Carbonio Intake for the 2.0L TDI is finally here!

Posted on December 21, 2010 – 3:33 pm

APR must have some sort of contract with Santa and his elves, because this year it’s all about the many new toys APR has to debut for our Audi and VW enthusiasts! The latest news from APR is the release of the Carbonio Intake System for the 2.0L TDI motor!

Carbonio’s latest carbon fiber intake for the 2.0 TDI engine is a ram air design that completely separates the intake filter from the engine bay. Building from years of experience on and off the race track, Carbonio and APR’s engineering teams have spent countless hours developing a true cold air and ram air carbon fiber design that can be recreated for the street performance enthusiast in an affordable manner.

For many years professional motor sport organizations have suffered great expense to properly tune the air intake delivery system for turbocharged engines for use in endurance and sprint races where every last horsepower and pound feet of torque can make the difference in position when crossing the finish line. Historically these designs have proven to be the most efficient and powerful although the most expensive to produce.

Aftermarket performance companies have attempted to capitalize on these designs however the cost restraints have typically resulted in compromise and deviation from the true engineering principles associated with motor sport accomplishment. Don’t be fooled by catch phrases and tag lines alluding to a new intake technology or special design characteristic. You won’t see any of these gimmicks installed on race cars at the Nurburgring.

Carbonio and APR have gone even further to maintain all OEM specifications necessary to integrate cohesively with an otherwise stock engine to avoid raising eyebrows at the dealership. Flexibility was another characteristic of Carbonio and APR’s design whereas the new TFSI intake is also suitable for Stage 1 and Stage 2 modified engines all the way up to and beyond larger turbocharger systems.

Constructed of aerospace grade carbon fiber and designed to remove intake restriction, APR’s Carbonio intake system provides smoother transitional airflow, increased air velocity, superior insulation of the incoming air to reduce intake air temperatures and a larger volume of available air to aid throttle response and turbocharger spool.

Higher Mass Airflow Readings

Ram air induction is accomplished by maintaining the OEM air inlet opening at the front of the leading hood edge which is the highest pressure area of airflow across the entire vehicle. Placement of the air filter as close to this high pressure zone as possible results in overcoming some of the airflow restriction created by even the highest flowing air filters available.

Smooth and Direct Air Flow

The OEM intake system vents some of the incoming air into the engine bay and takes several twists and turns before the air ever reaches the turbo-charger. The Carbonio Intake System simplifies the intake system by directing all incoming air directly at the filter.

Benefits of the Carbonio CAI System include:

  • Increased Horsepower and Torque
  • Improved Throttle Response
  • Decreased Turbo ‘Lag’
  • Improved Fuel Economy
  • Enhanced Engine Volumetric Efficiency
  • Enhanced Sound of Turbo
  • Installs in an Hour (does not require bumper or headlight removal)
  • Maintains Clean Appearance by Retaining Factory Engine Cover
  • Maintains All Factory Emissions Components
  • Fits Both Manual and Automatic Transmissions
  • Fully Compatible and Complimentary with ECU Upgrade and Exhaust Systems

Application Guide

We have confirmed fitment on the following vehicles in the North American market, however the rest of the world fitment guide is not complete at this time. This intake system is extremely similar to the 2.0 TSI intake system, which fits many vehicles in the Audi, Volkswagen, Skoda and Seat family. Please check back to our site over time to see our confirmed application guide as it grows.

Audi A3 8P – 2.0 TDI Transverse
VW MK5 Rabbit – 2.0 TDI Transverse
VW MK5 Jetta – 2.0 TDI Transverse
VW MK6 Golf – 2.0 TDI Transverse
VW MK6 Jetta – 2.0 TDI Transverse

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North American Pricing

Retail: $299.00
Sale: $269.10 (Till January 7th, 2011)

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