The APR ECU upgrade typically raises the power output of the 1.8T to 257 horsepower and 264 lb-ft of torque on 91 octane fuel! Expect improved throttle response and a smoother, more powerful top end with no loss of drivability or reliability.
APR software can be loaded with up to four user selectable Operating Modes* as well as Extra Features. APR's Flipswitch technology allows switching of Operating Modes or activation of Extra Features in seconds using the cruise control stalk with no need to purchase external hardware.
* 2000-2002 ECUs do not support multiple Operating Modes.
Exact OEM Calibration Stock Mode
APR 91 Octane Performance Mode
APR 93 Octane Performance Mode
APR 100 Octane Performance Mode
Valet Mode (Low power and speed)
Fault Code Erase (FCE): Resets engine related fault codes.
Throttle Body Adaptation (TBA): Relearns throttle plate position and values.
APR Audi 1.8T ECU Upgrade Vehicle Fitment:
Installation: Installation can be performed at our facility on a drop in basis weekdays from 9-4. With APR's DirectPort ECU tuning the ECU can be programmed in around 40 minutes with no labor charge, no ECU removal or soldering is required.
Note: We recommend that ECU chipping be done at your nearest APR distributor, this will offer you the best technical support available. Check The APR Dealer Locator to find your closest APR dealer. Installation of Security Lock Out and Anti-Theft is not available at Achtuning.
All APR ECU software comes with lifetime free updates (labor charges may apply). APR provides a lifetime warranty against defects in the software. All APR ECU upgrades have a 30-day Money Back Guarantee.