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APR - ECU Upgrade - Mk4 New Beetle 1.8T, 1999 to 2005

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Please note, all DirectPort upgrades must be done IN-HOUSE at one of NGP's two locations. Email for all inquires on sending in your ECU for upgrading at NGP.

The ultimate chip upgrade for the New Beetle 1.8t engine is available from NGP and APR. After months of long nights and many hours of dyno work APR is pleased to offer you chip tuning that is second to none. APR worked hand in hand with many customers to deliver a chip that works. Expect huge increases in low-end torque, improved throttle response and a smoother, more powerful top end.

Stage I ECU Upgrade

The APR New Beetle 1.8t chip is available in a 1.0 Bar configuration. The chip is designed to operate within the stock turbochargers' efficiency range. APR chips are available in an octane specific version for the octane of gasoline that you typically run in your car. The power that the chip makes also depends on which ECU is in your vehicle. The New Beetle 1.8t ECU can be upgraded via DirectPort Programming or EMCS hard chip programming depending on the ECU. For more information on your options, please contact NGP Racing at For more information on the ECU upgrade, please see the charts below.

Available programs:*

  • Stock
  • 91 Octane
  • 93 Octane
  • 100 Octane
  • Security Lock
  • Throttle body Alignment / Fault Code Erase
  • Anti-theft

 *Not all options are available for all ECU models.

Calibration Report:


150hp / 162lb-ft

APR Stage 1 91 Octane:

183hp / 220lb-ft

209hp / 242 lb-ft

APR Stage 1 93 Octane:

215hp / 247 lb-ft

Please note that due to the many different engine configurations, you may have different performance numbers.

All APR chip upgrades use encryption, which serve several purposes. Mainly, it keeps prying eyes out of the software and prevents lesser companies from copying the chip and degrading the product. Also, all APR software is undetectable to a dealers VAG diagnostic tool.

All APR chip software comes with lifetime free updates. There is also a lifetime warranty against defects in the software. All chip upgrades have a 30-day Money Back Guarantee.

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