The APR 1.8T/2.0T Intercooler System - MQB Vehicles



The APR Intercooler System is a OEM-location upgrade that dramatically reduces intake air temperature (IAT), minimizes heat soak, and provides increased performance! The system is a direct bolt-on upgrade that requires no trimming and is recommended at every stage of performance.

Quick Facts:

Dramatically lowers intake air temp (IAT)

Increases horsepower while minimizing power-robbing heat soak!
Effectiveness tested to over 500 HP!
21 horsepower gain over the factory system!

Massive core size

Use of the OEM-location allows for a massive intercooler core.
24.25" x 16.25" x 1.25" – 492.5 in³ – OEM GTI
24.25" x 16.25" x 1.37" – 529.8 in³ – OEM Golf R
24.00" x 16.25" x 2.25" – 877.5 in³ – APR

No hidden labor costs or permanent modifications

No trimming, cutting, or other costly modification required.
No modification to the Adaptive Cruise Control System required.
Full directions and APR world-renowned customer support included.


APR pioneered the OEM-location direct-replacement intercooler system in 2006. Unfortunately, to the untrained eye, many intercooler designs appear the same. However, effectiveness of the system and overall performance are greatly determined by several key metrics. Alloy selection, end tank design, construction type, fin style, fin density and overall core dimensions must be analyzed and balanced accordingly to deliver class-leading performance. While the OEM's goal is to create a lightweight, easy to manufacture and inexpensive to produce, cross-platform design capable of supporting factory power levels, APR's intercooler must be capable of supporting more than double the factory output. Achieving this goal took a multi-step approach focused around intercooler core selection, end tank design and install location.

apr intercooler

Currently available for MQB Platform vehicles (Audi A3/S3/TT/TTS Gen 3, VW Golf/Sportwagen/Alltrack/GTI/R/Passat/Tiguan Gen 3) at $899.99, call or visit us today for further information!