APR Audi A4, A5 and Q5 3.0 TFSI V6 ECU Upgrade
APR is pleased to present the ultimate engine control unit (ECU) upgrade for the 3.0 TFSI V6. 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.
The ECU’s Simos 8 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.
APR Stage I and Stage II+ ECU Upgrades
The APR Stage I ECU Upgrade gives you higher peak numbers of 334 horsepower and 332-ft. of torque measured at all 4 wheels, but also gains of up to 101 all wheel horsepower and 86 lb-ft are available throughout the power band!
For those demanding more torque, The APR Supercharger Pulley Upgrade is the answer. Spinning the supercharger faster increases air flow allowing for higher boost levels and more power. The gain in torque is felt immediately, but the results are present across the entire powerband. Expect gains of 132 all wheel horsepower over stock, a second dropped sprinting from 0-60 mph and over 7 seconds faster in a 62-124mph sprint! Software is included as a free upgrade for APR Stage I customers with the purchase of an APR Supercharger Pulley Upgrade.
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.
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 driving style and fuel quality, better miles per gallon may be achieved.
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.
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 the vehicle the edge it needs at the track.
As Measured by APR
93 Octane (R+M)/2
98 Octane RON
93 Octane (R+M)/2
98 Octane RON
|All Figures Measured at All 4 Wheels on a 2013 C7 A7 8 Speed Tiptronic.|
|Speed Limit||Max Speed Limited||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Peak Power||244 AWHP||334 AWHP||364 AWHP|
|Peak Torque||280 AWTQ||332 AWTQ||353 AWTQ|
|Max HP Over Stock 93 Octane (R+M/2)||101 AWHP @ 6150 RPM||132 AWHP @ 6200 RPM|
|Max TQ Over Stock 93 Octane (R+M/2)||86 AWTQ @ 6100 RPM||112 AWTQ @ 6100 RPM|
|0-60 MPH||0-100 MPH||62-124 MPH||60-130 MPH|
|All data measured with a Racelogic P Box on the same road. Individual data my vary.|
|Stock||6.0 seconds||14.8 seconds||19.8 seconds||Speed Limited|
|APR Stage 2+ - 93 Octane||5.0 seconds||11.8 seconds||12.7 seconds||15.9 seconds|
Dyno and Acceleration Video
The APR Development Difference
APR DirectPort Programming:
APR’s DirectPort Programming is now available for the Simos 8.5 ECU! 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 without a trace!
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:
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 3.0 TFSI with APR's Quick Flashing. APR’s Calibration Engineers can reflash the ECU only a minute later rather than waiting 10 to 20 minutes between each flash.
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 Supercahrger Upgrades operate as if intended by the OEM.
|¹Prices applicable to the North American market only. Please check with your local APR Importer for pricing outside of the USA.|
|A4||ROW||3.0 TFSI||$1,299.00 ¹||Buy One Now|
|A5||ROW||3.0 TFSI||$1,299.00 ¹||Buy One Now|
|Q5||NA & ROW||3.0 TFSI||$1,299.00 ¹||Buy One Now|
How to purchase
Please 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
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.