APR 2.0 TSI and 2.0 TFSI ECU Upgrade
APR is pleased to present the ultimate ECU Upgrade for the 2.0 TSI & 2.0 TFSI Transverse engine found in wide range of Audi, VW, Seat and Skoda vehicles.
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 faster acceleration, a huge increase in low-end torque, improved throttle response and more power across the entire power band.
APR’s 2.0T ECU Upgrade is an expertly recalibrated engine control strategy that primarily remaps the engine's operating parameters, within the factory ECU, 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 and is thoroughly track tested through APR Motorsport's Grand-AM and World Challenge professional racing efforts. Available in octane-specific variations, APR’s calibrations allow you to take advantage of fuel quality available in your area. APR’s patented EMCS functionality puts the control of your engine’s operation at your fingertips and allows for additional features and options to be installed to your OEM ECU.
APR Stage I and Stage II ECU Upgrades
The APR Stage I ECU Upgrade gives you higher peak numbers of 255 HP/289 FT-LBS of torque on 93 (R+M)/2 octane without any hardware modifications and up to 269 HP/295 FT-LBS of torque simply by adding the APR Carbonio Intake System. APR's Stage II ECU Upgrade takes advantage of the free flowing APR RSC Turboback Exhaust System and provides additional torque an power at no charge to existing APR Stage I customers. Expect higher peak numbers of 273 HP/300 FT-LBS of torque with as much as 71 HP and 87 FT-LBS of torque through the power band!
APR’s ECU Upgrade is the best power per dollar modification for the new 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.
- Available Fuel Grades: North American 91, 93 and 100 octanes ((RON+MON)/2) and Rest of World 95, 98 and 104 octane (RON).
- Requirements: Stage I requires no hardware upgrades. Stage 2+ simply requires an APR High Flow Downpipe or Turboback Exhaust System.
Beyond power 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.
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 your fun!
Increased 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 your driving style and fuel quality, you may see better miles per gallon!
Motorsport 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. Available at Stage II+ and higher.
Left 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 it the edge it needs at the track. This feature is available upon request.
- Stage I - Crank
- Stage I w/ CAI - Crank
- Stage II w/ CAI & TBE - Crank
- K04 - Crank
- Stage III - Crank
- Stage III+ - Crank
- Stage III+ 100 AKI - Crank
- Stage I - Wheel
- Stage I w/ CAI - Wheel
- Stage II w/ CAI & TBE - Wheel
- K04 - Wheel
- Stage III - Wheel
- Stage III+ - Wheel
- Stage III+ 100 AKI - Wheel
- Stage I - Gain
- Stage I w/ CAI - Gain
- Stage II w/ CAI & TBE - Gain
- K04 - Gain
- Stage III - Gain
- Stage III+ - Gain
- Stage III+ 100 AKI - Gain
As reported by VAG
As measured by APR
93 Octane (R+M)/2 or 98 Octane RON
with APR Intake
93 Octane (R+M)/2 or 98 Octane RON
with APR Intake & Exhaust
93 Octane (R+M)/2 or 98 Octane RON
|*Max increases are based on APR's actual measured stock values on a 2.0 TSI CCTA Engine and not those reported by VAG.|
|Peak Horsepower (HP)||200 HP||222 HP||255 HP||269 HP||273 HP|
|Peak Torque (FT-LBS)||207 TQ||222 TQ||294 TQ||295 TQ||300 TQ|
|Max HP Increase over Stock*||+58 HP @ 4,450 RPM||+66 HP @ 4,200 RPM||+71 HP @ 4,250 RPM|
|Max FT-LBS of Torque Increase over Stock*||+76 TQ @ 3,150 RPM||+83 TQ @ 4,200 RPM||+87 TQ @ 4,200 RPM|
APR Motorsport was established in 2007 to prove APR’s products in some of the most demanding environments the vehicle and engine will ever see. Through extensive research and development, APR’s Engineering Teams are able to deliver ECU Upgrades backed by brutally track testing and unmatched reliability. APR ECU Upgraded vehicles are ready for blistering, wide-open sprints down the Autobahn or hours of back-to-back track sessions without skipping a beat!
Shortly after APR Motorsport’s success in Grand-AM, APR’s tuning packages became available to professional motorsport teams around the globe. APR Motorsport’s calibrations and engine packages have seen countless podium finishes, including several 12 and 24-hour endurance races on both stock and highly modified engines.
For more information on an APR Motorsport tuning package for a professional racing series, please contact us through www.aprmotorsport.com.
APR EMCS Programs and Features
APR’s patented EMCS, Enhanced Modular Chipping System, brings selectable programs and features to your factory ECU, all without the need to purchase external hardware. Other companies have attempted to imitate EMCS with clumsy external switching devices that only replace or multiply portions of a “base” calibration. However, EMCS has the ability to completely rewrite the entire operating map data, giving each map a complete set of calibration changes. APR’s EMCS features and programs modes are activated via your OEM cruise control buttons. Your cruise control will continue to function as normal.
Program switching allows the user to cycle through up to four different engine calibrations and operating modes all without the need for external hardware.
By selecting stock mode, the ECU calibration is reset to the factory calibration. The engine will run exactly as it did before purchasing APR software.
APR 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.
Fault Code Erase:
Fault code erase allows the user to erase and reset engine related trouble codes and ECU adaptation data without using a specialty tool.
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.
When activated, Anti-Theft disables the throttle even if the factory key is used. The vehicle will be immobilized until a user specified 2 to 4-digit security code is entered.
APR's Valet Mode protects your vehicle from becoming an expensive toy for unauthorized individuals. By enabling Valet Mode, the vehicle's performance, engine RPM and top speed are all extremely limited.
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 to use APR EMCS Programs and Features without APR Mobile
To Enable EMCS:
Turn the ignition and cruise control to the on position. Do not start the engine. Ensure Security Lockout or Anti-Theft is disabled.
To Unlock the ECU or Disable Anti-Theft (Single Stalk Cruise):
"SET" is used to enter a digit and "CANCEL" is used to register the digit. Enter the first digit of the security code by pressing "SET" the number of times corresponding to the first digit, then use "CANCEL" to register the digit. Repeat this step for each digit in the user defined security code. The check engine light and EPC light will flash to indicate the ECU is unlocked or Anti-Theft is disabled.
To Unlock the ECU or Disable Anti-Theft (Dual Stalk Cruise):
"SPEED+" is used to enter a digit and "SPEED-" is used to register the digit. Enter the first digit of the security code by pressing "SPEED+" up the number of times corresponding to the first digit, then press "SPEED-" down to register the digit. Repeat this step for each digit in the user defined security code. The check engine light and EPC light will flash to indicate the ECU is unlocked or Anti-Theft is disabled.
To Cycle through APR Programs:
Hold "SET" on the cruise control stalk. The check engine light will blink in sets of one to four blinks to indicate programs one through four. Release "SET" during this sequence to select a program. The EPC light will flash one to four times to indicate the program selected. The vehicle may be started.
To use Fault Code Erase:
Hold "RESUME" on the cruise control stalk. The check engine light will begin to blink. Release "RESUME" when the check engine light is flashing in groups of one blink per second. Fault Codes will be cleared.
To use Security Lockout to Lock the ECU:
Hold "RESUME" on the cruise control stalk. The check engine light will blink in sets of one to three blinks indicating different features. Release "RESUME" when the check engine light is flashing in groups of three blinks per second. The EPC and CEL will blink to indicate the ECU is locked.
To Enable Anti-Theft:
Quickly press "SET, SET, RESUME, RESUME, SET, SET, RESUME and RESUME". The check engine light will begin blinking. The vehicle's throttle will no longer work until the user defined security code is entered.
The APR Development Difference
APR 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. It’s capable of logging well over 100 variables at once with data rates as high as 100 samples per second. Synchronous data logging is available for fine-tuning.
APR ECU Composer with APR Live Tuning:
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. ECU Composer takes calibration to a new level on the 2.0T with APR's Live Tuning. APR’s Calibration Engineers can test calibration changes with a single click of a button to instantly monitor the changes, rather than spending several minutes shutting down the vehicle to reflash the ECU. This allows a level of fine-tuning unmatched in the market.
APR ECU Assembly:
APR’s Electrical Engineers have the ability to alter the code structure of the ECU to add features not available from the factory. Through code levels changes, APR's Engineers are able to add features to the ECU. Other changes allow higher torque limit 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 not require DSG software to meet or exceed advertised gains. On the highly modified end, this allows APR to make Stage III Turbo Upgrades operate as if intended by the OEM. For most 2.0T owners, the advantage of this ability is the addition of APR’s patented EMCS Functions. EMCS puts the control of the engine’s operation at your fingertips and allows for additional features and options to be installed to your ECU.
|Engine Code||Factory Power Output|
|Prices applicable to the US market only. If you are located outside the USA, please Contact your APR Importer for pricing and details in your market.|
|CAWA||125 kW / 170 HP|
|CAWB||147 kW / 200 HP|
|CBFA||147 kW / 200 HP|
|CCTA||147 kW / 200 HP|
|CCTB||125 kW / 170 HP|
|CCZA||147 kW / 200 HP|
|CCZB||155 kW / 211 HP|
|CCZC||124 kW / 170 HP|
|CCZD||132 kW / 180 HP|
|Programs (You may fit up to 4 programs on an ECU²)||Retail
|¹Prices applicable to the North American market only.|
|²Due to many variations between ECU's some programs/options may unavailable.|
|1 Program (Example: APR 93 Octane Mode)||$599.00||1 Program
|2 Programs (Example: APR 93 Octane & Stock Mode)||$748.00|
|3 Programs (Example: APR 93 & 100 Octane & Stock Mode)||$818.00|
|4 Programs (Example: APR 93 & 100 Octane, Valet & Stock Mode)||$888.00|
|Security Lockout||Add $59|
|Fault Code Erase||Add $59|
|Anti-Theft System||Add $199|
|Audi||A3 / A3 Cabriolet / A3 Sportback||MK2 / 8P||All||All|
|Q3||MK1 / 8U|
|TT Coupe / TT Cabriolet||MK2 / 8J|
|Volkswagen||Beetle / Cabrio||MK2|
|Golf / GTI / Cabrio / Plus||MK5 / MK6|
|Jetta / GLI||MK5 / MK6|
|Passat / Magoton||B6 / B7 / B7L|
|Altea / Freetrack||MK1|
|Leon / FR||MK2 / 1P|
Two Ways to Purchase
Locate an APR Dealer:
Use the APR Dealer Locater Tool to find an APR Dealer near you. The APR Dealer will have the ability to upgrade your ECU while you wait!
Depending on ECU type, some APR Dealers may not possess the necessary equipment to support on site flashing. In this case, the APR Dealer can remove and send ECUs to APR’s headquarters. Typically ECUs are returned the same day they are received. Please inquire about on site availability before visiting a local APR Dealer.
Mail us your ECU (USA Only):
Remove your ECU and mail it directly to APR. We will upgrade your ECU and send it back typically the same day as we receive it. To remove your ECU, check for a removal guide in our Customer Support section, or give us a call. Then simply fill out an APR ECU Order Form and you’re ready to mail in your ECU.
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.
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.
30 Day Money Back Guarantee:
All APR ECU Upgrades include a 30-day money back guarantee with no questions asked. If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the APR ECU Upgrade, return to your place of purchase for a full refund, provided you are within the 30 day period from the time of your initial purchase. Labor or shipping charges are not included in the guarantee and are at the discretion of the place of install.
Limited 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.