Winter Prep

Posted on November 9, 2015 – 2:32 pm

Winter is just around the corner and with temperatures beginning to dip below Summer tire performance tolerances in parts of the country it’s time for some of our Audi customers to begin switching out their stock wheels and tires for dedicated Winter rollers. It’s Audi allroad day today at Achtuning with Justin’s C5 allroad getting one of the OEM Audi Winter Wheel and Tire packages we have available…

… and Tom’s B8 allroad now sportin’ HTT-256-MA:M Hartmann Wheels.

Tom also had us install H&R Sport Springs for the allroad which changed the nose-bleed section 5″ wheel gap, bringing it down to a more eye pleasing 2″ gap while 15mm front and 20mm rear TrakPlus® wheel spacers from H&R allow the new tires and the fender’s edge to get better acquainted for an over-all sportier look. What …

APR Presents: IS38 Turbocharger ECU upgrade for VW GTI & Audi A3

Posted on November 2, 2015 – 11:37 am

APR is pleased to present the OEM Golf R/S3 IS38 Turbocharger ECU upgrade for VW GTI and Audi A3 (MQB) platform vehicles!

APR’s IS38 Turbocharger ECU Upgrade is designed for use with the factory Golf R / S3 turbo on VW GTI & Audi A3 (MQB) platform vehicles and produces an asphalt shedding 386 HP on 93 octane fuel, and over 400 HP using APR’s upcoming Ethanol Flex Fueling upgrades! It’s even compatible with the factory downpipe exhaust system at lower output levels. Expect lightning fast response coupled with smooth daily driving and a much broader power band that pulls all the way to redline!

Using multiple vehicles across the world and in house, APR’s team of Calibration and Electrical Engineers spent the better part of a year mastering the factory Simos 18 engine management system to work seamlessly …

APR Presents: C7.5 RS6 and RS7 Stage 1 Update (v1.1)

Posted on October 29, 2015 – 9:00 am

APR is pleased to announce version 1.1 is now available for the Audi (C7.5) facelifted RS7! This free update to APR customers delivers more power and torque through the power band, offering up to 667 HP and 709 FT-LBS of torque on 93 octane fuel and up to 722 HP and 849 FT-LBS on race fuel!

No appointment necessary. Just roll through between 9am and 4pm, Monday through Friday!

AWE Tuning Porsche Macan Exhaust Suite

Posted on October 15, 2015 – 10:22 am

Presenting an exhaust lineup fitting for Porsche’s superstar SUV:

The Macan brought new life to Porsche’s SUV lineup, and we needed to breathe new life into the Macan. AWE Tuning set out to engineer an exhaust suite that embraces the Macan’s bold demeanor while providing a signature AWE Tuning soundtrack tailored specifically for Porsche’s lighting-fast seven-speed PDK transmission.

The AWE Tuning Porsche Macan Exhaust Suite:

Dyno-verified max power gains of 42 HP and 33 ft-lbs of torque to the crank (Macan S)
Dyno-verified max power gains of 15 HP and 31 ft-lbs of torque to the crank (Macan Turbo)
Sound engineered specifically for the seven-speed Porsche PDK transmission
Crafted from 2.5” CNC mandrel-bent U.S.-sourced T304 stainless steel
Available with Chrome Silver or Diamond Black adjustable quad outlet 102mm tips
Designed and manufactured in-house at AWE Tuning
Fitment Guarantee
No CEL Guarantee
Lifetime Exhaust Warranty

The Touring Edition Exhaust:

The AWE Tuning Porsche Macan S & …

Introducing the AWE Tuning BMW F8X ColdFront™ Heat Exchanger

Posted on October 9, 2015 – 11:25 am

The AWE Tuning BMW F8X ColdFront™ Heat Exchanger is a meticulously engineered and guaranteed proven solution to heat-based power loss in the BMW F8X platform. Boasting a 125% increase in fluid volume, 24.4% increase in frontal surface area, and resulting IAT drop of 15°F. Enabling the full potential of the BMW F8X.

Annihilate Power Loss.

Presenting the AWE Tuning BMW F8X M3/M4 ColdFront™ Heat Exchanger. Designed and engineered in-house at AWE Tuning and built by the experts at Griffin Thermal Products, the F8X M3/M4 ColdFront™ Heat Exchanger is the standard for consistent performance:

125% increase in fluid volume
24.4% increase in frontal surface area
Max Intake Air Temperature (IAT) drop of 15°F
Designed and torture tested on the AWE Tuning M4
Engineered by AWE Tuning in partnership with Griffin Thermal Products
Featuring the AWE Tuning Fitment Guarantee
Lifetime Warranty

Why does your F8X need a Heat Exchanger?

Your F8X will produce 425 hp and 406 …

991TT Performance Intercooler Kit

Posted on October 5, 2015 – 9:16 am

AWE Tuning announced their introduction of their cooling solution for the Porsche 991 Turbo & Turbo S, the AWE Tuning 991TT Performance Intercooler Kit.

AWE Tuning 991TT Performance Intercooler Kit Highlights:

17% increase in volume over stock
Lowers intake air temperatures by as much as 32°F compared to stock
Dyno-verified max gains of 26 hp and 21 ft-lbs of torque at the crank
50% decreased pressure drop through intercooler cores
Increased fin density
AWE Tuning bespoke carbon fiber ducts
Efficient bar/plate core style
Precision cast and machined end tanks for optimized air flow
6-ply silicone hoses with factory-type locking mechanism
Stainless steel T-bolt clamps for extreme clamping force
Direct, fully reversible, plug and play install
Engineered in-house at AWE Tuning using sophisticated Computer Aided Design & Computational Fluid Dynamics software
AWE Tuning Fitment Guarantee


Designed in-house. 

The AWE Tuning …

APR Turbocharger Upgrade Loyalty Program

Posted on September 28, 2015 – 12:12 pm

Achtuning is pleased to announce the APR turbocharger upgrade path just got a little easier for our loyal APR customers.  Starting today, if you’ve purchased an APR ECU Upgrade and want to upgrade to one of APR’s Stage III or K04 turbocharger systems on FSI, TSI and TFSI engines, you can take advantage of fantastic savings!  APR has also lowered their standard pricing on select systems as well.  It’s their way of saying “thank you” for enjoying their ECU Upgrades before stepping up to the big leagues!

To see the savings, head on over to our product pages and take a look at the new pricing tiers.  APR customers can take $300 off K04 Turbocharger Systems, and $500 off Stage III Turbocharger Systems!  Additionally, APR’s $149 “fully loaded” EMCS Program Switching can be added for free!
APR’s new loyalty pricing is as follows:

$2,299.99 – Save $300! – APR …

APR Sale: Now through October 9th

Posted on September 28, 2015 – 11:12 am

APR hardware & software is on sale now through October 9th!

For more than a decade, APR has been proud to be the title sponsor of H2O International.  Supporting this fun and exciting event has given them an excellent excuse to travel to Ocean City Maryland each year to visit their customers and the community while also offering exciting savings on APR products, which we are happy to pass on to you here at Achtuning!

APR sale pricing is available now through October 9th and consists of the following:

– APR ECU Upgrade Sale: 10% off retail!
– APR TCU Upgrade Sale: 10% off retail!
– APR Hardware Sale: 10% off retail on select items!
– APR Turbo Loyalty Program: New retail pricing, plus an additional $300-500 with free EMCS program switching for existing APR Customers!  Learn more about APR’s new Turbo Loyalty Program in an upcoming blog post!


Continue to shop online …

Introducing the AWE Tuning 8V A3 2.0T Exhaust Suite.

Posted on September 21, 2015 – 8:54 am

Presenting the Audi A3 2.0T Exhaust Suite, by AWE Tuning.

Refined sound, impressive performance, and flattering presentation. Now unlocking the true, unsuppressed attitude of the Audi A3 2.0T:

Engineered, designed, and manufactured in-house at AWE Tuning
200 Cell High Flow EURO 6 compliant HJS Catalyst on downpipe
3” CNC mandrel bent system
AWE Tuning Non-Resonated Downpipe available
Max gains of 26 hp and 24 ft-lbs of torque at the crank
90mm double walled adjustable tips, available in Chrome Silver or Diamond Black
Hand crafted from T304 stainless steel
No Check Engine Light – Guaranteed
Perfect Fitment – Guaranteed
Featuring the AWE Tuning Lifetime Exhaust Warranty

The AWE Tuning A3 Exhaust Suite is comprised of two major components: the Touring Edition Exhaust and the Non-Resonated Performance Downpipe. Both fabricated by hand in-house at AWE Tuning using quality U.S. sourced T304 Stainless Steel, crafted to unlock legendary AWE Tuning performance and tone.

AWE Tuning A3 2.0T Exhaust Suite Options

The …

APR’s 1.8 TSI Gen 3 ECU Upgrade – All Models Years Now Supported!

Posted on September 16, 2015 – 9:15 am

Achtuning is pleased to present APR’s engine control unit (ECU) upgrade for the 1.8T EA888 Gen 3 engine.  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 ECU’s Simos 12 and new Simos 18 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 …