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APR ECU Upgrade - 2.0T EA888 Gen 3B (Transverse)

Fits 2017-2023 Audi A3, Q3, Volkswagen Tiguan

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Part # ECU-20T-EA888-3B-T
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APR ECU Upgrade - 2.0T EA888 Gen 3B (Transverse)

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This part is legal for sale and use on Emissions Controlled Vehicles, in all 50 states, when used in accordance with the manufacturers application guide because it has a California Air Resources Board (CARB) Executive Order (EO) number.

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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 once the ECU is unlocked, 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:

  • Horsepower - More horsepower throughout the whole rpm band
  • Torque - More torque throughout the whole rpm band
  • Warranty - APR Plus is available, providing a factory term limit matching limited powertrain warranty
  • Stages - Multiple performance levels depending on installed hardware
  • Fuel Grades - Multiple octanes from which to choose
  • Ethanol - Ethanol support from E60-E85 for maximum performance
  • Acceleration - Accelerate faster with more power and reduced throttle lag
  • Linear Throttle - Pedal maps adjusted for a more linear feel
  • Brake Boosting - Left foot braking or brake boosting added
  • Standing Limiter - Increased standing limiter for higher revving at idle
  • Speed Limiter - Go as fast as you want with the speed limiter out of the way
  • Auto Start/Stop Inversion - Auto Start/Stop defaults to the off position
  • Economy - While cruising, or driving normally, your fuel economy may benefit from our optimized calibration
  • Flash Counter - Flash counter does not increase with each flash
  • Direct Port Programming - Clean and easy install to the factory ECU without opening the case
  • Free Updates - Get free updates for life
  • Guarantee - 30 day money back guarantee
Brand APR
Emission Code1
Engine AspirationTurbocharged
Engine ConfigurationI4
Engine Displacement2.0L
Engine FamilyEA888 Gen 3B
Engine OrientationTransverse
Fuel TypeGasoline
Install TypeDealer Installed
MarketNAR
ROW
Product TypeECU Upgrade
Part NumberECU-20T-EA888-3B-T
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This part is legal for sale and use on Emissions Controlled Vehicles, in all 50 states, when used in accordance with the manufacturers application guide because it has a California Air Resources Board (CARB) Executive Order (EO) number.

The following vehicles are considered Emissions Controlled Vehicles:

  • 1966 and newer U.S. manufactured California Certified vehicles
  • 1968 and newer U.S. manufactured Federally Certified vehicles
  • 1968 and newer Foreign manufactured vehicle
Important fuel quality information
Important fuel quality information
Find your boxcode and revision
Find your boxcode and revision
CARB EO Document
Lists applicable vehicles and scenarios
APR Plus Warranty Booklet
APR Plus Warranty Booklet
ECU Order Form
Select VW/Audi MG1 under unlock type
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.

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  • Question

    Will this run on the new 2023 VW Tiguan R-Line SEL 2.0 currently available now?

    By John Jardin on February 9, 2023

    Answer
    Yes, if we have the factory code on our servers already. We can't tell whats on your ECU without a dealer checking though.
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  • Question

    Can this be put on a VW Passat with the same engine. If not can you point me to the correct product.

    By Chris Kern on March 16, 2023

    Answer
    Unfortunately this is not compatible.
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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 up to 234-262 HP and 270-311 FT-LBS of torque.


APR Stage 1 is available for 87 AKI, 91 AKI, 93 AKI, 100 AKI, 104 AKI, and E60-E85 fuel grades in North America, and 95 RON, 98 RON, 104 RON, 108 RON, and E60-E85 in the Rest of the World.


Please note, our E85 software is not a full flex fuel program. In this mode the engine is only designed to work on E85, as found directly at the pump, including both summer and winter blends from E60-E85. Using traditional pump fuels in this mode may result in engine damage. Do not manually blend with traditional pump fuel or race fuels or use race specific barrels of E85. To ensure proper E85 content levels, APR recommends using an E85 content sensor. Before using Ethanol, educate yourself and follow our switching guide.

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 up to 234 HP and 270 FT-LBS of torque with gains as high as +45 HP and +59 FT-LBS of torque at the wheels. Please check our warranty manual to understand modifications supported by APR Plus.

Horsepower and Torque Dyno Charts

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APR Calibration Report

StageHPTQMax GainMax Gain
Stock As Reported by Audi 184  HP 221 FT-LBS
Stock As Measured by APR 190 HP 213 FT-LBS
APR Plus
APR Plus (87 AKI)234 HP270 FT-LBS+45 HP+59 FT-LBS
Stage 1
87 AKI / 91 RON234 HP270 FT-LBS+45 HP+59 FT-LBS
91 AKI / 95 RON239 HP 277 FT-LBS +50 HP +66 FT-LBS
93 AKI / 98 RON245 HP 290 FT-LBS +56 HP +79 FT-LBS
100 AKI / 104 RON259 HP 306 FT-LBS +70 HP +95 FT-LBS
104 AKI / 108 RON261 HP 309 FT-LBS +72 HP +98 FT-LBS
E60-E85263 HP 311 FT-LBS +73 HP +100 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 with a Limited Powertrain Warranty$999.95
APR Stage 1
APR Stage 1 ECU Upgrade$499.95
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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