Unitronic Stage 1+ ECU & Stage 1 DSG Combo (15-16 A3 1.8T 6-Speed DSG)

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SKU: 118490
MPN: ECU-18MQB-A3-1+ | DSG-DQ250-MQB-A3-1
$1,150.00 (UniConnect+ device sold separately)

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Description

“Unitronic

Stage 1+ ECU Upgrade

Performance Software Precisely Engineered for a completely stock 2015-2016 A3 1.8T with 6-Speed DSG transmission. May not be available for all ECU IDs. Specifically, many 2016+ models.

Gas type
93 Octane / 98 Ron gas

Installation
Flashed directly through the (OBDII) Diagnostic port of your vehicle (10-15 minutes). (In some rare cases it may require a little more time.)

Uniconnect+
This vehicle has added support through UniCONNECT+ which allows you to program your own vehicle right in your own garage. Learn More

Performance Gains: +84HP / +108TQ

Features

  • Engineered with Strict Industry Standards: With over 10 years of experience in Bosch and Siemens engine management calibration, Unitronic is able to utilized its industry leading tools and equipment to assure a calibration
  • Extensively Tested Under Various Driving Conditions: Development begins using its in-house engine dyno housed in an environmentally controlled cell; closely monitoring a plethora of operational data, utilizing industry leading calibration tools and resources. Additional validation and results comparison are completed using its in-house Maha Chassis dyno as a second step of product development. Beta calibrations are then tested in race and street scenarios, using multiple cars throughout the world under various driving conditions. This engine calibration strategy ensures Unitronic Performance Software delivers maximum performance, OEM-like drivability and reliability anywhere in the world. Unitronic Performance Software is only released to its Clients once development is thoroughly completed in accordance to Unitronic’s strict standards.
  • Factory Safety Limiters Retained: OEM “fail safes” are retained within the ECU calibration. Close monitoring of all operation parameters ensures that engine operation stays within factory components limits, resulting in an OEM-like drivability and reliability.
  • Engine Temperature Protection (Rev Limit based on Engine Coolant Temperature): Engine speed limit protection active under warm-up to prevent potential damage when coolant temperature is not within operation range.
  • Optimized Responsiveness and Drivability: Professionally calibrated to improve engine response and reduce drive-by-wire lag. Optimized torque curve for more low end torque and faster turbo spool.
  • Optimized Smoothness and Driving Comfort: Due to the large flat torque curve, the calibration offers a smooth operation under normal and hard acceleration. This results in linear acceleration with constant torque without low end torque peak that will cause loss of traction and uncontrollable power surge, at the expense of high engine speed power.
  • Optimized Maximum Output: Unitronic development team delivers the maximum power output while staying within the operational limits of the factory components used. Specifically, this results in the highest engine performance without sacrificing the reliability of the engine, turbocharger, or other engine components.
  • Power Delivery Perfectly Optimized Throughout the Power Band: Aligned with the OEM strategy, the calibration is designed to offer a large flat torque plateau to provide a smooth and linear power band. Maximum torque output is achieved sooner and maintained longer which creates a broader torque plateau and greater area under the curve. This results in an improved acceleration and optimal engine operation.
  • Improved Fuel Efficiency: Optimized timing and injection under cruising condition for an improved fuel efficiency.
  • Speed Governor Removed: Vehicle speed limiter within ECU is removed. (If automatic, subject to transmission rotational speed limit)
  • Ignition Timing Precisely Calibrated for Higher Octane Fuel: Engine calibration optimized to take advantage of higher fuel quality to extract maximum energy from the combustion. Therefore, when using a higher octane fuel, more power and better fuel efficiency will be achieved.
  • Full Staged Software Suite
    Includes all Stage 1+ tune variants and all lower software stages as well.

Dyno Graphs

1.8 TSI Gen3 MQB Stage 1+ ECU Tune Dyno Chart

Stage 1 DSG Upgrade

DSG Software Precisely Engineered to run combined with a Unitronic Stage 1 or 1+ performance software.

Installation
Flashed directly through the (OBDII) Diagnostic port of your vehicle (10-15 minutes). (In some rare cases it may require a little more time.)

Uniconnect+
This vehicle has added support through UniCONNECT+ which allows you to program your own vehicle right in your own garage. Learn More

Features

  • Engineered with Strict Industry Standards
  • Extensively Tested Under Various Driving Conditions
  • Optimized Responsiveness and Drivability
  • Optimized Smoothness and Driving Comfort
  • Rpm Limiter Increased to 6800
  • Optimized "D" and "Sport Mode
  • Gear Display Enabled in D and S Mode
  • Launch Control increased to 3600
  • Optimized cruising upshift setpoint for maximum responsiveness
  • Sport Mode Wide Open Throttle Upshifts optimized for maximum acceleration

Product Features

  • Engineered with Strict Industry Standards
  • Extensively Tested Under Various Driving Conditions
  • Factory Safety Limiters Retained
  • Engine Temperature Protection (Rev Limit based on Engine Coolant Temperature)
  • Optimized Responsiveness and Drivability
  • Optimized Smoothness and Driving Comfort
  • Optimized Maximum Output
  • Power Delivery Perfectly Optimized Throughout the Power Band
  • Improved Fuel Efficiency
  • Speed Governor Removed
  • Ignition Timing Precisely Calibrated for Higher Octane Fuel

Kit Contains

Qty Part Brand
1 Unitronic Stage 1+ ECU Tune (15-16 A3 1.8 TSI Gen3) Unitronic
1 Unitronic Stage 1 DSG Tune (15-16 A3, 15-18 A3 Quattro 6-Speed DSG) Unitronic

warranty

Lifetime Warranty on Hardware & 15-day Satisfaction Guarantee on Performance Software

Unitronic Warranty Information

Fitment Guide

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Fitment Guide
Start Year End Year Make Model Submodel Cyl Lit Fuel FuelDel ASP EngDesg Notes
2015 2016 AUDI A3 CABRIOLET PREMIUM
CABRIOLET PREMIUM PLUS
CABRIOLET PRESTIGE
PREMIUM
PREMIUM PLUS
PRESTIGE
L4 1.8 GAS FI T ALL For 6-speed DSG (Dual Clutch) Transmissions Only. 

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  • Amazing Support

    Recently purchased and installed the Unitronic Stage 1+ and Stage 1 DSG combo along with the programming tool for my 2015 Audi A3 1.8T. Installation was very straightforward and easy. It did take 15 minutes to install the ECU tune, but the DSG tune uploaded much faster. Had an issue with loading the DSG tune right after the ECU tune. I called support and he was extremely helpful and knew exactly how to fix the issue. It was a simple closing out of the application after loading the ECU tune and then starting again for the DSG tune. My car is noticeably faster than before. Car already had cat back Remus exhaust with quad Akroponic exhaust tips, resonator delete, intake with tube and turbo inlet pipe. I am not sure if the car is 84 hp and 104 ft lbs of torque faster, but it is noticeably faster. To be fair, I do not drive extremely aggressively and never floor the accelerator, so the stats may indeed be correct. Turbo still needs a little time to spool. It is amazingly nice to see what gear the car is in. I installed an S3 wheel with paddle shifters, so knowing the gear is nice. Engine sounds more aggressive even than before. Transmission shifts much quicker and smoother. Gas mileage is indeed a little better than before. I would definitely say that it is worth the money. As I said, it definitely feels stronger and pulls much harder. Maybe I am unable to judge an 84 hp difference since my other car is a 2013 GT500. Next is the IS38 turbo with supporting intercooler, downpipe, and Unitronics Stage 2 for IS38.

    Ken Rogers