Upon opening the hood, it’s clear to see why the APR Carbon Fiber Intake System is so highly sought after. Featuring a carbon fiber 2x2 weave, common to the engine bays of Audi’s high end of Quattro GMBH vehicles, the intake demands attention and delivers form that matches the intake’s function despite playing a secondary roll in the design requirements.
The factory intake design has the foundation for excellent performance, but much of this is sacrificed in an effort to meet other design requirements. 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.
The intake system comes preassembled form 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.
*Vehicles equipped with secondary air injection (SAI) will also require ES514212.