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The APR Open PEX Intake System is the best dollar-per-horsepower intake system for the 1.8T/2.0T Engine! We've maximized performance and sound dramatically by reducing pressure drop and increasing airflow. This translates to more horsepower and torque, and less physical strain on the turbocharger. The system looks great, sounds amazing, and produces more horsepower and torque you can feel.

Our Open PEX Intake System does away with the closed airbox design and uses a massive 7" washable and reusable cotton filter with a frontal inlet and 4" rear outlet. This was necessary to limit pressure drop across the factory system and maximize airflow, while allowing you to fully hear the engine breathe! The massive filter provides excellent filtration. By oversizing the filter, we're able to limit pressure drop without sacrificing filtration. This is made possible through the use of greatly increased filter surface area. The PEX material give the intake an Oem feel and it allows us to make a complex and organic heat shield shape that keeps hot air pushed through the frontal radiator away from the intake tract. Lastly, PEX retains heat less than other materials, such as metal, making it ideal for performance.


  • More horsepower with gains up to +12 AWHP over stock
  • More torque with gains of up to +13 AWFT-LBS over stock
  • Greatly outflows the full factory frontal airbox by 60% at 833 CFM vs 521 CFM
  • High heat deflection PEX construction
  • Massive 7” washable and reusable cotton filter with a frontal inlet and 4” rear outlet
  • Creates an intoxicating intake sound in the engine bay
  • Improves throttle response
  • Lessens pressure drop
  • Lessens strain on the turbocharger
  • Lessens heat retention compared to other materials, such as metal
  • Compatible with APR and factory rear intake tubes and turbo inlet pipes
  • Easily installs in minutes


  • 2022+ VW Mk8 Golf R 2.0T**
  • 2022+ VW Mk8 GTI 2.0T**
  • 2015-2021 VW Mk7, Mk7.5 Golf 1.8T
  • 2015-2021 VW Mk7, Mk7.5 GTI 2.0T
  • 2015-2021 VW Mk7, Mk7.5 Golf R 2.0T
  • 2015-2019 VW Mk7, Mk7.5 Golf Sportwagen, Alltrack 1.8T
  • 2019+ VW GLI 2.0T*
  • 2019+ VW Arteon 2.0T
  • 2018+ VW Tiguan 2.0T (does not fit Tiguan Limited)
  • 2015-2020 Audi 8V A3 1.8T/2.0T*
  • 2015-2021 Audi 8V S3 2.0T
  • 2015-2020 Audi 8S TT
  • 2015-2020 Audi 8S TT-S
  • 2021+ Audi Q3 (F3 generation)*

*Fitment note: Certain models will require the use of an intake adapter for proper installation. Select Audi A3, Q3 and VW Tiguan models equipped with the Gen 3B engine, VW Mk7 GLI and Audi 8S TT/TTS models all fall into this category. If you need assistance identifying which engine your vehicle is equipped with, please feel free to contact us BEFORE placing an order.

**While this intake will fit on VW Mk8 GTI and Golf R models, it may take some more effort to get everything to fit properly and may still require the replacement of the turbo inlet hose with an aftermarket unit for proper fitment.

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