The APR Stage III Turbocharger System produces an incredible 522 HP and lays down 10-second quarter mile passes, all through a convenient, affordable and expandable, turn-key solution. It represents a threat to the establishment of turbo four cylinder vehicles of yesteryear, and breaks the hearts of muscle cars and exotics everywhere as they are left in the dust by an engine a third the size of theirs, screaming a turbocharged battle cry as it passes. It is a vicious beast, yet a beast easy to tame. It makes for a civilized daily driver that quietly sips premium fuel with surprisingly excellent mileage. Deceivingly quick transient response, with near stock-like turbo lag makes for an experience devoid of the compromises many would expect from an engine this size. It is the answer to the desire for more power, and it’s the brainchild of APR’s talented engineering teams, with over a year and a half of initial development, and a never ending drive for perfection. It is easy to install, blisteringly fast, and produces an absolutely exhilarating driving experience. Welcome to Stage III!
Turbocharger Loyalty Program
APR is pleased to announce the turbocharger upgrade path just got a little easier for loyal APR customers. If you’ve purchased an APR ECU Upgrade and want to upgrade to one of APR's turbocharger systems, you can take advantage of fantastic savings! It’s APR's way of saying “thank you” for enjoying their ECU Upgrades before stepping up to the big leagues! To get the $500 savings, please call or email us for more info. Pricing also includes a fully loaded APR ECU, where applicable!
|Vehicle Platform||Stage||NAR Fuel||ROW Fuel||Max HP||Max TQ||Max HP Gain|
|Max TQ Gain|
|- APR recommends and tuned with Sunoco GT 260 for 100 AKI mode and Sunoco GT 260 Plus for 104 AKI mode. Never use lower octane than specified by the mode.|
|- Max increases are based on APR's actual measured stock values and not those reported by VAG. | RON = ROW Fuel Grades | AKI = North American (RON+MON)/2 Fuel Grades.|
|- Reported wheel figures measured using APR's AWD Dynapack dyno with multiple vehicles, using SAE correction and an average of multiple runs for all figures. Crank figures are estimated based on the measured wheel figures. Results may vary depending upon environmental conditions, vehicle, transmission, vehicle health, operating conditions, temperatures, fuel grade, dyno type, dyno setup, other variables and other modifications.|
|GTI / A3||Stage 3||91 AKI||95 RON||450 HP||384 FT-LBS||+222 HP @ 6,600 RPM||+176 TQ @ 6,600 RPM|
|GTI / A3||Stage 3||93 AKI||98 RON||463 HP||399 FT-LBS||+235 HP @ 6,600 RPM||+187 TQ @ 6,600 RPM|
|GTI / A3||Stage 3||100 AKI||104 RON||470 HP||404 FT-LBS||+244 HP @ 6,600 RPM||+196 TQ @ 6,400 RPM|
|GTI / A3||Stage 3+||91 AKI||95 RON||479 HP||389 FT-LBS||+252 HP @ 6,600 RPM||+200 TQ @ 6,600 RPM|
|GTI / A3||Stage 3+||93 AKI||98 RON||494 HP||414 FT-LBS||+268 HP @ 6,600 RPM||+215 TQ @ 6,450 RPM|
|GTI / A3||Stage 3+||100 AKI||104 RON||522 HP||439 FT-LBS||+296 HP @ 6,600 RPM||+236 TQ @ 6,450 RPM|
|Golf R / S3||Stage 3||91 AKI||95 RON||450 HP||384 FT-LBS||+172 HP @ 6,700 RPM||+135 TQ @ 6,700 RPM|
|Golf R / S3||Stage 3||93 AKI||98 RON||463 HP||399 FT-LBS||+185 HP @ 6,700 RPM||+145 TQ @ 6,700 RPM|
|Golf R / S3||Stage 3||100 AKI||104 RON||470 HP||404 FT-LBS||+192 HP @ 6,700 RPM||+150 TQ @ 6,700 RPM|
|Golf R / S3||Stage 3+||91 AKI||95 RON||479 HP||389 FT-LBS||+201 HP @ 6,700 RPM||+157 TQ @ 6,700 RPM|
|Golf R / S3||Stage 3+||93 AKI||98 RON||494 HP||414 FT-LBS||+216 HP @ 6,700 RPM||+169 TQ @ 6,700 RPM|
|Golf R / S3||Stage 3+||100 AKI||104 RON||522 HP||439 FT-LBS||+243 HP @ 6,700 RPM||+191 TQ @ 6,700 RPM|
|Setup||0-60 MPH (1-FT)||0-100 KPH (1-FT)||0-60 MPH||0-100 KPH||0-100 MPH (1-FT)||0-100 MPH||100-200 KPH||60-130 MPH||30-130 MPH||0-140 MPH (1-FT)||0-140 MPH|
|- Acceleration data collected at the same location with a US Spec 2015 Volkswagen Golf R DSG Stock via a Racelogic P-Box's actual data files (not screen data) with ESP disabled, race/dynamic mode, sport mode, and automatic redline shifts. Stage III+ 93 figures collected with a US Spec 2015 Audi S3, APR Stage III+ with intake, intercooler, midpipe, TCU Upgrade, APR wheels, Michelin Tires and Brembo Brakes. Results will vary depending upon location, environmental conditions, vehicle, transmission, shift points, vehicle health, operating conditions, temperatures, fuel grade, weight, tires, other modifications and more. (1-FT) indicates 1 foot roll out timing.|
|APR Stage III+ 93||3.077||3.215||3.427||3.567||7.139||7.543||8.065||9.395||11.237||14.753||15.103|
|Audi||A3 (Typ 8V / MK3)||2.0 TFSI (EA888 Gen 3)||All||All|
|Audi||S3 (Typ 8V / MK3)||2.0 TFSI (EA888 Gen 3)||All||All|
|Seat||Leon (Typ 5F - MK3) IN DEVELOPMENT||2.0 TSI (EA888 Gen 3)||All||All|
|Seat||Leon Cupra (Typ 5F - MK3) IN DEVELOPMENT||2.0 TSI (EA888 Gen 3)||All||All|
|Skoda||Octavia / VRS (Typ 5E - MK3) IN DEVELOPMENT||2.0 TSI (EA888 Gen 3)||All||All|
|Volkswagen||GTI (Typ 5G - MK7)||2.0 TSI (EA888 Gen 3)||All||All|
|Volkswagen||Golf R (Typ 5G - MK7)||2.0 TSI (EA888 Gen 3)||All||All|
Requirements and Recommendations:
To achieve Stage III+ power levels APR’s upgraded injectors and fuel pump are required. No fueling upgrades are required for Stage III power levels.
The APR Carbon Fiber Intake System is recommended and required to meet the advertised power levels.
APR cannot make any guarantees as to the longevity of the OEM manual transmission clutch or DSG/S Tronic clutches in every transmission and therefore an upgraded clutch, such as APR's DSG Clutch Packs, are recommended and may be required depending on the stage, octane, driving style and clutch health. APR’s Stage III DQ250 TCU Upgrade is required for DSG / S Tronic models.
Stage III and III+ power, torque, boost, cylinder pressure and temperature levels and more are substantially higher than stock. APR cannot make any guarantees as to the longevity of the factory engine internals or all factory components on every engine. As such, APR recommends upgrading rods/bearings, pistons/rings and valve springs for increased engine reliability and longevity, especially when using race fuel, or Stage III+.
Denso Iridium IKH24, 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 spark plugs are included and required.
APR recommends using Motul oils, coolants and lubricants with the APR Oil Catch Can System. APR strongly recommends an ester based oil, such as Motul 300V 10w40.