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APR 2.0T EA888 Gen 3 IS38 ECU Remap for VW Arteon 8spd

Brand: APR
Part number: ECU-20T-EA888-3-T-IS38-8SPD
Applications: See Compatible Vehicles

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Product Details

APR's ECU Upgrades are the best pound-per-horsepower modification one can make to improve engine performance. 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 ECU Upgrades are available with various features and supported octane levels and each stage is compatible with most typical bolt-on modifications. The software is installed to the vehicle's factory ECU through the OBD-II port, resulting in a clean and headache-free install.


  • Horsepower - More horsepower throughout the whole rpm band
  • Torque - More torque throughout the whole rpm band
  • Fuel Grades - Multiple octanes from which to choose
  • Flat Torque - Optional torque limited version for a flatter torque profile
  • Acceleration - Accelerate faster with more power and reduced throttle lag
  • Linear Throttle - Pedal maps adjusted for a more linear feel
  • Brake Boosting - Left foot braking or brake boosting added
  • Speed Limiter - Go as fast as you want with the speed limiter out of the way
  • Standing Limiter - Increased standing limiter for higher revving at idle
  • Motorsport Limiter - With the soft limiter removed, you’ll get full power right up to the hard, "bap bap bap" redline fuel cut
  • Auto Start/Stop Inversion - Auto Start/Stop defaults to the off position
  • Economy - While cruising, or driving normally, your fuel economy may benefit from our optimised calibration
  • Direct Port Programming - Clean and easy install through the OBD II port without removing the ECU

APR Stage 1

This simple upgrade requires no engine hardware modifications and produces 359-382 HP with 349-392 FT-LBS of torque. To get more power, the vehicle can be outfitted with an upgraded intake, intercooler, catback exhaust, and various other bolt-on modifications all without requiring any new modifications to the ECU. This stage has an optional low and high torque modes. This stage also has optional FWD and AWD files depending on setup. The FWD files will limit wheel spin in first gear. APR recommends NGK heat range 9 (NGK-R7437-9) spark plugs gapped to 0.024" ±0.002" or 0.6mm ±0.05mm with a change interval of 10-15,000 mi or 16-24,000 km.

APR Calibration Report

StageHPTQMax GainMax Gain
Stock As Reported by VAG 268 HP
258 FT-LBS
Stock As Measured by APR 276 HP265 FT-LBS
APR Stage 1 (Low)
91 AKI / 95 RON359 HP
349 FT-LBS
+85 HP
+95 FT-LBS
93 AKI / 98 RON371 HP
363 FT-LBS
+97 HP
+110 FT-LBS
100 AKI / 104 RON382 HP
366 FT-LBS
+108 HP
+111 FT-LBS
APR Stage 1 (High)
91 AKI / 95 RON359 HP
366 FT-LBS
+86 HP
+115 FT-LBS
93 AKI / 98 RON369 HP
383 FT-LBS
+103 HP
+124 FT-LBS
100 AKI / 104 RON378 HP
392 FT-LBS
+113 HP
+136 FT-LBS

Only use fuel equal to or higher than specified. Never use a lower octane fuel. Dynos are for reference only. Results will vary. Contributing factors include the vehicle condition, vehicle setup, dyno type, dyno setup, environmental factors, fuel quality, and more. When describing fuels, the North American Region (NAR) uses the Anti-Knock Index (AKI), (RON+MON)/2, or (R+M)/2. The Rest of the World (ROW) uses RON. RON is Research Octane Number and MON is Motor Octane Number.

The APR Difference


Below is a guide as to what vehicles this product will fit. If you are unsure if this will fit your vehicle, please contact us

Volkswagen Arteon 2.0 TSI EA888 Gen 3