IE ECU Stages for your VW MK7 or 8V A3 engine are available as Stage 1 stock engines or with modified hardware for Stage 2. Read below to determine the best stage for your build!
In order to flash your vehicle, you will need an IE POWERlink Direct-port Flash Tool (sold separately) and a Windows 7+ powered laptop. Already own an IE POWERlink cable? Contact us to purchase upgrade credits, there is no fee to upgrade tunes and you only pay the difference in tune cost.
Follow the link provided with your IE POWERlink Flash Tool to download our Flash Wizard software and follow the on-screen directions to tune your MQB 2.0T Gen 3 TSI in a matter of minutes!
IE's performance ECU calibration for the VW/Audi MQB 2.0T Gen 3 IS20 Turbo engine fully releases the power potential without sacrificing the reliability or comfort. Thousands of street, dyno, and track miles were torture tested to ensure maximum performance without sacrificing safety. Let your GTI, GLI, or A3 put a smile on your face again and experience the power and thrills from your new tune as it transforms your car into a true turbocharged beast.
Stage 1 is designed for those wanting more power without adding any additional parts. In less time than a lunch break, power gains are delivered smoothly across the entire powerband and many performance features have been added. Enthusiasts will have the choice between 91 & 93 fuel octanes and the ability to flash back to stock within minutes. As another added benefit, your IE Stage 1 Tune has been designed to adapt to minor bolt-on modifications, such as an intercooler or intake. Low torque file available for stock tuned DSG transmissions or manual trans with the stock clutch.
For those wanting to squeeze every last ounce of power from the stock turbo 2.0T engine, our Stage 2 ECU tune takes full advantage of performance bolt-ons including downpipe, intake, and intercooler. You can install this setup in a single weekend and transform your GTI or A3 into a true street beast with 327 HP and 399 TQ! Easily switch between free octane tunes whenever you want to add more power with your choice of 91 or 93 octane files. Load Stage 2 and get ready to experience the true power monster that has been hiding under the hood of your MQB VW or Audi. Stage 2 not currently available for 2019+ GTI or GLI, support coming soon!
Stage 2 required & recommended hardware
-IE Performance Downpipe (required)
-IE DSG Transmission Tune (required)
-IE Intercooler (highly recommended)
-IE Cold Air Intake (highly recommended)
Required for GTI & A3 Stage 1 high torque and all Stage 2 tune files, IE's DSG transmission tune will no longer lug the engine in drive mode or short shift the larger powerband. Clutch clamping forces are increased so the transmission can safely handle and deliver the increased power and torque. To get the most out of your tune investment, a lot of features have been added to make a fully rounded performance vehicle with more aggressive launches, faster shifting, higher RPM, and optimized shift points, and selectable launch control.
IE's own in-house developed POWERlink cable gives you the control to unlock your engine’s true potential from your own garage or driveway. Enjoy the freedom to quickly reflash your car’s engine control unit (ECU) or transmission control unit (TCU) with IE’s line of performance tunes. The cable simply plugs into your vehicle’s OBD-2 port delivering instant access to choose different IE Tune stages to match installed hardware, take advantage of different fuel octanes, flashback to stock, perform engine diagnostics, read/clear codes and gather high-quality operating data via logging.