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3.0 TDI APR Software Is HERE!!

Posted on February 11, 2013 – 10:19 am

Achtuning is pleased to announce APR’s release of the ultimate ECU Upgrade for the 3.0 TDI!!

After months of long nights and many hours of testing, developing and more testing, APR is pleased to offer you an ECU recalibration that is second to none. APR’s extensive research and development provides you with a powerful ECU upgrade with no loss of drivability or reliability. Expect faster acceleration, improved accelerator response and more torque across the entire power band.

APR’s 3.0 TDI ECU Upgrade is an expertly recalibrated engine management control strategy that increases horsepower and torque to provide smooth and reliable operation as if intended by the OEM. APR’s ECU Upgrade is developed to work within the OEM and Tier 1 Supplier specifications for engine component stress tolerances and performance specifications. APR’s patented EMCS functionality puts the control of the engine’s operation at your finger tips and allows for additional features and options to be installed to your OEM ECU.

APR Stage I ECU Upgrade

The APR Stage I ECU Upgrade gives you higher peak numbers of 261 HP and 452 FT-LBS of torque. As much as 34 HP and 40 FT-LBS of torque are available through the power band. At 5,000+ lbs., acceleration from a complete stop is challenging. However increasing low-end torque with APR’s Stage I ECU Upgrade, the 3.0 TDI will accelerate with minimal effort. Furthermore power normally drops dramatically from 3,500 RPM to redline, but with APR’s Stage I ECU Upgrade, power is dramatically increased making merging and passing on the highway easier. APR’s ECU Upgrade is the best power per dollar modification for the new 3.0 TDI and gives it just the extra edge these cars lack from the factory without pushing the limits. With factory-like smoothness and drivability, APR’s ECU upgrade will fill the void in an otherwise excellent car.

Acceleration Enhancements:

Beyond power and torque enhancements, APR’s Calibration Engineers were able to increase the vehicles acceleration rate through other calibrations changes. Takeoff limiters are reduced resulting in a more responsive pedal without altering overall throttle pedal sensitivity.

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 your driving style and fuel quality, you may see better miles per gallon!

Speed Limiter Removed:

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 your fun!

Left Foot Braking:

APR’s Left Foot Braking feature allows more control over the vehicle’s throttle. The factory equipped 3.0 TDI’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.

Dyno Graphs

Power and Torque Measured at All Four Wheels

Power and Torque Gain Over Stock

APR Stage I ECU Upgrade Calibration Report

Stock – As Measured by VAG
240 HP
405 FT-LBS

Stock – As Measured by APR
251 HP
420 FT-LBS

APR Stage I
261 HP
452 FT-LBS
+34 HP @ 4500 RPM
+40 TQ @ 4450 RPM

APR Acceleration Tests

Stock vs APR

0-60 MPH
6.1 sec vs 6.0 sec

0-100 MPH
14.0 sec vs 13.6 sec

62-124 MPH
16.7 sec vs 15.6 sec

60-130 MPH
Factory Speed Limited vs 19.9 sec

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 though 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 Mode:

By selecting performance mode, the APR’s performance calibration is enabled giving you all the benefits APR software has to offer!

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.

How to use APR EMCS Programs and Features

To Enable EMCS:
Turn the ignition and cruise control to the on position. Do not start the engine.

To Cycle through APR Programs:
Hold “SET” on the cruise control stalk. The check engine light will blink in sets of one to four blinks to indicate programs one through four. Release “SET” during this sequence to select a program. The vehicle may be started.

To use Fault Code Erase:
Hold “RESUME” on the cruise control stalk. The check engine light will begin to blink. Release “RESUME” when the check engine light is flashing in groups of one blink per second. Fault Codes will be cleared.

The APR Development Difference

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 with APR Live Tuning:

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 on the 3.0 TDI with APR’s Live Tuning. APR’s Calibration Engineers can test calibration changes with a single click of a button to instantly monitor the changes, rather than spending several minutes shutting down the vehicle to reflash the ECU. This allows a level of fine-tuning unmatched in the market.

APR ECU Assembly:

APR’s Electrical Engineers have the ability to alter the code structure of the ECU to add features not available from the factory. On the highly modified end, this allows APR to increase torque levels as if intended by the OEM. For most 3.0 TDI owners, the advantage of this ability is the addition of APR’s patented EMCS Functions. EMCS puts the control of the engine’s operation at your fingertips and allows for additional features and options to be installed to your ECU.

Application Guide

Audi Q7 & Volkswagen Touareg
3.0 TDI CR (CATA) Engine

Fully loaded ECU (Includes Stock, APR Performance Mode & Fault Code Erase)

Price

$699.00

Please be aware there are many variations between vehicles. We may need to “Code Extract” your factory ECU to prepare APR software for your particular vehicle and ECU.

Give us a call at 425-895-0000 or email us at info@achtuning.com with any questions or simply stop by between 9am and 6pm M-F for an installation!

Security, Warranty and Money Back Guarentee
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 you are dissatisfied with the APR ECU Upgrade, return to Achtuning for a full refund, provided you are within the 30 day period from the time of your initial purchase. Labor or shipping charges are not included in the guarantee and are not refundable.

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’s 3.0 TFSI Tuning.. In-House!!

Posted on June 8, 2012 – 10:48 am

Achtuning is pleased to announce in house ECU flashing of your 3.0 TFSI with a new special introductory price of $1,299!  The APR CCD makes the upgrade process as simple as plug and play. The ECU is plugged into the device, connected to the APR Direct Port Programming servers and APR Software is downloaded.   Give us a ring TODAY and schedule your installation appointment!!

Currently the following vehicles are supported:

B8 S4 3.0 TFSI
B8 S5 3.0 TFSI
C6 A6 3.0 TFSI
Q7 3.0 TFSI

The new face lifted B8 S4 & B8 S5, C7 A6, A7, possibly some Q7 and newer 3013 models may feature a new ECU type currently in development.

Achtuning’s complete catalog of 3.0 TFSI APR products can be found here:

B8 S4 3.0 TFSI

APR ECU Upgrade
APR Carbonio Stage 1 & Stage 2 Intake System
APR RSC Exhaust System
APR Supercharger Pulley Upgrade
APR Coolant Performance System
APR Badge

B8 S5 3.0 TFSI

APR ECU Upgrade
APR Carbonio Stage 1 & Stage 2 Intake System
APR Supercharger Pulley Upgrade
APR Coolant Performance System
APR Badge

C6 A6 3.0 TFSI

APR ECU Upgrade
APR Supercharger Pulley Upgrade
APR Badge


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