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APR 2.0 TSI/TFSI Gen3 ECU Upgrade for the MQB Platform

engineAPR is pleased to present the ultimate engine control unit (ECU) upgrade for the 2.0T EA888 Gen 3 engine!

APR’s ECU Upgrades are the best dollar-per-horsepower modification one can make to the 2.0T engine. The upgrades dramatically increase horsepower and torque, making for an exceptionally quicker and more exciting vehicle. This is made possible through APR’s optimization of the factory engine management system to take full advantage of the engine’s capabilities, without needing any end user adjustment. The software loads to the factory ECU through the OBD-II port, resulting in a clean and headache-free install. Furthermore, for those looking for tuning with a limited powertrain warranty, APR Plus has you covered!

APR ECU Upgrade Stages

APR’s ECU Upgrades are available in multiple stages and torque levels, supporting various octanes both with and without any hardware modifications. Specific software is available for use with a high flow Race DP exhaust system, as well as a drop-in factory IS38 turbocharger upgrade. Each stage is fully compatible with an upgraded intake, intercooler, catback exhaust, or other minor bolt on modifications.

Each stage was created using in-cylinder pressure transducers, and various intake and exhaust pressure and temperature transducers, all with direct ECU ram access high speed data logging to ensure each calibration operates within the limits of the factory or modified hardware. We’ve paid particular attention to delivering phenomenal power gains, while keeping in-cylinder combustion pressure relatively low. This creates a calibration that’s not only powerful, but vastly safer than calibrations created without such tools. Furthermore, turbocharger shaft speed and compressor surge protection routines are enabled within all ECUs to help protect the turbocharger from issues, and low-RPM torque is limited in taller gears for greater LSPI protection.

All upgrades include optimizations to the factory boost gauge, where applicable, making it react more quickly and accurately to match the increased output. Furthermore, we’ve added left foot braking, removed the speed limiter, raised the rev-limiter and added a motorsport limiter, adjusted the factory exhaust crackle, where applicable, to protect the catalyst on Stage 1 and enabled it in more scenarios on Stage 2 and stage 3, again where applicable. Throttle response is better with a more linear pedal feel and lastly, specific tunes are available for FWD and AWD vehicles to help provide advanced grip and limited wheel spin.

APR Plus ECU Upgrade with a Limited Powertrain Warranty

The APR Plus ECU Upgrade is the first step towards making more power, and it includes our limited powertrain warranty. This simple upgrade requires no engine hardware modifications, and produces 290 HP with 320 FT-LBS of torque. Gains as high as 60 HP and 51 FT-LBS of torque are available throughout the power band (210 PS Model), making the vehicle exceptionally quicker in all scenarios.

The APR Plus ECU Upgrade matches the performance of our Stage 1 ECU Upgrade (87 octane low torque version). To get even more power, you can add any of our other Stage 1 compatible products and still be covered under the APR Plus warranty! This only excludes our Race DP and turbo/fueling upgrades. To learn more about APR Plus, please visit the APR Plus website.

If you're not interested in the APR Plus limited powertrain warranty, and want even more power, check out our other Stages.

APR Stage 1 ECU Upgrade

The APR Stage 1 ECU Upgrade is the first step towards making more power! This simple upgrade requires no engine hardware modifications and produces 290-337 HP with 320-375 FT-LBS of torque. Gains as high as 60-115 HP and 51-103 FT-LBS of torque are available throughout the power band (210 PS Model), depending on octane and torque level. Optionally a low torque version of this software is available that puts less stress on the factory clutch. To get more power, the vehicle can be outfitted with an upgraded intake, intercooler, catback exhaust, turbocharger inlet, and various other bolt-on modifications all without requiring any new modifications to the ECU.

APR Stage 1 is available for 87 AKI, 91 AKI, 93 AKI and 104 AKI fuel grades in North American, and 91 RON, 95 RON, 98 RON and 108 RON in the Rest of the World.

Please Note: APR recommends properly gapping the factory spark plugs to a tighter gap (Ex: 0.024" ±0.002" or 0.6mm ±0.05mm), properly installed and torqued (Ex: Per the manufacturer's specifications), and maintained with a shorter changer interval (Ex: 10,000-15,000 mi or 16,000-24,000 km). Before using Race Fuel, educate yourself and follow our switching guide.

APR Stage 2 ECU Upgrade

The APR Stage 2 ECU Upgrade is the next step towards making more power! This upgrade requires an APR Race DP and produces 334-351 HP with 338-392 FT-LBS of torque. Gains as high as 110-117 HP and 93-120 FT-LBS of torque are available throughout the power band (210 PS Model), depending on octane and torque level. Optionally a low torque version of this software is available that puts less stress on the factory clutch. To get more power, the vehicle can be outfitted with an upgraded intake, intercooler, catback exhaust, turbocharger inlet, and various other bolt-on modifications all without requiring any new modifications to the ECU.

APR Stage 2 is available with either the factory exhaust crackle, where available, or a more aggressive “Pops and Bangs” exhaust crackle on most ECUs. This more aggressive option lengthens the duration of the exhaust crackle, increases the volume slightly, and operates in more modes, such as lifting off the throttle and changing gears. This is only enabled in sport/race modes and will automatically disable should exhaust and component temperature become too high.

APR Stage 2 is available for 91 AKI, 93 AKI and 104 AKI fuel grades in North American, and 95 RON, 98 RON and 108 RON in the Rest of the World.

Please Note: APR recommends properly gapping the factory spark plugs to a tighter gap (Ex: 0.024" ±0.002" or 0.6mm ±0.05mm), properly installed and torqued (Ex: Per the manufacturer's specifications), and maintained with a shorter changer interval (Ex: 10,000-15,000 mi or 16,000-24,000 km). Before using Race Fuel, educate yourself and follow our switching guide.

NOTICE: THIS MOTORSPORT/RACING PRODUCT IS NOT DESIGNED TO MEET ANY FEDERAL EMISSIONS STANDARDS IN THE USA AND IS NOT FOR STREET OR HIGHWAY USE. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT C.A.R.B. COMPLIANT AND IS NOT FOR SALE OR USE IN CALIFORNIA, USA. APR MAKES NO CLAIMS THIS PRODUCT COMPLIES WITH ANY EMISSION LAWS IN ANY JURISDICTION. IT IS ENTIRELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PURCHASER TO INFORM THEMSELVES OF ANY LAWS OR REGULATIONS WHICH MAY PROHIBIT USE OF THIS PRODUCT.

APR Stage 3 IS38 Turbo Upgrade

The APR Stage 3 IS38 ECU Upgrade is the next step towards making more power! This upgrade requires a factory Golf R/S3 IS38 Turbocharger, an APR Race DP, APR Intake System, and APR Intercooler System and produces 395-397 HP with 334-403 FT-LBS of torque. Gains as high as 170-172 HP and 138-149 FT-LBS of torque are available throughout the power band (210 PS Model), depending on octane and torque level. Optionally a low torque version of this software is available that puts less stress on the factory clutch. To run the high torque version of this software, and APR TCU Upgrade may be required on 6 Speed DQ250 DSG/S Tronic Models. To get more power, the vehicle can be outfitted with a catback exhaust, turbocharger inlet, and various other bolt-on modifications all without requiring any new modifications to the ECU.

APR Stage 3 IS38 is available with either the factory exhaust crackle, where available, or a more aggressive “Pops and Bangs” exhaust crackle on most ECUs. This more aggressive option lengthens the duration of the exhaust crackle, increases the volume slightly, and operates in more modes, such as lifting off the throttle and changing gears. This is only enabled in sport/race modes and will automatically disable should exhaust and component temperature become too high.

APR Stage 3 IS38 is available for 91 AKI, 93 AKI and 104 AKI fuel grades in North American, and 95 RON, 98 RON and 108 RON in the Rest of the World.

Please Note: APR recommends using colder heat-range spark plugs (Ex: NGK-R7437-9), properly gapped to a tighter gap (Ex: 0.024" ±0.002" or 0.6mm ±0.05mm), properly installed and torqued (Ex: Per the manufacturer's specifications), and maintained with a shorter changer interval (Ex: 10,000-15,000 mi or 16,000-24,000 km). Before using Race Fuel, educate yourself and follow our switching guide. Lastly, vehicles with engine code DBL, or with a factory GPF or Gasoline Particulate Filter, an upgraded APR HPFP is required.

NOTICE: THIS MOTORSPORT/RACING PRODUCT IS NOT DESIGNED TO MEET ANY FEDERAL EMISSIONS STANDARDS IN THE USA AND IS NOT FOR STREET OR HIGHWAY USE. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT C.A.R.B. COMPLIANT AND IS NOT FOR SALE OR USE IN CALIFORNIA, USA. APR MAKES NO CLAIMS THIS PRODUCT COMPLIES WITH ANY EMISSION LAWS IN ANY JURISDICTION. IT IS ENTIRELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PURCHASER TO INFORM THEMSELVES OF ANY LAWS OR REGULATIONS WHICH MAY PROHIBIT USE OF THIS PRODUCT.

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APR Calibration Reports
Stage NAR Fuel ROW Fuel Max HP Max TQ Max HP Gain Over Stock Max TQ Gain Over Stock
- APR recommends and tuned with Sunoco GT 260 for 100 AKI mode and Sunoco GT 260 Plus for 104 AKI mode. Never use lower octane than specified by the mode.
- Max increases are based on APR's actual measured stock values and not those reported by VAG. | RON = ROW Fuel Grades | AKI = North American (RON+MON)/2 Fuel Grades.
- Reported wheel figures measured on APR's in house Mustang Dyno with a US Spec 2014, 2017 and 2019 MK7 GTI 6MT, using SAEJ1349 correction and an average of multiple runs. Crank figures are estimated based on the measured wheel figures. Results may vary depending upon environmental conditions, vehicle, transmission, vehicle health, operating conditions, temperatures, fuel grade, dyno type, dyno setup, other variables and other modifications.
Stock As Reported by VAG 91 AKI95 RON 210 PS 258 FT-LBS    
Stock As Measured by APR 93 AKI98 RON 236 HP 274 FT-LBS    
APR Plus 87 AKI 91 RON 290 HP 320 FT-LBS +60 HP +51 FT-LBS
APR Stage 1 Low Torque 87 AKI 91 RON 290 HP 320 FT-LBS +60 HP +51 FT-LBS
APR Stage 1 Low Torque 91 AKI 95 RON 323 HP 326 FT-LBS +96 HP +80 FT-LBS
APR Stage 1 Low Torque 93 AKI 93 RON 327 HP 326 FT-LBS +98 HP +83 FT-LBS
APR Stage 1 Low Torque 104 AKI 108 RON 337 HP 327 FT-LBS +115 HP +91 FT-LBS
APR Stage 1 High Torque 91 AKI 95 RON 313 HP 340 FT-LBS +82 HP +71 FT-LBS
APR Stage 1 High Torque 93 AKI 98 RON 321 HP 351 FT-LBS +93 HP +79 FT-LBS
APR Stage 1 High Torque 104 AKI 108 RON 337 HP 375 FT-LBS +115 HP +103 FT-LBS
APR Stage 2 Low Torque 91 AKI 95 RON 334 HP 338 FT-LBS +110 HP +93 FT-LBS
APR Stage 2 Low Torque 93 AKI 98 RON 337 HP 339 FT-LBS +110 HP +100 FT-LBS
APR Stage 2 Low Torque 104 AKI 108 RON 350 HP 339 FT-LBS +117 HP +120 FT-LBS
APR Stage 2 High Torque 91 AKI 95 RON 333 HP 364 FT-LBS +110 HP +93 FT-LBS
APR Stage 2 High Torque 93 AKI 98 RON 337 HP 371 FT-LBS +110 HP +100 FT-LBS
APR Stage 2 High Torque 104 AKI 108 RON 351 HP 392 FT-LBS +117 HP +120 FT-LBS
APR Stage 3 IS38 Low Torque 91 AKI 95 RON 395 HP 334 FT-LBS +172 HP +138 FT-LBS
APR Stage 3 IS38 Low Torque 93 AKI 98 RON 395 HP 334 FT-LBS +172 HP +139 FT-LBS
APR Stage 3 IS38 Low Torque 104 AKI 108 RON 396 HP 340 FT-LBS +172 HP +140 FT-LBS
APR Stage 3 IS38 High Torque 91 AKI 95 RON 395 HP 376 FT-LBS +170 HP +140 FT-LBS
APR Stage 3 IS38 High Torque 93 AKI 98 RON 396 HP 385 FT-LBS +170 HP +142 FT-LBS
APR Stage 3 IS38 High Torque 104 AKI 108 RON 397 HP 403 FT-LBS +170 HP +149 FT-LBS
APR Calibration Reports
Stage NAR Fuel ROW Fuel Max HP Max TQ Max HP Gain Over Stock Max TQ Gain Over Stock
- APR recommends and tuned with Sunoco GT 260 for 100 AKI mode and Sunoco GT 260 Plus for 104 AKI mode. Never use lower octane than specified by the mode.
- Max increases are based on APR's actual measured stock values and not those reported by VAG. | RON = ROW Fuel Grades | AKI = North American (RON+MON)/2 Fuel Grades.
- Reported wheel figures measured on APR's in house Mustang Dyno with a US Spec 2014, 2017 and 2019 MK7 GTI 6MT, using SAEJ1349 correction and an average of multiple runs. Crank figures are estimated based on the measured wheel figures. Results may vary depending upon environmental conditions, vehicle, transmission, vehicle health, operating conditions, temperatures, fuel grade, dyno type, dyno setup, other variables and other modifications.
Stock As Reported by VAG 91 AKI95 RON 220 PS 258 FT-LBS    
Stock As Measured by APR 93 AKI98 RON 247 HP 277 FT-LBS    
APR Plus 87 AKI 91 RON 290 HP 320 FT-LBS +48 HP +48 FT-LBS
APR Stage 1 Low Torque 87 AKI 91 RON 290 HP 320 FT-LBS +48 HP +48 FT-LBS
APR Stage 1 Low Torque 91 AKI 95 RON 323 HP 326 FT-LBS +83 HP +69 FT-LBS
APR Stage 1 Low Torque 93 AKI 93 RON 327 HP 326 FT-LBS +85 HP +73 FT-LBS
APR Stage 1 Low Torque 104 AKI 108 RON 337 HP 327 FT-LBS +101 HP +81 FT-LBS
APR Stage 1 High Torque 91 AKI 95 RON 313 HP 340 FT-LBS +70 HP +69 FT-LBS
APR Stage 1 High Torque 93 AKI 98 RON 321 HP 351 FT-LBS +80 HP +79 FT-LBS
APR Stage 1 High Torque 104 AKI 108 RON 337 HP 375 FT-LBS +101 HP +103 FT-LBS
APR Stage 2 Low Torque 91 AKI 95 RON 334 HP 338 FT-LBS +92 HP +96 FT-LBS
APR Stage 2 Low Torque 93 AKI 98 RON 337 HP 339 FT-LBS +96 HP +98 FT-LBS
APR Stage 2 Low Torque 104 AKI 108 RON 350 HP 339 FT-LBS +105 HP +120 FT-LBS
APR Stage 2 High Torque 91 AKI 95 RON 333 HP 364 FT-LBS +96 HP +92 FT-LBS
APR Stage 2 High Torque 93 AKI 98 RON 337 HP 371 FT-LBS +96 HP +98 FT-LBS
APR Stage 2 High Torque 104 AKI 108 RON 351 HP 392 FT-LBS +105 HP +120 FT-LBS
APR Stage 3 IS38 Low Torque 91 AKI 95 RON 395 HP 334 FT-LBS +158 HP +128 FT-LBS
APR Stage 3 IS38 Low Torque 93 AKI 98 RON 395 HP 334 FT-LBS +159 HP +128 FT-LBS
APR Stage 3 IS38 Low Torque 104 AKI 108 RON 396 HP 340 FT-LBS +159 HP +130 FT-LBS
APR Stage 3 IS38 High Torque 91 AKI 95 RON 395 HP 376 FT-LBS +157 HP +129 FT-LBS
APR Stage 3 IS38 High Torque 93 AKI 98 RON 396 HP 385 FT-LBS +157 HP +131 FT-LBS
APR Stage 3 IS38 High Torque 104 AKI 108 RON 397 HP 403 FT-LBS +157 HP +138 FT-LBS
APR Calibration Reports
Stage NAR Fuel ROW Fuel Max HP Max TQ Max HP Gain Over Stock Max TQ Gain Over Stock
- APR recommends and tuned with Sunoco GT 260 for 100 AKI mode and Sunoco GT 260 Plus for 104 AKI mode. Never use lower octane than specified by the mode.
- Max increases are based on APR's actual measured stock values and not those reported by VAG. | RON = ROW Fuel Grades | AKI = North American (RON+MON)/2 Fuel Grades.
- Reported wheel figures measured on APR's in house Mustang Dyno with a US Spec 2014, 2017 and 2019 MK7 GTI 6MT, using SAEJ1349 correction and an average of multiple runs. Crank figures are estimated based on the measured wheel figures. Results may vary depending upon environmental conditions, vehicle, transmission, vehicle health, operating conditions, temperatures, fuel grade, dyno type, dyno setup, other variables and other modifications.
Stock As Reported by VAG 91 AKI95 RON 230 PS 258 FT-LBS    
Stock As Measured by APR 93 AKI98 RON 264 HP 279 FT-LBS    
APR Plus 87 AKI 91 RON 290 HP 320 FT-LBS +34 HP +50 FT-LBS
APR Stage 1 Low Torque 87 AKI 91 RON 290 HP 320 FT-LBS +34 HP +50 FT-LBS
APR Stage 1 Low Torque 91 AKI 95 RON 323 HP 326 FT-LBS +60 HP +53 FT-LBS
APR Stage 1 Low Torque 93 AKI 93 RON 327 HP 326 FT-LBS +64 HP +59 FT-LBS
APR Stage 1 Low Torque 104 AKI 108 RON 337 HP 327 FT-LBS +76 HP +66 FT-LBS
APR Stage 1 High Torque 91 AKI 95 RON 313 HP 340 FT-LBS +50 HP +71 FT-LBS
APR Stage 1 High Torque 93 AKI 98 RON 321 HP 351 FT-LBS +57 HP +82 FT-LBS
APR Stage 1 High Torque 104 AKI 108 RON 337 HP 375 FT-LBS +76 HP +105 FT-LBS
APR Stage 2 Low Torque 91 AKI 95 RON 334 HP 338 FT-LBS +71 HP +91 FT-LBS
APR Stage 2 Low Torque 93 AKI 98 RON 337 HP 339 FT-LBS +76 HP +103 FT-LBS
APR Stage 2 Low Torque 104 AKI 108 RON 350 HP 339 FT-LBS +91 HP +121 FT-LBS
APR Stage 2 High Torque 91 AKI 95 RON 333 HP 364 FT-LBS +71 HP +91 FT-LBS
APR Stage 2 High Torque 93 AKI 98 RON 337 HP 371 FT-LBS +76 HP +103 FT-LBS
APR Stage 2 High Torque 104 AKI 108 RON 351 HP 392 FT-LBS +91 HP +121 FT-LBS
APR Stage 3 IS38 Low Torque 91 AKI 95 RON 395 HP 334 FT-LBS +134 HP +109 FT-LBS
APR Stage 3 IS38 Low Torque 93 AKI 98 RON 395 HP 334 FT-LBS +134 HP +110 FT-LBS
APR Stage 3 IS38 Low Torque 104 AKI 108 RON 396 HP 340 FT-LBS +135 HP +111 FT-LBS
APR Stage 3 IS38 High Torque 91 AKI 95 RON 395 HP 376 FT-LBS +133 HP +112 FT-LBS
APR Stage 3 IS38 High Torque 93 AKI 98 RON 396 HP 385 FT-LBS +134 HP +114 FT-LBS
APR Stage 3 IS38 High Torque 104 AKI 108 RON 397 HP 403 FT-LBS +127 HP +135 FT-LBS

Acceleration Testing

APR Acceleration
APR Acceleration Tests
Program Mode 0-60 MPH 0-62 MPH 0-100 KPH 0-100 MPH 60-120 MPH 62-124 MPH 100-200 KPH 60-130 MPH 30-130 MPH 1/4th ET 1/4th Trap MPH
- Data collected at the same location with a US Spec 2014 MK7 GTI DSG via a Racelogic P-Box with ESP/ASR disabled. May not be comparable to data collected in other locations.
Stock
93 AKI Octane
6.932 7.242 7.266 14.983 15.872 18.968 Speed Limited Speed Limited Speed Limited 14.283 97.10
APR Stage I
93 AKI Octane
5.656 5.868 5.883 11.385 10.094 11.066 11.124 13.343 16.181 13.189 110.40

APR ECU Upgrade Optional Features

rabbitAPR Exhaust Crackle:
Enhance your exhaust note just like Audi’s latest RS models! The APR Exhaust Crackle, lovingly called “pops and bangs” by many, adds a distinct crackle to the exhaust note upon lifting off the throttle, gear changes on a manual, decelerating, or while free revving at a stand standstill. This optional feature is available at no cost, at the time of flashing, for most compatible ECUs at stage 2 and higher stages. For convenience, the feature is only enabled when the vehicle is placed into sport/race mode. Lastly, for safety, this feature has built in hardware protection limits, and will only function when it’s considered safe to do so.

APR ECU Upgrade Included Features

APR World Class Calibration Expertise

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Tuning 101:

The 2.0T engine uses a Continental Simos 18 ECU for engine management. Basically, it’s a computer that tells the engine how to operate. Tuning software, like the APR ECU Upgrade, tells the engine how to make more power. It does this by running more boost pressure, optimizing the cam shaft positions, valve lift actuation, adjusting the air/fuel ratio, advancing ignition timing, and more.

A Better Engine Management System:

The 2.0T’s ECU is incredible. Without the driver knowing otherwise, the ECU makes intelligent adjustments to the engine’s operations to keep it running smoothly. Unlike ECUs found in many other makes and models, when properly tuned, the ECU eliminates the need for custom tuning to maximize output, even when weather conditions change dramatically.

How APR Differs from the Competition:

The ECU is powerful, but extremely difficult to master. Without mastery, the ECU must be simplified, removing what makes it so desirable. The result is an incomplete product that often requires end user adjustment to maximize output in limited scenarios. On the contrary, APR’s Engineers spent years mastering the ECU to unlock its full potential. With complete access to the thousands of maps, tables and variables within, as well as a high-level understanding of how it works, APR’s Engineers were able to take advantage of everything the ECU has to offer. Power is maximized in nearly all scenarios, eliminating the need for end user adjustments. High performance operational modes are enabled and calibrated to deliver smooth daily driving, with a snappy and responsive throttle during moments of spirited driving. Mastery of the boost control system makes for an impressively predictable driving experience as the turbo spools quickly, delivering instant power, while torque-by-gear helps with traction control and protects the engine from being lugged out in tall gears. Lastly advanced high-output protection routines are enabled, allowing the ECU to make constant adjustments to airflow and fuel to cool and protect the engine, all without the driver knowing otherwise.

rabbitAcceleration Enhancements:
Beyond horsepower and torque enhancements, APR’s Calibration Engineers were able to increase the acceleration rate of the vehicle through other calibrations changes. Ignition delay is reduced resulting in a more responsive pedal without altering overall throttle sensitivity. Furthermore, throttle lag commonly noticed at slow speeds and while reapplying throttle has been reduced.

vmaxSpeed Limiter:
APR’s ECU upgrade increases the vehicle's top speed limiter for blistering sprints around the track or across the Autobahn without the speed limiter shutting down the fun.

Left Foot BrakingLeft Foot Braking:
APR's Left Foot Braking feature allows more control over the vehicle’s throttle. The factory equipped vehicle's throttle input is disabled while pressing the accelerator and brake at the same time. Left Foot Braking, a common motorsport driving technique, allows the driver complete control over the vehicle’s throttle and braking system, which may give the vehicle the edge it needs at the track.

vmaxMotorsport Rev Limiter:
APR’s Motorsport Rev Limiter allows the engine to reach max RPM without the ECU slowing down acceleration nearly 150 RPM earlier. The result is more power to redline and a definable redline feeling as seen on Audi Quattro GMBH vehicles such as the RS4, RS5 and R8.

ecoIncreased Fuel Economy:
APR’s Calibration Engineers paid close attention to several parameters directly related to fuel economy, especially while cruising at highway speeds. Depending on driving style and fuel quality, better miles per gallon may be achieved.

The APR Difference

APR ECU Explorer

ECUxAPR’s proprietary ECU Explorer gives APR’s Calibration Engineers unparalleled access to the vehicle’s entire engine management system. Typical commercially available data logging tools, used by most tuners, only allow logging up to 12 engine-operating variables at extremely low data rates. These tools are also limited to a small, specific list of variables. APR’s ECU Explorer is capable of logging every variable found within the ECU with far more variables logged at once, at very high data rates.

APR ECU Composer

ECUcAPR’s proprietary ECU Composer is used for altering the engine management system. With full access to every table, map and variable within the ECU, APR’s Calibration Engineers are not limited to a handful of maps as is common for most tuning companies.

APR ECU Assembly

ECUsAPR’s Electrical Engineers have the ability to alter the code structure of the ECU. Through code levels changes, APR's Engineers are able to add features to the ECU. Other changes allow higher torque limits than those achievable through only modifying calibration data or using piggyback devices as is the case for many tuners. On the highly modified end, this often allows APR to make turbo upgrades operate without the need for external manual controllers.

APR Direct Port Programming

DirectPort ProgrammingAPR’s DirectPort Programming is now available! Any APR Dealer in the world, connected to the Internet, has direct access to APR’s latest ECU upgrades for loading directly over the vehicle's OBD-II port. This completely eliminates the need to remove and open the ECU for currently available files and can be uninstalled at any time!

Application Guide
Make Model Generation Market Engine Transmission
*Please Note, vehicles with engine code DLB have a GPF or Gasoline Partiulate Filter. Stage 1 output on these models is reduced by 5-10 HP
Audi A3 MK3 / Typ 8V NAR & ROW 2.0 TFSI EA888 Gen 3 All
Audi TT MK3 / Typ 8S NAR & ROW 2.0 TFSI EA888 Gen 3 All
Skoda Octavia MK3 / Typ 5E ROW 2.0 TSI EA888 Gen 3 All
Skoda Superb B8 / Typ 3V ROW 2.0 TSI EA888 Gen 3 All
Volkswagen Atlas MK1 NAR & ROW 2.0 TSI EA888 Gen 3 All
Volkswagen Golf GTI MK7 / Typ 5G NAR & ROW 2.0 TSI EA888 Gen 3 All
Volkswagen Jetta GLI MK7 / Typ 5G NAR & ROW 2.0 TSI EA888 Gen 3 All
Volkswagen Lamando Typ 5GD ROW 2.0 TSI EA888 Gen 3 All
Volkswagen Magotan Typ 3GD ROW 2.0 TSI EA888 Gen 3 All
Volkswagen Passat B8 / Typ 3G ROW 2.0 TSI EA888 Gen 3 All
Volkswagen Teramont MK1 NAR & ROW 2.0 TSI EA888 Gen 3 All
Volkswagen Tiguan MK2 / Typ 5NA ROW 2.0 TSI EA888 Gen 3 All
Pricing
Stage Minimum Requirements Price
IMPORTANT PRICING AND AVAILABILITY DETAILS:
- Pricing: Please contact an APR Importer for pricing outside the USA.
- Availability and ECU Compatibility: Stages, programs, and features may not be available for all ECUs.
- ECU Revision Notice: Multiple ECU revisions exist for each platform. APR software may be temporarily unavailable when factory updates are applied. An APR dealer can check availability in person, or over the phone if the ECU boxcode/revision is known.
- Stage II Pricing: Customers who have purchased an APR ECU Upgrade before February 16th, 2015 are exempt from upgrade fees.
APR Plus ECU Upgrade w/ a Limited Powertrain Warranty Factory Exhaust DP
 
Buy Now$1,099.99
APR Stage I ECU Upgrade Factory Exhaust DP $699.99
- Upgrade from APR Stage I to APR Stage II High Flow Exhaust Race DP $174.99
- Upgrade from APR Stage I to APR Stage II (after purchasing an APR Race DP) APR Exhaust Race DP No Additional Charge
APR IS38 Turbo ECU Upgrade - Existing APR ECU Upgrade Customer OEM IHI IS38 Turbocharger (More Info on Product Page) $699.99
APR IS38 Turbo ECU Upgrade - New Customer OEM IHI IS38 Turbocharger (More Info on Product Page) $999.99
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Turbocharger Loyalty Program

We’re pleased to announce the turbocharger upgrade path just got a little easier for our loyal APR customers. If you’ve purchased an APR ECU Upgrade and want to upgrade to one of our turbocharger systems, you can take advantage of fantastic savings! It’s our way of saying “thank you” for enjoying our ECU Upgrades before stepping up to the big leagues! To see the savings, head on over to our product pages and take a look at the new pricing tiers.

How to Purchase

APR DealerPlease use the APR Dealer Locater Tool to locate an APR Dealer, confirm availability and schedule an appointment.

Please note vehicle manufacturers issue many ECU part numbers and revisions throughout their vehicle lineup. As such, some ECUs may be temporarily unavailable as new parts and/or revisions are released. If the vehicle’s ECU part number and revision is known, availability can be checked at any APR Dealer.

30 Day Money Back Guarantee

guaranteeAll APR ECU Upgrades include a 30-day money back guarantee with no questions asked. If for any reason the owner is dissatisfied with the APR ECU Upgrade, they may return to the place of purchase for a full refund, provided they are within the 30 day period from the time of the initial purchase. Labor or shipping charges are not included in the guarantee and are at the discretion of the place of install. APR Plus is included in this guarantee only if a warranty claim has not been submitted.

Limited Lifetime Warranty

guaranteeAll APR ECU Upgrades include a limited lifetime warranty against defects in the software, and to provide free updates and reflashes as they become available. Labor or shipping charges are not included in the warranty and are at the discretion of the place of install.

emissions

EMISSIONS CERTIFICATIONS

Various products on this page have been granted an Executive Order from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for various vehicle years, makes, models and engines as listed on Executive Order D-783-2.

warningWARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm. For a list of APR part numbers associated chemicals, go to https://www.goapr.com/prop65/. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

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Notice: Products that affect emissions and do not carry a California Air Resources Board Executive Order are not for sale in California, USA. While we try to keep everything current, APR LLC is not responsible for errors in pricing on this web site. All prices are in USD and are applicable to the United States of America only.
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