VAG 2.0T FSI 230-272HP - APR ECU Upgrade

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APR Presents Our 230-272HP 2.0T FSI Tuning Program for the Audi TT-S and S3, the VW ED30, Pirelli, Golf R, Scirocco R, ED35, SEAT León Cupra, and Cupra R.

Volkswagen Automotive Group's 2.0T is the world's premiere 4 cylinder turbocharged engine and APR has developed a line of premiere performance enhancements to compliment VAG's achievement. APR's expertly recalibrated engine management upgrades and professionally engineered OEM replacement performance engine components result in an even more enjoyable, powerful and efficient operation with no loss of life or use. APR's complete line of performance enhancements have been developed for the 2.0T to provide increases of 83 FT-LBS of torque and 79 HP with an APR ECU and Hardware upgrades.

APR's Software, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Teams have built upon years of experience and unmatched accomplishments with VAG's standard 200HP 2.0T FSI engine to develop new breakthroughs in drivability and performance enhancement for the Golf R 2.0T. APR has been able to fully realize the upgrades VAG provided in increased engine durability, efficiency and performance to deliver a tuning program that is the culmination of 9 years of research and development and unparalleled in the performance aftermarket.

2.0T Engine

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APR Stages

APR Stage I

The APR Stage I ECU Upgrade is an OBD-II ECU upgrade that not only gives you higher peak numbers of 306 horsepower and 293 ft-lbs of torque, but also gains of up to 38 horsepower and 34lb-ft throughout the power band!

APR's ECU Upgrade is the best power per dollar modification for the 2.0T 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.

All APR Software is available for 91 (R+M)/2, 93 (R+M)/2, 100 (R+M)/2, 95 RON, 98 RON and 104 RON fuel grades.

APR Stage I+

With the addition of an APR High Pressure Fuel Pump, APR's Stage I+ ECU upgrade offers large gains in midrange torque and horsepower. An additional 55 ft-lbs of torque and 55 horsepower over stock is on tap.

At these impressive power levels, the Golf-R demands an intake system that allows the turbocharger to breath more freely. With the addition of an APR Intake System, staggering gains of 83 ft-lbs of torque and 79 horsepower over stock were achieved. An impressive 338 ft-lbs of torque and 335 HP will transform the Golf-R into an AWD super car with only minor updates!

As always, APR's Stage I+ ECU upgrade is a free upgrade for all existing APR Stage I customers.

APR Stage II+

With the addition of an APR RSC Exhaust System and APR's Stage II+ ECU upgrade offers large gains in midrange torque and horsepower. An additional 113 ft-lbs of torque and 105 horsepower over stock is on tap. An impressive 372 ft-lbs of torque and 360 HP will transform the Golf-R into an AWD super car with normal only bolt on upgrades!

APR Stage II+ requires an APR Downpipe Exhaust System and an APR High Pressure Fuel Pump. APR Stage II+ is a free upgrade for all existing APR Stage I, I+ or II customers.

APR Stage III

APR Stage III Software is included with our world renowned APR Stage III Turbocharger Systems.

Dyno Performance

APR Stage 1 Dyno Crank
APR Stage 1 Dyno Wheel
APR Stage 1 Dyno Gain
APR Stage 1+ FP Dyno Crank
APR Stage 1+ FP Dyno Wheel
APR Stage 1+ FP Dyno Gain
APR Stage 1+ FP IN Dyno Crank
APR Stage 1+ FP IN Dyno Wheel
APR Stage 1+ FP IN Dyno Gain
APR Stage 2+ FP IN EX Dyno Crank
APR Stage 2+ FP IN EX Dyno Wheel
APR Stage 2+ FP IN EX Dyno Gain
APR Stage 2+ FP IN EX Dyno Crank
APR Stage 2+ FP IN EX Dyno Wheel
APR Stage 2+ FP IN EX Dyno Gain
APR Stage 2+ FP IN EX Dyno Crank
APR Stage 2+ FP IN EX Dyno Wheel
APR Stage 2+ FP IN EX Dyno Gain
APR Calibration Report
  Stock*
As Reported By VW
91 oct (R+M)/2
95 RON
Stock**
As Measured By APR
93 oct (R+M)/2
98 oct RON
STG I

93 oct (R+M)/2
98 oct RON
STG I+
w/ HPFP
93 oct (R+M)/2
98 oct RON
STG I+ w/
HPFP & Intake
93 oct (R+M)/2
98 oct RON
STG II+ w/
HPFP, Intake & Exhaust
93 oct (R+M)/2
98 oct RON
*Stock as reported by both VW USA and VW AG.
**Stock as measured and estimated by APR using 93 (R+M)/2 fuel.
Rev Limit 6800 RPM 6800 RPM 7000 RPM 7000 RPM 7000 RPM 7100 RPM
Speed Limit Max Speed Limited Max Speed Limited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Peak Power (Horsepower) 256 - 266 HP 273 HP 306 HP 309 HP 335 HP 360 HP
Peak Torque (FT-LBS) 243 - 258 TQ 265 TQ 293 TQ 314 TQ 338 TQ 372 TQ
Max HP Over Stock (Horsepower)     38 HP @ 5450 RPM 51 HP @ 4850 RPM 79 HP @ 5050 RPM 105 HP @ 5050 RPM
Max TQ Over Stock (FT-LBS)     34 TQ @ 6750 RPM 55 TQ @ 4800 RPM 83 TQ @ 4900 RPM 113 TQ @ 4700 RPM
North American Vehicle Application Guide
Model Engine Drivetrain Transmission Price  
Audi TT-S 2.0T FSI Quattro S-Tronic $599.00 Buy One Now
VW Golf R 2.0T FSI 4Motion 6MT $599.00 Buy One Now
ROW Vehicle Application Guide
Model Engine Drivetrain Transmission Price
Audi S3 2.0T FSI Quattro 6MT & S-Tronic Contact Your APR Importer
Audi TT-S 2.0T FSI Quattro 6MT & S-Tronic Contact Your APR Importer
VW GTI ED30 2.0T FSI FWD 6MT & DSG Contact Your APR Importer
VW GTI ED35 2.0T FSI FWD 6MT & DSG Contact Your APR Importer
VW GTI Pirelli 2.0T FSI FWD 6MT & DSG Contact Your APR Importer
VW Golf R 2.0T FSI 4Motion 6MT & DSG Contact Your APR Importer
VW Scirocco R 2.0T FSI FWD 6MT & DSG Contact Your APR Importer
SEAT León Cupra 2.0T FSI FWD 6MT & DSG Contact Your APR Importer
SEAT León Cupra R 2.0T FSI FWD 6MT & DSG Contact Your APR Importer
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.

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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.

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