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APR ECU Upgrade - 2.0T EA888 Gen 3 IS20 (Transverse) (MQB)

Sale price $499.95 Regular price $699.99

 All APR Software upgrades are only available at our Northwest Arkansas Shop Location and can not be "shipped". You can, however, prepurchase here. We will contact you after purchase so that we may place you on the schedule for the tune. IF PURCHASING AFTER 7PM YOU WILL BE CONTACTED THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY. THANK YOU!!  PLEASE LEAVE CONTACT INFORMATION AT CHECKOUT!!
APR's ECU Upgrades are the best dollar-per-horsepower modification one can make to improve engine performance. The upgrades dramatically increase horsepower and torque, making for an exceptionally quicker and more exciting vehicle. This is made possible through APR's optimization of the factory engine management system to take full advantage of the engine's capabilities, without needing any end user adjustment. The ECU Upgrades are available with various features and supported octane levels and each stage is compatible with most typical bolt-on modifications. The software is installed to the vehicle's factory ECU through the OBD-II port, resulting in a clean and headache-free install. Furthermore, for those looking for tuning with a limited powertrain warranty, APR Plus has you covered!

The APR Stage 1 ECU Upgrade is the first step towards making more power! This simple upgrade requires no engine hardware modifications and produces 290-337 HP with 320-375 FT-LBS of torque on most models. To get more power, the vehicle can be outfitted with an upgraded intake, intercooler, catback exhaust, and various other bolt-on modifications all without requiring any new modifications to the ECU. This stage has an optional low and high torque modes to maximize clutch and transmission compatibility. This stage also has optional FWD and AWD files depending on setup. The FWD files will limit wheel spin in first gear. APR recommends NGK heat range 9 (NGK-R7437-9) spark plugs gapped to 0.024" ±0.002" or 0.6mm ±0.05mm with a change interval of 10-15,000 mi or 16-24,000 km.

APR Stage 1 is available for 87 AKI, 91 AKI, 93 AKI, and 104 AKI in North America, and 91 RON, 95 RON, 98 RON, 102 RON, and 108 AKI in the Rest of the World.



  • Horsepower - More horsepower throughout the whole rpm band
  • Torque - More torque throughout the whole rpm band
  • Warranty - APR Plus is available, providing a factory term limit matching limited powertrain warranty
  • Fuel Grades - Multiple octanes from which to choose
  • Stages - Multiple performance levels depending on installed hardware
  • Flat Torque - Optional torque limited version for a flatter torque profile
  • Acceleration - Accelerate faster with more power and reduced throttle lag
  • Linear Throttle - Pedal maps adjusted for a more linear feel
  • Brake Boosting - Left foot braking or brake boosting added
  • Speed Limiter - Go as fast as you want with the speed limiter out of the way
  • Standing Limiter - Increased standing limiter for higher revving at idle
  • Motorsport Limiter - With the soft limiter removed, you’ll get full power right up to the hard, “bap bap bap” redline fuel cut
  • Auto Start/Stop Inversion - Auto Start/Stop defaults to the off position
  • Exhaust Crackle - Multiple exhaust crackle profiles including factory, mild, and aggressive all with mode switching and component protection
  • Economy - While cruising, or driving normally, your fuel economy may benefit from our optimized calibration
  • Direct Port Programming - Clean and easy install through the OBD II port without removing the ECU
  • Free Updates - Get free updates for life
  • Guarantee - 30 day money back guarantee
 Make Model Generation Engine Transmission
Audi A3 8V 2.0 TFSI EA888 Gen 3 All
Audi TT 8S 2.0 TFSI EA888 Gen 3 All
Volkswagen Atlas MK1 2.0 TSI EA888 Gen 3 All
Volkswagen GTI MK7 2.0 TSI EA888 Gen 3 All
Volkswagen Jetta/GLI MK7 2.0 TSI EA888 Gen 3 All


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Audi TTS 8S 2.0 TFSI EA888 Gen 3 All
Audi S3 8V 2.0 TFSI EA888 Gen 3 All
Volkswagen Golf R MK7/MK7.5 2.0 TSI EA888 Gen 3 All
Volkswagen GTI MK7 2.0 TSI EA888 Gen 3 All