IS20 & IS38 Turbo Upgrades Now Available for All North American 1.8T A3, Golf, Sportwagen & Alltrack.

By: APR | 01/17/2018 < Back to Blog Home
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APR is pleased to announce a 1.8T ECU Upgrade supporting the larger factory turbos found on both the A3 Quattro / GTI models and the higher powered Golf R / S3 models.


The IS20 upgrade uses the factory A3 Quattro / GTI turbocharger and delivers 274-306 HP with the factory dp and 284-319 HP with an APR Race DP. The IS38 upgrade uses the factory S3 / Golf R turbocharger and delivers 351-357 HP!


Both upgrades completely transform the 1.8T, adding between 104-188 HP over stock, depending on setup. With this release, we now support all 1.8T models in North America, as listed below:

  • Audi A3 1.8 TFSI – S Tronic
  • VW Golf 1.8 TSI – 5 Speed Manual & Tiptronic
  • VW Golf Alltrack 1.8 TSI – 6 Speed Manual & DSG – All Wheel Drive
  • VW Golf Sportwagen 1.8 TSI – 5 Speed Manual, 6 Speed Manual, Tiptronic & DSG – Front Wheel Drive & All Wheel Drive

Product Pages:


IS20 Turbo ECU Upgrade
IS38 Turbo ECU Upgrade

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