROW Calibrations Stock, 95 RON Octane, RON 98 Octane, 104 RON Octane and Valet
Required Hardware APR ED30/S3 Turbo Conversion, APR 3" Downpipe, APR FSI High Pressure Fuel Pump
Recommended Hardware APR/Carbonio Intake, APR 3" RSC Catback Exhaust, APR Intercooler
Software Cost Included with APR Stage III Turbo Kit, Not Sold Seperately
Upgrade Insentives Existing APR ECU Upgraded Customers get a Fully Loaded ECU
NA Calibrations Stock, 91 octane (R+M)/2, 93 Octane (R+M)/2, 100 Octane (R+M)/2 and Valet
ROW Calibrations Stock, 95 RON Octane, RON 98 Octane, 104 RON Octane and Valet
Required Hardware APR Stage III Turbo Kit, APR 3" RSC Midpipe, APR FSI High Pressure Fuel Pump
Recommended Hardware APR 3" RSC Catback Exhaust, APR Intercooler

Stage 1 Dyno Performance

APR Stage 1 Dyno

NOTE Do not be fooled by claims from lesser tuners, a DSG reflash IS NOT Required to achieve the advertised power claims with an APR ECU Upgrade.

Vehicle Application Guide
Year Model Engine 91 Octane Stage I 93 Octane Stage I 100 Octane Stage I Price  
⊃Some Automatic Passat ECU's may be Single Program Only.
2005-2008 Audi A3 2.0T FSI 246hp / 282lb-ft 252hp / 303lb-ft 270hp / 322lb-ft Sale!$599.00 SALE!
$549.00 - 1 Program or
$599.00 - 4 Programs & All Options or

$149.00 - Upgrade Existing APR ECU to 4 Programs & All Options!
Buy One Now
2005-2008 Audi TT 2.0T FSI 246hp / 282lb-ft 252hp / 303lb-ft 270hp / 322lb-ft $599.00 SALE!
$549.00 - 1 Program or
$599.00 - 4 Programs & All Options or

$149.00 - Upgrade Existing APR ECU to 4 Programs & All Options!
Buy One Now
2006-2008 VW GTI 2.0T FSI 246hp / 282lb-ft 252hp / 303lb-ft 270hp / 322lb-ft $599.00 SALE!
$549.00 - 1 Program or
$599.00 - 4 Programs & All Options or

$149.00 - Upgrade Existing APR ECU to 4 Programs & All Options!
Buy One Now
2005-2008 VW Jetta 2.0T FSI 246hp / 282lb-ft 252hp / 303lb-ft 270hp / 322lb-ft $599.00 SALE!
$549.00 - 1 Program or
$599.00 - 4 Programs & All Options or

$149.00 - Upgrade Existing APR ECU to 4 Programs & All Options!
Buy One Now
2005-2008 VW GLI 2.0T FSI 246hp / 282lb-ft 252hp / 303lb-ft 270hp / 322lb-ft $599.00 SALE!
$549.00 - 1 Program or
$599.00 - 4 Programs & All Options or

$149.00 - Upgrade Existing APR ECU to 4 Programs & All Options!
Buy One Now
2006-2008 VW Eos 2.0T FSI 246hp / 282lb-ft 252hp / 303lb-ft 270hp / 322lb-ft $599.00 SALE!
$549.00 - 1 Program or
$599.00 - 4 Programs & All Options or

$149.00 - Upgrade Existing APR ECU to 4 Programs & All Options!
Buy One Now
2005-2008 VW Passat¹ 2.0T FSI 246hp / 282lb-ft 252hp / 303lb-ft 270hp / 322lb-ft $599.00 SALE!
$549.00 - 1 Program or
$599.00 - 4 Programs & All Options or

$149.00 - Upgrade Existing APR ECU to 4 Programs & All Options!
Buy One Now
Program Switching Technology
Options Pricing
¹Prices applicable to the North American market only.
²Due to many variations between ECU's some programs/options may unavailable.
For a total of 2 programs (i.e. - Stock and Chipped)²$149¹
For a total of 3 programs²$219¹
For a total of 4 programs²$289¹
Other Available Options
Options Pricing
¹Prices applicable to the North American market only.
²Due to many variations between ECU's some programs/options may be unavailable.
Security Lockout²$59¹
Fault Code Erase/Throttle Body Alignment (FCE/TBA)²$59¹
Anti-Theft System²$199¹

EMCS

EMCS is APR's revolutionary patented Enhanced Modular Chipping System. EMCS is an industry leading technology that brings many new features to the automotive enthusiast. This technology was developed exclusively by Audi Performance & Racing, LLC and demonstrates APR's continued commitment to lead the industry with the most technologically advanced products available.

Want chipped mode? Want to be able to switch back to your stock settings? Want a race mode to run 100 octane fuel at the track? How about a valet mode that limits power? EMCS is the lone technology on the market that can give you all of these options. No changing of the chip or ECU is required. These programs are available at the touch of a button.

Other companies have attempted to imitate EMCS with clumsy external switching devices that only replace portions of a "base" calibration. EMCS is still the only Bosch Motronic Engine Management System enhancement that gives the ECU the ability to completely rewrite the entire operating map data when selecting different programming options. This allows for completely new and independent calibrations for each program selected giving you the best, most powerful and complete Stock Modes, 91, 93 and 100 octane Performance Modes and Valet Modes.

APR's EMCS features and program modes are activated via your OEM cruise control buttons for ease of use and stealth. Your cruise control will continue to function as normal, but will give you the ability to scroll through the programs you have purchased with your APR ECU Upgrade. The procedure is simple and involves only two steps.

APR Mobile

APR Mobile is a simple yet powerful tool designed to enhance the APR tuning experience.

APR Mobile

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

Step 1

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).

Step 2

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.

Available Features

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:

  • Program Switching Enables you to swap between two or more engine programs using the cruise control stalk. All cars have stock and standard chipped program versions available. Valet, race-gas, and other specialty programs are available for most models.
  • Fault Code Erase/Throttle Body Alignment (FCE/TBA) Fault Code Erase allows you to erase and reset engine related trouble codes without having to use a specialty tool. Throttle Body Alignment allows you to manually perform throttle-body adaptation.
  • Security Lockout Prevents unauthorized personnel from accessing EMCS functions. The user may select any 2 to 4 digit security code. The security code is entered using the cruise control buttons.
  • Anti-Theft You can render your car immobile to thieves, even if there is an attempt to start the car with your own key! For more information about Anti-Theft, click here.

Installation Options

APR's ECU Upgrade is able to be installed by APR's professional dealer network or by APR directly. Some applications are available to be installed via DirectPort programming without removing your ECU or even opening the hood. Some ECUs must be removed from the vehicle for DirectPort Programming. DirectPort Programming is not available for all late 1990 / early 2000 models and in these rare cases EMCS Modules are able to be soldered to the ECU. In the event there is not an APR dealer near, you also have the option to remove your ECU and send it to APR Headquarters for installation.

DirectPort Programming

DirectPort Programming is another industry first brought to you by APR. DirectPort Programming is also referred to as "flashing" the ECU with the new operating software contained in APR's ECU Upgrade. No more soldering additional hardware to expensive and delicate factory electronics. DirectPort Programming facilitates ease of installation and offers new features to give you even more flexibility with your OEM ECU. DirectPort Programming is only available by bringing your car to an APR dealer or by mailing your ECU to APR directly.

Demonstration Software

All APR ECU Upgrades installed via Directport Programming are eligible for a 6 hour free trial. This means you can experience the performance of the APR ECU Upgrade for your vehicle at no cost to you for 6 hours of driving time! To receive a free trial, please inquire with your APR Dealer of choice.

How to Purchase

APR provides two easy and painless methods to purchase your ECU Upgrade. You may visit any APR Dealer for local installation while you wait or you can remove your ECU and send it directly to APR Headquarters for installation. Typically your ECU is returned the same day we receive it. For ECU removal instructions see our Customer Support page.

If you're sending your ECU in to us, please print out and complete the order form below. Be sure to indicate which programs you would like to purchase, as well as the other information requested. For information on the program options, see above under the EMCS heading.

Find a Dealer

Order Form

Security, Warranty and Money Back Guarantee

All APR ECU Upgrades are fully encrypted to prevent theft of our valuable and proprietary coding information by lesser companies.

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.

Testimonials

  • Andy M. - I got reflashed the other day Level II +. (Also have completed inspection and emissions test.) And the car is now a little monster!! The car is sooo smooth, I can't get over how well everything is working together. The low- and mid-range power change is huge. I get great passing power on the highway in 6th gear! No downshift needed. And when I do fully step on it, she really takes off. I've got the DSG and all shifts have been smooth and spot on. I have not experienced any jerkiness or indecision. I just wanted to let you know that I am one satisfied customer. The bang-for-the-buck is truly impressive. And daily drivability has not been compromised.

  • Kristi J - I had APR stage I for two years now!! I got it at 10 000 miles, now I have 55K... best mod in the world!

  • Sean R - Just a (hopefully) quick note to add my assessment of the APR software.
    (I'm kidding. it's not quick. But hopefully it helps with your purchase decision)

    Background: 2006.5 MKV GTI 2.0T FSI. 6. Spd man.
    Acquired: April 30, 2006.
    "Chipped": July 2006, Miami, Fl. (Summer, avg temp, 90 degrees (all temps in Fahrenheit), sea level, typically 60-90%% humidity.)

    Original programs purchased: APR 93, stock, security lockout
    Driving style; fairly assertive/aggressive.

    Typical APR usage; stock, Monday-Thursday (daily commute 15 miles each way), APR 93 Fri-sun. (a little weekly reward for a hard week's work); for highway trips (typically 200 + miles) APR 93. Avg temp 80-90 degrees

    Visits to dealership: 4, Original purchase dealership (Ft. Lauderdale area) 1000 K oil change, 5000 K service, 10,000 K o/c, 15,000 mile service. Two warranty appointment (exploded fog light, A/C compressor).
    Detection of APR software by dealership: 0
    Issues to engine caused by APR software: 0

    August 20007; 2,200 mile drive: relocation to Albuquerque NM from Miami Fl.
    Drive time: 3 days. (Avg speed, 85 mph) departure vehicle mileage, 16,000 miles.
    Leg 1: Miami to Orlando Fl, 225 miles, avg temp 89 degrees. Leg 2: Orlando, FL-Baton Rouge, LA. 11 hours, 3 stops. Initial drive temp. 75 degrees. Arrival temp; 101 degrees. Elevation. ; Sea level .Leg3: Baton Rouge, LA-Dallas, TX. 6.5 hours. Departure temp 80 degrees. Arrival temp 104 degrees. Elevation; 100 ft above sea level. Leg 4, Dallas, TX-ABQ, NM. 10.5 hrs. Dept. temp, 75 degrees. Arrival Temp 104 degrees. Elevation change; gradual, from 100 ft above sea level- 5200 ft above sea level.

    APR Usage: For the Miami to Dallas legs, APR 93 was used for the entire drive. Fr. Abilene TX, to ABQ, NM, stock mode used due to highest gas grade being 90 octane. For ABQ residency and beyond, APR 91 octane program purchased and utilized from August 15th, 2007-present.

    Arrival vehicle mileage, 18,200 miles. Time spent in NM: 8 months.
    Seasons experienced: 4. Summer: avg. daytime temp, 90 degrees, avg nighttime temp, 59 degrees. Fall: avg. daytime temp, 75 degrees, avg. nighttime temp, 50 degrees. Winter: avg. day: 45 degrees, avg. night, 27 degrees. (Lowest recorded temp with Apr 91, 14 degrees, January 2008.)

    Visits to dealership. 2, engine related. Fuel pump issue (documented warranty issue) PVC issue (documented warranty issue) 3 days after arrival to ABQ, NM. Service downtime, 8 days (parts shipped from overseas), oil change, 18,200 miles. 25,000 mile service (24,200 miles)

    APR software detection by dealership: 0
    APR performance issues in 4 season temps/ conditions (including 3 snowstorms), and 8 months at 5,200 ft above sea level: 0

    May 2008: relocation from ABQ- San Diego, CA. elevation change: gradual, 5/200 ft-seal level in 8/5 hours. Dept mileage, 24,220. Dept. temps, 61 degrees. Route via Flagstaff, AZ-Phoenix, AZ-San Diego, CA. Avg temp 88 degrees. (Temp spike during drive through San Diego East Mountain region, 104 degrees for 4 hours) Arrival temp, 85 degrees. Arrival mileage, 25,000 miles (about an 800 mile ride, 1 stop)

    Seasons since arrival; mild. Avg temp summer: Day, 85 degrees, night, 59 degrees. Fall, 70 degrees- night, 49 degrees. "Winter", avg day 60 degrees, avg. night 38-40 degrees. Spring (see fall).
    Visits to dealer: 1, 30K service.

    APR software detection: 0

    So what does all this bull**** mean? That since July 2006, through over 30,000 miles, more States, elevation and temp changes than arguably most APR users have ever experienced over a 3 year time period, t stop and go, city, and highway traffic, trips that average 200 + miles, through every kind of weather condition imaginable, the goddamned software has done exactly what it's supposed to do. Cause the damn car to haul ass without a single problem, utterly undetected by 5 different dealerships in 3 states, coast to ****ing coast.

    So buy it, and enjoy it, and keep your mouth shut when you take it in for service. Just as I will continue to do next year, when I trade this sucker in for a 6 spd. Quattro A4, with either 18' Sport package, or S-line.
    APR, thanks for 3 great years. See you next year, boys.
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