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APR Intercooler Kit, For Q5

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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.

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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"in? OEM GTI.24.25" x 16.25" x 1.3"" 529.8 in? OEM Golf R. 24.00" x 16.25" x 2.25" 877.5 in? APR
  • Intercooler installed in the best location for this platform-Utilizes factory air dams for exceptional airflow across the core. 100% compatible with the Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) system.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Designed by engineers with lasers-With the best equipment and smartest engineers, it just works!

  • Design

    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.


    Internally APR conducted a multitude of tests both on the street and on the dyno with thermocouples and pressure transducers placed at the inlet and outlet of the intercooler during the design phase. Data from these tests were used to chose the intercooler core available today. With the intercooler in it's final production form, tests were conducted against the factory to measure the effectiveness of each system.

    Testing conducted on the dyno provided a semi controlled environment for back-to-back stress testing the two systems. Utilizing a B8 A4 2.0T 6MT at APR stage II power levels, six back-to-back twelve second dyno pulls were conducted with only 5 seconds of cool down times between runs. APR's ECU Explorer high resolution datalogging system was used for raw sensor data collection.

    The APR intercooler saw a beginning IAT of 29.25 ?C that quickly dropped to 25.50 ?C by the end of the first run and settled at only 3.50 ?C by the end of the sixth run. The system effectively rejected heat soak and produced consistent dyno results. In stark contrast, the factory intercooler system did far worse. With a cooler beginning IAT of 27 ?C, temperature rose to a staggering 42.5?C after only the first run, already resulting in a poorer IAT than the APR intercooler after six back-to-back runs! As testing continued, it was clear the factory intercooler system was not built with performance in mind. IAT's continued to rise, ending at 57.75 ?C; an additional 23-25 ?C higher than the APR system! This translated to a final gain of 17 AWHP over the factory intercooler by the sixth run while the power only varied by under 3 AWHP across all six runs with the APR Intercooler.

    Extended Fitment Details

    This product fits the following vehicle configurations:

    AudiQ51.8 TFSI / 2.0 TFSI


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    • 30.0 lbs.
    • W22.0000” x H9.0000” x L45.0000”
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