The APR Stage I ECU Upgrade is designed to work without requiring other changes to the vehicle's hardware. With the ECU Upgrade alone, APR's Calibration Experts measured higher peak figures of 290 ft-lbs of torque and 245 horsepower with 93 AKI octane fuel. Large gains were seen throughout the power band, including an additional 92 ft-lbs of torque and 62 horsepower. The increase in power directly translates to an exceptionally quicker vehicle. Using advanced GPS measuring devices, APR's engineers conducted several acceleration tests. During the 100-200 KPH sprint, the APR Stage I equipped vehicle crossed the finish line 9.845 seconds quicker, resulting in an outstanding 35% improvement!
APR's ECU upgrade is the best power per dollar modification for the new 1.8 TSI engine and takes the vehicle's performance to similar levels typically reserved for higher output, sporty models, without pushing the limits. With factory-like smoothness and drivability, APR's ECU upgrade will fill the void in an otherwise excellent vehicle.
Stock vs APR Stage 1 93 octane
0 to 60 mph 7.445 vs 6.789
0 to 62 mph 7.983 vs 7.280
0 to 100 kph 8.011 vs 7.311
0 to 100 mph 18.575 vs 14.942
60 to 120 mph 24.001 vs 16.507
62 - 124 mph 27.314 vs 18.180
100 - 200 kph 28.139 vs 18.294
60 - 130 mph speed limited vs 22.158
30 - 130 mph speed limited vs 25.554