Performance Tuning at Volks Autos

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At Volks Autos we're passionate about performance and dedicated to unleashing the full potential of your vehicle. We provide software and hardware upgrades and modifications for most VAG vehicles, delivering increased power, torque, and fuel efficiency.

There are so many options and fun times to be had, from ECU remaps by APR and VAG Performance to Brembo brake upgrades and Milltek sports exhaust systems, Volkswagen Racing suspension and turbo chargers; at Volks Autos we have it covered helping you realise the full potential of your vehicle, the performance of your dreams.

APR Performance Tuning

Volks Autos are proud to be a partner of the APR brand. APR's sole mission is to engineer only the highest quality tuning solutions for Volkswagen Audi, Seat, Skoda, and Porsche vehicles ensuring the enthusiast the ultimate driving experience while consistently providing the enthusiast the ultimate in customer care and support. APR delivers a trusted performance advantage.

Why haven't manufactures automatically given you the extra performance?

When your vehicle left the production line the manufacture installed software to the engine ECU which was conservatively designed to allow for varying fuel types from around the world. Software in the ECU controls sensors and actuators to manage the fuel and air ratio, ignition timing, and boost limit. The sensors and actuators are managed within given parameters set by the software in the ECU.

APR Software

Software upgrades are supplied as stages, your vehicle will see increases in brake horse power (bhp), torque, and fuel efficiency. Above stage 1 additional hardware upgrades will be required, this is necessary as the software has been designed around the hardware changes to give your vehicle the best possible gains.

APR 2.0T FSi

As an example of the capabilities of APR tuning we're using a Volkswagen 2.0T FSi as a base to illustrate the power differences and hardware upgrades required between each APR stage. Hardware changes may be different between models. Please contact us or visit for more details regarding your vehicle.

APR 2.0T FSi
APR 2.0T FSi Stage 1.

APR 2.0T FSi Stage 1

APR's Stage 1 ECU Upgrade is designed for vehicles with little to no modification. With the 2.0T FSi you can expect higher peak numbers of 252 horsepower and 303 ft-lbs of torque, but also gains of up to 61 horsepower are available at lower rpms.

APR 2.0T FSi Stage 2

APR's 2.0T FSi Stage 2 ECU Upgrade requires an APR high flow downpipe. On the Volkswagen 2.0T FSi you can expect higher peak numbers of 370 horsepower and 323 ft-lbs of torque.

APR 2.0T FSi Stage 2+

APR's Stage 2+ ECU Upgrade for the VW 2.0T FSi remap additionally requires an APR high flow downpipe and APR high flow downpipe. With the APR 2+ remap you can expect to see gains of up to 280 horsepower and 325 ft-lbs of torque on 98 octane.

With APR performance tuning the sky is the limit, with a full range of stages from a simple Stage 1 remap to the heavy hitting APR Stage 3 which includes APR's Stage 3 Turbocharger System. Many more performance upgrades are available, for more details contact us or visit

What's involved during an APR remap?

Firstly the technician will carry out a road test and a diagnostic check of the engine management system to ensure it is clear of any faults. The APR software is then flashed to the ecu via the diagnostic port. A minority vehicles may require the ecu to be removed in order to be flashed. A final road test is carried out to ensure the file is working well on the vehicle. This is a simple, safe, and quick process.

All our engine remaps come with a 30 day money back guarantee please ask for more details.

APR Mobile

APR Mobile is a simple yet powerful tool designed to enhance the APR tuning experience. APR Mobile installs on smart phones, tablets and other devices and provides a wireless connection to the vehicle's engine control unit or ECU. Once connected, the device can be used to access APR's EMCS program switching features, read and clear fault codes and data log the ECU at high data rates not found on other commercially available tools. The app can also be used to access APR's latest news articles, locate dealers in APR's network and review previously saved data logging sessions.

With direct access to the ECU, APR Mobile has the ability to support and interact with any functionality APR codes into the OEM ECU. That which is available today is only the beginning! Should the need ever arise, where available APR's existing EMCS program switching features still remain conveniently accessible through the OEM cruise control stalk.

VAG Performance ECU Remaps

VAG Performance ECU remaps are available for non VAG branded vehicles and diesel vehicles within the VAG family, we can give your car or commercial vehicle more power, torque and improved fuel efficiency. VAG Performance have in addition to software an abundance of hardware upgrades ready to be fitted your vehicle, such as performance exhausts, suspension kits, braking kits, intake systems, intercoolers, panel filters, fuel pumps, and more.

Volkswagen Racing

Volkswagen Racing are a tried and tested supplier of VAG modification and performance parts including panel filters, sports suspension springs, quickshift gearchange and more. With Volkswagen Racing they design their parts around competitive circuit racing, delivering the track performance for everyday life.

Volkswagen Racing Sport Springs

Volkswagen Racing Sport Springs are engineered to replace the standard springs with a shorter and stiffer spring, while lowering the centre of gravity they will also help to reduce body roll for better handing over the standard springs and while offering fantastic ride quality and comfort, which can be improved from the standard ride on some applications. These springs have been designed to work in harmony with the standard dampers so no other changes are needed.

Volkswagen Racing springs are for customers who demand performance over the stock setup without costing thousands! The spring range offered by Volkswagen Racing are not designed to drastically lower the vehicle, however for those of you who do want this you can look at the Volkswagen Racing range of coilover kits.

VW Racing Springs

Volkswagen Racing Panel Filters

Volkswagen Racing panel filters fit easily into your car's air box and will increase air flow and provide a better filtration to the air entering the engine providing you with a more enjoyable motoring experience.

Typical gains in BHP are a 5 to 6. A performance air filter is recommended with an engine remap, when purchasing a remap from Volks Autos we do not charge for the fitting of this filter. Ask us for details of replacing performance filters on your car's next service.

Volkswagen Racing Panel Filter

Volkswagen Racing Quickshift Gearchange

The Volkswagen Racing Quickshift Gearchange shortens the travel of the gearlever by around 25% for quicker and more accurate changes on manual gearbox cars. This modification is ideal for a more responsive drive and coupled with a remap and springs will give you the track day feel on your commute to work.

For more information and to find out how Volks Autos can deliver the performance you desire call 0208 643 4313.