APR

APR ECU Upgrade - 4.0T EA825 V8 (C8)

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

Part # ECU-40T-EA825-C8
We're excited to announce our Engine Control Unit (ECU) Upgrades are now available for the RS6 and RS7 4.0 TFSI V8 engine with the Bosch MG1 ECU! Expect massive gains with up to 685-767 HP and 731-804 FT-LBS of torque on tap, depending on octane, from this simple software upgrade. 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:

  • Delivers up to 685-767 HP with 731-804 FT-LBS depending on octane
  • Max gains of +112-210 AWHP and +145-225 AWFT-LBS depending on octane
  • Supports 91 AKI, 93 AKI, 100 AKI, and 104 AKI fuel grades
  • Optional factory term limit matching limited powertrain warranty with APR Plus
  • Quicker acceleration
  • Speed limiter removed
  • Standing RPM soft limiter increased
  • Left-foot braking / brake boosting added
  • Properly rescaled performance gauges
  • Optimized thermal management and protection
  • Optimized launch control strategy for faster response
  • Optimized driveline protection during launch
  • No hardware required (Software only)
  • Supports standard bolt on modifications
  • Eliminated the need for a TCU upgrade to achieve full torque
  • Free lifetime updates
  • Direct OBDII port flash (No ECU removal)
  • 30 day money back guarantee

About APR

At APR our sole mission is to engineer only the highest quality tuning solutions for Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche vehicles ensuring the enthusiast the ultimate driving experience while consistently providing the enthusiast the ultimate in customer care and support.

BrandAPR
Engine AspirationTurbocharged
Engine ConfigurationV8
Engine Displacement4.0L
Engine FamilyEA825
Engine OrientationLongitudinal
Fuel TypeGasoline
MarketNAR
Product TypeECU Upgrade
Part NumberECU-40T-EA825-C8
Important fuel quality information
Important fuel quality information
Find your boxcode and revision
Find your boxcode and revision
ECU Order Form
Select VW/Audi MG1 under unlock type
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.

APR ECU Upgrade Stages

Our new suite of MG1 ECU software comes after months of extensive research and development that is typically absent from the aftermarket. Our upgrade makes the engine more powerful and more exciting. We’ve extensively calibrated the system to work flawlessly on the track, while retaining safety routines to protect your engine in the most demanding scenarios. This was all made possible by our engineering team's pursuit of perfection. Development vehicles were outfitted with additional sensors, including turbo shaft speed sensors, thermocouples, transducers, and more, along with our high speed direct RAM logging equipment, to feed valuable data to the team for analysis. After thousands of hours of testing and tuning we created new calibrations that are fine tuned for several octanes and contain hundreds of map changes, with a vast array of safety features built in.

APR Stage 1

The APR Stage I ECU Upgrade is the first step towards making more power! This simple upgrade requires no engine hardware modifications, and produces 685-767 HP and 731-804 FT-LBS of torque depending on fuel grade. Gains as high as +112-210 AWHP and +145-225 AWFT-LB of torque are available throughout the power band, depending on fuel grade and factory output, making the vehicle exceptionally quicker in all scenarios. For even more power, this stage is compatible with normal bolt-on hardware modifications.


APR Stage 1 is available for 91 AKI, 93 AKI, 100 AKI, and 104 AKI in North America.

APR Plus

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 685 HP with 731 FT-LBS of torque. Gains as high as 112 HP and 145 FT-LBS of torque are available throughout the power band, making the vehicle exceptionally quicker in all scenarios.


The APR Plus ECU Upgrade matches the performance of our Stage 1 ECU Upgrade (91 octane). 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! If you're not interested in the APR Plus limited powertrain warranty, and want even more power, check out our other Stages.

Horsepower and Torque Dyno Charts

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APR Calibration Report

StageHPTQMax GainMax Gain
Stock As Reported by Audi 591 HP 590 FT-LBS
Stock As Measured by APR 597 HP 588 FT-LBS
APR Plus
91 AKI / 95 RON685 HP 731 FT-LBS +112 HP +145 FT-LBS
Stage 1
91 AKI / 95 RON685 HP 731 FT-LBS +112 HP +145 FT-LBS
93 AKI / 98 RON710 HP 751 FT-LBS +146 HP +168 FT-LBS
100 AKI / 104 RON752 HP 786 FT-LBS +191 HP +206 FT-LBS
104 AKI / 108 RON767 HP 804 FT-LBS +210 HP +225 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
APR Stage 1 ECU Upgrade$1,999.95
APR Stage 1
APR Stage 1 ECU Upgrade$999.95
APR Stage 1 ECU Upgrade from APR PlusFREE

Purchasing, Guarantee, and Updates

How to Purchase - APR Software Upgrades are available through Authorized APR dealers. The dealer will connect to your vehicle, and install the update.¹ Alternatively you can mail your ECU to APR*. Fill out this form. Use this guide to remove your ECU. Mail your ECU to to APR, 4800 U.S. Hwy 280 W, Opelika, AL 36801, USA, and include the last 6 of your VIN on the outside of the box.


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.
*. Excludes APR Plus.

*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.