APR High Output 2.0T ECU Upgrade

engineAPR is pleased to present the ultimate engine control unit (ECU) upgrade for the high output 2.0T EA113 Engines! 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 on select models.

The ECU’s MED 9 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

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. Ignition 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.

vmaxSpeed Limiter:
APR’s ECU upgrade increases the vehicle's top speed limiter for blistering sprints around the track or across the Autobahn without the speed limiter shutting down the fun.

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.

vmaxMotorsport Rev Limiter:
APR’s Motorsport Rev Limiter allows the engine to reach max RPM without the ECU slowing down acceleration nearly 150 RPM earlier. The result is more power to redline and a definable redline feeling as seen on Audi Quattro GMBH vehicles such as the RS4, RS5 and R8.

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.

APR Stages

Click on the tabs below to learn more about each stage.

APR Stage I
APR’s Stage I ECU Upgrade is designed for vehicles with little to no modification. Expect higher peak numbers of 310 horsepower and 311 ft-lbs of torque, but also gains of up to +57 horsepower and +58 ft-lbs through the power band.

When running the intake specific software with a full high flow intake, more gains can be had. Expect higher peak numbers of 337 horsepower and 309 ft-lbs of torque, but also gains of up to +72 horsepower and +61 ft-lbs through the power band.

APR Stage I+
APR’s Stage I+ ECU Upgrade requires an APR High Pressure Fuel Pump and is designed for vehicles with little to no other modification. Expect higher peak numbers of 337 horsepower and 337 ft-lbs of torque, but also gains of up to +77 horsepower and +81 ft-lbs through the power band when combined with APR's intake specific software and a full high flow intake.

APR Stage II+
APR’s Stage II+ ECU Upgrade requires an APR High Pressure Fuel Pump, an APR Downpipe Exhaust System and a full high flow intake. Expect higher peak numbers of 362 horsepower and 370 ft-lbs of torque, but also gains of up to +103 horsepower and +111 ft-lbs through the power band with all of these modifications.

APR Stage III
APR’s Stage III ECU Upgrade is included with APR’s Stage III Turbocharger System at no additional cost and is not sold separately. To learn more about APR Stage III, visit our Stage III product page.

Optional Features

APR Motorsport Launch Limiter

lcAPR’s Motorsport Launch Limiter is an optional feature that eliminates turbo lag and provides a user adjustable launching RPM to aid in vehicle acceleration from a complete stand still. Simply hold the clutch and accelerator while the vehicle is stationary and the engine’s RPM will hold at a predefined limit while boost pressure builds using a “clean,” catalytic converter safe, strategy. With the vehicle stationary, handbrake applied and clutch disengaged, the driver can set the launch RPM by raising the engine’s RPM and pressing the brake pedal to set and save the desired launching RPM. With practice, this method can result in violent acceleration off the line! This feature is for manual transmissions only.

APR Motorsport No-Lift Shift

nlsAPR’s Motorsport No-Lift Shift is an optional feature that allows the driver to maximize acceleration by reducing power, boost and time lost during a gear change. With the vehicle above 20 km/h and the accelerator pedal held above 98%, during a gear change, the strategy activates. The throttle remains open and boost pressure is not vented, resulting in more power immediately after a shift. This is achieved using a “clean,” catalytic converter safe, strategy, while the ECU automatically sets the appropriate time necessary for a torque intervention, allowing proper syncro alignment. No end user adjustment is necessary. The driver simply focuses on shifting as fast as possible! This feature is for manual transmissions only.

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 & Intake
93 oct (R+M)/2
98 oct RON
STG II+ w/
HPFP, Intake & Exhaust
93 oct (R+M)/2
98 oct RON
STG II+ w/
HPFP, Intake & Exhaust
100 oct (R+M)/2
104 oct RON
*Stock as reported by both VW USA and VW AG. High output Golf R used for APR's advertised figures.
**Stock as measured and estimated by APR using 93 (R+M)/2 fuel.
Rev Limit 6800 RPM 6800 RPM 7100 RPM 7100 RPM 7100 RPM 7100 RPM
Speed Limit Max Speed Limited Max Speed Limited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Peak Power (Horsepower) 220 - 272 HP 273 HP 310 HP 337 HP 362 HP 379 HP
Peak Torque (FT-LBS) 243 - 258 TQ 265 TQ 311 TQ 337 TQ 370 TQ 404 TQ
Max HP Over Stock (Horsepower)     +57 HP @ 5150 +77 HP @ 5050 +103 HP @ 5150 +131 HP @ 5000
Max TQ Over Stock (FT-LBS)     +58 TQ @ 5050 +81 TQ @ 4900 +111 TQ @ 4550 +144 TQ @ 4500

APR EMCS Programs and Features

APR’s EMCS, Enhanced Modular Chipping System, brings selectable programs and features to your factory ECU, all without the need to purchase external hardware. EMCS has the ability to rewrite the operating map data, giving each map new and specific calibration for increased performance. EMCS is available at any APR Stage.

Program SwitchingProgram Switching:
Program switching allows the user to cycle though up to four different engine calibrations and operating modes all without the need for external hardware.

StockStock Mode:
By selecting stock mode, the ECU calibration is reduced to factory load levels, limiting performance.

Valet ModeValet Mode:
APR's Valet Mode protects your vehicle from becoming an expensive toy for unauthorized individuals. By enabling Valet Mode, the vehicle's engine and top speed will be greatly limited.

security lockoutSecurity Lockout:
Security lockout prevents unauthorized individuals from using APR's EMCS functionality. When enabled, APR's EMCS features will appear completely invisible until a user specified 2 to 4-digit security code is entered.

PerformanceAPR Performance Modes:
APR's octane-specific calibrations are available for various premium and race fuels around the world. Each performance mode is a completely new calibration, altered specifically for the characteristics of the fuel quality selected. Currently available octanes are 91/93/100 (R+M)/2 in North America and 95/98/104 RON in the rest of the world. In some situations, APR supports higher 104 (R+M)/2 octane race fuels at Stage III power levels.

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.

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 TFSI All
Audi S3 (MKII) All 2.0 TFSI All
Audi TTS (MKII) All 2.0 TFSI All
KTM X-Bow All 2.0T All
Seat Leon Cupra / Cupra R / Supercopa (MKII) All 2.0T FSI All
Volkswagen Golf R / ED30 / ED35 / Pirelli All 2.0T FSI All
Volkswagen Polo R WRC All 2.0T FSI All
Volkswagen Scirocco R All 2.0T FSI All
Pricing
Stage Minimum Requirements Price
IMPORTANT PRICING AND AVAILABILITY DETAILS:
- 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.
- Stage II Pricing: Customers who have purchased an APR ECU Upgrade before February 16th, 2015 are exempt from upgrade fees.
APR Stage I ECU Upgrade None $599.99
- Add APR EMCS Program Switching (Fully Loaded) None $149.99
- Add APR Motorsport Adjustable Launch Limiter 6 Speed Manual - Golf R (North America) $99.99
- Add APR Motorsport No-Lift Shift 6 Speed Manual - Golf R (North America) $99.99
- Upgrade from APR Stage I to APR Stage II High Flow Exhaust Downpipe $149.99
- Upgrade from APR Stage I to APR Stage II (after purchasing an APR Downpipe) APR Exhaust Downpipe 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.

APR Tuned

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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