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IE MQB 2.0T/1.8T Gen 3 Cold Air Intake - IEINCI11

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IE MQB 2.0T/1.8T Gen 3 Cold Air Intake

Please Note: *Does not fit Audi A3 engines equipped with a MAF sensor commonly found in FWD models.

*VW Arteon models is not compatible with optional CF lid without washer filler neck relocation. Arteon also requires IE Turbo Inlet Pipe upgrade for installation (sold separately).

It could also fit from what we heard the GLI with slight trimming of the shield picture listed below in page.

IE's Cold Air Intake System for VW MK7 & Audi 8V 1.8T / 2.0T (gen 3) is maximized for performance delivering up to 15WHP & 13ft-lbs of torque! True motorsport features such as our 3.5" piping, full-width heat shield, high-flow velocity stack, 5" filter, and smooth transition couplers deliver up to 67% more flow than stock with turbo inlet upgrade. The innovative design allows the intake to be run as a cost-friendly open filter intake or upgraded with a high-gloss carbon fiber assembly for a show car look!


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.



IE engineers utilize advanced 3D scanners and specialized software to create a digital model of the engine bay. This digital environment ensures the intake clears and fits exactly like a factory-installed unit. Rapid printed prototyping is used to ensure real-world fitment and clearances before moving onto production. The result is an intake that provides a hassle-free install with angles and curves that not only look at home in your engine bay but elevates the style altogether.


Everything needed to install your new IE intake is included without having to make trips to the hardware store. Our included stealth coolant hides under the intake and out of view for a cleaner look and protects the coolant line from interfering or rubbing on anything that may lead to future coolant leaks. This intake is a direct fit for vehicles with and without secondary air injection, including all necessary hardware to install without purchasing additional kits or equipment.


The installation process is quick and straightforward using basic hand tools. The entire intake system system utilizes factory-style mounts that ensure a perfect and hassle-free fit.

Install time around 1 hour


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RETURN & EXCHANGE ( Last Updated March 8th 2021)

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To initiate the return process, please call or email Strictly European Motors Ltd. We will provide you with a Return Merchandise Authorization number. The RMA number, receipt/Proof of Purchase, and item + original packaging must be included for a return to be valid.

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130 Lepage Crt Unit 16

Toronto, Ontario



All returns are subject to a 20% restocking fee. All items being returned must be in new, undamaged condition, and in the original packaging. Any item that has been installed on a vehicle will not be eligible for return. Customers have a 30 day (excludes Unitronic products [15 days] no exceptions ) window from the time of the original shipping date to return an item. Shipping costs are the sole responsibility of the customer. Strictly European Motors Ltd is not responsible for the shipping costs of returns, nor will the initial shipping cost of the item(s) be refunded or reimbursed upon return of said item. All items shipped with FREE shipping will still be subject to actual shipping charges being non-refundable.

We highly recommend insuring items for return, but that is left to the discretion of the customer. Strictly European Motors Ltd is not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged items. Items can either be exchanged or refunded to the original payment method depending on preference. Exchanges are subject to product availability.

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