Featured Products – APR range for the VW Golf MK7

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This month we are looking at the range of APR products for the ever popular Volkwagen Golf MK7. As a APR Main Dealer we can fit these products in our Newport South Wales workshop.


The APR 1.8T/2.0T Intercooler System for MQB Platform Vehicles

The APR Intercooler System is a OEM-location upgrade that dramatically reduces intake air temperature (IAT), minimizes heat soak, and provides increased performance! The system is a direct bolt-on upgrade that requires no trimming and is recommended at every stage of performance.

Quick Facts:

Dramatically lowers intake air temp (IAT)

Increases horsepower while minimizing power-robbing heat soak!
Effectiveness tested to over 500 HP!
21 horsepower gain over the factory system!

Massive core size

Use of the OEM-location allows for a massive intercooler core.
24.25” x 16.25” x 1.25” – 492.5 in³ – OEM GTI
24.25” x 16.25” x 1.37” – 541.8 in³ – OEM Golf R
24.00” x 16.25” x 2.25” – 877.5 in³ – APR

Intercooler installed in the best location for this platform

Utilizes factory air dams for exceptional airflow across the core.
100% compatible with the Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) system.

Highly effective core design

Bar-and-plate core with staggered and louvered fins.
Rigorous testing determined core style, fin density, and size.
Low pressure drop + highly effective cooling = high performance!

Smooth cast end tanks

Engineered for low turbulence/restriction and maximum flow.
Organically shaped to promote airflow across entire core.
Pressure tested to prevent power robbing boost leaks.

No hidden labor costs or permanent modifications

No trimming, cutting, or other costly modification required.
No modification to the Adaptive Cruise Control System required.
Full directions and APR world-renowned customer support included.

Designed by engineers with lasers

With the best equipment and smartest engineers, it just works!


APR Cast Inlet Downpipe Exhaust System (AWD – 1.8T/2.0T)

Gwent VW is pleased to present the APR’s Cast Inlet Downpipe Exhaust System for AWD 1.8T and 2.0T vehicles!

The APR Cast Inlet Downpipe Exhaust System replaces the restrictive factory downpipe with a larger, 76mm stainless steel mandrel-bent system, featuring a port-matched cast inlet, high-flow catalyst and various other features. Expect better throttle response, more horsepower and an intoxicating exhaust note, while remaining civilized during normal daily driving. It’s one of the best performance upgrade for 1.8T and 2.0T engines following APR’s ECU Upgrades and it’s designed and assembled in-house, using premium materials and world-class manufacturing techniques few can match.

Quick Facts

More power, torque & less lag
+24-36 HP & +29-41 FT-LBS over stage 1!

Larger, 76mm system
Say goodbye to the restrictive 65mm system!

Cast Inlet with port-matched v-band flange
Unrestrictive flow for maximum performance!

Premium T304L stainless steel construction
Only the best to resist corrosion and stand the test of time!

Premium argon back-purged TIG welding
Clean, strong and attractive welds, inside and out!

Strong GESI high-flow catalytic converter
Reduced emissions, smell and noise without the power hit!

OEM-style slip-on clamps
Slip on and go with no pipe deformation!

OEM-style internally-corrugated flex section
Flex without the common failures and restrictions!

In-house design, assembly and quality control
Engineered from concept to reality to be the best!

Plug and play
Bolt on and go with the included instructions and replacement driveshaft bolts!

APR Stage II ECU Upgrade price waived
Upgrade from APR Stage I to APR Stage II for free!

Limited lifetime warranty
The best system with the best warranty!


APR 1.8/2.0 TSI/TFSI EA888 Gen 3 MQB Carbon Fiber Intake System

 

The APR Carbon Fiber Intake System is an attractive high performance upgrade for the latest 1.8T and 2.0T engines as found in various MQB platform vehicles.

The factory intake design has the foundation for excellent performance, but much of this is sacrificed in an effort to meet other design requirements. With requirements set forth for only supporting factory power output levels, low engine sound levels and long service intervals, there is plenty of room for improvement.

The APR Carbon Fiber Intake System increases performance primarily by improving mass airflow through the system while still proving adequate filtration. Expect greater horsepower and torque through the power band with a more direct and responsive feel upon pressing the throttle. Sounds from the engine and turbocharger are enhanced and some may even experience better fuel economy depending on driving style.

Intake Filter Flow Bench Analysis

Intake Filter Flow Bench Analysis

Intake housing Flow Bench Analysis

Intake Flow Bench Analysis


APR High Output 2.0 TSI/TFSI Gen3 ECU Upgrade for the MQB Platform

APR is pleased to present the ultimate engine control unit (ECU) upgrade for the 2.0T EA888 Gen 3 engine!

APR’s ECU Upgrades are the best value-per-horsepower modification one can make to the 2.0T engine. The upgrades dramatically increase horsepower and torque, making for an exceptionally quicker and more exciting vehicle. This is made possibly through APR’s optimization of the factory engine management system to take full advantage of the engine’s capabilities, without needing any end user adjustment. The software loads to the factory ECU through the OBD-II port, resulting in a clean and headache-free install.

APR ECU Upgrade Stages

APR’s ECU Upgrades are available in multiple stages and torque levels, supporting various octanes both with or without any hardware or transmission modifications. Specific software is available for use with a high flow downpipe exhaust system, while all stages are fully compatible with an upgraded intake, intercooler, catback exhaust, or other minor bolt on modifications. Finally, each stage is offered with special “Low Torque” software, designed to limit peak torque for use with an unmodified factory manual clutch, or DSG transmission.

APR Stage I ECU Upgrade

The APR Stage I ECU Upgrade is the first step towards making more power! This simple upgrade requires no engine hardware modifications, and produces 357-381 HP with 349-392 FT-LBS of torque. Gains as high as 66-93 HP and 68-109 FT-LBS of torque are available throughout the power band, making the vehicle exceptionally quicker in all scenarios.

The upgrade is offered in both high and low torque versions, and is available for various fuel grades. The high torque upgrade may require an upgraded clutch, or APR’s TCU Upgrade to avoid clutch slip, so low torque software is available, offering an impressive 349-366 FT-LBS of torque.

To get more power, the vehicle can be outfitted with an upgraded intake, intercooler, catback exhaust and other small modifications without requiring any new modification to the ECU. To run an upgraded high flow downpipe exhaust system, APR’s Stage II ECU Upgrade is required. APR recommends using colder heat-range spark plugs (Ex: NGK-R7437-9), properly gapped to a tighter gap (Ex: 0.024″ ±0.002″ or 0.6mm ±0.05mm), properly installed and torqued (Ex: Per the manufacturers specifications), and maintained with a shorter changer interval (Ex: 10,000-15,000 mi or 16,000-24,000 km).

APR Stage II ECU Upgrade

The APR Stage II ECU Upgrade is the next step towards more power! This upgrade requires a high flow downpipe exhaust system, and produces 372-387 HP with 367-409 FT-LBS of torque. Gains as high as 86-104 HP and 82-125 FT-LBS of torque are available throughout the power band.

The upgrade is offered in high, medium and low torque versions, and is available for various fuel grades. The high torque upgrade requires, and the medium torque upgrade may require an upgraded clutch or APR’s TCU Upgrade to avoid clutch slip, so low torque software is available, offering an impressive 367 FT-LBs of torque.

An upgraded intake is required to meet the advertised low and medium output power figures, and an upgraded intercooler is required to meet the high output power figures. No ECU modification is necessary to run an upgraded catback exhaust system, or other small engine modifications. APR recommends using colder heat-range spark plugs (Ex: NGK-R7437-9), properly gapped to a tighter gap (Ex: 0.024″ ±0.002″ or 0.6mm ±0.05mm), properly installed and torqued (Ex: Per the manufacturers specifications), and maintained with a shorter changer interval (Ex: 10,000-15,000 mi or 16,000-24,000 km).

 


For more information on APR’s product range visit this link.

To book your car in for your Golf MK7 upgrade call us today on 01633 281222, email us at info@gwentvw.co.uk or visit us at Unit 1 Leeway Court, Leeway Industrial Estate, Newport, NP19 4SJ

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