APR ECU Upgrade for the Audi 3.0 TFSI
+65-107 FT-LBS of Torque
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APR is pleased to present the ultimate engine control unit (ECU) upgrade for the 3.0 TFSI!
APR’s ECU Upgrades are the best dollar-per-horsepower modification one can make to the 3.0T 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 APR's CCD Simos 8.3 models.
APR ECU Upgrade Stages
APR’s ECU Upgrades are available in multiple stages, supporting various octanes both with or without any hardware modifications. Specific software is available for use with APR's Supercharger Drive Pulley upgrade, while all stages are fully compatible with an upgraded intake, supercharger cooler, exhaust system, or other minor bolt on modifications.
APR Stage I ECU Upgrade
The APR Stage I ECU Upgrade is the first step towards making more power! This simple upgrade requires no engine hardware modifications, and produces 356-388 HP with 349-364 FT-LBS of torque. Gains as high as 81-114 HP and 65-91 FT-LBS of torque are available throughout the power band, making the vehicle exceptionally quicker in all scenarios. To get more power, the vehicle can be outfitted with an upgraded intake, supercharger cooler, exhaust system and other small modifications without requiring any new modification to the ECU. To run APR's Supercharger Drive Pulley upgrade, APR’s Stage II ECU Upgrade is required.
APR Stage II ECU Upgrade
The APR Stage II ECU Upgrade is the next step towards making more power! This upgrade requires an APR Supercharger Drive Pulley, and produces 375-408 HP with 373-389 FT-LBS of torque. Gains as high as 100-135 HP and 79-107 FT-LBS of torque are available throughout the power band. An APR's Supercharger Drive Pulley upgrade is required. No ECU modification is necessary to run an upgraded intake, supercharger cooling system, exhaust system, or other small engine modifications.
|Stage||NAR Fuel||ROW Fuel||Max Power
Gain over Stock
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 Dynapack Dynamometer with a US Spec C6 A6, 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 C6 A6 As Reported by Audi||91 AKI||95 RON||290 HP||310 FT-LBS|
|Stock As Measured by APR||93 AKI||98 RON||291 HP||317 FT-LBS|
|APR Stage I||91 AKI||95 RON||356 HP||349 FT-LBS||+81 HP||+65 FT-LBS|
|APR Stage I||93 AKI||98 RON||369 HP||354 FT-LBS||+95 HP||+75 FT-LBS|
|APR Stage I||100 AKI||104 RON||388 HP||364 FT-LBS||+114 HP||+91 FT-LBS|
|APR Stage II w/ Pulley||91 AKI||95 RON||375 HP||373 FT-LBS||+100 HP||+79 FT-LBS|
|APR Stage II w/ Pulley||93 AKI||98 RON||388 HP||379 FT-LBS||+114 HP||+91 FT-LBS|
|APR Stage II w/ Pulley||100 AKI||104 RON||408 HP||389 FT-LBS||+135 HP||+107 FT-LBS|
|0-60 MPH||0-100 MPH||60-120 MPH||60-130 MPH|
|Stock||APR Stage I||Stock||APR Stage I||Stock||APR Stage I||Stock||APR Stage I|
|All figures measured by APR using a stock C6 A6 3.0 TFSI Tiptronic. Because the factory speed limiter is set to 125mph, the stock runs were conducted with the speed limiter removed. APR Stage I runs were performed with APR Stage I 93 Octane programming. All runs were conducted from the same starting point.|
|Tiptronic Drive Mode||5.5||4.8||12.9||10.7||13.5||10.5||22.4||17|
|Tiptronic Sport Mode||5.4||4.9||12.7||10.9||13.2||10.6||21.4||16.7|
|Tiptronic Manual Mode||5.5||4.7||12.8||10.6||13.2||10.4||18.3||13.3|
APR ECU Upgrade Included Features
- World Class Calibration Expertise
- Acceleration Enhancements
- Speed Limiter
- Left Foot Braking
- Fuel Economy
APR World Class Calibration Expertise
The 3.0T engine uses a Continental Simos 8 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, adjusting the air/fuel ratio, advancing ignition timing, and more.
A Better Engine Management System:
The 3.0T’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. 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.
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.
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 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.
Increased 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
APR’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
APR’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
APR’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.
|Make||Model||Generation||Market||ECU Type||Engine||Engine Code||Transmission|
|Audi||A4||Typ 8K / B8.5||All||Simos 8.5||3.0 TFSI||CMU||Manual & S Tronic|
|Audi||A5||Typ 8T / B8.5||All||Simos 8.5||3.0 TFSI||CHM & CMU||Manual & S Tronic|
|Audi||A6||Typ 4F / C6||All||Simos 8.3||3.0 TFSI||CAJ, CCA, CGW, CGX & CTU||Tiptronic|
|Audi||A6||Typ 4G / C7||All||Simos 8.5||3.0 TFSI||CAJ, CCA, CGW, CGX & CTU||S Tronic & Tiptronic|
|Audi||A7||Typ 4G / C7||All||Simos 8.5||3.0 TFSI||CGW, CGX, CHM, CTT & CTU||S Tronic & Tiptronic|
|Audi||A8||Typ 4H / D4||All||Simos 8.5||3.0 TFSI||CGW, CGX, CMD & CTU||Tiptronic|
|Audi||Q5||Typ 8R||All||Simos 8.5||3.0 TFSI||CTU, CTV, CJT, CJW, CNA & CTW||S Tronic & Tiptronic|
|Audi||Q7||Typ 4L||All||Simos 8.3||3.0 TFSI||CJT, CJW, CNA & CTW||Tiptronic|
|Audi||S4||Typ 8K / B8||All||Simos 8.4||3.0 TFSI||CCB, CGW, CGX & CTU||Manual & S Tronic|
|Audi||S4||Typ 8K / B8.5||All||Simos 8.5||3.0 TFSI||CCB, CGW, CGX & CTU||Manual & S Tronic|
|Audi||S5||Typ 8T / B8||All||Simos 8.4||3.0 TFSI||CAK, CCB, CGW, CGX & CTU||Manual& S Tronic|
|Audi||S5||Typ 8T / B8.5||All||Simos 8.5||3.0 TFSI||CAK, CCB, CGW, CGX & CTU||Manual& S Tronic|
|Audi||SQ5||Typ 8R||All||Simos 8.5||3.0 TFSI||CTU & CTX||Tiptronic|
|Volkswagen||Touareg||Typ 7P / MK2||All||Simos 8.5||3.0 TFSI||CJT & CYJ||Tiptronic|
|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.|
|APR Stage I ECU Upgrade||None|
|- Upgrade to APR Stage II (Requires purchase of Stage I)||Supercharger Pulley||$249.99|
How to Purchase
Please 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
All APR ECU Upgrades include a 30-day money back guarantee with no questions asked. If for any reason the owners 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.
Limited Lifetime Warranty
All 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.