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APR ECU AND TCU SOFTWARE
APR ECU and TCU Software at Regal Autosport
For Volkswagen Audi Group Models, Regal Autosport have chosen to supply APR. Their sole mission is to engineer only the highest quality tuning solutions for VW, Audi, Seat and Skoda vehicles ensuring the enthusiast the ultimate driving experience whilst consistently providing the enthusiast the ultimate in customer care support. We have had fantastic results with our own in house MK7 Golf R DSG, and have been racking up the track day miles as well as using the car on a daily basis.
Alongside having some of the best workshop facilities in the UK, Regal Autosport are the only APR dealer in the UK to have the same Mustang MD-500 AWD Dyno that APR use for software and hardware development. A mechanically linked dyno, like the Mustang MD-500AWD is an essential feature for Golf/R8 platform vehicles with a Semi-Permanent AWD that can be easily damaged with a non-linked system. APR’s ECU Upgrades are the best pound-per-horsepower modification one can make to VW Audi Group models. The upgrades dramatically increase horsepower and torque, making for an exceptionally quicker and more exciting vehicle. This is made possible through APR’s optimisation 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. Optional features, such as APR’s EMCS Program Switching and APR Mobile are available
APR ECU SOFTWARE
APR TCU SOFTWARE
APR ECU Upgrade
APR’s ECU Upgrades are the best pound-per-horsepower modification one can make to your Volkswagen Audi Group vehicle. The upgrades dramatically increase horsepower and torque, making for an exceptionally quicker and more exciting vehicle. This is made possible through APR’s optimisation 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 in most applications, resulting in a clean and headache-free install. Optional features, such as APR’s EMCS Program Switching and APR Mobile are available. APR ECU upgrade are available in multiple stages, supporting various octanes both with or without any hardware upgrades. Specific software is available for standard cars (Stage 1) and Stage 2/3 for cars with upgrades. The Stage 2/3 upgrades depend upon the application.
Race Fuel Information: Higher octane fuel typically allows APR’s engineers to create more power and torque by achieving greater ignition advance. However, on this application, APR’s engineers were able to achieve MBT, or minimum spark timing for best torque, on 98 RON fuel at Stage II power levels. MBT is essentially the point where greater ignition advance no longer results in more power and torque.
APR TCU Upgrade
APR’s TCU (DSG or S-Tronic) upgrade goes beyond the overly simplistic norm of raising a few limiters, and offers a wide gamut of changes designed to enhance the driving experience especially when combined with APR’s performance engine software and hardware. With an in-depth knowledge of the transmission’s inner workings and control strategies, APR’s engineers have improved many aspects of the transmission from accelerative performance to daily drivability, while also incorporating new features including several typically reserved for higher-end Audi Quattro GmbH RS models
Typical enhancements include:
• Faster acceleration through application specific optimized shift points.
• Drive and Sport mode shift maps custom tailored to APR’s power upgrades.
• User adjustable 3-step multi-launch control RPM limits.
• User definable* max launch control RPM.
• User definable* manual mode downshifts via the kick-down switch (on/off).
• User definable* manual mode upshifts at max engine speed (on/off).
• Manual mode / TT mode paddle response times optimized.
• Manual mode / TT mode downshift time optimized.
• Launch control response enhanced for quicker launches.
• Torque intervention limits raised while retaining critical protection routines.
• Temperature management optimized.
• Gear display enabled in Drive and Sport.
• Downshift “lockout” disabled below previous gear’s max RPM.
*APR’s DirectPort Programming suite allows the end user to tailor the TCU upgrade to their needs at the time of installation.