APR Carbon Fiber Intake System for 1.8/2.0 TSI/TFSI Gen3 MQB


APR Carbon Fiber Intake System for 1.8/2.0 TSI/TFSI Gen3 MQB




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.

This APR Intake System will suit the following models :

  • Audi A3 / S3 (Mk3 / Typ 8V) – 1.8TFSI & 2.0 TFSI
  • Audi TT/ TTS (Mk3 / Typ 8S) – 1.8TFSI & 2.0 TFSI ***Requires the SAI filter click here to see the product
  • Seat Leon / Cupra (MkIII / Typ 5F) – 1.8TSI & 2.0 TSI
  • Skoda Octavia / VRS (MkIII / Typ 5E) – 1.8TSI & 2.0 TSI
  • VW Golf / GTI / Clubsport / ED40 / R / Alltrak (Mk7 / A7 / Typ 5G) – 1.8TSI & 2.0 TSI

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.

Uncommon to most in the market today, APR spared no expenses during the research and development period. For the better part of a year, APR’s 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.


In an effort to strive for an ideal pressure ratio (1:1) between the intake’s inlet and outlet, the intake features several key characteristics. 

Through CFD optimization and flow-bench validation, the intake’s filter housing was shaped into a reducing spiral, or volute, which uses the inertia of the air entering the system to increase pressure on the outside of the filter. This creates an even pressure distribution across the entire face of the filter, rather than only a few key spots, and as such, maximizes utilization of the filtration element.

Compared to many other popular intake styles, the APR intake system allows for the use of a small, compact filter with better filter utilization as systems often twice its size.

Unlike traditional open element filters, the APR intake design only pulls air from the grille area near 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.


Optional Accessories :

  • Turbo Inlet Pipe (click here to see product listing)
    The APR Carbon Fiber Turbo Inlet Pipe replaces the rear factory plastic accordion tube with an attractive carbon fiber inlet, complementing the APR Intake System’s aesthetically pleasing design. The intake and inlet hose are joined via a necessary flex coupler to allow for adequate engine movement under use without damaging the intake. The turbo inlet pipe is completely compatible with all factory turbochargers and APR’s Stage III Turbocharger System.
  • Coolant Hose (click here to see product listing)
    The factory coolant hose is designed to be routed over the top of the intake system. However, when routed underneath the intake, it’s far more aesthetically appealing. The APR coolant hose replaces the factory unit and routes cleanly under the intake and around the APR catch can without kinking or adding extra stress to the mounting points.



We are constantly adding parts! If you do not see the APR parts you are looking for please contact us and we’ll price it up for you via email.



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Additional information

Weight 5 kg
Dimensions 80 × 40 × 40 cm