Integrated Engineering Intercooler MQB

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The Integrated Engineering Intercooler for the MQB platform is the perfect solution for cooling your intake air temps from heat soak!

Heat soak occurs when the heat generated exceeds the cooling capacity of the intercooler.  The most common symptom is the noticeable loss of power after long term acceleration or several back-to-back power pulls.  By greatly increasing the core size and useable area of the core with FDS technology, we have eliminated the heat soak, keeping the intake air temperatures consistently lower than OEM and competition intercoolers.

Despite it's size and features, the IE intercooler is a perfect OEM replacement and requires no modifications to install.  Mounting points for the factory radiator and intercooler mounts are machined in.  Stainless steel mount brackets are included for an improved and stronger condenser mount.  Everything around the performance unit remains untouched and installs as if it were a factory piece.


  • Perfect fit, installs with no fuss or modifications
  • Reduce charge air temperatures drastically for more horsepower
  • FDS system utilizes core more evenly then competitors
  • Increases horsepower and torque
  • Removes power robbing heat soak
  • Includes bung for easy setup of water/meth nozzles
  • Large bar and fin core measures 16.39" x 24" x 2.25"
  • 93% more intercooler core volume than OE MQB GTI
  • Fully machined mounting bosses for a perfect fit
  • Fully machined inlet/outlet connections for a leak free seal
  • Perfect OEM fitment, no trimming required
  • Large 2.75" inlet and outlet connections
  • 5 ply silicone hoses ensure reliability
  • Includes all necessary hardware and hose clamps for installation

What's Included:

  • Integrated Engineering Intercooler

Vehicle Fitment

Model   + Drivetrain  
8V A3 1.8T I4 [MQB]
8V A3 2.0T I4 [MQB]
8V S3 2.0T I4 [MQB]
MK7 Golf 1.4T I4 [MQB]
MK7 Golf 1.8T I4 [MQB]
MK7 Golf Alltrack 1.8T I4 [MQB]
MK7 Golf Sportwagen 1.4T I4 [MQB]
MK7 Golf Sportwagen 1.8T I4 [MQB] +
MK7 GTI 2.0T I4 [MQB]
MK7 Jetta GLI 2.0T I4 [MQB] +
MK7 R 2.0T I4 [MQB]

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Subzero Oxygen

Thanks again Autrey for your superb customer service and lightning fast delivery! You MUST upgrade your intercooler, especially if you’re at stage 2! I had this intercooler installed today and I can tell you that you’ll notice a difference in drivability and throttle response; the car feels smoother and pulls more consistently across the rpm range. I also tested the drivability and response across all driving modes-ECO, Normal and Sport-and you can feel the differences. Of course Sport mode is the most insane and satisfying but surprisingly ECO feels like Normal and Normal feels like Sport prior to intercooler install. Just treat yourself and your GTI to this intercooler, you won’t regret it!

Sam W.

Surprisingly noticeable difference

I wasn't expecting much of a difference after installing this intercooler, but I was very pleasantly surprised. My '17 Golf R performs much more consistently when I'm romping on it for extended periods of time. On the stock intercooler, sometimes it would pull harder than others. IAT's stay well under 10 degrees (F) above ambient at WOT now, which is great. Installation is definitely DIY-able if you have some help. I (with the help of a friend) completed the install in about 2.5 hours. We followed IE's instructions and drained the coolant instead of removing the front crash bar assembly and supporting the condenser and radiator. I think this approach is easier despite having to deal with the coolant. Overall I'm very satisfied with this intercooler and would recommend it to anyone who lives in warmer climates or has any power mods on their MK7.

Al V.

Cold as Ice

Damn. What a product. I was there for the install of this product and it’s just amazing the quality of the welds, it is like weld **** for us welders. I need to step my tig game up. Lol. Anyhow. The fitment of this intercooler is above and beyond in quality of the lower priced IC’s. You know how the saying goes. You get what you pay for. The tech also loved the fitment of this IC. Much easier than the cheaper ones that done quite fit right and require modification. Autrey was the biggest help with questions and answered any questions with an honest, quick and knowledgeable answer. Best customer service, hands down.

Kyan V.

Thoughts on IE IC

I was on the fence about getting either this one, or the APR IC. I chose this one mainly because it has the **** for water/****. I will be doing Snow Performance water/**** kit in the future. This IC paired with the CTS throttle pipe will keep my car nice and cool.

z. Stern

Keep it Chilly

Shopping for an upgraded IC can be a daunting task with all the options on the market. When it comes to IE, high-quality and precision are just a few words that come to mind. The price point may be a bit high but you get what you pay for. The build is top notch and the included piping makes for a complete install. They offer a lot of hard data of what to expect from the intercooler which speaks volumes on the product vs. the name associated with it. Installing the unit is fairly straight forward and took me and a buddy just over 2 hrs to complete. Not a beginner task but any seasoned wrencher can complete it. Seeing this next to the stock intercooler is almost comical in the size difference. The IE intercooler fits like a glove and provides pull after pull of ear to ear smiles with the cooler temps.

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