APR is pleased to present the ultimate 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.
APR’s ECU upgrades are one of the best horsepower-per-pound 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 390NM of torque and 252 horsepower with 98 RON fuel. Large gains were seen throughout the power band, including an additional 72NM of torque and 65 horsepower.
The increase in horsepower and torque directly translates to an exceptionally quicker vehicle! Simply by adding a high flow downpipe and APR's Stage II ECU Upgrade, power figures grew further to 262 HP and 428NM of torque with an additional 108NM of torque and 71 HP over stock!
- Acceleration enhancements! Throttle lag commonly noticed at slow speeds and while reapplying throttle has been reduced.
- De-limited! 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.
- Improved 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.
- Left foot braking! 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.