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 302 ft-lbs of torque and 261 horsepower with 93 AKI octane fuel. Large gains were seen throughout the power band, including an additional 67 ft-lbs of torque and 52 horsepower. Even higher figures were acheived using 100 AKI octane race fuel. 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 60-130 MPH sprint, the APR Stage I equipped vehicle crossed the finish line 4.829 seconds quicker, resulting in an excellent 20.66% improvement!
APR's ECU upgrade is the best power per dollar modification for the new 2.0 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.