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Achtuning is excited to announce the re-release of APR’s ultimate engine control unit (ECU) upgrade for the Generation 3, 1.8 TSI and TFSI 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 ECU’s Continental SIMOS 12.x 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 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 help ensure an enjoyable driving experience.
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’s ECU upgrades are one of the best horsepower-per-dollar modifications for the new 1.8T engine. 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 298 ft-lbs of torque and 251 horsepower with 93 AKI octane fuel. Large gains were seen throughout the power band, including an additional 97 ft-lbs of torque and 81 horsepower.
APR Stage II ECU Upgrade is designed to work with APR’s upcoming Exhaust Downpipe and is a free upgrade for APR Stage I customers. When combined with APR’s Intake System, peak power and torque figures grew further to 256 horsepower and 304 ft-lbs of torque. While peak power did not increase by much, the additional hardware allowed the turbo to spool faster and power carried better towards redline, resulting in up to 16 horsepower more.
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 0-125 mph sprint, the APR Stage I equipped vehicle finished 22.048 seconds sooner that stock and the APR Stage II equipped vehicle was an addiitonal 3.112 seconds earlier!
The results were astounding. By simply adding the APR Stage I ECU upgrade, the 2015 Golf Tiptronic test vehicle completed every test quicker than the stock vehicle by a large margin and even bested our own stock MK7 GTI DSG results with ease. 0-60 MPH times were reduced by 1.101 seconds while the 62-124 MPH occurred in less than half the stock vehicle’s time at 16.758 seconds or 19.9 seconds sooner! Acceleration tests were conducted all the way to 125 MPH, which was completed in 23.637 seconds with APR stage 1 software and 45.685 seconds with the stock software.
Utilizing APR’s Stage II software with the APR Intake System and APR Downpipe, the gap between stock and modified grew even further. Once again, the APR Stage II equipped Golf was faster in every test, and showed excellent improvements over the APR Stage I equipped vehicle. Most noteworthy was the 0-125 MPH sprint, which was completed 25.161 seconds faster than stock. At the standard US bus length of 45 feet, the APR Stage II equipped vehicle finished the 0-125 MPH test with the stock vehicle an astonishing 8.55 bus lengths behind! Even more impressive was the fact this test was completed in under a half mile (.464 miles), while the stock vehicle needed 1.2 miles of runway to complete the test!
No appointment is necessary for you to receive this upgrade in your Gen 3 MQB 1.8T – just roll through between the hours of 9am and 4pm, Monday through Friday and we’ll have you in and out of here in less than an hour!
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H&R prices go up across the board as of December 1st, 2014. NOW is the time to take advantage of current low pricing. Plus, we have just about everything you need from them IN STOCK here at Achtuning. Shop online or call our sales department: 425-895-0000.
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Offer good through the Holidays.
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Achtuning is excited to announce the release of the Volkswagen Mk7 GTI Exhaust Suite, by AWE Tuning!
AWE Tuning has gone to extreme levels on this one; taking craftsmanship, simplicity of installation, and engineering ingenuity to new places:
- Full T304 stainless system, 3” front to back.
- Unlocks a potent max gain of 21hp and 24ft-lbs of torque at the crank — without software.
- 200 cell HJS HD catalyst (Same cat that is found in AWE’s McLaren 650S system).
- Available as Track Edition, Touring Edition, Performance Downpipe and Cat-Delete Performance Downpipe
- Dyno-developed, street proven on the AWE Tuning in-house Mk7.
- 102mm dual tip configuration.
- No CEL on Exhausts and Performance Downpipe – Guaranteed. Even without spacers or software.
- Perfect Fitment. Guaranteed.
- AWE Tuning Lifetime Warranty (one year on Catalysts)
Four Generations Strong.
Producing an exhaust system for Volkswagen’s 7th generation GTI was no easy feat. Luckily AWE Tuning already has four generations of GTI performance under their belts. Merging decades of experience with hundreds of hours of prototyping, engineering, dyno testing and daily usage evaluation has output an exhaust system that is the ultimate compliment to GTI lineage. With options to go around, this is AWE Tuning’s finest GTI exhaust to date.
What may look like a simple design is actually one of their most comprehensive engineering feats to date. The exhaust is three simple parts, making it one of the easiest systems to install. The reconfiguration of the flex pipe on the Performance Downpipe ensures that stress goes where it should. And no 02 sensor spacers. And no exhaust paste needed. The list goes on. This exhaust offering is something special.
The line up:
Mk7 Touring Edition Exhaust
The intersection of performance and sophistication, the Touring Edition produces a civil tone while idling and cruising around, but give it the boot and unleash a “war-cry wail.”
- Full T304 stainless system, 3” front to back.
- 102mm dual tip configuration, Chrome Silver or Diamond Black.
- Exhaust is three sections – making for the simplest install possible.
- Straight through resonator and muffler.
- AWE Tuning Lifetime Warranty.
- AWE Tuning Fitment Guarantee.
- AWE Tuning No CEL Guarantee.
Mk7 Track Edition Exhaust
The Mk7 GTI Track Edition Exhaust takes all of the hand-crafted engineering of the Touring Edition Exhaust, and replaces the front resonator with a straight pipe section for a more aggressive tone (and a more aggressive price to boot). Please note that this is a loud system and buyers should be aware. This product cannot be returned or exchanged based upon volume preference.
Mk7 Performance Downpipe
A potent max gain of 21hp and 24ft-lbs of torque at the crank without software when mated to the AWE Tuning Touring and Track Edition Exhaust systems. Designed to mate to the AWE Tuning exhaust or any other exhaust that bolts to factory locations, the AWE Tuning Mk7 GTI Performance Downpipe features an HJS 200 cell HD catalyst to keep the exhaust volume civilized, while maintaining increased flow over the restrictive factory converters.
- Max gains of 21hp and 24ft-lbs of torque at the crank without software.
- 3 inch, one-piece design. No pre-cat slip joint to leak.
- Engineered flex pipe ensures that the downpipe moves with 2.0T engine – unlike other systems on the market.
- No O2 Sensor spacers needed!
- HJS 200 cell HD high-flow catalyst. (Only high-durability catalyst on the market for the GTI)
- 4.5lbs lighter than the factory downpipe.
- T304 stainless steel construction.
- No CEL. Guaranteed.
- Fitment. Guaranteed.
- Lifetime Warranty on downpipe, one year warranty on catalyst.
Mk7 Cat-Delete Performance Downpipe
All of the bespoke engineering from the Performance Downpipe, minus the catalyst. Please note that due to the removal of the catalyst, the “No CEL Guarantee” is not applicable, and this product is not to be used on public roads. And it can’t be returned because of volume.
A good tool for your customers, from quiet to loud:
- Touring Edition with factory downpipe.
- Touring Edition with Performance Downpipe.
- Touring Edition with Cat-Delete Performance Downpipe.
- Track Edition with Performance Downpipe.
- Track Edition with Cat-Delete Performance Downpipe.
The AWE Tuning Mk7 Exhaust Suite unlocks potent max gains of 21hp and 24ft-lbs of torque at the crank without software.
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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.
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
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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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AWE Tuning has given their sound cancellation technology a fresh new name: AWE Tuning 180 Technology™. AWE Tuning “Touring Edition” exhausts from this point forward will be donned with the “180 Technology” stamp, referencing the one-hundred-and-eighty-degree out-of-phase sound waves in their technology that cancel out problematic frequencies. This is the same AWE Tuning sound cancellation technology that’s been on AWE Tuning exhausts for years, now with a proper stamp!
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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.
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!
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.
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 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.
2013+ Audi A3 – released
2013+ Skoda Octavia – In Development
2013+ Seat Leon – In Development
2014+ Volkswagen Golf – In Development
North America – Released
Rest of World – In Development!
- 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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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.
- 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
Left hand drive MK7 Golf, GTI and Golf R
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