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APR High Output 2.0 TSI/TFSI Gen3 ECU Upgrade for the MQB Platform

 

APR is pleased to present the ultimate engine control unit (ECU) upgrade for the 2.0T EA888 Gen 3 engine!

APR’s ECU Upgrades are the best dollar-per-horsepower modification one can make to the 2.0T engine. The upgrades dramatically increase horsepower and torque, making for an exceptionally quicker and more exciting vehicle. This is made possibly 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 the OBD-II port, resulting in a clean and headache-free install.

APR ECU Upgrade Stages

APR’s ECU Upgrades are available in multiple stages and torque levels, supporting various octanes both with or without any hardware or transmission modifications. Specific software is available for use with a high flow downpipe exhaust system, while all stages are fully compatible with an upgraded intakeintercooler, catback exhaust, or other minor bolt on modifications. Finally, each stage is offered with special “Low Torque” software, designed to limit peak torque for use with an unmodified factory manual clutch, orDSG transmission.
 

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 357-381 HP with 349-392 FT-LBS of torque. Gains as high as 66-93 HP and 68-109 FT-LBS of torque are available throughout the power band, making the vehicle exceptionally quicker in all scenarios.

The upgrade is offered in both high and low torque versions, and is available for various fuel grades. The high torque upgrade may require an upgraded clutch, or APR's TCU Upgrade to avoid clutch slip, so low torque software is available, offering an impressive 349-366 FT-LBS of torque.

To get more power, the vehicle can be outfitted with an upgraded intakeintercooler, catback exhaust and other small modifications without requiring any new modification to the ECU. To run an upgraded high flow downpipe exhaust system, APR’s Stage II ECU Upgrade is required. For best results, APR recommends Denso IKH24 spark plugs with a .024” +/- .002” gap.


APR Stage II ECU Upgrade

The APR Stage II ECU Upgrade is the next step towards making more power! This upgrade requires a high flow downpipe exhaust system, and produces 372-387 HP with 367-409 FT-LBS of torque. Gains as high as 86-104 HP and 82-125 FT-LBS of torque are available throughout the power band.

The upgrade is offered in high, medium and low torque versions, and is available for various fuel grades. The high torque upgrade requires, and the medium torque upgrade may require an upgraded clutch or APR's TCU Upgrade to avoid clutch slip, so low torque software is available, offering an impressive 367 FT-LBs of torque.

An upgraded intake is required to meet the advertised low and medium output power figures, and an upgraded intercooler is required to meet the high output power figures. No ECU modification is necessary to run an upgraded catback exhaust system, or other small engine modifications. For best results, APR recommends Denso IKH24 spark plugs with a .024” +/- .002” gap.


The APR Development Difference



Acceleration Enhancements:
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.

Speed Limiter:
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.

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.

Left Foot Braking / Brake Boosting:
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.


DirectPort ProgrammingAPR DirectPort Programming:
APR’s patented DirectPort Programming is now available for the Simos 12.x & 18.x ECU! Any APR Dealer in the world, connected to the Internet, has direct access to APR’s latest ECU upgrades for loading directly over the vehicle's OBD-II port. This completely eliminates the need to remove and open the ECU for currently available files and can be uninstalled at any time!

APR ECU ExplorerAPR 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. It’s capable of logging well over 100 variables at once with data rates as high as 100 samples per second. Synchronous data logging is available for fine-tuning.

APR ECU ComposerAPR 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. ECU Composer takes calibration to a new level with APR's Quick Flashing. APR’s Calibration Engineers can reflash the ECU in seconds rather than waiting lengthy periods of time between each flash.

APR ECU AssemblyAPR 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. This allows APR's engineers to often not require transmission software to meet or exceed advertised gains. On the highly modified end, this allows APR to make turbo upgrades operate as if intended by the OEM.

Application Guide

Vehicle Engine Transmission
Audi TTS (MKIII / Typ 8S) 2.0 TFSI EA888 Gen 3 All
Audi S3 (MKIII / Typ 8V) 2.0 TFSI EA888 Gen 3 All
Volkswagen Golf R (MK7 / A7 / Typ 5G) 2.0 TSI EA888 Gen 3 All
Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport /S/ED40 (MK7/A7/Typ 5G) 2.0 TSI EA888 Gen 3 All

Pricing

Stage Minimum Requirements Price
APR Stage I ECU Upgrade Factory Exhaust Downpipe $ ENQUIRE
- Upgrade from APR Stage I to APR Stage II High Flow Exhaust Downpipe $ ENQUIRE
- Upgrade from APR Stage I to APR Stage II (after purchasing an APR Downpipe) APR Exhaust Downpipe $ ENQUIRE




Security, Warranty and Money Back Guarantee


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. Installation may be additional and is not included in the warranty.
 
All APR ECU Upgrades offer a 7 day money back guarantee with no questions asked. If for any reason you are unhappy with your APR ECU Upgrade you may return the upgrade to your place of purchase for a full refund provided you are within a 7 day period from your time of initial purchase. Installation is not included in the guarantee and is at the discretion of the place of install.


 
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