APR B8 3.0 TFSI Supercharger Coolant Performance System
APR is pleased to present a completely reengineered supercharger Coolant Performance System (CPS) for the Audi B8 3.0 TFSI. Through extensive motorsport testing in GRAND-AM Road Racing, APR's Engineering Team discovered the OEM supercharger cooling system was inadequate at higher boost pressures and power levels and therefore developed the APR CPS to improve both performance and reliability.
Compressing incoming air such as all superchargers and turbochargers do to deliver increased volumetric efficiency and thus more power at every point of combustion creates heat that must be properly cooled again prior to entering the cylinders. Most all automotive enthusiasts have experienced this with even normally aspirated cars whereas in the cool winter days our cars clearly perform better than in the hot summer months. When increasing engine power or during spirited driving, and especially during brutal motorsport racing, the OEM supercharger cooling system quickly becomes taxed, creating a loss of engine performance.
Heat is a major concern regarding the health of your engine and APR pays close attention to reliability. The engine's ECU takes many steps to reduce power output when temperatures rise, however it can only go so far. By reengineering the supercharger cooling system, APR is able to not only keep performance consistent but also ensure your engine is more reliable by having done so.
Following APR's mantra of "Performance Without Compromise" APR's Engineering Team left no stone unturned in the quest to deliver a completely reengineered performance cooling system. The APR CPS consists of three major components:
APR CPS - Coolant Separation Reservoir
Audi chose to directly tie the supercharger cooling circuit into the engine cooling circuit to achieve a greater volume of coolant and ease of service. Unfortunately, engine coolant temperatures can easily soar beyond 100c which results in less ability to aid in cooling the dual air-to-water intercoolers located in the supercharger manifold.
By separating the engine and the supercharger cooling circuits, coolant temperature drops significantly which yields a 6% cooler intake air temperature (IAT) during back-to-back pulls. This, however is only the first step in solving the cooling inefficiency as increasing the volume of coolant is necessary to ensure repeatable performance.
The main centerpiece to the Coolant Separation Reservoir is a CNC machined overfill reservoir. The reservoir is e-coated black and proudly displays the APR Logo. This small addition to the engine bay is both visually appealing and functional.
APR CPS - Coolant High Flow Pump
The ability for the dual air-to-water intercoolers to reduce intake air temperature depends heavily upon the system's ability to pump fresh coolant through the intercoolers and out to a front mounted radiator. APR's engineers selected a pump capable of flowing significantly more than the OEM coolant pump. The result was a 48% flow increase which when combined with the Coolant Separation Reservoir dropped IAT's 11% over stock.
The upgraded pump is an unobtrusive and out of sight addition, as APR's engineers have created higher than OEM quality brackets and wiring harnesses to seamlessly connect the pump to the factory wiring system and chassis without any interference with existing components.
APR CPS - Front Mount Coolant Radiator
Properly functioning air-to-water intercoolers rely heavily on the temperature of coolant flowing through the system. Increasing the volume of coolant and increasing the surface area of front mounted radiators significantly reduces coolant temperature. With an increased volume of coolant, coolant takes longer to warm and with an increased surface area, coolant temperature is reduced at a more rapid rate.
The APR Front Mounted Radiator towers over the 5.5 inch tall OEM radiator and stands 17 inches tall in comparison. This massive increase in size results in a much larger coolant capacity and a 138% increase in frontal surface area. When combined with the APR Coolant Separation Reservoir and APR Coolant Pump, IAT's dropped significantly, resulting in a 23% decrease during brutal testing. The result is power that remains consistent pull after pull even with almost no time to cool down between runs.
Grueling, six run, back-to-back dyno pulls were conducted with the APR CPS and OEM coolant systems to measure intake air temperature in the most demanding environments. During testing, starting intake air temperature was brought to 37.5c (99.5F) before conducting each dyno pull. Each dyno pull was also a full 21 second sweep with only 5 seconds of cool down time between runs.
The differences were immediate and exactly as expected. After only the very first pull, the stock system's intake air temperature at redline jumped 47% and by the sixth pull, was 56% hotter than the starting temperature. After only the third pull, intake air temperature was above 80c (176F), resulting in the boost pressure bypass valve opening on demand of the ECU, reducing boost pressure in an effort to protect the engine.
The APR CPS controlled intake air temperature during every dyno pull with a small increase in temperature by the sixth consecutive run. After the first dyno pull, intake air temperature was 15.5c (60F) less than stock. By the sixth run, intake air temperature only increased 10c (50F) more than the first run and was 20c (68F) less than stock after the sixth run.
Power was impacted greatly by rising IAT's. The APR CPS showed roughly a 10 AWHP deviation from the first run to the sixth run while the stock system lost over 50 AWHP by the final pull. The APR CPS increases engine reliability and increases repeatability by controlling intake air temperature. It's Performance Without Compromise only APR can deliver!
- Intake Air Temperature (Final)
- Intake Air Temperature (Starting vs Ending)
- IAT Road Data
- Boost Compensation Based on IAT
- Pump Flow Rates
- Run 6 (All Data)
- Run 1 (All Data)
- Coolant Separator
- Coolant Separator & Pump
- Coolant Separator & Radiator
- Coolant Separator, Pump & Radiator
|*This system does not work on the on the new face lifted, B8.5, 2013+ S4/S5 at this time.|
|¹The APR CPS is designed as a complete engineered solution, however each system can be purchased and installed independently.|
|¹Vehicles fitted with ADS (Audi Drive Select) require an auxiliary cooler for the Dynamic Steering System.|
|²Some B8 S5 Cabriolet models require extensive modification to the mounting location to fit the coolant pump, due to an OEM design change. A full solution from APR is not available at this time.|
|†The APR CPS does not fit on vehicles with cold weather Aux Heaters.|
|APR Coolant Performance System²||Audi B8* S4/S5³||3.0 TFSI||6MT & S-Tronic||MS100029||$1,999.99 SALE! $1,799.99||Buy one Now!|
|CPS - Coolant Separation Reservoir (Only)¹||Audi B8* S4/S5||3.0 TFSI||6MT & S-Tronic||MS100026||$299.99 SALE! $269.99||Buy one Now!|
|CPS - High Flow Coolant Pump (Only)¹||Audi B8* S4/S5³||3.0 TFSI||6MT & S-Tronic||MS100027||$899.99 SALE! $809.99||Buy one Now!|
|CPS - Front Mount Radiator (Only)¹ ²||Audi B8* S4/S5||3.0 TFSI||6MT & S-Tronic||MS100028||$1,099.99 SALE! $989.99||Buy one Now!|
Vehicles fitted with ADS (Audi Drive Select) require an auxiliary cooler for the Dynamic Steering System.
|ADS (Audi Drive Select) Dynamic Steering Auxiliary Cooler||MS100032||$124.99 SALE! $106.24||Buy one Now!|
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Part of the install process requires draining the OEM coolant. During checkout you'll be given the option to purchase Motul Coolant at a much lower than retail price point.
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