APR ECU Upgrade for the Audi 3.0 TFSI
+42-144 FT-LBS of Torque
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APR is pleased to present the ultimate engine control unit (ECU) upgrade for the 3.0 TFSI!
APR’s ECU Upgrades are the best dollar-per-horsepower modification one can make to the 3.0T engine. 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 software loads to the 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!
APR ECU Upgrade Stages
APR’s ECU Upgrades are available in multiple stages, supporting various octanes both with or without any hardware modifications. Specific software is available for use with APR's Supercharger Drive and Crank Pulley upgrades, as well as APR's Ultracharger Throttle Body upgrade, while all stages are fully compatible with an upgraded APR Intake System, exhaust systems, APR Supercharger Cooling System or other minor bolt on modifications.
APR Plus ECU Upgrade with a Limited Powertrain Warranty
The APR Plus ECU Upgrade is the first step towards making more power, and it includes our limited powertrain warranty. This simple upgrade requires no engine hardware modifications, and produces 433 HP with 364 FT-LBS of torque. Gains as high as 52 HP and 42 FT-LBS of torque are available throughout the power band, making the vehicle exceptionally quicker in all scenarios.
The APR Plus ECU Upgrade matches the performance of our Stage 1 ECU Upgrade (91 octane version). To get even more power, you can add any of our other Stage 1 compatible products and still be covered under the APR Plus warranty! To learn more about APR Plus, please visit the APR Plus website.
If you're not interested in the APR Plus limited powertrain warranty, and want even more power, check out our other Stages.
APR Stage I ECU Upgrade
The APR Stage I ECU Upgrade is the first step towards making more power! This simple upgrade requires no engine hardware modifications, and produces 433-465 HP with 364-385 FT-LBS of torque. Gains as high as 52-79 HP and 42-65 FT-LBS of torque are available throughout the power band, making the vehicle exceptionally quicker in all scenarios. To get more power, the vehicle can be outfitted with an upgraded APR Intake System, exhaust systems, APR Supercharger Cooling System and other small modifications without requiring any new modification to the ECU.
For the next step in incresed power, APR Stage II ECU Upgrade is available for use with APR's Supercharger Drive and Crank Pulley upgrades.
Please note, transmission software is required to achieve power figures past the factory redline.
APR Stage II ECU Upgrade
The APR Stage II ECU Upgrade is the next step towards making more power. This stage is designed for use with a pulley upgrade that spins the supercharger faster, such as an APR Supercharger Drive Pulley upgrade, APR Supercharger Crank Pulley, or upgrading both units simultaneously. At least one pulley upgrade is required to run this software. This stage is compatible with an upgraded APR Intake System, exhaust systems, APR Supercharger Cooling System and other small modifications, all without requiring any further modification to the ECU.
With APR's Supercharger Drive Pulley upgrade, the engine produces 448-481 HP with 381-406 FT-LBS of torque. Gains as high as 71-101 HP and 58-82 FT-LBS of torque are available throughout the power band. If using APR's Supercharger Crank Pulley upgrade instead, the power and torque figures grow slightly higher.
When using both APR's Supercharger Drive and Crank Pulley upgrades together, the engine produces 445-527 HP and 415-471 FT-LBS of torque. Gains as high as 73-150 HP and 87-140 FT-LBS are available throughout the power band. For those looking for even more power, the APR Stage II+ Ultra ECU Upgrade is available for use with APR's Ultracharger Throttle Body, unlocking the full potential of the factory supercharger system!
An APR Supercharger Cooling System is highly recommended and may be required to meet the advertised power figures, especially when running both pulley upgrades. Please note, transmission software is required to achieve power figures past the factory redline.
APR Stage II+ Ultra ECU Upgrade
Representing the ultimate upgrade for the 3.0 TFSI, APR’s Stage II+ Ultracharger Software is for use with the APR's Ultracharger Throttle Body and APR's Supercharger Drive and Crank Pulley upgrades. This stage is compatible with an upgraded APR Intake System, exhaust systems, APR Supercharger Cooling System, and other small modifications, all without requiring any further modification to the ECU.
The system produces an astonishing 478-541 HP with 429-475 FT-LBS of torque. Gains as high as 99-160 HP and 96-144 FT-LBS of torque are available throughout the power band. The software was designed for use with the Ultracharger’s included NGK Iridium IX BKR9EIX spark plugs and an upgraded APR Supercharger Cooling System. IAT’s must be below 75c to achieve the advertised power figures. An APR Intake System is highly recommended and required to meet the advertised power figures. Finally, at these power levels, APR does not recommend use of the factory catalyst. Please note, transmission software is required to achieve power figures past the factory redline.
|Stage||NAR Fuel||ROW Fuel||Max HP||Max TQ||Max HP Gain Over Stock||Max TQ Gain Over Stock|
|- 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 VAG. | RON = ROW Fuel Grades | AKI = North American (RON+MON)/2 Fuel Grades.|
|- Results may vary depending upon environmental conditions, vehicle, transmission, vehicle health, operating conditions, temperatures, fuel grade, dyno type, dyno setup, other variables and other modifications. For the best results, APR recommends removing the intake snow screen.|
|- Please note, transmission software is required to achieve power figures past the factory redline.|
|Stock B8.5 SQ5 As Reported by Audi||91 AKI||95 RON||349 HP||346 FT-LBS|
|Stock As Measured by APR||93 AKI||98 RON||361 HP||364 FT-LBS|
|APR Plus||91 AKI||95 RON||433 HP||364 FT-LBS||+52 HP||+42 FT-LBS|
|APR Stage I||91 AKI||95 RON||433 HP||364 FT-LBS||+52 HP||+42 FT-LBS|
|APR Stage I||93 AKI||98 RON||444 HP||372 FT-LBS||+63 HP||+51 FT-LBS|
|APR Stage I||100 AKI||104 RON||459 HP||380 FT-LBS||+76 HP||+64 FT-LBS|
|APR Stage I||104 AKI||108 RON||465 HP||385 FT-LBS||+79 HP||+65 FT-LBS|
|APR Stage II Single Pulley||91 AKI||95 RON||448 HP||381 FT-LBS||+71 HP||+58 FT-LBS|
|APR Stage II Single Pulley||93 AKI||98 RON||458 HP||387 FT-LBS||+80 HP||+65 FT-LBS|
|APR Stage II Single Pulley||100 AKI||104 RON||470 HP||398 FT-LBS||+91 HP||+74 FT-LBS|
|APR Stage II Single Pulley||104 AKI||108 RON||481 HP||406 FT-LBS||+101 HP||+82 FT-LBS|
|APR Stage II Dual Pulley||91 AKI||95 RON||445 HP||415 FT-LBS||+73 HP||+87 FT-LBS|
|APR Stage II Dual Pulley||93 AKI||98 RON||468 HP||432 FT-LBS||+93 HP||+104 FT-LBS|
|APR Stage II Dual Pulley||100 AKI||104 RON||513 HP||461 FT-LBS||+138 HP||+130 FT-LBS|
|APR Stage II Dual Pulley||104 AKI||108 RON||527 HP||471 FT-LBS||+150 HP||+140 FT-LBS|
|APR Stage II+ Ultracharger||91 AKI||95 RON||478 HP||429 FT-LBS||+99 HP||+96 FT-LBS|
|APR Stage II+ Ultracharger||93 AKI||98 RON||498 HP||444 FT-LBS||+118 HP||+111 FT-LBS|
|APR Stage II+ Ultracharger||100 AKI||104 RON||530 HP||467 FT-LBS||+150 HP||+136 FT-LBS|
|APR Stage II+ Ultracharger||104 AKI||108 RON||541 HP||475 FT-LBS||+160 HP||+144 FT-LBS|
APR ECU Upgrade Included Features
- World Class Calibration Expertise
- Acceleration Enhancements
- Speed Limiter
- Left Foot Braking
- Motorsport Rev Limiter
- Fuel Economy
APR World Class Calibration Expertise
The 3.0T engine uses a Continental Simos 8 ECU for engine management. Basically, it’s a computer that tells the engine how to operate. Tuning software, like the APR ECU Upgrade, tells the engine how to make more power. It does this by running more boost pressure, optimizing the cam shaft positions, adjusting the air/fuel ratio, advancing ignition timing, and more.
A Better Engine Management System:
The 3.0T’s ECU is incredible. Without the driver knowing otherwise, the ECU makes intelligent adjustments to the engine’s operations to keep it running smoothly. Unlike ECUs found in many other makes and models, when properly tuned, the ECU eliminates the need for custom tuning to maximize output, even when weather conditions change dramatically.
How APR Differs from the Competition:
The ECU is powerful, but extremely difficult to master. Without mastery, the ECU must be simplified, removing what makes it so desirable. The result is an incomplete product that often requires end user adjustment to maximize output in limited scenarios. On the contrary, APR’s Engineers spent years mastering the ECU to unlock its full potential. With complete access to the thousands of maps, tables and variables within, as well as a high-level understanding of how it works, APR’s Engineers were able to take advantage of everything the ECU has to offer. Power is maximized in nearly all scenarios, eliminating the need for end user adjustments. High performance operational modes are enabled and calibrated to deliver smooth daily driving, with a snappy and responsive throttle during moments of spirited driving. Lastly advanced high-output protection routines are enabled, allowing the ECU to make constant adjustments to airflow and fuel to cool and protect the engine, all without the driver knowing otherwise.
Beyond horsepower 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, throttle lag commonly noticed at slow speeds and while reapplying throttle has been reduced.
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:
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.
Motorsport Rev Limiter:
APR’s Motorsport Rev Limiter allows the engine to reach max RPM without the ECU slowing down acceleration nearly 150 RPM earlier. The result is more power to redline and a definable redline feeling as seen on Audi Quattro GMBH vehicles such as the RS4, RS5 and R8.
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.
The APR Difference
APR ECU ExplorerAPR’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 with far more variables logged at once, at very high data rates.
APR ECU ComposerAPR’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.
APR ECU AssemblyAPR’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.
APR Direct Port Programming
APR’s DirectPort Programming is now available! 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!
|Make||Model||Generation||Market||ECU Type||Engine||Engine Code||Transmission|
|Audi||A4||Typ 8K / B8.5||All||Simos 8.5||3.0 TFSI||CMU||Manual & S Tronic|
|Audi||A5||Typ 8T / B8.5||All||Simos 8.5||3.0 TFSI||CHM & CMU||Manual & S Tronic|
|Audi||A6||Typ 4F / C6||All||Simos 8.3||3.0 TFSI||CAJ, CCA, CGW, CGX & CTU||Tiptronic|
|Audi||A6||Typ 4G / C7||All||Simos 8.5||3.0 TFSI||CAJ, CCA, CGW, CGX & CTU||S Tronic & Tiptronic|
|Audi||A7||Typ 4G / C7||All||Simos 8.5||3.0 TFSI||CGW, CGX, CHM, CTT & CTU||S Tronic & Tiptronic|
|Audi||A8||Typ 4H / D4||All||Simos 8.5||3.0 TFSI||CGW, CGX, CMD & CTU||Tiptronic|
|Audi||Q5||Typ 8R||All||Simos 8.5||3.0 TFSI||CTU, CTV, CJT, CJW, CNA & CTW||S Tronic & Tiptronic|
|Audi||Q7||Typ 4L||All||Simos 8.3||3.0 TFSI||CJT, CJW, CNA & CTW||Tiptronic|
|Audi||S4||Typ 8K / B8||All||Simos 8.4||3.0 TFSI||CCB, CGW, CGX & CTU||Manual & S Tronic|
|Audi||S4||Typ 8K / B8.5||All||Simos 8.5||3.0 TFSI||CCB, CGW, CGX & CTU||Manual & S Tronic|
|Audi||S5||Typ 8T / B8||All||Simos 8.4||3.0 TFSI||CAK, CCB, CGW, CGX & CTU||Manual& S Tronic|
|Audi||S5||Typ 8T / B8.5||All||Simos 8.5||3.0 TFSI||CAK, CCB, CGW, CGX & CTU||Manual& S Tronic|
|Audi||SQ5||Typ 8R||All||Simos 8.5||3.0 TFSI||CTU & CTX||Tiptronic|
|Volkswagen||Touareg||Typ 7P / MK2||All||Simos 8.5||3.0 TFSI||CJT & CYJ||Tiptronic|
|IMPORTANT PRICING AND AVAILABILITY DETAILS:|
|- Pricing: Please contact an APR Importer for pricing outside the USA.|
|- Availability and ECU Compatibility: Stages, programs, and features may not be available for all ECUs.|
|- ECU Revision Notice: Multiple ECU revisions exist for each platform. APR software may be temporarily unavailable when factory updates are applied. An APR dealer can check availability in person, or over the phone if the ECU boxcode/revision is known.|
|APR Plus ECU Upgrade w/ a Limited Powertrain Warranty||None|
|APR Stage I ECU Upgrade||None||$999.99|
|- Upgrade to APR Stage II (Requires purchase of Stage I)||Supercharger Pulley||$249.99|
|- Upgrade to APR Stage II+ Ultra (Requires purchase of Stage I and Stage II)||Dual Pulleys & Ultracharger||No Additional Charge.|
How to Purchase
Please use the APR Dealer Locater Tool to locate an APR Dealer, confirm availability and schedule an appointment.
Please note vehicle manufacturers issue many ECU part numbers and revisions throughout their vehicle lineup. As such, some ECUs may be temporarily unavailable as new parts and/or revisions are released. If the vehicle’s ECU part number and revision is known, availability can be checked at any APR Dealer.
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.