The APR TCU upgrade enhances the operation of the DSG transmission in all aspects. Performance and comfort is greatly improved in both Drive Mode and Sport Mode In Drive Mode gear change upshift and downshift points occur based on engine load and throttle position, rather than hard set points for a more natural feel. Under part throttle driving, the transmission will stay in the current gear until the appropriate moment necessary to shift, rather than jumping to higher gears too quickly. In Sport mode extremely fast gear changes are possible as the wide-open throttle shift times are reduced. APR has taken a two-stage approach to wide-open throttle operation as well. Shift points are optimized to deliver the fastest acceleration possible under wide-open throttle by following the torque curve of each available stage. However, with the pedal pressed far enough to hold the kickdown switch, shifts points override the torque curve and now occur at the maximum engine RPM! Finally, a user definable launch control system is enabled which allows a 3 step launch RPM based on pedal position.
User adjustable 3-Step multiple launch control RPM.
User definable* max launch control RPM up to 6,000 RPM.
User definable* manual mode downshifts (on/off).
User definable* manual mode upshifts (on/off).
Launch control enabled on all models.
Launch control response enhanced for quicker launches.
Launch control Max acceleration mode enabled.
Multiple acceleration modes defined for various driving scenarios.
Optimized Shift Points
Increased Clutch Clamping Pressure
Torque intervention limits raised, while retaining temperature protection.
Temperature management modified.
Gear display enabled in Drive and Sport.
Optimized Drive and Sport mode shift maps.
Downshift "lockout" disabled below previous gear's max RPM.
APR Audi DQ381 7-sp TCU Upgrade Vehicle Fitment:
Installation: Installation can be performed at our facility on a drop in basis weekdays from 9-4. With APR's DirectPort TCU tuning the TCU can be programmed in around 40 minutes with no labor charge, no TCU removal or soldering is required.
Note: We recommend that TCU 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.
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.