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APR and Alex’s Autohaus are pleased to present light-weight, high-strength forged connecting rods and proprietary light-weight, high-strength forged OEM profile MAHLE pistons for 2.5 TFSI engines. As the leader in high performance engine products for the Volkswagen Automotive Group, APR is capable of creating horsepower and torque levels outside of the original equipment’s stress tolerances.  […]

  So, you come in to Alex’s Autohaus to get a check engine light diagnosed and Willy tells you that it is an oxygen sensor.  So, what the heck is an oxygen sensor and what does it do? An oxygen sensor is an electronic device that helps modern fuel injected engines control the air to […]

    APR has just announced the ECU upgrade for the Audi RS6 & RS7 V8 and, wow we have some nice gains.  The 91 octane tune bumps power to 645 horsepower and 656 lb-ft of torque.  The 100 octane gets you 728 horsepower and 223 lb-ft of torque.  That is 162 horsepower and 223 […]

BMW just announced the specs and details for the 2015 M3 to arrive in showrooms in early Summer 2014. Utilize a 3.0L turbocharged inline-six engine making 425 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque 176 lbs lighter and 25% more fuel efficient than the previous M3 0-6 mps in 4.1 seconds with 6-speed manual transmission, 3.9 […]

The APR Winter Sale is on now until January 4th.  Give us a call and schedule your appointment to get more power for your VW, Audi or Porsche.  GO APR!  

On this day before Thanksgiving I thought I would share some photos of the new M8 under development at BMW.  It has been far too long since BMW has played in the supercar arena, but with the M8 we should see some incredible technology. There is a lot of speculation on where the power output […]

Alex’s Autohaus is pleased to present the Racingline range of parts developed by Volkswagen Racing UK and distributed exclusively through APR’s global dealer network. Upgrade your factory front suspension with the VWR Adjustable Drop Links.  These were developed for the race cars to allow us to lower the ride heights yet keep the preload on the […]

APR’s Patented EMCS Program Switching is now available for the TT RS platform expanding upon the market’s best solution for TT RS performance upgrades. APR EMCS adds additional features to the APR ECU Upgrade allowing customers to cycle through programs and features from the driver seat, all without any additional hardware. With this upgrade, it’s […]

What is TPMS? TPMS is an acronym for Tire Pressure Monitoring System.  It is a system within your car to warn you about under or over inflated tires.  It has been around for several years, but it was only mandated by the government for cars produced after 2007.  So, if your car is newer than […]

It is happening again. The changing of seasons and the anticipation of cooler weather and snow. Now is a good time to get your car checked out before the weather turns. Some of the things you should be looking at: 1. Check your tires. Tires that are worn out are hazard to you and your […]