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APR Presents the Golf R & S3 Stage II ECU Upgrade & Quarter Mile Record!

posted by on 13 May 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry 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…

Find of the Day: 1990 Volkswagen Golf Country Syncro

posted by on 13 May 2015 in Find Of the Day

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Due to the ever-increasing popularity of vehicle importation, more and more non-US market vehicles have been popping up on the various online classifieds.  The latest example of this phenomenon is a 1990 Golf Country with just 50,741 original Kilometers, or just over 31,000 miles, and located in New Jersey. As the car has not seen […] More…

ECS Launches Chip and Ship Program for FSI and GEN1 TSI Volkswagens

posted by on 13 May 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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ECS has long recognized APR as the most established and trusted software development company for VAG platform vehicles. In order to supply the US market with the most convenient delivery method of APR’s world-renowned tuning solutions, the ECS team has developed a remarkable and convenient three-day service program specifically designed for all FSI and Gen1 […] More…

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Reports Five Per Cent Increase in April

posted by on 13 May 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Worldwide, over 39,200 deliveries (5.0 per cent growth) Western Europe region with growth of 5.5 per cent In Germany, the brand delivered 10,500 vehicles in April     Hannover, 13 May 2015 – Growth in deliveries by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has been carried forward in April as well. Especially in Western Europe, Africa and the Middle East, the […] More…

Wrap Turns Volkswagen Bus into The Droid You’re Looking For

posted by on 12 May 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Never underestimate the dedication of a Star Wars fan.  Armed with a measuring tape, a computer with some graphic design programs and about 50 hours of free time, Instructables community member ‘mimaki cg60′ has converted the family Bus into a rolling representation of Luke Skywalker’s faithful droid. The graphic was created by mimaki through use of […] More…

APR Presents the 1.8 TSI Generation 3 ECU Upgrade (Tiptronic Now Supported)!

posted by on 12 May 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Product Page APR is pleased to present the ultimate engine control unit (ECU) upgrade for the 1.8T EA888 Gen 3 engine. APR’s ECU upgrade is available in octane-specific variations and is conveniently flashed to the vehicle’s factory ECU through the OBD-II port without any physical modification to the factory ECU. The ECU’s Simos 12 engine […] More…