APR Carbonio 1.8/2.0 TSI/TFSI EA888 Gen 1/2/3 Carbon Fiber Intake System

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Carbonio's latest carbon fiber intake for the 2.0 & 1.8 TSI engine is a truly race engineered ram air design that is available for the first time as an affordable street car intake system. Building from years of experience on and off the race track, Carbonio's and APR's engineering teams have spent countless hours developing a true cold air and ram air carbon fiber design that can be recreated affordably for the street performance enthusiast.

For many years professional motorsport organizations have suffered great expense to properly tune the air intake delivery system for transverse 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 motorsport 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's and APR's design whereas the new TSI intake is also suitable for Stage 1 and Stage 2 modified engines all the way up to and beyond APR's Stage 3 Turbocharger System.

APR's Stage II back pipe is constructed of aerospace grade carbon fiber and designed to remove intake restriction, APR’s Stage 2 provides smoother transitional airflow, increased air velocity, superior insulation of the incoming air to reduce intake air temperatures, laminar and turbulent airflow at key points to reduce negative incoming air pressure and a larger volume of available air to aid throttle response and turbocharger spool.

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VWGoA SEMA 2008 Vehicles

APR first unveiled Carbonio's TSI Intake System at SEMA 2008 in Volkswagen Group of America's Concept CC and Tiguan. Read more about the SEMA CC.

VWGoA SEMA 2008 CC

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VWGoA SEMA 2008 Tiguan

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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 flow air filters available.

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Cold air induction is accomplished by completely sealing the intake system from the hot engine bay air and then taking it even further through the choice of Carbon Fiber material and an additional thermal barrier application to the inside of the intake system. Quite often intakes are advertised as cold air induction even though the material choice is a metal or plastic composite which simply does not insulate the incoming air from the hot engine bay air or does not completely seal the intake system in the engine bay allowing hot air to enter the intake stream negating any cold air induction gains.

Dyno Performance

Benefits of the Carbonio CAI System include:

  • Increased Horsepower and Torque
  • Improved Throttle Response
  • Decreased Turbo 'Lag'
  • Flattened Torque Curve (engine is less 'peaky')
  • Improved Fuel Economy
  • Enhanced Engine Volumetric Efficiency
  • Enhanced Sound of Turbo Diverter Valve
  • 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
  • Unique Thermal Barrier Composite Construction Ensures Low Inlet Temperatures
  • Fully Compatible and Complimentary with APR Software and Exhaust systems

Each Carbonio Kit Includes:

  • Aerospace Grade Carbon Fiber Main Section
  • Carbon Fiber Main Section Show Quality Finish
  • Complete Photographic Instructions
  • All Necessary Hardware Included for Easy Install without Cutting Or Modifying

Optional Components:

  • Stage II Carbon Fiber MAF to Turbo Plumbing.
  • Breather Host Filter - Required for CBFA engine codes
  • Ram Air Bracketry - Required for the Passat/CC/Tiguan
  • Ram Air Bracketry - Required for the TT
  • Hose Adapter - Required for 1.8T/2.0T EA888 Gen 3

There are several variations across the Gen 1, 2 and 3 EA888 1.8T and 2.0T engines and the vehicles in which they are installed. APR has several adapters to allow perfect fitment and compatibility depending each specific platform.

Stage I Intake System

Carbonio Intake

Stage II Intake System

Carbonio Intake

Passat/CC/Tiguan Bracket

Carbonio Intake

TT Bracket

Carbonio Intake

EA888 Gen 3 Adapter

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SAI / PZEV Breather Filter

Carbonio Intake
Carbonio Stage I Intake Application Guide
Year Model Engine Part Number Price  
¹Vehicles with the CBFA engine code and secondary air injection require the Breather Hose Filter (NOT INCLUDED, LISTED BELOW)
²The Passat, CC and Tiguan require the Ram Air Bracketry
*The Audi TT Requires the TT Ram Air Bracketry
** The new 1.8T and 2.0T Generation 3 engine (2013.5 and newer) Require the EA888 Gen 3 Hose Adapter
2010+ VW GTI MKVI 1.8 TSI & 2.0 TSI CI100020$324.99Buy one Now!
2008-2009 VW GTI MKV 1.8 TSI & 2.0 TSI CI100020$324.99Buy one Now!
2008+ VW Jetta/GLI MK5/6 1.8 TSI & 2.0 TSI** CI100020$324.99Buy one Now!
2008+ VW Eos 1.8 TSI & 2.0 TSI CI100020$324.99Buy one Now!
2008+ VW Passat² 1.8 TSI & 2.0 TSI** CI100020$324.99Buy one Now!
2008+ VW CC² 1.8 TSI & 2.0 TSI CI100020$324.99Buy one Now!
2008+ VW Tiguan² 1.8 TSI & 2.0 TSI CI100020$324.99Buy one Now!
2008+ VW Scirocco 1.8 TSI & 2.0 TSI** CI100020$324.99Buy one Now!
2011+ VW Beetle 1.8 TSI & 2.0 TSI** CI100020$324.99Buy one Now!
2008+ Audi A3 1.8 TFSI & 2.0 TFSI CI100020$324.99Buy one Now!
2009+ Audi TT 1.8 TFSI, 2.0 TFSI & 2.0 TFSI VL (Gen 2)* CI100020$324.99Buy one Now!
Carbonio Stage II MAF to Turbo Intake Piping Application Guide
Year Model Engine Part Number Price  
2010+ VW GTI MKVI 1.8 TSI & 2.0 TSI CI100020C$224.99Buy one Now!
2008-2009 VW GTI MKV 1.8 TSI & 2.0 TSI CI100020C$224.99Buy one Now!
2008-2013 VW Jetta/GLI MK5/6 1.8 TSI & 2.0 TSI (Gen 1 engine only) CI100020C$224.99Buy one Now!
2008+ VW Eos 1.8 TSI & 2.0 TSI CI100020C$224.99Buy one Now!
2008-2013 VW Passat 1.8 TSI & 2.0 TSI (Gen 1 engine only) CI100020C$224.99Buy one Now!
2008+ VW CC 1.8 TSI & 2.0 TSI CI100020C$224.99Buy one Now!
2008+ VW Tiguan 1.8 TSI & 2.0 TSI CI100020C$224.99Buy one Now!
2008+ VW Scirocco 1.8 TSI & 2.0 TSI (Gen 1 engine only) CI100020C$224.99Buy one Now!
2011-2013 VW Beetle 1.8 TSI & 2.0 TSI (Gen 1 engine only) CI100020C$224.99Buy one Now!
2008+ Audi A3 1.8 TFSI & 2.0 TFSI CI100020C$224.99Buy one Now!
Secondary Air Breather Filter
Year Model Engine Part Number Price  
All All All engines with Secondary Air Injection (Click here to see how to tell) CI100020A$24.99Buy one Now!
Adapters and Bracketry
Year Model Engine Part Number Price  
2009+ Audi TT 1.8 TFSI, 2.0 TFSI & 2.0 TFSI VL (Gen 2) CI100020D$49.99Buy one Now!
2008+ VW Passat 1.8 TSI & 2.0 TSI CI100020B$24.99Buy one Now!
2008+ VW CC 1.8 TSI & 2.0 TSI CI100020B$24.99Buy one Now!
2008+ VW Tiguan 1.8 TSI & 2.0 TSI CI100020B$24.99Buy one Now!
2013.5+ VW MK6 Jetta / GLI 1.8 TSI & 2.0 TSI EA888 Gen 3 CI100020E$19.99Buy one Now!
2013.5+ VW Beetle 1.8 TSI & 2.0 TSI EA888 Gen 3 CI100020E$19.99Buy one Now!
2013.5+ VW Passat 1.8 TSI & 2.0 TSI EA888 Gen 3 CI100020E$19.99Buy one Now!
2014.5+ VW Scirocco 1.8 TSI & 2.0 TSI EA888 Gen 3 CI100020E$19.99Buy one Now!
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Is it Authentic?

Each APR Carbonio intake system is branded with a unique, one time use hologram and serial number in an effort to provide better service for our customers. The hologram displays the Carbonio logo and the name "CARBONIO" when rotated in the light. If you feel you are a victim of counterfeit products, please don't hesitate to contact us directly.

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