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Unitronic is proud to introduce its Stage 2+ IS38 ECU Performance Software for the 2.0T TSI EA888 engines found in the MK7 Golf, Sportwagen, Alltrack and the 8V A3.

Massive gains of +182HP/+139LB-FT over VW’s advertised output can be obtained with a Genuine IS38 Turbocharger, Unitronic Downpipe, Turbo Inlet Elbow, Carbon Fiber Intake System with Air Duct, and Intercooler Upgrade for a total engine output of 352HP / 324 LB-FT TQ.

Please note that this software is for vehicles that have installed an IS38 turbocharger to their vehicle that originally came equipped with an IS20 turbocharger. If you have a Mk7, Mk7.5 Golf R, Audi 8V S3 or 8S TT-S 2.0T vehicle that already came equipped with an IS38 turbocharger, please click or tap here for software for your vehicle.

Stage 2+ IS38 - 381 HP / 377 LB-FT (+171 HP / +119 LB-FT)

  • Requires an aftermarket 3" downpipe
  • Requires an IS38 turbocharger
  • Requires 93 Octane Fuel
  • Requires an aftermarket high flow intake
  • Requires an upgraded turbo inlet elbow
  • Requires an upgraded intercooler


  • Engineered with Strict Industry Standards
  • Extensively Tested Under Various Driving Conditions
  • Factory Safety Limiters Retained
  • Advance torque management by gear (For maximum acceleration)
  • Engine temperature protection (rev limit based on engine coolant temperature)
  • Optimized Responsiveness and Drivability
  • Optimized Smoothness and Driving Comfort
  • Power Delivery Perfectly Optimized Throughout the Power Band
  • Improved Fuel Efficiency
  • Ignition Timing Precisely Calibrated for Higher Octane Fuel
  • Speed Governor Removed
  • Precisely calibrated using top of the art monitoring tools
  • Extensively tested to assure safety of operation and reliability
  • Optimized to ensure turbo reliability
  • Results guaranteed with Unitronic Performance Hardware
  • Includes all Stage 2+ tune variants and all lower software stages as well.
  • Exhaust Overrun/Crackle Enabled with Stage 2 and up on North American vehicles. Requires UniConnect+ cable. Subject to availability.

Required Hardware

  • Stage 2+ Turbo Upgrade Kit for 2.0 TSI Gen3 MQB FWD by Unitronic
  • *Unitronic cannot guarantee results for Clients using third-party hardware and results may vary as a result. Post-sale technical support can not be provided by Unitronic or its affiliates for Clients using third-party hardware.

Recommended Hardware

  • Carbon Fiber Air Duct for 1.8/2.0 TSI Gen3 MQB by Unitronic
  • Carbon Fiber Intake For MK7 GTI | MK7 R | 8V A3 | 8V S3 | MK3 TT
  • Cat-Back Exhaust System for MK7.5 GTI, Chrome Tips, by Unitronic
  • Cat-Back Exhaust System MK7 GTI MQB by Unitronic
  • Intercooler Upgrade Kit for 1.8/2.0 TSI Gen3 MQB by Unitronic
  • Turbo-Back Exhaust System MK7 GTI MQB by Unitronic
  • Unitronic Turbo Inlet Elbow For 1.8/2.0 TSI Gen3 MQB


  • 2015-2021 VW Mk7 GTI 2.0T
  • 2015-2020 Audi A3 2.0T (Quattro models only)
  • 2015+ Audi 8S TT 2.0T
You must have an IS38 turbocharger installed to properly utilize this software.


UniConnect+ Software Interface

UniCONNECT+ gives you the freedom to effortlessly install your Unitronic Performance ECU and DSG Software from the comfort of your own home or garage.*

Unitronic (and NGP) recommends the use of battery chargers to ensure, uninterrupted, trouble-free, flashing at home! If you do not use a good battery charger while programming your ECU, you run the risk of damaging it should your battery voltage drop below recommended levels.

Includes Unitronic carrying case.

Change Software Maps
Quickly and Easily re-flash your ECU with Performance Software maps designed and specifically calibrated to suite the hardware and fuel modifications or fuel grade used.

Data Logging
Gathering high resolution data is made easy with Unitronic’s pre-configured channel loadouts for fast and effortless troubleshooting and data logging.**

Simple back to factory restoration
UniCONNECT+ makes it painless to revert your ECU back to it’s stock calibration within minutes.*

Advanced Settings
Enable optional advanced settings such as Launch Control or No Lift Shifting within minutes. Enable Gear display in MFG for DSG Software owners.*

Technical Specifications
Minimum System Requirements:

  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Screen Resolution: 1024x768
  • Processor: 1.5 GHz or higher
  • Memory (RAM): 4GB or more

For optimal application performance:

  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 or higher
  • Internet Explorer 11 or newer
  • Screen Resolution: 1024x768
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz or higher
  • Memory (RAM): 8GB or more

Internet access is required.

Do you prefer professional installation?

If you are local to one of our shops and would prefer to have us install this software, please contact one of our shops to set up an appointment.

Please note that this software may not be available for all ECU IDs. DSG software is for Audi A3, AWD Sportwagen and Alltrack only.

The Unitronic+ Programmer is not returnable under most circumstances. The only exception for this policy is if you were to receive your cable and Unitronic does not have a tune for your vehicle.

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