APR 3.0 TDI ECU Upgrade

Automobile Magazine Review of APR Software

APR is pleased to present the ultimate ECU Upgrade for the 3.0 TDI.

After months of long nights and many hours of testing, developing and more testing, we’re pleased to offer you an ECU recalibration that is second to none. APR’s extensive research and development provides you with a powerful ECU upgrade with no loss of drivability or reliability. Expect faster acceleration, improved accelerator response and more torque across the entire power band.

APR’s 3.0 TDI ECU Upgrade is an expertly recalibrated engine management control strategy that increases horsepower and torque to provide smooth and reliable operation as if intended by the OEM.  APR’s ECU Upgrade is developed to work within the OEM and Tier 1 Supplier specifications for engine component stress tolerances and performance specifications.

Stage I ECU Upgrade

Volkswagen Group’s 3.0 TDI is found in many vehicle makes and models in the Audi and Volkswagen lineup. Over 45 engine codes exist today with hundreds of ECU revisions across the world. In many cases, the same engine is offered in high, medium and low output models simply through factory ECU tuning alone. However, some models are more capable than others due to the supplied components such as the turbocharger, fueling system and other emissions related pieces.

The APR ECU Upgrade maximizes output by working within the limitations of all attached components while keeping exhaust gas temperature and component stress tolerances within a reliable operating range. Depending on the vehicle and attached components, torque and power output with APR’s ECU upgrade will vary. APR’s Stage I ECU Upgrade can result in a gain of +30-60 horsepower and +30-90 FT-LBS of torque with no other modifications necessary. Under extreme operating conditions, APR’s ECU upgrade still applies all factory component protection routines to ensure reliable operation for years to come.

rabbitAcceleration Enhancements:
Beyond power and torque enhancements, APR’s Calibration Engineers were able to increase the vehicles acceleration rate through other calibrations changes. Takeoff limiters are reduced resulting in a more responsive pedal without altering overall throttle pedal sensitivity.

ecoIncreased 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 your driving style and fuel quality, you may see better miles per gallon!

vmaxSpeed Limiter Removed:
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 your fun!

Left Foot BrakingLeft Foot Braking:
APR's Left Foot Braking feature allows more control over the vehicle’s throttle. The factory equipped 3.0 TDI'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. As is with all features APR adds to the ECU, this feature may be removed upon request.

The APR Development Difference

APR ECU ExplorerAPR ECU Explorer:
APR’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. It’s capable of logging well over 100 variables at once with data rates as high as 100 samples per second. Synchronous data logging is available for fine-tuning.

APR ECU ComposerAPR ECU Composer with APR Live Tuning:
APR’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. ECU Composer takes calibration to a new level on the 3.0 TDI with APR's Live Tuning. APR’s Calibration Engineers can test calibration changes with a single click of a button to instantly monitor the changes, rather than spending several minutes shutting down the vehicle to reflash the ECU. This allows a level of fine-tuning unmatched in the market.

APR ECU AssemblyAPR ECU Assembly:
APR’s Electrical Engineers have the ability to alter the code structure of the ECU to add features not available from the factory. On the highly modified end, this allows APR to increase torque levels as if intended by the OEM. For most 3.0 TDI owners, the advantage of this ability is the addition of APR’s patented EMCS Functions. EMCS puts the control of the engine’s operation at your fingertips and allows for additional features and options to be installed to your ECU. Available on select ECUs only.

Application Guide
Vehicle Engine Price(税別)  
Due to many variations between vehicles and ECU types, please be aware software may not be available.
If you don’t see your vehicle listed, we may still have software. Please visit an APR dealer for confirmation.
Audi A4 (B7 & B8) 3.0 TDI CR    
Audi A5 (B8) 3.0 TDI CR    
Audi A6 (C6 & C7) 3.0 TDI CR    
Audi A7 (C7) 3.0 TDI CR    
Audi A8 & A8L (D3 & D4) 3.0 TDI CR    
Audi Q5 3.0 TDI CR    
Audi Q7 3.0 TDI CR    
VW CC 3.0 TDI CR    
VW Magotan (B7) 3.0 TDI CR    
VW Passat (B7) 3.0 TDI CR    
VW Phaeton 3.0 TDI CR    
VW Touareg (MKI & MKII) 3.0 TDI CR    

Two Ways to Purchase

APR DealerLocate an APR Dealer:
Use the APR Dealer Locator Tool to find an APR Dealer near you. The APR Dealer will have the ability to upgrade your ECU while you wait!

Depending on ECU type, some APR Dealers may not possess the necessary equipment to support on site flashing. In this case, the APR Dealer can remove and send ECUs to APR’s headquarters. Typically ECUs are returned the same day they are received. Please inquire about on site availability before visiting a local APR Dealer.

APR DealerMail us your ECU (USA Only):
Remove your ECU and mail it directly to APR. We will upgrade your ECU and send it back typically the same day as we receive it. To remove your ECU, check for a removal guide in our Customer Support section, or give us a call. Then simply fill out an APR ECU Order Form and you’re ready to mail in your ECU.

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