APR’s patented DirectPort Programming is now available for the Simos 8.5 ECU found in many new 3.0 TFSI equipped vehicles! DirectPort Programming allows any authorized APR Distributor to directly program the vehicle’s ECU over the OBD-II port without ever removing or opening the ECU. The process is quick and easy thanks to APR’s online DirectPort Programming interface. Every upgrade takes place throught an internet connection to APR’s HQ ensuring each customer receives the latest software updates.


APR will begin announcing support for each platform in the following days and is pleased to announce several are ready for DirectPort Programming Stages I and II+ today as listed below.


DirectPort Programming - Currently Supported Vehicles:


  • C7 A6 3.0 TFSI
  • C7 A7 3.0 TFSI
  • Q5


DirectPort Programming - Nearing Completion:


  • B8.5 S4 3.0 TFSI
  • B8.5 S5 3.0 TFSI


DirectPort Programming - Nearing Completion - Please contact us!


  • B8.5 A4 3.0 TFSI
  • B8.5 A5 3.0 TFSI
  • D4 A8/A8L 3.0 TFSI
  • Q7*


Supported Under Existing APR UPD Programming Methods. DirectPort Programming Support Coming Soon!

  • C6 A6 3.0 TFSI
  • B8 S4 3.0 TFSI
  • B8 S5 3.0 TFSI
  • Q7*


*Some Q7 models support DirectPort Program and others only support the APR UPD at this time.


Please note Audi supplies several ECU box codes and revisions for each vehicle. If a new ECU is found, please contact us!