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Hartmann HRS7-163-MA:M

Posted on October 22, 2014 – 4:40 pm

Achtuning is excited to announce the arrival of one of two NEW additions to the Hartmann Wheel line-up, the HRS7-163-MA:M (matte-anthracite/machined) wheel!

The Hartmann HRS7-163-MA:M is currently available in the following specs:

  • 19×8.5 +25, $310 ea.
  • 19×8.5 +38, $310 ea.

As with all high quality Hartmann Wheels, factory Audi center caps and factory wheel bolts are compatible with this wheel.  These are IN STOCK, ready to ship!  Place an online order by visiting our online store or call 425-895-0000.


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Hartmann HRS6-091-MA:M

Posted on October 22, 2014 – 3:00 pm

Achtuning is excited to announce the arrival of one of two NEW additions to the Hartmann Wheel line-up, the HRS6-091-MA:M (matte-anthracite/machined) wheel!

The Hartmann HRS6-091-MA:M is currently available in the following specs:

  • 19×8.5 +25, $310 ea.
  • 19×8.5 +38, $310 ea.
  • 20×9 +29, $370 ea.
  • 20×9 +40, $370 ea.

As with all high quality Hartmann Wheels, factory Audi center caps and factory wheel bolts are compatible with this wheel.  These are IN STOCK, ready to ship!  Place an online order by visiting our online store or call 425-895-0000.

 


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APR Turbo Muffler Delete

Posted on October 7, 2014 – 9:00 am

APR has just released a high flow, Turbo Muffler Delete for various 1.8T and 2.0T engines featuring an IHI turbo.

All too often OEM components must sacrifice various performance minded characteristics in an effort to appeal to a wide variety of customers. While an enthusiast typically wants better boost response and more power, all while hearing the turbocharger breath, a non-enthusiast may give up these characteristics for a quieter ride. In the case of the factory IHI turbocharger, a turbo muffler, or Pulsations-schalldämpfer, is positioned at the compressor outlet and is designed to reduce engine bay acoustics.

The APR Turbo Muffler Delete replaces the factory muffler with a straight, uninterrupted piece, CNC-machined from billet aluminum and anodized black. To ensure proper sealing, APR’s engineers took a two-part approach. A Viton seal is included and forms a seal between the base of the muffler housing and the new piece. With the seal in place and the outer flange installed, the muffler delete tube screws into place, forming a full, uninterrupted path for airflow.

Application Guide

Audi S1 – EA888 Gen 3 – 2.0 TFSI
Audi A3 / S3 (MK3) – EA888 Gen 3 – 1.8 TFSI and 2.0 TFSI
Audi A4 / Allroad (B8 / B8.5) – EA888 Gen 2 & 3 – 2.0 TFSI
Audi A5 (B8 / B8.5) – EA888 Gen 2 & 3 – 2.0 TFSI
Audi A6 (C6 / C7) – EA888 Gen 2 – 2.0 TFSI
Audi Q5 – EA888 Gen 2 & 3 – 2.0 TFSI
Seat Leon / Cupra / Cupra R (MK3) – EA888 Gen 3 – 1.8 TSI and 2.0 TSI
Skoda Octavia / VRS (MK3) – EA888 Gen 3 – 1.8 TSI and 2.0 TSI
Volkswagen Golf / GTI / R (MK7) – EA888 Gen 3 – 1.8 TSI and 2.0 TSI

Replaces OEM part 06H 131 111

Part Number

MS100097

Price

$149.99


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Audi (B8.5) A4 / A5 / Q5 & (C7) A6 2.0 TFSI VL (Flex/Non Flex) ECU Upgrade!

Posted on October 3, 2014 – 11:34 am



APR has released their Audi (B8.5) A4 / A5 / Q5 & (C7) A6 2.0 TFSI VL (Flex/Non Flex) ECU upgrade!!  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 patented EMCS functionality puts the control of your engine’s operation at your fingertips and allows for additional features and options to be installed to your OEM ECU.





The Bosch MED17 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 from idle to redline. APR’s ECU Upgrade increases turbocharger boost pressure and optimizes cam timing, valve lift, ignition timing, lambda and more to produce higher output.  Ethanol ‘flex fuel’ compatible engine variants can take advantage of automatic E85 map blending to add power simply by filling the tank.  Using APR’s proprietary high-speed data logging suite, the calibration team closely monitored the effects of these changes to ensure a powerful ECU upgrade without derogating the engine’s drivability or reliability.

APR’s ECU Upgrade will provide an excellent leap in power and torque while retaining OEM knock control sensitivity and other built in safety features.  The result is safely achieved power, optimized for various fuel grades found around the world.  We call it Performance Without Compromise!

APR ECU Upgrade



The APR Stage I ECU Upgrade is designed to work without requiring other changes to the vehicle’s hardware.  With the ECU Upgrade alone, APR’s Calibration Experts measured higher peak figures of 284 horsepower and with 334 ft-lbs of torque 93 AKI octane fuel.  Large gains were seen throughout the power band, including an additional 57 horsepower and 85 ft-lbs of torque.  By adding E85 to the tank on the Ethanol compatible variants, automatic Ethanol map blending adds even more power, resulting in 85 horsepower and 135 ft-lbs of torque.  The increase in power directly translates to an exceptionally quicker and more enjoyable vehicle.

By simply adding an APR downpipe exhaust system, APR’s Stage II software, a free upgrade to existing APR Stage I customers, takes performance even further. on 93 AKI fuel peak figures of 302 horsepower and 334 ft-lbs of torque were achieved.  Again, by adding E85 on flex fuel compatible variant, 318 horsepower and 405 ft-lbs of torque was achieved!

APR’s ECU upgrade is the best power per dollar modification for the new 2.0 TFSI engine and takes the vehicle’s performance to similar levels typically reserved for higher output, sporty models without pushing the limits. With factory-like smoothness and drivability, APR’s ECU upgrade will fill the void in an otherwise excellent vehicle.

Acceleration Enhancements:


Beyond power 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, drivability was greatly improved by reducing the throttle lag commonly noticed at slow speeds and while reapplying throttle after decelerating.

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!

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!

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.  As is with all features APR adds to the ECU, this feature may be removed upon request.

Power Output



Additional Power Graphs

All Wheel Figures | Estimated Crank Figures | Absolute Gain over Stock – APR Stage 1 – 91 Octane
All Wheel Figures | Estimated Crank Figures | Absolute Gain over Stock – APR Stage 1 – 93 Octane
All Wheel Figures | Estimated Crank Figures | Absolute Gain over Stock – APR Stage 1 – 100 Octane
All Wheel Figures | Estimated Crank Figures | Absolute Gain over Stock – APR Stage 1 – E85

All Wheel Figures | Estimated Crank Figures | Absolute Gain over Stock – APR Stage 2 – 91 Octane
All Wheel Figures | Estimated Crank Figures | Absolute Gain over Stock – APR Stage 2 – 93 Octane
All Wheel Figures | Estimated Crank Figures | Absolute Gain over Stock – APR Stage 2 – 100 Octane
All Wheel Figures | Estimated Crank Figures | Absolute Gain over Stock – APR Stage 2 – E85 Octane

APR Stage I & II ECU Upgrade – Calibration Report

230 HP & 271 FT-LBS of TQ – Stock 93 AKI As Measured by APR

270 HP & 329 FT-LBS of TQ – +43 HP @ 5950 RPM & +77 FT-LBS of TQ @ 2700 RPM – APR STG 1 91 AKI / 95 RON
297 HP & 329 FT-LBS of TQ – +70 HP @ 6000 RPM & +77 FT-LBS of TQ @ 3000 RPM – APR STG 2 91 AKI / 95 RON

284 HP & 338 FT-LBS of TQ – +57 HP @ 6000 RPM & +85 FT-LBS of TQ @ 2650 RPM – APR STG 1 93 AKI / 98 RON
302 HP & 343 FT-LBS of TQ – +76 HP @ 6000 RPM & +89 FT-LBS of TQ @ 3100 RPM – APR STG 2 93 AKI / 98 RON

303 HP & 360 FT-LBS of TQ – +77 HP @ 6000 RPM & +107 FT-LBS of TQ @ 2750 RPM – APR STG 1 100 AKI / 104 RON
309 HP & 377 FT-LBS of TQ – +83 HP @ 6000 RPM & +125 FT-LBS of TQ @ 2800 RPM – APR STG 2 100 AKI / 104 RON

313 HP & 388 FT-LBS of TQ – +85 HP @ 5950 RPM & +134 FT-LBS of TQ @ 3050 RPM – APR STG 1 E85
318 HP & 405 FT-LBS of TQ – +92 HP @ 6000 RPM & +153 FT-LBS of TQ @ 2900 RPM – APR STG 2 E85


– E85 only supported on flex fuel supported models. These models have a silver metal intake manifold.
– Max rev limit TCU controlled on automatic transmissions.
– APR recommends and tuned with Sunoco GT 260 for 100 AKI mode and Sunoco GT 260 Plus for 104 AKI mode. Never use lower octane than specified by the mode.
– Max increases are based on APR’s actual measured stock values and not those reported by VW. | RON = ROW Fuel Grades | AKI = North American (RON+MON)/2 Fuel Grades.
– Reported wheel figures measured on APR’s in house Dynapack Dynamometer with a 2014 A5 (217hp) AWD with 8 speed tiptronic transmission, using SAEJ1349 correction and an average of multiple runs. Crank figures estimated based on the measured wheel figures. Results will vary depending upon environmental conditions, vehicle, transmission, vehicle health, operating conditions, temperatures, fuel grade, dyno type, dyno setup, and other modifications.



Acceleration Figures



0 – 60 MPH
6.140 – Stock 6MT A4
5.474 – APR Stage 1 93 6MT A4
4.396 – APR Stage 1 E85 8 Speed Tiptronic A5

0-62 MPH
6.471 – Stock 6MT A4
5.737 – APR Stage 1 93 6MT A4
4.646- APR Stage 1 E85 8 Speed Tiptronic A5

0-100 KPH
6.492 – Stock 6MT A4
5.901 – APR Stage 1 93 6MT A4
4.663- APR Stage 1 E85 8 Speed Tiptronic A5

0-100 MPH
15.335 – Stock 6MT A4
12.872 – APR Stage 1 93 6MT A4
10.950- APR Stage 1 E85 8 Speed Tiptronic A5

60-120 MPH
18.816 – Stock 6MT A4
13.533 – APR Stage 1 93 6MT A4
12.570- APR Stage 1 E85 8 Speed Tiptronic A5

62-124 MPH
21.816 – Stock 6MT A4
14.946 – APR Stage 1 93 6MT A4
14.045- APR Stage 1 E85 8 Speed Tiptronic A5

100-200 KPH
21.618 – Stock 6MT A4
15.115 – APR Stage 1 93 6MT A4
14.104- APR Stage 1 E85 8 Speed Tiptronic A5

60-130 MPH
29.273 – Stock 6MT A4
18.293 – APR Stage 1 93 6MT A4
17.482- APR Stage 1 E85 8 Speed Tiptronic A5

30-130 MPH
33.921 – Stock 6MT A4
22.472 – APR Stage 1 93 6MT A4
20.854- APR Stage 1 E85 8 Speed Tiptronic A5

-Data collected at the same location via a Racelogic P-Box with ESP/ASR off, Dynamic mode and Sport mode. Stock and Stage 1 collected using a 2014 A4 6MT and Stage 2 collected with a 2014 A4 8 speed Tiptronic. May not be comparable to data collected in other locations.

APR EMCS Programs and Features

APR’s patented EMCS, Enhanced Modular Chipping System, brings selectable programs and features to your factory ECU, all without the need to purchase external hardware. Other companies have attempted to imitate EMCS with clumsy 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:


Program switching allows the user to cycle through up to four different engine calibrations and operating modes all without the need for external hardware.

Stock Mode:


By selecting stock mode, the ECU calibration is reset to the factory calibration. The engine will run exactly 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.

Valet Mode:


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. Launch control is uneventful, the vehicles top speed is limited and the engine’s redline is reduced.

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:


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.

Anti-Theft:


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

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.

Application Guide

Audi A4 (B8.5)
Audi A5 (B8.5)
Audi Allroad (B8.5)
Audi Q5
Audi A6 (C7)
Seat Exeo

2.0 TFSI with Audi Valve lift. Supports both Flex Fuel (silver metal intake manifold engine) and non flex fuel engines. 

Prices: 

$599.00 – Single program (E85 program included on flex fuel variant vehicles at no additional charge)
+$149.00 – Total of 2 programs
+$219.00 – Total of 3 programs
+$289.00 – Total of 4 programs
+$59.00 – Security Lockout
+$59.00 – Fault Code Erase
+$199.00 – Security Lockout

- Pricing applicable to the USA only. If outside of the USA, please contact an APR Dealer and Importer for pricing.
- Please note, VAG issues many ECU part numbers and revisions throughout their vehicle lineup. As such, some ECU part numbers may be temporarily unavailable when new parts or revisions are released. If the vehicle’s ECU box code and revision is known, availability can be checked by calling APR, or visiting an APR dealer. Typical turnaround time for new ECU box code and revision is quick. Please contact APR for details.

Security, Warranty and Money Back Guarantee

All APR ECU Upgrades are fully encrypted to prevent theft of our valuable and proprietary coding information by lesser companies.

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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More Power from APR for your VW Golf R!

Posted on October 1, 2014 – 9:00 am

APR has just released their Stage 3 GTX Low Pressure Fuel Pump (LPFP) software update for the Golf R, S3 and TT-S!

The APR Stage 3 GTX Turbocharger System for the VW (MK6) Golf R, Audi S3 , and Audi TT-S is the pinnacle of performance without compromise and APR is pleased to announce additional components and software designed to increase output even further. Utilizing the APR Low Pressure Fuel Pump (LPFP), APR’s Calibration Experts were able to exploit mid range fueling headroom to add an additional 23 horsepower and 24 ft-lbs of torque. Expect even higher peak horsepower figures of 452 on 93 AKI fuel and up to 485 HP on race fuel. This directly translates into a more enjoyable driving experience with more power on tap across the entire RPM range.

Beyond dyno power figures alone, APR’s Calibration Experts refined several aspects of the calibration to provide a more enjoyable driving experience. Further refinements were made to ensure accelerative performance increased on top of the higher power figures. DSG equipped vehicles should notice crisp, fast shifts while manual transmission owners have the freedom to put forth their best abilities without the ECU numbing performance. Through each gear, the engine stays strong, and delivers blistering acceleration sure to put a smile on the driver’s face.

The software is available in 91 AKI / 95 RON, 93 AKI / 98 RON and 100 AKI / 104 RON fuel variants with a higher range of refinement and adaptability to the quality of each fuel. This helps to ensure the calibration remains safe, while also not leaving valuable horsepower behind when higher quality fuel is utilized. The software update is offered for free to existing APR Stage 3 GTX customers who have purchased and installed the APR LPFP.


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APR’s own Audi RS4 downpipes!

Posted on September 24, 2014 – 9:00 am



The APR downpipe exhaust system is a perfect upgrade for any RS4 owner looking to get the most out of their 4.2L FSI V8.  The system features a completely unrestrictive design capable of supporting power output far beyond that of a fully built APR Stage 3+ TVS1740 supercharged engine.



Built as a direct OEM replacement, the downpipes are simple to install and provide more than adequate clearance from surrounding hardware. By removing four large and restrictive OEM catalytic converters, the downpipes provide a clear path for exhaust gasses exiting the headers. Connection to the factory catback exhaust is made simple by utilization of the factory hardware.



Constructed from T304 stainless steel, and fully tig welded, the system is designed to last through the harshest of conditions and is backed by a full lifetime warranty. Expect high quality components that enhance the sound and performance of the 4.2L FSI V8 and will stand the test of time.



Features

  • T304 stainless steel piping, brackets, flanges, bungs and flex sections
  • Fully TIG welded
  • Brushed finish
  • Direct OEM replacement
  • Catless design removes 4 restrictive OEM catalytic converters
  • CNC mandrel bent piping
  • CNC bent and laser cut brackets
  • Dual 2.5” diameter for an effective 3.54” cross sectional area
  • Simple, light-weight design
  • Capable of supporting power levels well beyond APR Stage 3+
  • 4 bung plugs with copper crush washers
  • Perfectly complements APR’s Stage 1 ECU Upgrade and Stage 3 / 3+ Supercharger Systems
  • Lifetime warranty



Application Guide

Audi (B7) RS4 – DPK0010 – $1,199.99 


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Porsche 991 + AWE SwitchPath!

Posted on September 18, 2014 – 9:00 am

The AWE Tuning 991 SwitchPatch™ Exhaust is now available for PSE equipped Carrera’s and Carrera 4’s.

AWE Tuning Porsche 991 SwitchPath™ Exhaust highlights:

  • Unprecedented Sound Satisfaction™ Guarantee ensures you’ll love the tone
  • Perfected for PDK Transmission Technology, as well as Manual
  • SwitchPath™ technology offers the perfect combination of Track and Touring Editions
  • Concepted, designed and manufactured by hand, in house.
  • Fits only PSE cars


Track and Touring, all in one elegant SwitchPath™ Exhaust: 
The AWE Tuning Porsche 991 SwitchPath™ Exhaust includes integrated valves designed to afford drivers the best of both worlds: A Track Edition Exhaust and a Touring Edition Exhaust, all in one.

The AWE Tuning Porsche 991 SwitchPath™ Exhaust responds to exhaust valve position commands sent from your Porsche’s ECU based upon throttle input.  This means that the AWE Tuning Porsche 991 SwitchPath™ Exhaust transforms from “Track” (The SwitchPath™ valve directs exhaust gasses away from the side mufflers, for Cup Car levels of “announcement”) to “Touring” (The SwitchPath™ valve closes, routing exhaust gasses through the stock side mufflers, for a sophisticated, signature AWE Tuning tone, at a volume slightly above stock) automatically, dependent on your driving style.  Exhaust volume change matches the driver’s input: Aggressive throttle input elicits aggressive exhaust volume; tame throttle input elicits tame exhaust volume.

And for PSE-equipped Porsche’s, all console button controls are completely retained allowing the driver to toggle between “Track” and “Touring” volume levels at the press of a button.  

Call 425-895-0000 or email sales@achtuning.com for more information!


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APR DirectPort Programming For ALL!

Posted on September 17, 2014 – 10:00 am

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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APR 1.8 TSI Generation 3 ECU Upgrade for the MQB Platform

Posted on September 3, 2014 – 9:00 am

Achtuning is pleased to present APR’s release of the ultimate engine control unit (ECU) upgrade for the Generation 3, 1.8 TSI engine as found in the MQB platform vehicles.  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.






The Continental SIMOS 12 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 in-house 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 from idle to redline. APR’s ECU Upgrade increases turbocharger boost pressure and optimizes cam timing, ignition timing, lambda and more to produce higher output. Using APR’s proprietary high-speed data logging suite, the calibration team closely monitored the effects of these changes to ensure a powerful ECU upgrade without derogating the engine’s drivability or reliability.

APR’s ECU Upgrade will provide an excellent leap in power and torque while retaining OEM knock control sensitivity and other built in safety features. The result is safely achieved power, optimized for various fuel grades found around the world. We call it Performance Without Compromise!

APR Stage I ECU Upgrade

The APR Stage I ECU Upgrade is designed to work without requiring other changes to the vehicle’s hardware. With the ECU Upgrade alone, APR’s Calibration Experts measured higher peak figures of 334 ft-lbs of torque and 247 horsepower with 93 AKI octane fuel. Large gains were seen throughout the power band, including an additional 129 ft-lbs of torque and 90 horsepower. The increase in power directly translates to an exceptionally quicker vehicle. Using advanced GPS measuring devices, APR’s engineers conducted several acceleration tests. During the 60-120 mph sprint, the APR Stage I equipped vehicle finished 11.6 seconds faster!

APR’s ECU upgrade is the best power per dollar modification for the new 1.8 TSI engine and takes the vehicle’s performance to similar levels typically reserved for higher output, sporty models, without pushing the limits. With factory-like smoothness and drivability, APR’s ECU upgrade will fill the void in an otherwise excellent vehicle.

Acceleration Enhancements:


Beyond power 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, drivability was greatly improved by reducing the throttle lag commonly noticed at slow speeds and while reapplying throttle after decelerating.

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!

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!

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. As is with all features APR adds to the ECU, this feature may be removed upon request.

Clutch Protection:


APR’s standard Stage I ECU Upgrade offers a large increase in low-end torque, which may overpower the factory clutch. While APR did not experience clutch slip at the advertised torque levels and even higher, others may due to clutch health and driving style. APR recommends upgrading slipping clutches, but has also created special software designed to deliver the same peak horsepower with a cap on low end torque to reduce or eliminate slipping. These specific files are available with various torque caps set lower than the standard Stage I ECU Upgrade. 

Torque Management:


Torque management plays a big role in how the vehicle feels and preforms, especially during moments of low gear, rapid acceleration. Typically front wheel drive vehicles suffer from excessive wheel spin during these moments due to the massive amount of torque on tap from the ECU upgrade. APR’s ECU Upgrade uses advanced torque management routines to minimize wheel spin and maximize forward acceleration so the driver can focus on enjoying the additional torque and power on tap. We call it Performance Without Compromise! 



Crank figures | Wheel Figures | Gain Over Stock – 91 Octane
Crank figures | Wheel Figures | Gain Over Stock – 93 Octane

APR Stage I ECU Upgrade Calibration Report

170 & 180 HP | 184, 200 & 207 TQ – Stock as reported by VAG
179 HP & 207 FT-LBS of torque – Stock as mesured and estimated at the crank by APR
239 HP & 321 FT-LBS of torque +82 HP @ 4,050 RPM / +117 FT-LBS of Torque @ 3,150 RPM – 91 AKI / 95 RON
247 HP & 334 FT-LBS of torque +90 HP @ 3,050 RPM / +129 FT-LBS of Torque @ 3,950 RPM – 93 AKI / 98 RON

- APR recommends and tuned with Sunoco GT 260 for 100 AKI mode and Sunoco GT 260 Plus for 104 AKI mode. Never use lower octane than specified by the mode.
– Max increases are based on APR’s actual measured stock values and not those reported by VW. | RON = ROW Fuel Grades | AKI = North American (RON+MON)/2 Fuel Grades.
– Reported wheel figures measured on APR’s in house Dynapack Dynamometer with a US Spec 2014 Audi A3 Sedan DSG, using SAEJ1349 correction and an average of multiple runs. Crank figures estimated based on the measured wheel figures. Results will vary depending upon environmental conditions, vehicle, transmission, vehicle health, operating conditions, temperatures, fuel grade, dyno type, dyno setup, and other modifications.


APR Acceleration Tests



Stock vs APR Stage 1, 93 octane


7.181 vs 6.149 – 0-60 MPH
7.562 vs 6.422 – 0-62 MPH
7.591 vs 6.441 – 0-100 KPH
20.260 vs 14.770 – 0-100 MPH
28.950 vs 17.311 – 60-120 MPH
Speed Limited vs 19.682 – 62-124 MPH
Speed Limited vs 19.845 – 100-200 KPH

- Data collected at the same location with a US Spec 2014 A3 Sedan DSG via a Racelogic P-Box with ESP/ASR disabled, sport mode, and automatic redline shifts. Results will vary depending upon location, environmental conditions, vehicle, transmission, shift points, vehicle health, operating conditions, temperatures, fuel grade, weight, tires, other modifications and more.

 


The APR Development Difference


APR DirectPort Programming:
APR’s patented DirectPort Programming is now available for the Simos 12.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 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 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 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

2013+ Audi A3 – released
2013+ Skoda Octavia – In Development
2013+ Seat Leon – In Development
2014+ Volkswagen Golf – In Development

Market

North America – Released
Rest of World – In Development!

Price
$699

- Please note, while APR tries to keep the application guide up to date, new vehicles, engine codes, transmissions and other deatils may not be listed in the guide above.
– Pricing applicable to the USA only. If outside of the USA, please contact an APR Dealer and Importer for pricing.
– The first three letters of the vehicle’s engine code are typically written on white bar code sticker on the side of the engine.
– Please note, VAG issues many ECU part numbers and revisions throughout their vehicle lineup. As such, some ECU part numbers may be temporarily unavailable when new parts or revisions are released. If the vehicle’s ECU box code and revision is known, availability can be checked by calling APR, or visiting an APR dealer. Typical turnaround time for new ECU box code and revision is quick. Please contact APR for details.


Security, Warranty and Money Back Guarantee

All APR ECU Upgrades are fully encrypted to prevent theft of our valuable and proprietary coding information by lesser companies.

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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APR VW (Mk7) Golf/GTI Vent Gauge Pod

Posted on August 29, 2014 – 9:00 am

Achtuning is pleased to announce APR’s release of their Vent Gauge Pod for the MK7 Golf, GTI and Golf R!



The APR Vent Gauge Pod is a stand-alone item designed to work in conjunction with their soon to be released boost gauge (pictured below) but can be used with most 52mm gauges.  The pod perfectly matches the factory vent and offers a very clean install without any permanent modification to the vehicle’s interior.

Features:

- Left hand drive configuration
- Designed for 52mm gauges
- Matches OEM interior vents
- Completely reversible
- Does not completely block airflow from vent
- Compatible with the upcoming APR boost gauge




Upcoming APR Boost Gauge




Application Guide

Left hand drive MK7 Golf, GTI and Golf R
MS100086
$74.99


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