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IE Audi 3.0T Supercharged Performance ECU Tune | Fits B8/B8.5 S4. S5, C7 A6, A7, SQ5, Q5


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      We brought the heat, and now there is a new king in town. Using all off the shelf IE parts and ECU calibration on a B8.5 S4, we smashed the world record 1/4th time run after run! Purchasing an IE tune grants you access to flashing your own tune, switching octanes, easy upgrades, true launch control,  optional exhaust crackle, E40 ethanol, and world-record setting performance for your Audi 3.0T engine. Learn more about our world-record run on the IE Blog!


      IE offers a selection of “Stages” to match your installed hardware. Each Stage offers maximized power to match your mods from stock to full-out double pulley throttle body. Continue reading below to check out the available stages and required hardware.

      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 upload your new IE ECU Tune to your car in a matter of minutes!


      IE’s motorsport-inspired software brings track-ready ECU programming to your Audi 3.0T supercharged engine while retaining factory comfort and reliability. Developed in-house, IE engineers are equipped with industry-leading tuning technology to completely reverse engineer the factory mapping and safely modify it to maximize performance. Years of professional tuning high-powered race vehicles and intimate knowledge of the VW & Audi engines results in a wicked fast car on the street or the track. Your new software tune is easily uploaded to your factory installed ECU (engine control module) without touching a wrench in your own driveway. Multiple tunes are available to match your stock or installed aftermarket hardware.


      IE 3.0T Stage 1

      The IE Stage 1 B8 & B8.5 S4 3.0T tune delivers an aggressive power upgrade without having to install any hardware modifications. Perfect for customers looking for a big jump in power without adding any additional hardware. In a matter of minutes, the vehicle will be much more enjoyable to drive with a massive boost in performance.

      Stage 1 recommendations
      -IE Cold Air Intake (recommended)
      -IE DSG Tune highly recommended on early mechatronics units circa 2010
      IE Audi 3.0T Single Pulley Tune
      The IE Stage 2 Tune for B8 & B8.5 S4 recalibrates the ECU to take advantage of a smaller diameter supercharger pulley. This faster supercharger speed allows more airflow and higher boost pressures. The result is a powerful engine with a significant increase in power and torque across the rev range. Bottom end torque especially is increased.  Files are available from 95 octane up to 108 Octane Unleaded. A heat exchanger upgrade is recommended at this stage, but not required.
      Stage 2 Single Pulley Tune required & recommended hardware
      -IE Supercharger Pulley Upgrade (required)
      -IE DSG Transmission Tune (highly recommended)
      -Heat Exchanger Upgrade (recommended)
      -IE Cold Air Intake (recommended)

      Ready to unleash serious power? IE’s Stage 2 Double Pulley ECU calibration is for owners running both the smaller supercharger charger pulley along with an additional larger crank pulley. These two pulley’s combined create the optimal supercharger ratio resulting in up to 534HP and 520TQ! Available in 95, 98,  and 108 octanes along with a specialty E40 (pump plus E85 mixed) blend. A heat exchanger is required for this modification. If you intend to use the E40 blend, a high-pressure fuel pump upgrade is also required.
      Stage 2 Double Pulley Tune required & recommended hardware
      -IE Supercharger Pulley Upgrade (required)
      -IE Crank Pulley Upgrade (required)
      -IE DSG Transmission Tune (required)
      -Heat Exchanger Upgrade (required)
      -IE Cold Air Intake (recommended)

      IE Audi 3.0T Throttle Body Tune

      This is for all the marbles, designed to completely unleash the complete performance potential from your supercharger by removing the factory throttle body limitation. This tune is for dual pulley setups that are also running our IE Throttle Body Upgrade Kit for the fastest S4 in town! This tune is included as a free update with Stage 2 Double Pulley files.
      Stage 2 Throttle Body Tune required & recommended hardware
      -IE 3.0T Throttle Body Upgrade Kit (required)
      -IE Supercharger Pulley Upgrade (required)
      -IE Crank Pulley Upgrade (required)
      -IE DSG Transmission Tune (required)
      -Heat Exchanger Upgrade (required)
      -IE Cold Air Intake (recommended)



      All available tune stages include various octanes at no extra cost. Using the IE POWERlink cable you can switch between octanes as needed. You can load high octane files for race day and run regular pump octane on your daily commute and save at the pump.


      • Pump 95
      • Pump 98


      • Pump 95
      • Pump 98
      • Race Fuel 108


      • Pump 95
      • Pump 98
      • Race Fuel 108
      • Ethanol E40 Blend

      E40 BLEND FUEL
      The IE Stage 2 Dual Pulley and Throttle Body Tunes offer you tons of power potential on multiple octanes options including support for E40. The direct injection factory fuel system cannot safely support the amount of fuel needed for full E85 fuel, even with an HPFP upgrade, however, it can support a maximum blend of ethanol to E40. E40 is an ethanol mix of E85 with regular pump 91/93 fuel (about 2/5ths E85 and 3/5ths 91/93 with E10 premium gas). To run this fuel safely, it must be pre-mixed and verified before filling into an empty tank. You can read our blog article on how to safely blend ethanol HEREAvailable for all Dual Pulley and above tunes.

      IE’s pump fuel 95/98 tunes are specially calibrated with safe air to fuel mixtures that inhibit “knocking”. These mixtures also provide cooler exhaust gas temperature and thus are safer for the 3.0T’s fragile catalytic converters than many competition tunes. Higher octanes are intended for higher power output and do not guarantee factory catalytic converter safety.


      IE’s True Launch Control feature adds the motorsport function of two-step launch control built into the ECU software. This offers neck-breaking launches with engine load and boost built from a stop. This provides a large advantage over similarly powered vehicles. Optional feature on B8.5 Dual Pulley and above tunes.

      *Not available on early revision mechatronics units circa 2010

      Give your supercharged engine an aggressive sporty sound. This new feature makes your S car sound like a true performance machine when you rev, decelerate, or let off the throttle for gear changes. This exhaust crackle is completely safe and entirely addicting. Optional feature for Stage 2 and above tunes.


      The Audi 3.0T engine continues to make power beyond the factory rev limiter, especially when power adders such as upgraded pullies are added. Our files allow the engine to access all of that power by increasing the rev limiter. Requires matching IE DSG /transmission calibration on S-Tronic Cars.

      Stage 1 RPM limit: 7200 RPM*
      Stage 2 single & dual pulley limit: 7350 RPM*

      *DSG Calibration will shift slightly before these cutoffs


      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, flash back to stock, perform engine diagnostics, read/clear codes and gather high-quality operating data via logging.


      • Audi – S4 2008-2016 (B8 & B8.5) 3.0T supercharged engines*
      • Audi – S5 Coupe 2013-2016 (B8.5) 3.0T supercharged engines*
      • Audi – S5 Cabriolet 2009-2015 (B8 & B8.5) 3.0T supercharged engines*
      • Audi – Q5 2008-2017 (8R) 3.0T supercharged engines*
      • Audi – SQ5 2008-2017 (8R) 3.0T supercharged engines*
      • Audi – A6 2012-2017 (C7) 3.0T supercharged engines*
      • Audi – A6 Allroad 2012-2017 (C7) 3.0T supercharged engines*
      • Audi – A7 2012-2017 (C7) 3.0T supercharged engines*

      *Tuning available for engines with press-fit supercharger pulleys only. Some late model 2016+ engines may be equipped with a 4 bolt supercharger pulley, this is not currently supported and is coming soon.