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 hardware is required to meet these power upgrades, though the ECU upgrade is designed to pair nicely with a performance catback exhaust system for even more power. Lastly, for those looking for a little more peace of mind, our warranty program, APR Plus, is available offering 634 HP and a factory term limit matching limited powertrain warranty.
September 17th, 2019
The APR Intake System for the 2.5 TFSI, found in the Audi RS3 and TT RS, is now available for the 2019 model year North American vehicles thanks to the new APR Intake Adapter. The adapter is made from CNC machined billet aluminum, with stainless steel bolts, and worm gear clamps, with a nylon reinforced silicon dv reroute hose. The system is easy to install and is plug and play. Buy one now.
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 FT-LBS of torque were measured over stock. For more power, you can add any of the APR hardware items below.
Finally APR’s Stage 2 ECU Upgrade maximizes output of the factory turbo. It’s designed for use with the APR Race DP, and optimized when using the upcoming APR Intake and Intercooler, and produces 369-381 HP with 367-409 FT-LBS of torque. Gains as high as 109-127 HP and 129-152 FT-LBS of torque were measured over stock. This setup works great with APR’s lineup of performance hardware listed below.
The following is available for the new Arteon:
September 4th, 2019
On October 12th we’re bringing back the world-renowned APR BBQ and Open House, now dubbed the APR & Dinan Haus Party! Come tour our 80,000 sqft facility and take part in our Dyno Day and Car Show! Doors open as early as 9 AM and the event last until 3 PM.
Expect all of the following:
- Tour APR, ask us questions, and see what makes us tick
- Get your car flashed on site with event-only deals
- Get your car dynoed and watch others lay down the power (limited tickets!)
- Grab a bite to eat from one of our local food trucks on site
- Get on our “scratch and dent” hardware auction for some killer deals
- Bring the whole family – we’ll have a kid friendly area
- Jump on one of our race simulators and race side-by-side with others
- And last but not least, sound off against the BMW crowd with the Dinan customers and crew
While the event is free, the getting on the dyno isn’t. Tickets are limited to sign up now!
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 aggressively protect the engine under extreme track conditions.
To find an APR dealer please visit https://www.goapr.com/dealer/
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)
– Optional pops and bangs have 3 options: off, normal, and aggressive
– Specific files were created for FWD and AWD drivetrains
– Specific files were created for 6MT and DSG gearboxes
– Low torque files added
– Low octane (87 R+M/2) files added
Using a Kistler in-cylinder pressure transducer system, we greatly improved combustion efficiency and reduced in-cylinder combustion pressure while delivering the same output. Furthermore low-RPM torque is now limited in taller gears for greater LSPI protection. Essentially the engine experiences less strain but creates the same power.
Using exhaust gas pressure transducers, thermocouples and turbine shaft speed sensors, we were able to …
August 22nd, 2019
For the more track minded enthusiasts where weight, sound and price point all are highly desired metrics, the APR Valveless system is the desired configuration. In this configuration the axle back portion of the exhaust has the mufflers and valves removed. Weight drops considerably and the system becomes more aggressive. With the factory DP in place, the system is louder and more aggressive, but thanks to the center Helmholtz chamber, drone is reduced, giving a more pleasant, yet aggressive driving experience. However, when upgrading to the APR Race DP, the system transforms and becomes unapologetically raw with maximum aggression – A true track enthusiast’s dream. Read, see, and hear more!
August 21st, 2019
APR’s Big Brake Upgrade is an ultra-durable, feature-packed solution specifically tailored to each vehicle. The brakes provide outstanding stopping-power at an affordable price and are targeted towards a wide operating range such as normal or spirited street driving, track days and HPDE events. The system handily out-brakes, out-lasts, and out-performs other systems on the market, including much larger and heavier setups such as the factory standard RS3/TTRS brakes! Now Available for the MK6 GTI! Read More.
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 our Stage 2 S3’s quarter mile time! Both are optimized to deliver faster acceleration by matching the power output delivered by our ECU Upgrade. This all comes with customizable features you can choose while flashing the TCU to personalize the transmission to your desire! Lastly the software loads to the factory TCU through the OBD-II port, resulting in a clean and headache-free install. See our full feature list rundown on our product page.
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 torque, but cooling upgrades are a must! Learn more on our product page.