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I have a 2012 A5 PP Quattro Cab. with the 2.0 T and 8-speed Tiptronic. The car currently has 45,000 miles on the clock, and is in excellent condition. I love the car, but I am less than thrilled with standing-start acceleration. It’s more than adequate once the turbo spoils up, but until then, it can be worth your life to try to dodge traffic!

I have been checking out the products offered by APR. Their Stage I ECU upgrade offers very impressive gains (57 hp on 93 API fuel) for what seems to be a modest price. It plugs into the OBD-II port, and requires no mechanical intervention or permanent mods. to the ECU. Under the heading of “things that may be too good to be true”, I would like to know the level of satisfaction from others who have installed this and are using it in the real world. Thanks in advance for any responses.
 

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I too have been reading about the APR tune. My car is a 2016 A5 2.0T. Just don't seem to hear about a lot of people modifying these cars all that much on here... Yes I used the search function. Any way back to your question I am thinking about going with a Chipwerke box to see what the gains are if any.... I hate the idea of not being able to remove the tune quickly if I had too. In regards to the tune would you look at doing a Downpipe or even some other airflow mods in the future?
 

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Hi. Good to hear from you.
I seriously doubt that I would go the Stage II route, as that seems to be a track-only mod. I’m an old guy and, as much as I hate to admit it, those days are done for me.
I, too, really like the idea of being able to remove the tune if I have to. I’m well out of warranty, so that’s not an issue, but it just seems reasonable to be able to do that.
I was directed to APR by my son, who used their chip to great advantage in a VW GTI. The gains were super impressive, with no drawbacks! I haven’t looked at any other tuners for the A5. It is surprising that no one other than yourself has responded to my inquiry. I suppose traditional Audi people are not hot rodders at heart. They just move on to S5s.
Good luck with your decision!
 

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I use apr products. currently I have the APR down pipe and stage II tune fully loaded with the dongle that plugs into the ODB II you can change the tune with an app on your phone. You can change the tune back to stock, stage I, stage II. Great products but a bit pricey.
 

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Thanks, Friend. It’s good to hear from an actual user of the APR gear. It sounds like you went full boat on this. I’m sure I’d stay at Stage I. I’m really just looking to offset the turbo lag, and add some punch to the standing start acceleration.
 

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Please share your experience with the stage 1 upgrade if you decide to get it. The APR website is a bit sly in that the default gains shown are with ethanol. But regular 91 gains are still impressive.

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I hear you. I certainly will share my results. I use 93 Octane exclusively in that car (USA). I would expect my increases to be close to the Ethanol results. Thanks for your reply.
 
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