December 16th, 2016
Our popular Stage 1 and Stage 2 ECU Upgrades are now available for the North American 2017 Golf R, S3 and TTS. The upgrades add +66-104 HP and +68-125 FT-LBS of torque, depending on stage and octane, making for an outstanding driving experience. To learn more, visit our product page and contact an APR dealer to schedule an install today!
December 15th, 2016
We are pleased to announce a new importation structure into Italy to better serve and support our Italian customers. Our partners at APR Greece have provided world class customer service, marketing and support to the Grecian market and will now serve as the primary point of contact for our Italian customers and dealers. In the coming months, they will continue to expand our dealer coverage in Italy, choosing high quality partners to sell the brand. APR is currently located in the following Italian areas:
- Figino Serenza
To contact a local dealer, please visit …
December 13th, 2016
Multiple-championship-winning team returns to ST for 14th straight season.
TORONTO, CANADA — Long-time IMSA team C360R today announced the return of its popular Audi S3 to Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge competition for the 2017 season. This is the team’s 14th consecutive year in the IMSA-sanctioned series.
“This year marks our third season in Street Tuner with the S3, and we’ve made significant progress over the off-season since Road Atlanta in October,” remarked Team Principal Karl Thomson. “This car marked the introduction of some new new technology to the ST class, such as …
December 13th, 2016
This update expands upon our recently updated stock turbo software suite for the 2.0T engines, and is avaialble now at all North American APR Dealers. The updates were made based on customer feedback and touch upon the following:
- DSG / Tip Tronic shift quality
- Reduced startup engine roughness
- Reduced idle RPM fluctuations
- Increased engine braking
- Tighter boost control, reducing unintended oscillations
- Increased horsepower and torque limits in 5th and 6th gear
- Improved throttle mapping
- Improved manual transmission throttle feel at take-off and low speeds
- Addressed Tip Tronic support tickets
The new update includes 1,106 files that have been uploaded to DPP over the …
December 6th, 2016
APR is pleased to present the ultimate engine control unit (ECU) upgrade for the Q5 2.0T EA888 Gen 3 engine found in ROW markets.
The APR Stage I ECU Upgrade is the first step towards making more power! This simple upgrade requires no engine hardware modifications, and produces 288-299 HP with 363-374 FT-LBS of torque depending on fuel grade. Gains as high as 66-75 HP and 93-104 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. Also fits the ROW Market …
December 5th, 2016
The APR Cast Downpipe Exhaust System replaces the restrictive factory catalyst cross pipes and resonators with an upgraded 76mm stainless steel mandrel-bent system, featuring port-matched cast inlets, high-flow catalysts and various other features. Expect better throttle response, more horsepower and an intoxicating exhaust note, while remaining civilized during normal daily driving. It’s the best performance upgrade for the 4.0 TFSI following the APR ECU Upgrade and it’s all designed and assembled in-house, using premium materials and world-class manufacturing techniques few can match. Read More
December 1st, 2016
Boost leaks are a common cause for running issues and power loss on turbocharged vehicles. Leaks can come from scenarios as simple as a tiny hole in an intercooler or charge piping, a leaky connection, damaged DV or PCV and/or any number of other locations making troubleshooting very difficult. Furthermore, locating a leak is made more difficult due to the necessity to pressurizing the system, which typically only occurs while physically operating the vehicle. The APR Boost Leak Testing Systems allows for both visual and auditory inspection on a stationary vehicle. …