APR Audi A4/A5/Q5 3.0 TFSI 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 ECU Upgrade
The APR Stage I ECU Upgrade gives you higher peak numbers of 436 horsepower and 372 ft. of torque, but also gains of up to 168 horsepower and 128 lb-ft are available throughout the power band with 93 AKI fuel! Even more was acheived with higher octane race fuel. 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 184 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.
- STG I 91 AWHP
- STG I 93 AWHP
- STG I 100 AWHP
- STG I 104 AWHP
- STG II 91 AWHP
- STG II 93 AWHP
- STG II 100 AWHP
- STG II 104 AWHP
- STG I 91 CHP
- STG I 93 CHP
- STG I 100 CHP
- STG I 104 CHP
- STG II 91 CHP
- STG II 93 CHP
- STG II 100 CHP
- STG II 104 CHP
- STG I 91 Gain
- STG I 93 Gain
- STG I 100 Gain
- STG I 104 Gain
- STG II 91 Gain
- STG II 93 Gain
- STG II 100 Gain
- STG II 104 Gain
|Stage||NAR Fuel||ROW Fuel||Max HP||Max TQ||Max HP Gain Over Stock||Max TQ Gain Over Stock|
|- APR recommends and tuned with Sunoco GT 260 for 100 AKI mode and Sunoco GT 260 Plus for 104 AKI mode. Never use lower octane than specified by the mode.|
|- Max increases are based on APR's actual measured stock values and not those reported by VAG. | RON = ROW Fuel Grades | AKI = NAR North American (RON+MON)/2 Fuel Grades.|
|- Reported wheel figures measured using APR's in-house Dynapack Dynamometer with a US Spec Q5 (272 PS model), using SAEJ1349 correction and an average of multiple runs. Crank figures are estimated based on the measured wheel figures. Results may vary depending upon environmental conditions, vehicle, transmission, vehicle health, operating conditions, temperatures, fuel grade, dyno type, dyno setup, other variables and other modifications.|
|Stock As Reported by VAG||91 AKI||95 RON||272 HP||295 FT-LBS|
|Stock As Measured by APR||93 AKI||98 RON||280 HP||297 FT-LBS|
|APR Stage I||91 AKI||95 RON||425 HP||364 FT-LBS||+157 HP @ 6,900 RPM||+120 FT-LBS @ 6,900 RPM|
|APR Stage I||93 AKI||98 RON||436 HP||372 FT-LBS||+168 HP @ 6,900 RPM||+128 FT-LBS @ 6,900 RPM|
|APR Stage I||100 AKI||104 RON||450 HP||380 FT-LBS||+183 HP @ 6,900 RPM||+139 FT-LBS @ 6,900 RPM|
|APR Stage I||104 AKI||108 RON||455 HP||385 FT-LBS||+187 HP @ 6,900 RPM||+143 FT-LBS @ 6,900 RPM|
|APR Stage II Pulley||91 AKI||95 RON||430 HP||373 FT-LBS||+162 HP @ 6,900 RPM||+123 FT-LBS @ 6,900 RPM|
|APR Stage II Pulley||93 AKI||98 RON||452 HP||387 FT-LBS||+184 HP @ 6,900 RPM||+140 FT-LBS @ 6,900 RPM|
|APR Stage II Pulley||100 AKI||104 RON||463 HP||398 FT-LBS||+195 HP @ 6,900 RPM||+149 FT-LBS @ 6,900 RPM|
|APR Stage II Pulley||104 AKI||108 RON||474 HP||406 FT-LBS||+206 HP @ 6,900 RPM||+157 FT-LBS @ 6,900 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|
|Audi A4 / S4 (B8.5)||All||3.0 TFSI||All|
|Audi A5 / S5 (B8.5)||All||3.0 TFSI||All|
|Audi A6 (C7)||All||3.0 TFSI||All|
|Audi A7 (C7)||All||3.0 TFSI||All|
|Audi A8 / A8L (D4)||All||3.0 TFSI||All|
|Audi Q5 / SQ5||All||3.0 TFSI||All|
|Audi Q7||All||3.0 TFSI||All|
|IMPORTANT PRICING AND AVAILABILITY DETAILS:|
|- Pricing: Please contact an APR Importer for pricing outside the USA.|
|- 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.|
|APR Stage I ECU Upgrade||None||$1,299.99|
|- Upgrade from APR Stage I to APR Stage II||APR Supercharger Pulley||No Additional Charge|
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 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.
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.