IE MQB 2.0T/1.8T Gen 3 Cold Air Intake | VW MK7 GTI, Golf R, Golf, & Audi 8V A3, S3
IE MQB 2.0T/1.8T Gen 3 Cold Air Intake | VW MK7 GTI, Golf R, Golf, & Audi 8V A3, S3
IE MQB 2.0T/1.8T Gen 3 Cold Air Intake | VW MK7 GTI, Golf R, Golf, & Audi 8V A3, S3
IE MQB 2.0T/1.8T Gen 3 Cold Air Intake | VW MK7 GTI, Golf R, Golf, & Audi 8V A3, S3
IE MQB 2.0T/1.8T Gen 3 Cold Air Intake | VW MK7 GTI, Golf R, Golf, & Audi 8V A3, S3
IE MQB 2.0T/1.8T Gen 3 Cold Air Intake | VW MK7 GTI, Golf R, Golf, & Audi 8V A3, S3
IE MQB 2.0T/1.8T Gen 3 Cold Air Intake | VW MK7 GTI, Golf R, Golf, & Audi 8V A3, S3
IE MQB 2.0T/1.8T Gen 3 Cold Air Intake | VW MK7 GTI, Golf R, Golf, & Audi 8V A3, S3
IE MQB 2.0T/1.8T Gen 3 Cold Air Intake | VW MK7 GTI, Golf R, Golf, & Audi 8V A3, S3
IE MQB 2.0T/1.8T Gen 3 Cold Air Intake | VW MK7 GTI, Golf R, Golf, & Audi 8V A3, S3
IE MQB 2.0T/1.8T Gen 3 Cold Air Intake | VW MK7 GTI, Golf R, Golf, & Audi 8V A3, S3
IE MQB 2.0T/1.8T Gen 3 Cold Air Intake | VW MK7 GTI, Golf R, Golf, & Audi 8V A3, S3
IE MQB 2.0T/1.8T Gen 3 Cold Air Intake | VW MK7 GTI, Golf R, Golf, & Audi 8V A3, S3
IE MQB 2.0T/1.8T Gen 3 Cold Air Intake | VW MK7 GTI, Golf R, Golf, & Audi 8V A3, S3
IE MQB 2.0T/1.8T Gen 3 Cold Air Intake | VW MK7 GTI, Golf R, Golf, & Audi 8V A3, S3
IE MQB 2.0T/1.8T Gen 3 Cold Air Intake | VW MK7 GTI, Golf R, Golf, & Audi 8V A3, S3
IE MQB 2.0T/1.8T Gen 3 Cold Air Intake | VW MK7 GTI, Golf R, Golf, & Audi 8V A3, S3
IE MQB 2.0T/1.8T Gen 3 Cold Air Intake | VW MK7 GTI, Golf R, Golf, & Audi 8V A3, S3
IE MQB 2.0T/1.8T Gen 3 Cold Air Intake | VW MK7 GTI, Golf R, Golf, & Audi 8V A3, S3
IE MQB 2.0T/1.8T Gen 3 Cold Air Intake | VW MK7 GTI, Golf R, Golf, & Audi 8V A3, S3
IE MQB 2.0T/1.8T Gen 3 Cold Air Intake | VW MK7 GTI, Golf R, Golf, & Audi 8V A3, S3

IE MQB 2.0T/1.8T Gen 3 Cold Air Intake | VW MK7 GTI, Golf R, Golf, & Audi 8V A3, S3

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IE's Cold Air Intake System for VW MK7 & Audi 8V 1.8T / 2.0T (gen 3) is maximized for performance delivering up to 15WHP & 13ft-lbs of torque! True motorsport features such as our 3.5" piping, full-width heat shield, high-flow velocity stack, 5" filter, and smooth transition couplers deliver up to 67% more flow than stock with turbo inlet upgrade. The innovative design allows the intake to be run as a cost-friendly open filter intake or upgraded with a high-gloss carbon fiber assembly for a show car look!

MASSIVE
FULL-WIDTH

RAM AIR SCOOP

UP TO
67% MORE FLOW

WITH TURBO INLET

FLOW OPTIMIZED
VELOCITY STACK

MOTORSPORT DESIGN

LEADING FEATURES

IE engineers set out to create the ultimate MQB EA888 Gen 3 cold air intake system available for the demanding VW and Audi enthusiast. Utilizing cutting-edge technology, race-proven design features, and extreme attention to detail has produced a performance intake that exceeds this goal in power, sound, quality, and above all -fun!

  • Gain over 10+ horsepower and torque with tuning

  • Available with optional high gloss carbon fiber lid

  • CARB approved & 50 state emissions legal

  • Adds aggressive motorsport turbo and engine sound

  • Incredibly efficient heat dissipation

  • Full-width air inlet spans entire radiator support

  • High-flow built-in velocity stack & 5" air filter

  • Big 3.5" intake piping and silicone

  • Flow-optimized for tuned engines, hybrid/big turbos

  • Smooth transition 3-ply silicone couplers

  • Perfect fitment by utilizing factory airbox mounts

  • Laser-etched stainless steel logo plate

  • Black powder-coated aluminum

  • Stealth coolant line included at no extra cost

  • Works with/without SAI - no need to buy an extra kit

  • Multi-ply silicone with stop-flat edges

  • Stainless-steel hardware

     

OPTIONAL CARBON FIBER LID

Upgrade your intake and bring a classy and stylized look to your engine bay with the optional carbon fiber lid upgrade. The carbon shape is specially designed to fit your IE intake and conform to the factory engine bay for a 100% perfect fit and finish. A hidden series of install holes under the trim seal on your intake allows for an easy install of our popular carbon fiber lid.

FULL-WIDTH RAM AIR SCOOP

The majority of our intake is an aluminum alloy heat shield that spans the entire length of the front clip. This feature takes advantage of outside high-pressure air getting shoved through the front grill and channels this fresh air directly to the integrated velocity stack and air filter while effectively sealing off hot engine bay air.

OPTIONAL TURBO INLET PIPE

Upgrade your intake with our optional cast turbo inlet for the most performance available from an intake system. This removes the significant airflow restriction from the small plastic stock inlet and maintains the largest size possible from the intake to the turbocharger. This combination increases flow up to 66.94% over the stock intake and turbo inlet!

Turbo inlet pipe is an optional upgrade and can be purchased with your intake or added at a later date.

MOTORSPORT SOUND

We know a fast car is fun to drive, but a good-sounding one puts a smile on your face. The high-velocity bellmouth and free flow design produce a unique and exciting effect of amplifying engine notes and turbo sounds that create an addicting symphony every time you throttle down.

BUILT-IN VELOCITY STACK

The built-in velocity stack is a true motorsport design feature used in professional motorsport racing. The bellmouth shape is incredibly efficient at channeling the mass amounts of airflow coming through the 5" air filter's surface area and smoothly transferring it down to the intake piping with very low amounts of drag or power-robbing turbulence.

HARSH CLIMATE FILTER UPGRADE

Drive with confidence while keeping your engine safe on dirt roads, sandy areas, or anywhere your intake is exposed to nasty contaminants. Using a 3-step approach to combat harsh climates the filter has been increased to 8 pleats, treated with penetrating filter oil, and covered with a pre-filter sock. This offers superior filtration and peace of mind for your intake system when traveling in questionable conditions.

IE Harsh Climate Filter Kit is an optional upgrade and sold separately.

HYBRID /LARGE TURBO READY

Have plans for a bigger turbo? Your IE intake is designed for significant power in mind. Everything from the heatshield size to the surface area of the filter is optimized to support larger turbos and shaped without any hard bends common on competitor intakes to ensure uninterrupted airflow for any power goal.

BREAKING INTO THE 10-SECOND 1/4TH MILE WITH IE INTAKE SYSTEM ON OUR 2015 GOLF R GARRET GT2260S BUILD

TAILORED FITMENT

IE engineers utilize advanced 3D scanners and specialized software to create a digital model of the engine bay. This digital environment ensures the intake clears and fits exactly like a factory-installed unit. Rapid printed prototyping is used to ensure real-world fitment and clearances before moving onto production. The result is an intake that provides a hassle-free install with angles and curves that not only look at home in your engine bay but elevates the style altogether.

COMPLETE KIT

Everything needed to install your new IE intake is included without having to make trips to the hardware store. Our included stealth coolant hides under the intake and out of view for a cleaner look and protects the coolant line from interfering or rubbing on anything that may lead to future coolant leaks. This intake is a direct fit for vehicles with and without secondary air injection, including all necessary hardware to install without purchasing additional kits or equipment.

POWER GAINS

On turbo engines more flow equals more power! Putting performance first, the ram air full-width design, velocity stack, 3.5" silicone/piping, and massive 5-inch filter all function to deliver the most power possible from an intake system. The result is an intake system with power gains of up to 15WHP and 13ft-lbs of torque, with even higher gains possible on hybrid & large turbo setups!  

FLOW BENCH TESTING

IE's engineers have thrown out the factory plastic intake box and small diameter piping replacing it with a true motorsport designed intake. Utilizing advanced engineering techniques and industry-leading manufacturing processes to maximize air-flow, results are up to a 67% increase in flow over stock when coupled with an IE turbo inlet pipe!

Back-to-back flow bench testing shows consistent airflow gains over the stock intake. The chart details flow gains (CFM) over stock.

MQB INTAKE FLOW REPORT

The following report details the above graph proving the extreme efficiency of our performance intake and turbo inlet system on the stock turbocharger.

-IN. H20 STOCK INTAKE IE INTAKE & STOCK INLET IE INTAKE & IE INLET

-5

124 CFM

131 CFM

207 CFM

-10

178 CFM

186 CFM

297 CFM

-15

220 CFM

228 CFM

364 CFM

-20

225 CFM

264 CFM

419 CFM

-25

287 CFM

296 CFM

469 CFM

-30

315 CFM

325 CFM

513 CFM

IE INTAKE & STOCK INLET IE INTAKE & IE INLET

MAXIMUM INCREASE:

+5.64% @ -5 in/H20

+66.94% @ -5 in/H20

The above gains are a result of various design details:

  1. The 5" air filter surface area and increased air volume improve turbo efficiency.

  2. The internal velocity stack provides a low-turbulence transition from the filter to the inlet.

  3. Full-width ram air scoop channels low-temp airflow quickly to the engine while protecting it from radiant engine heat.

To learn more about these features, click the design tab above.

INSTALLATION

The installation process is quick and straightforward using basic hand tools. The entire intake system system utilizes factory-style mounts that ensure a perfect and hassle-free fit.

Install time around 1 hour

VEHICLE FITMENT GUIDE

MAKE MODEL YEAR ENGINE

AUDI

S3 (8V)

2015-2021

2.0T (AWD ONLY)

AUDI

A3 (8V)*

2015-2021

2.0T & 1.8T

VW

Golf R (MK7)

2015-2021

2.0T

VW

GTI (MK7)

2015-2021

2.0T

VW

Arteon*

2019-2022

2.0T

VW

Alltrak (MK7)

2015-2021

1.8T

VW

Golf (MK7)

2015-2021

1.8T

*Does not fit Audi A3 engines equipped with a MAF sensor commonly found in FWD models.

*VW Arteon models is not compatible with optional CF lid without washer filler neck relocation. Arteon also requires IE Turbo Inlet Pipe upgrade for installation (sold separately).

50 STATE CARB LEGAL

IE's Cold Air Intake System and Turbo Inlet Pipe for VW & Audi MQB 2.0T & 1.8T EA888 Gen 3 are CARB certified and completely emissions compliant. Simply install your new IE intake system along with the included CARB EO sticker and worry-free pass emissions testing in all 50 states (including California) within the USA. Enjoy more power, sound, and fun on the track or road with the confidence of being 100% emissions legal.

This product is CARB certified under CARB EO Number D-838-1. More information can be found on CARBs website located HERE.

Need a replacement CARB sticker?
IEINCI11 intake kits purchased on or after April 5th, 2021 are eligible for a replacement sticker by contacting our support team with proof of purchase. Intakes purchased before April 5th, 2021 are not deemed CARB compliant and do not legally qualify for a CARB sticker.


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Great fit

Easy to install, looks great and the fit and finish is top notch.

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Fantastic product, easy to install.

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Sounds Amazing, Performs Amazing

no complaints here, the sound definitely increases the fun factor of the drive.

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All the AIR!

I love my intake, the install was painless and the IE guys thought of everything. Even adding little soft spacers to attach under the intake tray to make sure nothing vibrates and makes noise.

I love the induction sounds it gives off and it may be placebo, but the car FEELS a bit peppier.

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