MK7 VW Golf / GTI & 8V Audi A3 APR Carbon Fiber Intake SystemCI100033
Regular price $454.99
APR CARBON FIBER INTAKE SYSTEM The APR Carbon Fiber Intake System is an attractive high performance upgrade for the latest 1.8T and 2.0T engines as found in various MQB platform vehicles. 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. RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT Uncommon to most in the market today, APR spared no expenses during the research and development period. For the better part of a year, APRs Mechanical Engineers created several prototype intake designs utilizing our in house Sterolithography 3D printer and other rapid prototyping techniques. Various filter mediums were tested in conjunction with the new intake designs through simulated models, flow bench analysis, dyno data collection and in real world applications all in an effort to derive the best possible solution. ENGINEERING AND DESIGN INFORMATION To increase performance over the factory intake system, the intake systems ability to flow a higher mass of air is critical. In order to achieve this, APRs Mechanical Engineers focused on improving the pressure ratio between the inlet and outlet of the intake system, reducing turbulence, maximizing filter efficiency and keeping IAT as low as possible. SPECIAL NOTE Vehicles with the secondary air injection require APR's Breather Hose Filter. This filer is sold separately and can be FOUND HERE on our website.