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APR FWD 2.0 Stage III GTX Turbocharger System


Building upon over a decade’s worth of experience with turbocharged Audi and VW engines, including over half a decade with direct injected engines, APR’s Engineers have taken the 2.0T FSI to ground breaking levels of performance without compromise.

APR is pleased to introduce the 2.0T FSI Stage III GTX Turbocharger System. Producing over 405 horsepower on 93 (R+M)/2 octane and 449 HP in racing configurations, Stage III GTX places the 2.0T FSI's accelerative performance in the same league as that of large V8 supercharged muscle cars and sub $400,000 exotic sports cars.

The new APR Stage III GTX Turbocharger System represents a large leap in technology over our previously available GT Turbocharger System. The new system’s response is much quicker, spooling hundreds of RPM sooner thanks to the latest in Garrett turbocharger technology and advancements in the ECU Upgrade. Further refinement of the fueling system increases the system's reliability and drivability. A substantial increase in horsepower and torque results in roughly a 30-50 HP gain in the area under the curve over the previous system. As you hear a new exotic growl from your exhaust system, expect exhilarating g-force levels sure to put a huge grin on your face!

Stage III GTX Turbocharger System

Stage III Turbocharger System

To learn about many component included in the APR Stage III GTX Turbocharger System, click the thumbnails below for a larger image and technical details. For previous owners of the older APR Stage III GT Turbocharger System, an upgrade package is available.

APR Stage III GTX Components

Compressor Wheel Turbo Compressor Cover ECU Manifold Silicon Pancake MAF Oil and Coolant rail valve Race DP nuts and bolts Brackets Spark Plugs
Compressor Wheel
Compressor Cover
Oil and Coolant
rail valve
Race DP
nuts and bolts
Spark Plugs


At the heart of Stage III GTX is a GTX2867R turbocharger, consisting of the latest technologies from Le Mans’ winning turbo manufacturer, Garrett Honeywell. The internally gated unit features a fully-machined, ten-blade billet compressor wheel and a dual ball bearing oil and water-cooled CHRA. APR’s Engineers spent countless hours testing turbine inlet and A/R sizes in order to decrease turbocharger lag without negatively impacting peak power. The newly developed compressor housing utilizes anti-surge porting, which greatly complements the lightning fast spool characteristics of this unit and grants APR’s Engineers the ability to deliver massive levels of torque inducing boost pressure, even in the lower RPM range.

Each turbocharger unit is assembled and clocked in house at APR with the necessary brackets to ensure proper wastegate fitment and orientation. Each wastegate is then calibrated for precise operation and control to ensure seamless integration with the expertly recalibrated OEM engine management system.

Exhaust Manifold

Attached to the turbocharger is APR’s investment-cast, super alloy, nickel-chromium-based Inconel 625 Manifold featuring APR’s Sequential Exhaust Pulse runner lengths. Unlike hand welded tubular manifolds, Inconel is a very high temperature resistant material designed to withstand extreme exhaust gas temperature changes without expanding, contracting, melting or cracking under stress. This material is typically found only at the highest levels of professional motorsport racing where reliability is essential to success.

Investment-cast Inconel features heat retention characteristics which aid in turbo response by keeping exhaust velocity high. Ensuring each exhaust pulse arrives at the collection point without collision is critical to producing lightning fast response and immediate torque delivery. Using 3D modeling and computational fluid dynamics software, APR’s Engineers designed varying short runner lengths calibrated to deliver sequential exhaust pulses without collision. A reduction in backpressure from the high flow design directly enhances power delivery.

Each manifold is investment-cast and machined in house on APR’s CNC machines to ensure high casting tolerances, repeatable results and strict quality control. The thick casting material reduces unwanted exhaust noise leaving behind a powerful and exotic growl.

All of these characteristics result in a manifold designed without compromise backed by a confidence inspiring lifetime warranty.

APR Stage III GTX Software

The factory Bosch MED 9 engine management system is responsible for proper operation of the engine in all 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 marks.

With the significant amount of changes included in the APR Stage III GTX Turbocharger System, APR’s Engineers spent months recalibrating the engine management system to operate smoothly as if intended by the OEM. Thanks to APR’s incredible proprietary calibration suite, data logging software and full access to the coding structure of the ECU, appropriate and intelligent changes are made to ensure flawless drivability and excellent performance without compromise.

APR’s EMCS program switching technology puts control of the ECU in your finger tips allowing you to access modes for standard pump fuel, high output race fuel and even reduced output valet modes to protect your vehicle against improper use by other individuals. This technology is patented by APR and is found nowhere else in the world. It’s Performance Without Compromise only APR can deliver!

Induction and Charge Piping


Wire reinforced, multi-ply silicone hoses provide an unrestricted path for airflow to enter and exit the turbocharger at over 1,000 kilograms per hour. The ultra rigid design ensures boost and vacuum piping will not swell or collapse causing leaks and restrictions in the induction and charge piping system supporting boost response and turbo recovery. Each hose is engineered to fit properly into the 2.0T FSI engine bay with all necessary emissions and reference ports securely affixed.

APR’s Easy-Flow Silicone Hose design features stepped mounting surfaces for smooth transitions from one pipe to another. Traditional designs simply sit on top of each other, often resulting in a disruptive airflow path. By using the stepped design, hoses fit properly without airflow restrictions, resulting in the most ideal path for moving air through the turbocharger and into the engine.


Turbo Outlet Pipe

To provide unrestricted and smooth airflow from the turbocharger to the intercooler, the APR Stage III GTX Turbocharger System includes a cast enlarged turbo outlet pipe to properly deliver the additional airflow from the larger turbocharger.

Mass Airflow Housing

The 2.0T FSI's engine management relies on load calculations to accurately control the engine. Calculations are made by measuring airflow across the Mass Airflow Sensor and this is a critical component of the APR Stage III GTX Turbocharger System.

The small and restrictive factory unit is removed and replaced with the much larger housing. To ensure accuracy, APR’s MAF housing is cast in the United States of America and CNC machined in house at APR to ensure repeatable results. The long, precision-machined housing features a honeycomb airflow straightener to further aid in accurately reading airflow levels. Simply enlarging the MAF housing is not permissible without accurate adjustments to the factory engine management system, which is included with APR Stage III GTX Turbocharger System.

Oil and Coolant Lines

APR’s oil and coolant lines are specific to the 2.0T FSI Stage III GTX System and provide years of leak free operation. The oil lines feature flexible braided stainless steel with CNC mandrel bent hard-lines for specific and clean hose routing as if intended by the OEM.

High Pressure Fuel Rail Valve

The factory 2.0T gasoline direct injection injectors require higher than factory fuel rail pressure to achieve targeted air fuel ratios under high load, wide open throttle operation. APR’s Low Pressure Fuel Pump delivers the desired volume of fuel to the APR High Pressure Fuel Pump, which provides increased fueling headroom over the factory unit. However, the factory High Pressure Fuel Rail Valve limits maximum rail pressure below the desired level. The included APR High Pressure Fuel Rail Valve is calibrated to increase the maximum rail pressure to levels necessary for proper operation.

In doing so, APR’s able to support far higher horsepower levels than achievable on the existing APR Stage III GTX Turbocharger Systems without the need to alter the OEM correct-spray-pattern injectors. This results in smoother part throttle operation, factory-like cold starts and fewer unburned hydrocarbons emitted from the tailpipe under all conditions compared to other fueling options.

Cast Race DP

The Garrett GTX turbocharger’s outlet size, shape, and location differs from the factory turbocharger, necessitating the need for a new Race DP.

The APR Stage 3 Race DP features an investment cast, T304 inlet and outlet that perfectly match the 5-bolt flange’s awkward shape. By casting this piece, APR’s engineers were able to make an extremely smooth and organic shape, otherwise not achievable with fabrication alone. The system smoothly necks down to the 76mm design over a long distance, making an ideal flow path for exhaust gasses and power. The flex section is a low-profile design that will not internally fray, billow and fail like others on the market and is TIG welded with argon back purging to the casting. The o2 sensor bung, turbo flange, and mounting bracket flange are all cast into the design, and the mounting bracket itself is made from a thick, high-quality piece of billet stainless.

For customers with an APR Race DP Exhaust System, the included portion replaces the upper section and mates directly to the APR Catalyst Midpipe. For customers without an APR Cast Race DP Exhaust System, the APR Catalyst Midpipe is available separately. The midpipe is fully compatible with the factory catback exhaust system.

Nuts, Bolts, Gaskets, Washers, Clamps, Fittings, etc

Every APR Stage III GTX Turbocharger System includes all necessary components for a complete install.


No matter how small the part, each piece of the APR Stage III GTX Turbocharger System oozes with quality evident in pieces like the Stage III GTX's laser cut ancillary brackets and carriers.

Spark Plugs

Proper temperature range spark plugs are included with each APR Stage III GTX Turbocharger System.

APR Stage III GTX ECU Upgrade Calibration Report
As Rated
by Audi & VW
Stock 93 AKI
As Measured
by APR
91 AKI
95 RON

93 AKI
98 RON

100 AKI
104 RON

AKI - Anti Knock Index or (RON+MON)/2 for Octane Ratings  |  RON - Research Octane Number for Octane Ratings
Rev Limiter 6,800 RPM 6,800 RPM 7,100 RPM 7,100 RPM 7,100 RPM
Speed Limiter Limited Limited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Peak Horsepower (HP) 200 HP 218 HP 386 HP 405 HP 449 HP
Peak Torque (FT-LBS) 207 TQ 222 TQ 346 TQ 363 TQ 376 TQ
Max Horsepower Gain over Stock (HP @ RPM)     +187 @ 7100 +205 @ 7100 +259 @ 7100
Max Peak Torque Gain over Stock (FT-LBS @ RPM)     +140 @ 6800 +153 @ 6750 +192 @ 7100

Requirements and Recommendations



The APR HPFP is required. OEM Bosch HDEV1 High Flow Injectors (06F 906 036 F) are required. A 200 Bar Bosch High Pressure Rail Sensor (06J 906 051 D) is required for Pre model year 2007 vehicles.


Exhaust System

The APR FWD Midpipe or APR AWD Midpipe is required if the vehicle is not already equipped with an APR Race DP.


Intake System

The APR Carbon Fiber Intake System is recommended and required to meet the advertised power levels (R/S3 platform).



The APR Intercooler System is recommended and required to meet the advertised power levels.



APR cannot make any guarantees as to the longevity of the OEM manual transmission clutch or DSG/S Tronic clutches in every transmission and therefore an upgraded clutch is recommended and may be required depending on the stage, octane, driving style and clutch health.


Engine Internals

Stage III power, torque, boost, cylinder pressure and temperature levels and more are substantially higher than stock. APR cannot make any guarantees as to the longevity of the factory engine internals or all factory components on every engine. As such, APR recommends upgrading rods/bearings and pistons/rings for increased engine reliability and longevity, especially when using race fuel.


Spark Plugs

NGK BKR8EIX, gapped to 0.022" ±0.002" or 0.55mm ±0.05mm with a change interval of 10-15,000 mi or 16-24,000 km spark plugs are included and required.

Application Guide - ROW
Vehicle Engine Transmission Drivetrain
Audi A3 (MK2) 2.0 TFSI (AXX or BWA) 6MT & S-Tronic FWD & AWD
Audi TT (MK2) 2.0 TFSI (AXX or BWA) 6MT & S-Tronic FWD & AWD
VW Golf/GTI (MK5) 2.0T FSI (AXX or BWA) 6MT & DSG FWD
VW Jetta/GLI (MK5) 2.0T FSI (AXX or BWA) 6MT & DSG FWD
VW Eos 2.0T FSI (AXX or BWA) 6MT & DSG FWD
VW Passat (B6) 2.0T FSI (AXX or BWA) 6MT & DSG FWD
Seat Leon (MK2) 2.0T FSI (AXX or BWA) 6MT & DSG FWD
Seat Toledo (MK3) 2.0T FSI (AXX or BWA) 6MT & DSG FWD
Seat Altea (5P) 2.0T FSI (AXX or BWA) 6MT & DSG FWD
Skoda Octavia VRS (MK2) 2.0T FSI (AXX or BWA) 6MT & DSG FWD
Application Guide - North America
Vehicle Engine Transmission Drivetrain
Audi A3 (MK2 2.0 TFSI (EA113 BPY) 6MT & S-Tronic FWD
Audi TT (MK2) 2.0 TFSI (EA113 BPY) 6MT & DSG FWD & AWD
VW Jetta/GLI (MK5) 2.0T FSI (EA113 BPY) 6MT & DSG FWD
VW Eos 2.0T FSI (EA113 BPY) 6MT & DSG FWD
VW Passat (B6) 2.0T FSI (EA113 BPY) 6MT FWD

Turbocharger Loyalty Program

We’re pleased to announce the turbocharger upgrade path just got a little easier for our loyal APR customers. If you’ve purchased an APR ECU Upgrade and want to upgrade to one of our turbocharger systems, you can take advantage of fantastic savings! It’s our way of saying “thank you” for enjoying our ECU Upgrades before stepping up to the big leagues! To see the savings, look over the pricing tiers below. Pricing also includes a fully loaded APR ECU, where applicable!

Please Note: An APR Dealer MUST check software availability and compatibility before purchase.

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APR Stage III GTX Turbocharger Systems
System Part APR Loyalty
Discount Price²
²Learn about the APR Turbocharger Loyalty Program Here
APR Stage III GTX Turbocharger System - Includes Software T3100051$5,999.99$6,499.99Find a Dealer
APR Stage III GTX Turbocharger Systems - Upgrade from Discontinued GT System
System Part Retail  
*Software will not be made available without owning an APR Stage III GT2871R Turbocharger System.
APR Stage III GTX Turbocharger Upgrade System (For Existing APR Stage III GT2871R Customers) - Includes Software* T3100048$2,874.99Find a Dealer

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