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At APR Europe GmbH our sole mission is to engineer only the highest quality tuning solutions for Volkswagen, Audi, Seat, Skoda, and Porsche vehicles ensuring the enthusiast the ultimate driving experience while consistently providing the enthusiast the ultimate in customer care and support. Please contact us at +49 (0)7352 949 6099 for a personal consultation on how we can help you get the most from your vehicle.

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APR Presents the TTS ECU Upgrade!

May 1st, 2016

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The APR Stage I ECU Upgrade is the first step towards making more power! This simple upgrade requires no engine hardware modifications, and produces 357-381 HP with 349-392 FT-LBS of torque. Gains as high as 66-93 HP and 68-109 FT-LBS of torque are available throughout the power band, making the vehicle exceptionally quicker in all scenarios. The APR Stage II ECU Upgrade is the next step towards making more power! This upgrade requires a high flow downpipe exhaust system, and produces 372-387 HP with 367-409 FT-LBS of torque. Gains as high as 86-104 HP and 82-125 FT-LBS of torque are available throughout the powerband. Read More

APR Presents the RS Q3 2.5 TFSI ECU Upgrade!

April 26th, 2016

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The APR Stage I ECU Upgrade is the first step towards making more power! This simple upgrade requires no engine hardware modifications, and produces 415-435 HP with 434-464 FT-LBS of torque depending on fuel grade. Gains as high as 75-118 HP and 85-135 FT-LBS of torque are available throughout the power band, depending on fuel grade and factory output, making the vehicle exceptionally quicker in all scenarios. Now available all RS Q3 2.5 TFSI Models. Read more.

APR Presents the RS3 (8V) 2.5 TFSI ECU Upgrade!

April 25th, 2016

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The APR Stage I ECU Upgrade is the first step towards making more power on your new Audi RS3! This simple upgrade requires no engine hardware modifications, and produces 415-435 HP with 434-464 FT-LBS of torque depending on fuel grade. Gains as high as 61-86 HP and 70-100 FT-LBS of torque are available throughout the power band, making the vehicle exceptionally quicker in all scenarios. Read more.

APR Presents the Q5 Front Mount Intercooler System!

April 15th, 2016

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The APR Intercooler System for the Q5 is a massive front mounted upgrade that dramatically reduces intake air temperature (IAT), minimizes heat soak, and provides increased performance! The system is an easy to install, direct bolt-on design, that is recommended at every stage of performance. Visit our product page to learn how we picked up 17 Horsepower over the factory intercooler!

APR Presents the 4.0T Cast Downpipe Exhaust System!

April 2nd, 2016

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The APR Cast Downpipe Exhaust System replaces the restrictive factory catalyst cross pipes and resonators with an upgraded 76mm stainless steel mandrel-bent system, featuring port-matched cast inlets, high-flow catalysts and various other features. Expect better throttle response, more horsepower and an intoxicating exhaust note, while remaining civilized during normal daily driving. It’s the best performance upgrade for the 4.0 TFSI following the APR ECU Upgrade and it’s all designed and assembled in-house, using premium materials and world-class manufacturing techniques few can match. Read More

APR Presents 4.0T Stage II ECU Upgrades!

April 1st, 2016

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APR’s Stage II ECU Upgrade is now available for the Audi S6, S7, S8, RS6 and RS7 4.0 TFSI Engine! The APR Stage II ECU Upgrade is for use with a high flow exhaust downpipe system and produces incredible gains! Gains as high as +25-71 Horsepower and +32-95 FT-LBS of Torque over Stage I are available, depending on octane and vehicle platform.

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Audi S6 / S7 (C7)
Audi S6 / S7 (C7.5)
Audi S8
Audi RS6 / RS7 (C7)
Audi RS6 / RS7 (C7.5)

APR Presents v2.1.1 TCU Upgrade for All MQB Platform Vehicles!

March 30th, 2016

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APR is pleased to announce a free update to our existing MQB platform TCU Upgrades! Version 2.1.1 is now available for the new GTI, Golf R, A3, S3 and more and offers several enhancements and improvements over our previously released versions. The new versions brings increased clamping pressure to all vehicles at all stages, allowing the transmission to hold more torque without slipping. Launch control was improved with new torque management strategies, resulting in more consistent launches, faster torque onset, and varying torque ramp rates to help minimize wheel spin and short 1 -> 2 shifts. Based on customer feedback, part throttle shift maps were updated to prevent the transmission from racing to 6th gear, or toggling back and forth between 5th and 6th during cruising. Finally, also based on customer feedback, R/S3 platform vehicle’s 1 -> 2 part throttle shift map were adjusted to hold first gear longer.

This update is offered for free to existing APR TCU Upgrade customers at APR dealers across the globe and is currently available for over 70 different TCU box codes and revisions associated with the new GTI, Golf R, A3, S3 and more! Contact …

APR Acquires Carbonio’s VAG Air Intake Product Line

March 28th, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 28/3/2016

APR Acquires Carbonio’s VAG Air Intake Product Line

Opelika, Alabama – APR LLC and Carbonio jointly announced today that APR has acquired Carbonio’s line of high performance carbon fiber air intakes for Audi, Volkswagen and other Volkswagen Automotive Group vehicles. APR’s acquisition marks a successful end to a long and productive partnership between APR and Carbonio and an exciting new chapter in APR’s line of high performance air intakes. Since 2004, when APR and Carbonio first teamed up to design, produce and market high performance air intakes for VAG vehicles, APR and Carbonio have built a premiere brand. Going forward, APR will manufacture and sell these same intakes, while continuing to introduce new, highly engineered intakes specially designed to work in tandem with APR ECU upgrades. While Carbonio is exiting the VAG air intake market, it will continue to manufacture and sell its full suite of other exciting products and will be exploring other lines of business.

“We’re excited to bring the design and production of our full line of air intakes in-house, and we look forward to continuing and building upon the tradition of excellence we first started with Carbonio many years ago,” said Mark Lolley, President of …

APR MK6 DSG Update – New Shift Maps and 3-Step Launch Control

March 21st, 2016

Version 1.6 is now available for the MK6 DSG / S Tronic transmission used with the 2.0 TSI (Gen 1) engine. The update includes new shift maps to match the newly updated 2.0 TSI ECU upgrade, and now brings our 3-Step Launch Control to the platform. This update is offered for free to existing customers. Read more.

APR Presents a Free Update to the MK7 Golf R / S3 DQ250 DSG/S Tronic TCU Upgrade!

February 28th, 2016

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Version 2.0.1 is now available for the DQ250 DSG/S Tronic transmission found on the MK7 Golf R / S3 and similar vehicles. The update is free for existing APR TCU Upgrade customers and offers a substantial update to the existing product.

APR’s calibration experts have recalibrated the transmission to continue increasing clutch clamping pressure when clutch slip is detected. The transmission is now capable of holding higher torque levels, and the changes result in faster acceleration thanks to quicker shifts, faster clutch engagement during take off, and stronger launch control launches. The transmission remains more consistent during back-to-back testing, with healthy, properly-lubricated transmissions no longer suffering from overheat warnings with seemingly little effort to produce them. Finally, following customer feedback, part throttle shift maps have been further optimized to prevent some TCUs from continuing to race to 6th gear, or toggling back and forth between 5th and 6th.

This update is available worldwide, and currently is designed for IS38 equipped vehicles, such as the AWD Golf R and S3. Other platform vehicles, such as the MK7 GTI and A3, will receive a similar update and announcement shortly.

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