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APR MQB Carbon Fiber Intake System (15+ A3/S3, 16+ TT, 15+ GTI/Golf, 19+ GLI)

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SKU: 106131
MPN: CI100033

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Description

If you need a great intake system that’s easy to install, look no further.  APR brings you a product you should not be overlooked.  An all carbon, flow bench tested aftermarket masterpiece could be delivered right to your door.  The APR Carbon Fiber Intake System increases performance primarily by improving mass airflow through the system while still proving adequate filtration. You’re going to get greater power and torque throughout the power band.  Sounds from the engine and turbocharger are enhanced and some may even experience better fuel economy depending on driving style.  The APR Carbon Fiber Intake System is an attractive high performance upgrade for the latest 1.8T and 2.0T engines as found.  The factory intake design has the foundation for excellent performance, but much of this is sacrificed in an effort to meet other design requirements. With requirements set forth for only supporting factory power output levels, low engine sound levels and long service intervals, there is plenty of room for improvement.  The APR Carbon Fiber Intake System increases performance primarily by improving mass airflow through the system while still proving adequate filtration. Expect greater horsepower and torque through the power band with a more direct and responsive feel upon pressing the throttle. Sounds from the engine and turbocharger are enhanced and some may even experience better fuel economy depending on driving style.  You’re looking at nearly 20 horses of improvement.

Notes

 

Does my engine have Secondary Air Injection (SAI)?

Engine with SAI

Dyno Results:

APR MK7 Intake Dyno Results

 

Research & Development 

 Cotton Filter:

APR MK7 Intake Filter Testing

APR Intake VS Stock:

APR MK7 Intake v. Stock

 

Improving the Pressure Ratio:

Unlike traditional open element filters, the APR intake design only pulls air from the leading edge of the vehicle’s hood. In doing so, it draws air from an area of relatively high pressure. As the vehicle increases in speed, pressure continues to build and ultimately aids in the intake’s effectiveness.

By sealing the intake system, pressure created during the ram air effect and volute design is not simply lost within the engine bay. This is contrary to open element filters that pull air from a relatively low pressure region formed within the engine bay.

Volute Filter Chamber:

APR MK7 Intake Volute Filter Chamber

 

High Pressure Inlet Snorkel and Sealed Design:

High Pressure Inlet Snorkel and Sealed Design

 

Reducing Turbulence:

As air enters the intake entrance, directional vanes ensure airflow is properly directed towards the entire length of the intake filter rather than only a small portion. This results in a reduction of air turbulence and creates an event pressure distribution over the entire filter surface for maximum filter efficiency. As the filter becomes dirty with age, performance drop happens less dramatically as particles form evenly over a larger portion of the intake rather than localizing to one location or another.

Directional Turning Vanes:

Directional Turning Vanes

 

Intake Air Temperature Management:

Intake air temperature (IAT) plays a critical role in engine performance, especially on turbocharged engines where the ambient air temperature is raised twice through both compression via the turbocharger, and then again during the engine’s compression stroke.

In an effort to maintain the lowest possible starting IAT, the APR Intake system begins by drawing air from the coldest possible location, which is the front end of the vehicle before the radiator. Air travels a short path through the intake system, past the filter and on its way to the turbocharger through a sealed intake design that prevents ingestion of hot, under-hood. Finally, the intake’s carbon composite design features a thin fiberglass backing, which improves thermal insulative properties

Intake Air Temperature Management

 

Filtration

APR’s design requirements called for an intake filter medium that exhibited high flow capabilities, long service life and adequate filtration properties. While traditional paper filters and even some foam filters can achieve one or more of these requirements, only a pleated cotton filter was able to achieve all three. This is due in part to the intake housing’s volute design and turning vanes. With even pressure flow distribution across the entire filter element, the filter is loaded more evenly, retaining performance over time, increasing the length of the maintenance intervals, and increasing the filter's effectiveness.

APR MK7 Intake Filter

 

Sound:

Product Features

  • All carbon
  • Flow bench tested
  • Almost 20 horsepower gain! 
  • Easy Installation
  • CARB Exempt # D-783-2

installation

The intake system comes preassembled from APR ready to be installed in minutes with minimal tools. With the factory unit removed, the intake slips into place and connects to the factory turbo inlet pipe using the OEM hardware without filling the engine bay with additional couplers and hose clamps. Because the system fits in the OEM location, it’s fully compatible with future upgrades from APR, including our larger Stage III Turbocharger Systems.

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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  
2015 2019 AUDI A3 QUATTRO CABRIOLET PREMIUM
CABRIOLET PREMIUM PLUS
CABRIOLET PRESTIGE
PREMIUM
PREMIUM PLUS
PRESTIGE
L4 2.0 GAS FI T ALL  
2015 2019 AUDI S3 PREMIUM PLUS
PRESTIGE
L4 2.0 GAS FI T ALL  
2016 2019 AUDI TT QUATTRO BASE
COUPE
ROADSTER
S
L4 2.0 GAS FI T ALL  
2015 2019 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF R L4 2.0 GAS FI T ALL  
2015 2018 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF LAUNCH EDITION
S
SE
SEL
TSI
WOLFSBURG EDITION
L4 1.8 GAS FI T ALL  
2017 2019 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF ALLTRACK S
SE
SEL
L4 1.8 GAS FI T ALL  
2015 2018 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF SPORTWAGEN S
SE
SEL
S 4MOTION
L4 1.8 GAS FI T ALL  
2019 2019 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF SPORTWAGEN S 4MOTION L4 1.8 GAS FI T ALL  
2015 2019 VOLKSWAGEN GTI ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL  
2019 2019 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA GLI S
GLI 35TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
GLI AUTOBAHN
L4 2.0 GAS FI T ALL  

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  • APR Carbon CAI

    Easy install and great sound! Looks good too

    EJ
  • Awesome

    Installed in a 2018 golf R 7.5. Excellent fit and easy install. Noticeable throttle response difference. Purchased with the APR inlet pipe and coolant hose. Recommend both.

    Jason
  • Easy Install

    Love the overall look of the intake, install was ridiculously easy for a non-mechanic, and I can definitely feel a difference in the pull of the car now. My only complaint is that I can't really hear a change in the tone after the install. It literally sounds the same which was kind of a selling point for me since a lot of other reviews claimed a sound difference. After speaking with tech support, apparently I should've gone with an open intake instead of closed. But sound aside, the performance and aesthetic of the intake are wonderful!!

    Roger M.
  • APR MQB Carbon Fiber Intake System

    Fantastic intake system. Coupled with the carbon fiber turbo inlet pipe, they make one hell of a statement under the hood of your car. I instantly felt the difference and heard the euphoric sound of a turbo spooling all during acceleration. After adding a Unitronic Stake 1+ tune, my 2018 Golf Alltrack SEL became the perfect sleeper. I've already smoked the likes of a Mustang Eco, WRX and Veloster. They had no idea what hit em.

    Mitchell
  • At first I didn't think this was going to fit. It does go in and it's very snug fit. After I figured out the trick I can pull it it amd put back in faster than the original. I do wish they provided a cover for the top of the radiator because it does give it an unfinished look. Excellent product otherwise.

    Richard Hill
  • Wonderful product. Build quality is unmatched. Definitely feel more power. Install was super easy.

    Chris
  • Super fast delivery great looking product and easy too install and the sound is great too. Definitely will be ordering many other products from modded euros great website

    Shayne
  • Install was very easy, and looks great under the hood. The intake note is enhanced and sounds amazing. Definitely recommend this product.

    SAGE
  • Just installed it last night and is it wrong I got aroused? It is B E A U tiful!!!!

    OsitO
  • Wanted a nice looking intake as well as one that used the stock airflow. Cant be happier. Love it.

    Gary V.
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