APR OBD-II direct port ECU tune programming now available for 2013 and up Audi A6, A7, and Q5 with the 3.0 TFSI and Simos 8.5 ECU
The 3.0 TFSI motor is a very popular tuning platform as large gains can be had simply with an ECU tune. For 2013 model years cars equipped with the 3.0 TFSI Audi made changes to the ECU likely to prevent tuning (German OEM's always want to spoil our fun). Currently APR is able to program directly through the OBD-II port the 3.0 TFSI equipped Audi C7 A6, C7 A7, and the Audi Q5 which recently switched to the 3.0 TFSI motor
There is no need to send the ECU in any longer. This same direct port ECU programming will also be coming to other models with the 3.0 TFSI including the 2013 up B8 S4, B8 S5, D4 A8, and the Audi Q7.
All one has to do is connect their laptop and over an internet connection APR will tune the car with their latest software. Stage I and Stage II tunes are available.
Dyno graph below of the A6 and A7 3.0 TFSI direct port tune gains. Nice work by APR.