APR ECU Upgrade Now Available for the 2.0T EA888 Gen 3B OPF Engine!

By: APR | 09/30/2020 < Back to Blog Home
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APR's ECU Upgrades are the best dollar-per-horsepower modification one can make to improve engine performance. The upgrades dramatically increase horsepower and torque, making for an exceptionally quicker and more exciting vehicle. This is made possible through APR's optimization of the factory engine management system to take full advantage of the engine's capabilities, without needing any end user adjustment. The ECU Upgrades are available with various features and supported octane levels and each stage is compatible with most typical bolt-on modifications. The software is installed to the vehicle's factory ECU through the OBD-II port once the ECU is unlocked, resulting in a clean and headache-free install.


Features and Benefits:


  • Delivers up to 245-269 HP with 309-344 FT-LBS depending on octane
  • Max gains of +71 HP and +97 FT-LBS on 102 RON
  • Supports 95 RON, 98 RON, and 102 RON fuel grades
  • Acceleration - Accelerate faster with more power and reduced throttle lag
  • Linear Throttle - Pedal maps adjusted for a more linear feel
  • Brake Boosting - Left foot braking or brake boosting added
  • Standing Limiter - Increased standing limiter for higher revving at idle
  • Speed Limiter - Go as fast as you want with the speed limiter out of the way
  • Auto Start/Stop Inversion - Auto Start/Stop defaults to the off position
  • Economy - While cruising, or driving normally, your fuel economy may benefit from our optimized calibration
  • Direct Port Programming - Clean and easy install through the OBD II port without opening the ECU after unlock
  • Free Updates - Get free updates for life
  • Guarantee - 30 day money back guarantee


The APR Stage I ECU Upgrade is the first step towards making more power! This simple upgrade requires no engine hardware modifications, and produces 245-269 HP with 309-344 FT-LBS of torque depending on fuel grade. Gains as high as 48-71 HP and 62-97 FT-LBS of torque are available throughout the power band, depending on fuel grade and factory output, making the vehicle exceptionally quicker in all scenarios. APR Stage 1 is available for 95 RON, 98 RON, and 102 RON in the Rest of the World.


Support builds on our recent releases for the North American new Tiguan and FWD A3, and now continues with support for vehicles outside the USA. Support includes:


  • 2.0T EA888 Gen 3B OPF
  • Engine Codes: DKZA, DKZB, and DKZC
  • 2018+ Audi A3
  • 2018+ Audi Q3
  • 2018+ Audi TT
  • 2018+ Audi A1
  • 2018+ Seat Tarraco
  • 2018+ Seat Leon
  • 2019+ Seat Ateca
  • 2018+ Skoda Karoq
  • 2015+ Skoda Superb
  • 2018+ Skoda Kodiaq
  • 2017+ Skoda Octavia
  • 2019+ VW Arteon
  • 2018+ VW T-Roc
  • 2018+ VW Tiguan
  • 2018+ VW Passat
  • 2018+ VW Polo


Go APR!

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