December 20th, 2019
We’re excited to announce our Engine Control Unit (ECU) Upgrades are now available for the MK6 Jetta with the 1.4T engine! Expect great gains with 173-188 HP and 255-268 FT-LBS of torque on tap, depending on octane, from this simple software upgrade. Best of all, the upgrade flashes to the factory ECU via the vehicle’s OBD II port so there’s no ECU removal or physical modification necessary! Furthermore, for those looking for tuning with a limited powertrain warranty, APR Plus has you covered! Read More
October 21st, 2019
APR is pleased to present the ultimate Transmission Control Unit (TCU) Upgrade for the DQ500 7-Speed DSG / S-Tronic Transmission!
APR’s TCU Upgrade dramatically improves upon the DQ500 transmission’s function, drivability, and performance through a myriad of enhancement and custom features. Normal daily driving is smoother as we’ve improved upon the normal quirks and complaints associated with the driving experience. Sporty driving is far more capable with increased torque capacity, clamping pressure, faster shifting times, more capable launch control, and more! Both are optimized to deliver faster acceleration by matching the power output delivered by our ECU …
October 2nd, 2019
We’re excited to announce our ECU Upgrades are now available for the Bentley’s Second Generation Continental GT V8, Continental GT V8 S, Flying Spur V8, and Flying Spur V8 S!
This upgrade increases power and torque substantially. Expect 635-721 HP with 668-849 FT-LBS of torque, depending on octane (91, 93, 100, or 104). This translates to +96-220 HP, with +123-311 FT-LBS of torque over stock out of the V8! Best of all, APR’s proven track record over the past 6 years with this motor on the Audi S6, RS6, S7, A8, …
October 1st, 2019
We’re excited to announce our ECU Upgrades are now available for the new 2020 R8 V10 Performance models! With an APR ECU Upgrade power climbs substantially. Expect between 634 and 653 HP, depending on octane, with 420-427 FT-LBS of torque! This is available with our EMCS program switching allowing you to switch between 91, 93, or E60-E85 fuel grades for increased power as the octane goes up! The install only takes minutes at an APR dealer and installs directly over the vehicle’s OBD-II port with no ECU removal required. Furthermore, no …
September 9th, 2019
We’re pleased to announce several new hardware and software upgrades for the North American Arteon 2.0T!
APR’s ECU Upgrade dramatically increases power and is available in multiple stages and octanes. The Arteon is rated at 268 HP and 258 FT-LBS of torque from Volkswagen. With the APR Plus ECU Upgrade, which includes a factory term limit matching powertrain warranty, expect up to 359 HP and 349 FT-LBS of torque!
Next up is APR’s Stage 1 ECU Upgrade. It requires no hardware, yet delivers 359-382 HP with 349-392 FT-LBS of torque! Gains as high as 85-113 HP and 95-136 …
August 27th, 2019
We’ve updated our Stage 2 ECU Upgrades for 2015-2018 model year MK7 Golf R, S3 (8V), and TTS (8S) in North America to add new features that were first introduced on our newly released 2019 ECU Upgrade. The new features are available free from APR at all APR dealers and include the following tweaks:
- Auto Start-Stop now defaults to the off position.
- Pops and Bangs now has an optional “aggressive” or loud mode.
- Pops and Bangs now has 6MT and DSG specific files to ensure the modes only trigger when intended.
- Coolant temperature protection routines were tweaked to more …
August 22nd, 2019
We’ve updated our Stage 1, Stage 2, and Stage 3 IS38 ECU Upgrades bringing new features, power, and safety. This is mostly available in our newly released 2019 GTI / A3 ECU Upgrades and is now available for all previous years in North America.
– Better power delivery with flatter torque, and higher peak power
– Various protection routines added and tweaked
– Linear pedal mapping
– Tire spin protection added (FWD files only, running an AWD file disables it)
– Corrected the digital dash boost gauge
– Auto Start / Stop is now inverted and defaults off (Stage 2/3)
August 16th, 2019
APR is pleased to present the ultimate Transmission Control Unit (TCU) Upgrade for the DQ381 7-Speed DSG / S-Tronic Transmission on FWD vehicles like the MK7 Golf GTI and Jetta GLI!
APR’s TCU Upgrade dramatically improves upon the DQ381 transmission’s function, drivability, and performance through a myriad of enhancement and custom features. Normal daily driving is smoother as we’ve improved upon the normal quirks and complaints associated with the driving experience. Sporty driving is far more capable with increased torque capacity, clamping pressure, faster shifting times, more capable launch control, and more, handily shaving .2 seconds off …
August 16th, 2019
APR’s ECU Upgrades are now available for the Audi Q7 (4M)! Power and torque grow substantially with APR’s ECU Upgrades. First up is APR Plus, which offers a factory term limit matching limited powertrain warranty and offers up to 447 HP with 379 FTLBS. For those looking for more power, APR Stage 1 offers 447-479 HP with 379-399 FTLBS. Next up, the APR Stage 2 ECU Upgrade, designed for use with an upgraded pulley, bumps power up to 467-500 HP with 398-423 FTLBS. Stage 2 is also available for use with dual pulleys for even more …
August 9th, 2019
APR Plus, Stage 1, Stage 1+ and Stage 2 are now available for the 2019 TT RS and RS3. Power starts at 394 HP, but with APR’s hardware and software upgrades expect up to 574 HP! For the 2019 model year vehicles we’ve added a host of features, including a return to the original exhaust crackle found on previous model year vehicles, program switching, and much more. For vehicles with OPF filters, expect a slight decrease in power.
Learn more on our product page and GO APR!