APR ECU Upgrade - 2.0T EA113 K03 (Transverse)

Unlock hidden horsepower and torque with our performance tuning software for your vehicle's Engine Control Unit (ECU).

PART# ECU-20T-EA113-T-K03

Overview

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.

Features:

  • Horsepower - More horsepower throughout the whole rpm band
  • Torque - More torque throughout the whole rpm band
  • Program Switching - Change programs and access features with your cruise control stalk
  • APR Mobile - Change programs and access features with your smart device
  • Valet Mode – Neuters the vehicle, giving the driver minimal output
  • Anti-Theft – Password protects driving the vehicle
  • Security Lockout – Password protects program switching
  • Fault Code Erase – Resets ECU fault codes and adaption on the fly
  • Fuel Grades - Multiple octanes from which to choose
  • Stages - Multiple performance levels depending on installed hardware
  • Acceleration - Accelerate faster with more power and reduced throttle lag
  • Brake Boosting - Left foot braking or brake boosting added
  • Speed Limiter - Go as fast as you want with the speed limiter out of the way
  • Motorsport Limiter - With the soft limiter removed, you’ll get full power right up to the hard, “bap bap bap” redline fuel cut
  • Economy - While cruising, or driving normally, your fuel economy may benefit from our optimized calibration
  • Flat Torque - Optional torque limited version for a flatter torque profile
  • Direct Port Programming - Clean and easy install through the OBD II port without removing the ECU
  • Free Updates - Get free updates for life
  • Guarantee - 30 day money back guarantee

Specs

BrandAPR
Product TypeECU Upgrade
Part NumberECU-20T-EA113-T-K03

APR ECU Upgrade Stages

APR’s ECU Upgrades are available in multiple octanes levels. Each stage is fully compatible with an upgraded intake, catback exhaust, or other minor bolt on modifications.

APR Stage 1

The APR Stage 1 ECU Upgrade is the first step towards making more power! This simple upgrade requires no engine hardware modifications and produces 240-257 HP with 277-306 FT-LBS of torque. To get more power, the vehicle can be outfitted with an upgraded intake, intercooler, catback exhaust, and various other bolt-on modifications all without requiring any new modifications to the ECU. Optionally low torque software is available.


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

APR Stage 2

The APR Stage 2 ECU Upgrade is the next step towards making more power! This simple upgrade requires an exhaust system and no other engine hardware modifications and produces 259-283 HP with 277-313 FT-LBS of torque. To get more power, the vehicle can be outfitted with an upgraded intake, intercooler, and various other bolt-on modifications all without requiring any new modifications to the ECU.


APR Stage 2 is available for 91 AKI, 93 AKI, and 100 AKI in North America, and 95 RON, 98 RON, and 104 AKI in the Rest of the World.

APR Stage 3 K04

The APR Stage 3 K04 ECU Upgrade is the next step towards making more power! This simple upgrade requires an APR K04 turbocharger system, Bosch Injectors (06F 906 036 F), exhaust system, APR High Pressure Fuel Pump (HPFP), Intercooler, and no other engine hardware modifications and produces 386-449 HP with 346-376 FT-LBS of torque. To get more power, the vehicle can be outfitted with various other bolt-on modifications all without requiring any new modifications to the ECU.


APR Stage 3 K04 is available for 91 AKI, 93 AKI, and 100 AKI in North America, and 95 RON, 98 RON, and 104 AKI in the Rest of the World.

APR Stage 3 GTX

The APR Stage 3 GTX2867R ECU Upgrade is the next step towards making more power! This simple upgrade requires an APR GTX2867R turbocharger system, Bosch Injectors (06F 906 036 F), exhaust system, APR High Pressure Fuel Pump (HPFP), Intercooler, APR PQ35 Intake, and no other engine hardware modifications and produces 386-449 HP with 346-376 FT-LBS of torque. To get more power, the vehicle can be outfitted with various other bolt-on modifications all without requiring any new modifications to the ECU.


APR Stage 3 is available for 91 AKI, 93 AKI, and 100 AKI in North America, and 95 RON, 98 RON, and 104 AKI in the Rest of the World.

Horsepower and Torque Dyno Charts

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APR Calibration Report

StageHPTQMax GainMax Gain
Stock As Reported by VAG 197 HP 207 FT-LBS
Stock As Measured by APR 218 HP 223 FT-LBS
APR Stage 1
91 AKI / 95 RON240 HP 277 FT-LBS +42 HP +59 FT-LBS
93 AKI / 98 RON251 HP 294 FT-LBS +50 HP +74 FT-LBS
100 AKI / 104 RON257 HP 306 FT-LBS +58 HP +86 FT-LBS
APR Stage 2
91 AKI / 95 RON259 HP 277 FT-LBS +44 HP +59 FT-LBS
93 AKI / 98 RON271 HP 295 FT-LBS +57 HP +76 FT-LBS
100 AKI / 104 RON283 HP 313 FT-LBS +68 HP +94 FT-LBS
APR Stage 2+
91 AKI / 95 RON278 HP 306 FT-LBS +68 HP +88 FT-LBS
93 AKI / 98 RON285 HP 321 FT-LBS +78 HP +103 FT-LBS
100 AKI / 104 RON293 HP 335 FT-LBS +89 HP +118 FT-LBS
APR Stage 3 K04
91 AKI / 95 RON320 HP 320 FT-LBS
93 AKI / 98 RON323 HP 335 FT-LBS
100 AKI / 104 RON355 HP 368 FT-LBS
APR Stage 3 GTX2867R
91 AKI / 95 RON386 HP 346 FT-LBS +187 HP +140 FT-LBS
93 AKI / 98 RON405 HP 363 FT-LBS +205 HP +153 FT-LBS
100 AKI / 104 RON449 HP 376 FT-LBS +259 HP +192 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.

Program switching allows you to access additional program modes and features from your cruise control stalk or your smart device with APR Mobile. Depending on the ECU, available memory, and selected options, up to four program modes and all features, can be installed.


  • Stock Mode - Go back to the stock power levels.
  • Performance Modes - Switch between octanes and program modes.
  • Valet Mode - Neuters the vehicle, giving the driver minimal output.
  • Security Lockout - Password protects program switching.
  • Anti-Theft - Password protects driving the vehicle.
  • Fault Code Erase - Resets ECU fault codes and adaptation.

APR Mobile

APR Mobile installs on smartphones, tables and other devices, and connects wirelessly to your ECU. The app can then be used to access features such as program switching, fault code reading and resetting, and high speed data logging.

APR Motorsport was established in 2007 to prove APR’s products in some of the most demanding environments the vehicle and engine will ever see. Through extensive research and development, APR’s Engineering Teams are able to deliver ECU Upgrades backed by brutally track testing! Shortly after APR Motorsport’s success in Grand-AM, APR’s tuning packages became available to professional motorsport teams around the globe. APR Motorsport’s calibrations and engine packages have seen countless podium finishes, including several 12 and 24-hour endurance races on both stock and highly modified engines.

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 Stage 1
APR Stage 1 ECU Upgrade$599.99
APR Stage 2
APR Stage 2 ECU UpgradeDISCONTINUED
APR Stage 2 ECU Upgrade from Stage 1DISCONTINUED
APR Stage 2+
APR Stage 2 ECU UpgradeDISCONTINUED
APR Stage 2 ECU Upgrade from Stage 1DISCONTINUED
APR Stage 2 ECU Upgrade from Stage 2DISCONTINUED
APR Stage 3 K04
APR Stage 3 K04 ECU Upgrade$899.99
APR Stage 3 K04 ECU Upgrade from Stage 1, Stage 2, or Stage 2+$299.99
APR Stage 3 GTX
This software is typically only included with our GTX Turbo System
Optional Features
Program Switching$149.99

Purchasing, Guarantee, and Updates

How to Purchase - APR Software Upgrades are only available through Authorized APR Dealers. The dealer will connect to your vehicle, and install the update.¹


Money-Back Guarantee - Try our Software Upgrades for up to 30 days, risk free! If you are not satisfied, return to an APR Dealer to 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. APR Software may not be available for all vehicles. Stages, programs, and features may not be available for all ECUs.
2. Excludes some Software Upgrades, such as those included with a hardware purchase. Labor charges are at the discretion of the installer.
3. 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.

Tech Resources

Important fuel quality information
Important fuel quality information
Find your boxcode and revision
Find your boxcode and revision
Program switching guide
Program switching guide
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.

Applications

*Free Shipping & Handling only offered to the contiguous US on orders over $100, excludes clearance parts and oversized packages.

Some parts are not legal for use in California or other states with similar regulations.