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APR ECU Upgrade - 1.4T EA211

Fits 2016-2021 Volkswagen Golf, Golf SportWagen, Jetta

Part # ECU-14T-EA211
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APR ECU Upgrade - 1.4T EA211

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APR's ECU Upgrades are the best dollar-per-horsepower modification one can make to improve engine performance. 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 ECU Upgrades are available with various features and supported octane levels and each stage is compatible with most typical bolt-on modifications. The software is installed to the vehicle's 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!

Features:

  • Delivers up to 181 HP with 258 FT-LBS of torque (MK7 APR Plus)
  • Delivers up to 181-189 HP with 258-275 FT-LBS of torque (MK7 APR Stage 1)
  • Max gains of a +32 WHP and +61 WFT-LBS of torque (MK7 APR Plus)
  • Max gains of +32-45 AWHP with +61-78 AWFT-LBS of torque (MK7 APR Stage 1)
  • Supports 87 AKI, 91 AKI, 93 AKI, 100 AKI, and 104 AKI fuel grades
  • Race fuel support for maximum power on the race track
  • Optional factory term limit matching limited powertrain warranty with APR Plus
  • Multiple stages of performance offered
  • Linear throttle mapping (MK7)
  • Standing RPM soft limiter increased (MK7)
  • Left-foot braking / brake boosting added (MK7)
  • Speed limiter raised but retained for turbo protection (MK7, Unlimited on others)
  • No hardware required (Software only)
  • Supports standard bolt on modifications
  • While cruising, or driving normally, your fuel economy may benefit from our optimized calibration
  • Flash counter does not increase with each flash
  • Free lifetime updates
  • Direct OBDII port flash (No ECU removal)
  • 30 day money back guarantee
Brand APR
Engine AspirationTurbocharged
Engine ConfigurationI4
Engine Displacement1.4L
Engine FamilyEA211
Engine OrientationTransverse
Fuel TypeGasoline
MarketNAR
ROW
Product TypeECU Upgrade
Part NumberECU-14T-EA211
Important fuel quality information
Important fuel quality information
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Find your boxcode and revision
APR Plus Warranty Booklet
APR Plus Warranty Booklet
Only use fuel equal to or higher than specified. Never use a lower octane fuel. Always follow our fuel guide, especially with race fuel and Ethanol, where available. Dynos are for reference only. Results will vary. Contributing factors include the vehicle condition, vehicle setup, dyno type, dyno setup, environmental factors, fuel quality, and more. When describing fuels, the North American Region (NAR) uses the Anti-Knock Index (AKI), (RON+MON)/2, or (R+M)/2. The Rest of the World (ROW) uses RON. RON is Research Octane Number and MON is Motor Octane Number.

Have a question about this product?

  • Question

    I've talked to other tuners saying that their stage 1 dyno tunes may cause my engine to blow up. How does this differ? Is it safe?

    By John Frank on May 10, 2023

    Answer
    We've been tuning these for years and have not seen that. Maybe they push it too hard.
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  • Question

    Are these horsepower and torque gains for stock cars? If so will it automatically adjust if I add a downpipe, exhaust etc.?

    By Perry Shepard on March 13, 2023

    Answer
    All stock hardware. More parts will add more power.
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  • Question

    It says "find a dealer", but when i go on that dealers website it doesnt say anything about the apr tune. So do I just call them and explain or?

    By Steven McKown on May 24, 2023

    Answer
    Give the dealer a call. Ask to schedule an appointment to have the tune installed.
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  • Question

    Correction to my last question Could volkswagen detect this during serviced and if so is there a way to make it stock again without having to go to a shop?

    By Ivan Lopez on May 30, 2023

    Answer
    Yes, they could. You must use an APR dealer to flash back to stock.
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  • Question

    Is this ECU upgrade now compatible with Golf 8 with the 1.4TSI? From OBD11 - Software Number 04E906014L; Software Version 1231

    By Sean Kennedy on May 19, 2023

    Answer
    It's possible. We'll need to check the file. Has your dealer put in a request? Give us a call otherwise.
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APR ECU Upgrade Stages

Our ECU Upgrades are available in multiple configurations. Installation of additional performance hardware, such as an intercooler or intake systems, may provide further performance improvements.

APR Stage 1

The APR Stage 1 ECU Upgrade is the first step towards tuning your engine.


It produces the following:


  • 181-189 HP with 258-275 FT-LBS of torque with gains as high as +32-45 WHP and +61-78 WFT-LBS of torque over stock (MK7)
  • 173-188 HP with 255-268 FT-LBS of torque with gains as high as +30-39 WHP and +61-74 WFT-LBS of torque over stock (MK6)
  • 161-168 HP with 203-216 FT-LBS of torque with gains as high as +34-42 WHP and +53-67 WFT-LBS of torque over stock (ROW 125 PS Models)
  • 175-175 HP with 225-249 FT-LBS of torque with gains as high as +35-38 WHP and +53-62 WFT-LBS of torque over stock (ROW 140 PS Models)


An optional "low torque" tune is available for ROW 140 PS models.


APR Stage 1 is available for 87 AKI, 91 AKI, 93 AKI, 100 AKI, and 104 AKI in North America and 95 RON and 98 RON in the Rest of the World.

APR Plus

APR Plus is our APR Stage 1 ECU Upgrade with our limited powertrain warranty and it’s the first step towards tuning your engine.


It produces the following:


  • 181 HP with 258 FT-LBS of torque with gains as high as +32 WHP and +61 WFT-LBS of torque over stock (MK7)
  • 173 HP with 255 FT-LBS of torque with gains as high as +30 WHP and +74 WFT-LBS of torque over stock (MK6)


Adding more bolt-on hardware modifications will optimize power output. Please check our warranty manual to understand modifications supported by APR Plus.

Horsepower and Torque Dyno Charts

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APR Calibration Report (North American MK7 MQB Platform)

StageHPTQMax GainMax Gain
Stock as Reported by VW (87 AKI)147 HP184 FT-LBS
Stock as Measured by APR (93 AKI)166 HP197 FT-LBS
APR Plus
87 AKI181 HP258 FT-LBS+32 HP+61 FT-LBS
Stage 1
87 AKI181 HP258 FT-LBS+32 HP+61 FT-LBS
91 AKI187 HP263 FT-LBS+36 HP+66 FT-LBS
93 AKI188 HP265 FT-LBS+39 HP+68 FT-LBS
100 AKI188 HP273 FT-LBS+44 HP+76 FT-LBS
104 AKI189 HP275 FT-LBS+45 HP+78 FT-LBS

APR Calibration Report (North American MK6 Platform)

StageHPTQMax GainMax Gain
Stock as Reported by VW (87 AKI)150 HP 184 FT-LBS
Stock As Measured by APR (93 AKI)163 HP 200 FT-LBS
APR Plus
87 AKI173 HP 255 FT-LBS +30 HP +61 FT-LBS
Stage 1
87 AKI173 HP 255 FT-LBS +30 HP +61 FT-LBS
91 AKI176 HP 255 FT-LBS +31 HP +62 FT-LBS
93 AKI180 HP 260 FT-LBS +33 HP +66 FT-LBS
100 AKI185 HP 265 FT-LBS +37 HP +71 FT-LBS
104 AKI188 HP 268 FT-LBS +39 HP +74 FT-LBS

APR Calibration Report (ROW 125 PS Model)

StageHPTQMax GainMax Gain
Stock As Reported by VAG 125 HP148 FT-LBS
Stock As Measured by APR127 HP158 FT-LBS
Stage 1
95 RON161 HP203 FT-LBS+34 HP+53 FT-LBS
98 RON168 HP216 FT-LBS+43 HP+67 FT-LBS

APR Calibration Report (ROW 140 PS Model)

StageHPTQMax GainMax Gain
Stock As Reported by VAG140 HP184 FT-LBS
Stock As Measured by APR141 HP195 FT-LBS
Stage 1
95 RON (Flat Torque)175 HP225 FT-LBS+35 HP+39 FT-LBS
95 RON175 HP249 FT-LBS+38 HP+62 FT-LBS
Only use fuel equal to or higher than specified. Never use a lower octane fuel. Always follow our fuel guide, especially with race fuel and Ethanol, where available. Dynos are for reference only. Results will vary. Contributing factors include the vehicle condition, vehicle setup, dyno type, dyno setup, environmental factors, fuel quality, and more. When describing fuels, the North American Region (NAR) uses the Anti-Knock Index (AKI), (RON+MON)/2, or (R+M)/2. The Rest of the World (ROW) uses RON. RON is Research Octane Number and MON is Motor Octane Number.

The APR Difference

Who we are - We’re a global automotive engineering firm nestled in Opelika, Alabama. Our 80,000ft² state-of-the-art facility is home to some of the best engineers in the industry, who have mastered hundreds of engine management systems. We have multiple engine and chassis dynos, and the resources necessary to create our ECU Upgrades in-house, from the ground up! We're not a new company either. We've been around since the 90's and we have a strong financial backing to ensure we'll be here to support you for decades to come!


What we do - We optimize everything to make your engine more powerful. We adjust air-fuel ratios, advance ignition, increase boost pressure, alter cam positions and lift profiles, and more, all depending on the type of engine and management system, of course! We don’t take shortcuts, and we don’t take risks. We do it the right way.


How we differ - With our proprietary calibration and direct ram access data logging tools and operating system code changes, we’re able to make some of the strongest and fastest ECU upgrades, without needing costly end user adjustments. We work with the ECUs intelligent modeling and closed-loop systems, and beta test in multiple environments to create upgrades that work no matter where you drive!

APR Software Pricing Guide

Our performance software upgrade is available in multiple stages with optional features.

APR Plus (USA/Canada)
APR Plus ECU Upgrade$599.95
APR Stage 1
APR Stage 1 ECU Upgrade$299.95
APR Stage 1 ECU Upgrade from APR PlusFREE

Purchasing, Guarantee, and Updates

Purchasing Options¹: Locate an APR Dealer. They will physically install software on your vehicle at their location. Alternatively with the APR Remote Tuning Service (RTS) you'll purchase an APR Tuning Cable and we, or a participating dealer, will remotely install software on your vehicle†.


Money-Back Guarantee: Try our Software Upgrades for up to 30 days, risk free! If you are not satisfied, have it removed and refunded.²


Free Updates: If we make an update, add a standard feature, or if the manufacturer issues an update, you are entitled to a free update.³


1. Availability: APR Software may not be available for all vehicles. Stages, programs, and features may not be available for all ECUs.
2. Money Back Guarantee: Excludes some Software Upgrades, such as those included with a hardware purchase. Labor charges are at the discretion of the installer.
3. Free updates: Subject to availability. Labor charges are at the discretion of the installer. Applicable to the original purchaser. Second hand owners may inquire with an APR Dealer about a software license transfer fee.
†. Remote flashing: Excludes APR Plus. Excludes some platforms. Dealer participation will vary. Visit our product page for details.
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