Version 2.3 is Now Available for the North American MK7 Golf R and S3

By: APR | 03/24/2016 < Back to Blog Home
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APR is pleased to announce free updates to our existing North American MK7 Golf R and S3 ECU Upgrades! The new update brings several enhancements and improvements to our existing Stage I and Stage II ECU Upgrades. The upgrade address all reported issues with previous versions and adds several new torque levels to address concerns with slipping DSG / S Tronic and 6MT transmissions. Stage I is now offered with high and low torque variants, while Stage II is offered with high, medium and low torque variants. Each Stage’s High Output levels are offered with even more horsepower and torque than before! Please visit our product page for detailed power levels, requirements and more.


This update is offered for free to existing North American APR ECU Upgrade customers at all APR dealers and is currently available for all ECU box codes and revisions associated with the new North American Golf R and S3! Contact an APR dealer today to get updated!


V1.0 to V2.3 Change Log

New Features:

  - Motorsport Rev limiter

  - 6MT standing  2-step limiter @ 4000 with boost building.

  - DSG standing limiter @ 5000 for free revving.

  - New Stage 1

    - Higher power / torque - figures on website. 

    - Requires stock DP. 

    - Compatible with other bolt-on modifications.

    - New High and Low Torque stages.

      - High Torque.

        - May require v2.1.1 (or higher) 

          DSG / S Tronic software or 6MT clutch 

          to prevent slip on a healthy 

          transmission.

      - Low Torque.

        - Designed for healthy, unmodified 

          DSG / S Tronic and 6MT transmission.

        - 91 Octane software provides 

          the lowest torque.

      - Available for 91 AKI, 93 AKI and 100 AKI fuel. 

  - New Stage 2.

    - Higher power / torque - figures on website. 

    - Requires a high flow Race DP. 

    - Intake recommended to meet advertised power levels.

    - Compatible with other bolt-on modifications.

    - New High, Medium and Low Torque Stages.

      - High Torque.

        - Requires an intercooler to meet 

          advertised power levels.

        - Requires v2.1.1 (or higher) 

          DSG / S Tronic software.

         - Most likely requires a 6MT clutch 

          to prevent slip on a healthy 

          transmission.

      - Medium Torque.

        - May require v2.1.1 (or higher) 

          DSG / S Tronic software or 6MT 

          clutch to prevent slip on a 

          healthy transmission.

      - Low Torque.

        - Designed for healthy, unmodified 

          DSG / S Tronic and 6MT transmission.

        - Available for 91 AKI and 93 AKI 

          fuel with MBT achieved on 93 AKI. 

 

Fixes:

  - Addressed all known fault codes, CEL and EPC reports 

    (Camshaft position, DBW throttle monitoring, etc).

  - Calibration improved to prevent reaching fueling system 

    limits (Mismatched ECU Stage vs Hardware Stage).

  - Fixed condition where Motorsport Limiter would limit 

    torque after a gear change. 

  - Motorsport limiter now allows boost to be maintained 

    with no throttle closure while active.

  - Minimized condition where DV would not close after a full 

    throttle shift on manual cars (Factory issue). 

  - Audible part-throttle "sound" greatly reduced. May 

    still be noticeable with an intake. 

  - Improved throttle response at low RPM during 

    initial take off.

  - Fixed boost oscillation at low RPM in high gears.

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