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APR “Unlocks” OBD-II Port Flashing for all 1.8T and 2.0T Simos 18 ECUs

by on 10 December 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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APR is pleased to announce all previously known “locked” Simos 18 ECUs are now DirectPort Programmable with any current stage of APR software at all APR dealers across the globe! The software install process is now a simple flash over the OBD-II port, just like the earlier models, and does not require removal of the […] More…

APR Releases Stage 1 and Stage 2 Software for the Audi S1

by on 28 October 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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APR’s ECU Upgrade for the 2.0 TFSI EA888 Gen 3 is now available for the Audi S1! The APR Stage I ECU Upgrade is designed to work with an otherwise unmodified vehicle and provides a max gain of 67 ft-lbs of torque and 74 HP, taking power figures to 323 FT-LBS of torque and 302 […] More…

Unitronic Releases 3’’ Downpipe for 2.0 TSI Gen3 MQB AWD

by on 23 September 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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Expanding on its already released Performance Software, Unitronic is pleased to present its 3’’ Downpipe for vehicles equipped with the 2.0 TSI® Gen3 MQB® (AWD) engine. Unitronic’s Exhaust System upgrades are a direct bolt-on, providing hardware support complementing its Performance Software to achieve maximum performance without sacrifice. Price: $959.99 (USD) Unitronic’s philosophy in designing Performance […] More…

Unitronic Releases Intercooler Upgrade Kit for 1.8 and 2.0 TSI Gen3 MQB

by on 11 August 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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Unitronic is proud to release its Intercooler Upgrade for the 1.8/2.0 TSI Gen3 MQB platforms.  Unitronic’s direct OEM replacement bar and plate intercooler provides significant reduction in charge air temperatures to ensure peak performance is achieved and resistance to heat-soak to allow for peak performance to be sustained. Highly efficient bar & plate intercooler core, […] More…

Up a Notch! Abt Sportsline Audi S3 Sedan with 400 hp

by on 23 July 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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It doesn’t always have to be an estate or a hatchback: with the Audi S3 compact sport limos have seen a come back now for quite some time. And if its 300 HP/ 221 kW make you want the even stronger RS 3, please note that ABT Sportsline has dealt you a new deck of cards. “With our specially developed ABT Power New Generation control unit the RS3 falls short not only in body length,“ says CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt with a smile and adds that several performance upgrades are also ready for the Audi A3 3-door version and the sportback. But let’s stay with the limo, which now features 370 HP/ 272 kW, with a torque 460 Nm, up from 380. More…

Lightweight with XXL Power – The Abt Sportsline Audi TTS with 370 hp

by on 9 July 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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Performance-hungry drivers for whom the new Audi TTS’s 310 hp/228 kW are not enough can now be helped in a very pleasurable way. ABT is showing mercy with the supposedly weak and presents an XL performance injection and 370 HP/ 272 kW. “We also increase the maximum torque from 380 to 460 Nm,“ says an enthusiastic CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt. And if that is not enough: the globally largest tuner of cars produced by the Volkswagen Group is already working on ABT Power S for XXL fun! And they are concurrently producing the counterpart in form of a 6-piston sport-type braking system. If your TT only has the basic engine with 230 hp/169 kW, don’t worry: ABT Power provides it with 310 hp/228 kW and a torque of 440, up from 370 Nm.

MTM Reveals A1 quattro Gruppe B S1 for Those Seeking RS 1 and then Some

by on 26 June 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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Audi doesn’t build an RS 1 model, but even if they did we think it’d be more tame than this car. MTM has gone all-out in its development of the platform based on a super limited A1 quattro model. The net result appears a bit more akin to Mattias Ekstrom’s rallycross S1 than it is to a peak factory performance RS-car. More…

DO88 Releases Performance Intercooler for 2.0 TFSI Applications

by on 18 June 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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do88 is pleased to announce the release of their performance intercooler for 2005-2013 2.0 TFSI applications! Offering drop-in-fitment, maximized core volume and CAD-designed tanks along with affordable pricing, this intercooler is the sensible choice for the driver demanding nothing but the best. With a 73 % larger core volume and 34 % lower pressure drop when compared to the stock intercooler, the […] More…

AWE Tuning Releases Audi A3 2.0T S-FLO Carbon Intake

by on 11 June 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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AWE Tuning has confirmed another fitment for its popular 2.0T S-FLO Carbon Intake. Featuring a fully enclosed carbon fiber construction, an AWE Tuning S-FLO Air Filter, and AWE Tuning’s industry leading No Check Engine Light Guarantee, and Fitment Guarantee. “The AWE Tuning S-FLO Carbon Intake affords 2.0T A3 owners a way to unlock performance, with […] More…

APR Presents the Audi S3 Stage II ECU Upgrade & Quarter Mile Record

by on 14 May 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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APR is pleased to announce the Stage II ECU Upgrade for the Golf R and S3 is now available for the North American market with other markets around the world to follow. APR’s Stage II ECU Upgrade is designed to work with APR’s upcoming Cast Downpipe Exhaust System and builds upon APR’s already incredible Stage […] More…

Abt Sportsline with Improved Audi TT and 400 hp Volkswagen Golf R at Wörthersee

by on 14 May 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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According to Hollywood, the ancient Greeks didn’t need more than 300 Spartan foot soldiers to keep a mighty army at bay. If you want to come to fame at the Austrian Wörthersee event at Reifnitz from 13 – 16 May, you need a few more troops. And fast cavalry only, please. More…

Audi Engine Tech at the 36th Vienna Motor Symposium

by on 11 May 2015 in Audi News

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Automotive tech nerds, check yourself. Audi and its parent Volkswagen bared their mobility engine chops this week at the Vienna Motor Symposium at the Hofburg Congress Center and we can report that the future remains bright given the varied high output and high efficiency types of internal combustion that were revealed. First up was Audi, whose focus […] More…