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APR is pleased to present the ultimate engine control unit (ECU) upgrade for the Audi (C7.5) RS7 4.0 TFSI V8. APR’s ECU upgrade is available in octane-specific variations and is conveniently flashed to the vehicle’s factory ECU through the OBD-II port without any physical modification to the factory ECU. APR’s EMCS functionality puts the control of the engine’s operation at your fingertips and allows for additional features and options to be installed to the OEM ECU. The ECU’s MED 17 engine management system is responsible for proper operation of the engine during constantly changing environmental and load conditions. With built in compensational data for environmental variables and varying load conditions, the factory ECU is far more complex and intelligent than units found in other vehicle makes and marques. APR’s Calibration Engineers spent months calibrating the engine management system, including many hours of chassis dyno development. With a thorough understanding of the ECU’s torque structure, APR’s Calibration Engineers properly increased engine load to produce more power and torque across the entire power band. APR’s ECU Upgrade increases boost pressure, optimizes ignition timing, cam timing, lambda and more to produce higher output! APR’s ECU Upgrades provides an excellent leap in horsepower and torque while retaining OEM knock control sensitivity and other built in safety features. This results in an exciting and powerful upgrade, optimized for various fuel grades found around the world
APR Stage I ECU Upgrade
The APR Stage I ECU Upgrade gives you higher peak numbers of 667 HP/626 FT-LBS on 93 (R+M)/2 octane and up to 691 HP/684 FT-LBS on 104 (R+M)/2 octane race fuel. As much as +127 HP and +185 FT-LBS of torque are available through the power band!
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.
Increased 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.
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.
Left Foot Braking:
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.
APR EMCS Programs and Features
APR’s EMCS, Enhanced Modular Chipping System, brings selectable programs and features to your factory ECU, all without the need to purchase external hardware. Others have attempted to imitate EMCS with external switching devices that only replace or multiply portions of a “base” calibration. However, EMCS has the ability to completely rewrite the entire operating map data, giving each map a complete set of calibration changes. APR’s EMCS features and programs modes are activated via your OEM cruise control buttons. Your cruise control will continue to function as normal.
Program switching allows the user to cycle through up to four different engine calibrations and operating modes all without the need for external hardware.
By selecting stock mode, the ECU calibration is reset to the factory calibration. The engine will run as it did before purchasing APR software.
APR Performance Modes:
APR’s octane-specific calibrations are available for various premium and race fuels around the world. Each performance mode is a completely new calibration, altered specifically for the characteristics of the fuel quality selected.
APR’s Valet Mode protects your vehicle from becoming an expensive toy for unauthorized individuals. By enabling Valet Mode, the vehicle’s performance is extremely limited.
Fault Code Erase:
Fault code erase allows the user to erase and reset engine related trouble codes and ECU adaptation data without using a specialty tool.
Security lockout prevents unauthorized individuals from using APR’s EMCS functionality. When enabled, APR’s EMCS features will appear completely invisible until a user specified 2 to 4-digit security code is entered.
When activated, Anti-Theft prevents the engine from starting even if the factory key is used. The vehicle will be completely immobilized until a user specified 2 to 4-digit security code is entered.
APR Mobile is a simple yet powerful tool designed to enhance the APR tuning experience.
APR Mobile installs on smart phones, tablets and other devices and provides a wireless connection to the vehicle’s engine control unit or ECU. Once connected, the device can be used to access APR’s EMCS program switching features, read and clear fault codes and data log the ECU at high data rates not found on other commercially available tools. The app can also be used to access APR’s latest news articles, locate dealers in APR’s network and review previously saved data logging sessions.
To learn more about APR Mobile, please visit our product page.
The APR Development Difference
APR DirectPort Programming:
APR’s DirectPort Programming is now available! 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 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 with far more variables logged at once, at very high data rates.
APR 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.
APR 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 often allows APR to make turbo upgrades operate without the need for external manual controllers.
C7.5 Audi RS6 and RS7 4.0 TFSI
IMPORTANT PRICING AND AVAILABILITY DETAILS:
– Pricing: Please contact an APR Importer for pricing outside the USA.
– Program Switching: A fully loaded ECU includes up to 4 program modes (stock mode, performance modes, valet, etc), as well as fault code erase, security lockout and anti-theft depending on availability and ECU compatibility.
– Availability and ECU Compatibility: Stages, programs, and features may not be available for all ECUs.
– ECU Revision Notice: Multiple ECU revisions exist for each platform. APR software may be temporarily unavailable when factory updates are applied. An APR dealer can check availability in person, or over the phone if the ECU boxcode/revision is known.
30 Day Money Back Guarantee:
All APR ECU Upgrades include a 30-day money back guarantee with no questions asked. If for any reason the owners is dissatisfied with the APR ECU Upgrade, they may return to the place of purchase for a full refund, provided they are within the 30 day period from the time of the initial purchase. Labor or shipping charges are not included in the guarantee and are at the discretion of the place of install.
Limited Lifetime Warranty:
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. Labor or shipping charges are not included in the warranty and are at the discretion of the place of install.
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Please note we will be closed on Friday, July 3rd in observation of Independence Day and taking advantage of the long weekend. We will re-open on Monday, July 6th.
We wish you all a Happy and safe 4th of July weekend!
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Join us this Saturday, June 6th for the annual Port Townsend Cruise benefiting Seattle Cancer Care Alliance! Details for the event can be found in the links below. We look forward to seeing you at Pacific Raceways at 9am!
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From May 11th till May 25th, APR’s EMCS Program Switching as well as select APR Hardware and APR accessories are on sale and IN STOCK at Achtuning!
APR’s EMCS program switching, regularly up to $606 for a fully loaded ECU is now $149! Save $50 off the APR Runner Flap Delete and APR Shifter Cable Bracket, $200 off APR RS4 4.2L Downpipes, and finally discounted pricing on APR Badges and APR Steering Wheel Inserts.
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With over half a decade of development poured into this platform, APR’s Engineers are pleased to deliver several free upgrades to our existing customers. APR Stage I, Stage II and their K04 Turbocharger ECU upgrades are now revised with APR’s new calibration strategies designed to produce a fantastic driving experience with more power and torque on tap!
APR’s calibration experts spent months working with the various ECU, hardware and octane configurations to deliver a driving experience second to none. Major improvements were made to the way the throttle behaves, leaving the driver to feel more connected to the vehicle than ever before. With control and response maximized, APR’s engineers set out to increase power while keeping factory comforts in mind during part throttle driving. Engine load, valve lift, cam phasing and boost levels were all optimized to ensure the engine was breathing as freely as possible for maximum output. Ignition, lambda and other aspects of the direct injection fueling system were tweaked to raise and refine power further. The end result is a fantastic leap in performance and response that wakes up the engine sooner in the RPM band and carries horsepower and torque further towards redline.
Please visit each product page for full details, including our performance charts at the wheels, crank and the gain over stock using 91, 93 and 100 octanes!
Stage I ECU Upgrade | Product Page:
- 301 FT-LBS / 256 HP – max gain of + 53 FT-LBS / + 55 HP over stock on 91.
- 322 FT-LBS / 266 HP – max gain of + 74 FT-LBS / + 66 HP over stock on 93.
- 323 FT-LBS / 282 HP – max gain of + 74 FT-LBS / + 76 HP over Stock on 100.
Stage I v1.3 vs v2.0, at all four wheels
Stage II ECU Upgrade | Product Page:
- 341 FT-LBS / 287 HP – max gain of + 92 FT-LBS / + 97 HP over stock on 91.
- 354 FT-LBS / 291 HP – max gain of +105 FT-LBS / +101 HP over stock on 93.
- 359 FT-LBS / 304 HP – max gain of +109 FT-LBS / +111 HP over stock on 100.
Stage II v1.3 vs v2.0, at all four wheels
K04 Turbo Upgrade | Product Page:
- 321 FT-LBS / 339 HP – max gain of +121 FT-LBS / +149 HP over stock on 91.
- 342 FT-LBS / 348 HP – max gain of +130 FT-LBS / +158 HP over stock on 93.
- 387 FT-LBS / 363 HP – max gain of +145 FT-LBS / +171 HP over stock on 100.
K04 Turbocharger v2.0 vs v3.0, at all four wheels
APR’s Stage 1 and Stage 2 ECU Upgrades are now version 2.0 while the K04 upgrade is version 3.0. No appointment necessary, just roll through between 9am and 4pm, Monday through Friday!
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Achtuning is excited to announce AWE Tuning’s entry into the BMW market!
AWE Tuning will officially launch their BMW performance exhaust line-up in January, and over the coming months they will be releasing many new performance upgrades for current model BMW models. Stay tuned!!
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Achtuning will be closed on New Years Day, January 1st. We wish everyone a safe and Happy New Year and look forward to doing business with you in 2015!
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From all of us here at Achtuning, we wish you and yours a very Happy Holiday Season! Achtuning will be closed on Thursday and Friday (December 25th/26th) and will return the following Monday, December 29th. Have a Merry Christmas!!
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Achtuning is excited to announce that APR’s world renowned DirectPort Programming (DPP) will be available for nearly all Audi, Volkswagen, Seat, Skoda and other VAG vehicles produced between 2008 to today! Gone are the days where most ECUs need to be removed and opened to install an APR ECU Upgrade. DPP will allow us to flash APR ECU Upgrades directly to your MED17.x and EDC17.x ECU customers over the factory OBD-II diagnostic port with ease. Welcome to a better world of APR ECU tuning. We call it Performance Without Compromise!
Not only is APR’s DPP stealthy and less labor intensive, but also allows the release of several highly anticipated APR ECU Upgrades. Customers of the newer flex fuel B8.5 A4 & A5 2.0Ts, various newer 3.0 TDIs and newer TT, CC & Tiguan 2.0Ts will be elated to know APR’s ECU Upgrades will be available shortly. Furthermore, with the ability to distribute ECU Upgrades without requiring new flashing devices, APR’s Calibration Engineers are now able to work on various TDI and newer gasoline models like the recently released 1.4 TSI.
APR will debut the new DirectPort Programming at H2O International on the weekend of September 26th. Support through Achtuning will follow starting the week after for applicable platforms. All mentioned previously unsupported ECUs will also be supported at the show*.
Currently released Bosch MED17.x and EDC17.x ECU upgrades applicable to this release:
– 1.4 Turbo (Ex. A1)
– 1.4 Twincharger (Ex. MKV Polo)
– 1.8T EA888 Gen 1 Transverse (Ex. MK2 A3)
– 1.8T EA888 Gen 1 Longitudinal (Ex. B8 A4)
– 2.0T EA888 Gen 1 Transverse (Ex. MK6 GTI)
– 2.0T EA888 Gen 1 Longitudinal (Ex. Amarok)
– 2.0T EA888 Gen 2 Transverse (Ex. MKII TT)
– 2.0T EA888 Gen 2 Longitudinal (Ex B8 A4)
– 2.0 TDI CR Transverse (Ex. MK6 Golf)
– 2.0 TDI CR Longitudinal (Ex. B8 A4)
– 2.0 TDI CR Biturbo (Ex. Amarok)
– 3.0 TDI CR (Ex. C7 A6)
– 3.0 TDI CR Biturbo (Ex. SQ5)
– 3.6L FSI VR6 (Ex. C7 Passat)
– 4.0 TFSI (Ex. RS7)
– 4.2L FSI V8 (Ex. RS5)
Previously unsupported models:
– Late model 2.0 TSI CC and Tiguan
– Late model 2.0 TFSI TT
– Late model 2.0 TFSI B8.5 A4 and A5
– Late model TDI models
*Please note: there are numerous ECU box codes and revisions. During the H2Oi release, some will not be available. ECUs not currently available will need to be extracted and then will be made available at Achtuning upon release.
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ACHTUNING is currently looking for a performance oriented, enthusiastic Audi and/or Volkswagen factory trained technician to add to our growing team! If you have dealership experience and feel you qualify, please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org!
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