APR Intercooler System - B8/B8.5 A4/A5 1.8T/2.0T, IC100017
The APR Intercooler System is a massive front mounted upgrade that dramatically reduces intake air temperature (IAT), minimizes heat soak, and provides increased performance! The system is an easy to install, direct bolt-on design, that is recommended at every stage of performance.
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.
- Dramatically lowers intake air temp (IAT)
Increases horsepower while minimizing power-robbing heat soak!
17 horsepower gain over the factory system!
- Massive frontal surface area and core volume
2.50" x 5.50" x 26.00" - 143.00 in² frnt. & 357.5 in³ volume - OEM
2.25" x 16.2" x 22.00" - 356.4 in² frnt. & 801.9 in³ volume - APR
- Highly effective core design
Bar-and-plate core with staggered and louvered fins.
Rigorous testing determined core style, fin density, and size.
Low pressure drop + highly effective cooling = high performance!
- Smooth cast end tanks
Engineered for low turbulence/restriction and maximum flow.
Organically shaped to promote airflow across entire core.
Pressure tested to prevent power robbing boost leaks.
- Easy to install
With the bumper removed, install takes minutes!
No trimming or drilling necessary!
Full directions and APR world-renowned customer support included
- Designed by engineers with lasers
With the best equipment and smartest engineers, it just works!