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


INTAKE ONLY. Purchase Lid Separate


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



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.