APR is pleased to present another world wide first! APR presents the ultimate engine control unit (ECU) upgrade for the Generation 3, 1.8 TSI engine as found in the latest Jetta, Passat and Beetle! APR’s ECU upgrade is available in octane-specific variations and is conveniently flashed to the vehicle’s factory Simos 12 ECU through the OBD-II port without any physical modification to the factory ECU.
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. Read more on our product page