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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…

Spied: Audi A3 Sedan Facelift Test Mule

by on 8 December 2015 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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The current Audi A3 sedan was launched in 2013. That may not seem like that long ago and the freshness of the current car’s design supports this claim, but Audi’s product cadence means a mid-lifecycle refresh is just around the corner. Spy photos of a test mule confirm that deduction. Of course this is a […] More…

Unitronic Performance Software for DSG MQB – Now Available!

by on 20 November 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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Unitronic is pleased to present Performance Software for the MQB DSG. Unitronic’s Performance Software Upgrade for the Transmission Control Unit (TCU) is flashable via the OBD-2 port of the vehicle and is calibrated alongside its already released ECU Performance Software to ensure a harmonious operation. Unitronic Performance Software for the TCU is also UniConnect+ compatible. Learn more […] More…

Find of the Day: Vegas Yellow Audi S3

by on 18 November 2015 in In Market

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Say you’re on the market for an S3, wanted one of the five color.storm Vegas Yellow cars and were never able to chase one down. Well, we’ve found one of the five, so if that’s you then read on.

Allroad Outfitters Audi S3 Widebody: SEMA 2015

by on 11 November 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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It’s actually #WideBooty. That’s how Allroad Outfitters describes their latest S3 build. Of course widebody add-on panels were one of the most popular upgrades on the SEMA scene this year and this Audi S3 featured with Toyo Tires was very much part of that trend. More…

APR Releases OEM Audi S3 IS38 Turbocharger ECU Upgrade for Audi A3

by on 4 November 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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Product Page APR is pleased to present the OEM Golf R/S3 IS38 Turbocharger ECU upgrade for Audi A3 platform vehicles! APR’s IS38 Turbocharger ECU Upgrade is designed for use with the factory S3 turbo on A3 platform vehicles and produces an asphalt-shredding 386 HP on 93 octane fuel, and over 400 HP using APR’s upcoming […] More…

Volkswagen Board Plans Reorientation of Diesel, MQB Development, MEB Electric Matrix and More

by on 13 October 2015 in Industry News Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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As part of the vast reorganization that is going on at the Volkswagen Group in the wake of the dieselgate situation, the newly formed Volkswagen Brand Board of management has established a few strategic decisions that may very well affect Audi through its corporate association. These include decisions about TDI technology, MQB and a new […] More…

USP Presents 3” Stainless Downpipes for the 8V S3 and A3 Quattro

by on 9 October 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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USP Motorsports is pleased to announce our full 3″ stainless steel downpipe for the 2015+ S3 and A3 Quattro. Available in either a catted or catless configuration, users can expect to see gains of 20-30whp and 20-30wtq especially when combined with software. Constructed of full 3” stainless steel tubing the USP downpipe reduces exhaust restriction […] More…

Unitronic Stage 2+ Performance Software for 2.0 TSI Gen3 MQB

by on 28 September 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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Unitronic is pleased to announce the availability of its Performance Software for the IS38 (Golf R/S3) Turbocharger Upgrade for the 2.0 TSI Gen3 MQB. Unitronic’s complete Stage 2+ Performance Package was officially released back in February 2015, consisting of a turn-key, bolt-on solution of precisely calibrated Performance Software and Unitronic Performance Hardware design to work […] More…

Video: Audi TT RS Testing at Nurburgring

by on 23 September 2015 in Audi News

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Given the Audi TTS and RS 3 models are already out and in the market, it seems reasonable to expect that the TT RS debut may be just around the corner. This new video of a TT RS mule turning laps at the Nurburgring would seem to bolster that hypothesis. More…

034Motorsport Releases Billet Aluminum Dogbone Mount Inserts for Audi Models

by on 27 August 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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034Motorsport is proud to announce the availability of a new line of Billet Aluminum Dogbone Mount Inserts for Audi vehicles, including the 8J/8p/8V Audi TT/A3/S3 (MQB)! These precision-machined inserts are designed to fill voids in the factory dogbone mount, and limit fore-aft movement of the engine and transmission under load, which in turn improves shift quality and power […] More…

New Audi RS 3 Carbon Fiber Exterior Components from Pretos

by on 18 August 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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Geographically speaking, German-based interior specialist and carbon fiber component manufacturer Pretos is practically neighbors with Audi AG. Located near Ingolstadt literally, the firm is also close to Audi figuratively with handsome factory-looking components like this new rear diffusor and lip spoiler insert for the RS 3 Sportback. More…