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Airtec Intercooler upgrade for VW Golf 7R, Seat Leon Cupra and Audi S3 8V

AIRTEC Motorsport are proud to introduce the front mount intercooler upgrade for the VAG MQB EA888.3 platform.

This freer-flowing intercooler is a direct replacement for the smaller and more restrictive OEM set up.

Fits the following vehicles:

  • Volkswagen Golf Mk7/7.5 R – 2.0 TSI
  • Volkswagen Golf Mk7/7.5 GTI incl. Clubsport and Clubsport S – 2.0 TSI
  • Seat Leon Cupra 265/280/290/300 – 2.0 TSI
  • Seat Leon – 1.9/2.0 TSI
  • Audi S3 8V (Hatchback and Saloon variants) – 2.0 TSI
  • Audi TTS 8S – 2.0 TSI
  • Audi TT 8S – 1.8/2.0 TSI
  • Audi A3 8V – 1.8/2.0 TSI
  • Skoda Octavia vRS – 2.0 TSI

Featuring a 60mm core design together with high-flow cast end tanks, the AIRTEC intercooler offers much greater surface area, efficiency and volume over standard. Despite this improvement, it fits neatly behind the original bumper, requires no trimming or cutting and can be used with the original hoses.

As with all AIRTEC products, the intercooler was tested back-to-back on the dyno against the OEM item. This showed a huge reduction in air charge temperatures over standard.

Our test car was fitted with a Cobra cat-back exhaust system and running Revo Stage 1 software.

Stock intercooler temps reduce to an average of 64 degrees and peak at 68 degrees (after 5 back-to-back runs). On the Stage 1 Revo software, the car struggled to produce a peak power increase of 40bhp, due to the restrictive and inefficient OEM VW intercooler being unable to cool the intake temperatures effectively.

With the AIRTEC intercooler fitted, the IAT saw a huge drop of 120 degrees, keeping temps much closer to ambient temperature and proving to be more reliable run after run. This gave a huge increase in performance, shown by the dyno test results below.

Test results taken @ AmD Rolling road:

Before AIRTEC intercooler was fitted, the car made 336.1bhp & 350.9 lb/ft of torque

After the intercooler was fitted it made a very impressive 371.8bhp & 352.9 lb/ft

  • Standard intercooler:
    • Run 1 – IN 115 degrees, OUT 44 degrees
    • Run 2 – IN 117 degrees, OUT 48 degrees
    • Run 3 – IN 118 degrees, OUT 52 degrees

  • AIRTEC intercooler:
    • Run 1 – IN 116 degrees, OUT 18 degrees
    • Run 2 – IN 117 degrees, OUT 20 degrees

All research,  design and development carried out at AIRTEC HQ in the UK, by our team of top fabricators and engineers. Extensive UK track days and multiple trips to the Nurburgring complete our well-rounded development and testing program. We strive to put all of our products through a grueling test so we can focus on ensuring they are nothing but the very best quality, delivering you the best performance on the road and the track.

Intercooler Dimensions:

  • Core thickness: 60mm
  • Height: 418mm
  • Intercooler width: 860mm

Part no: ATINTVAG12