APR began developing complete turbocharger upgrade systems in 1998 and 1999 brought the release of APR's first Audi/VW turbo upgrade system, the APR 1.8T Stage III. To this day, the APR Stage III has progressed over nine different reiterations across sixteen different Volkswagen Automotive Group models from the Audi A4 and Volkswagen GTI to the Seat Leon and Skoda Octavia and has yet to be duplicated. Building upon almost twelve years of experience, APR's engineers have bested our crowning achievement, the 2.0T FSI Stage 3, through the newest technology in VAG engines, the 2.0 TSI and 2.0 TFSI. Only APR can bring such a rich history of development and OEM quality to the performance aftermarket.
VAG's newest iteration of the 2 liter, turbocharged and direct injected inline 4 cylinder engine is a complete redesign of the previous 2.0T FSI and has brought many new opportunities to performance aftermarket engineering. Lower compression, a more reliable fueling system and a complete redesign of both the cylinder head and bottom end allow for a much more efficient and reliable operation which results in a great balance of horsepower and torque potential.
APR's Stage 3 was first commissioned by VWGoA for their 2008 SEMA show concept cars, the ECO CC and Performance Tiguan. Both vehicles have performed flawlessly and the ECO CC won Gran Tourismo's Best of SEMA Show European Car Award. APR's Engineering Team has performed durability and reliability testing as well as finalizing the kit for full production and is proud to release this superbly engineered solution to the performance enthusiast. APR's Engineering Team also discovered new engine management control strategies in the new 2.0 TSI ECU that allows them to unlock even greater power delivery and drivability over previous generations.
In comparison to our 2.0T FSI Stage 3, torque delivery is dramatically improved and peak horsepower is maintained even though turbocharger boost onset has been reduced by 600 rpm's! The APR Stage III includes every part necessary to completely upgrade the turbocharger system. Each component is completely engineered to deliver a turn-key solution with no additional expenses required other than oil, coolant and the typical supporting modifications for these power levels such as a cat-back exhaust, intercooler and upgraded intake. Every nut, bolt, gasket, associated hardware and all turbocharger system components required for fitment and reliability are included as well.
A complete step by step installation guide including recommended tools, estimated time of install and detailed pictures is supplied to each client. APR's expertly calibrated DPP ECU Upgrade specific to the Stage III Turbocharger System is included and is the glue that holds all of the substantial power delivery, drivability and reliability together. No other company in the world provides such a complete Turbocharger System for your TSI at these power levels.