CTS Turbo Front Mount Intercooler MK7 GTI

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  • Will this fit vehicles equipped with forward collision warning sensors

    Sadly, this unit will not fit vehicles with forward-collision warning systems (small black box in the front grille).


CTS Turbo is pleased to announce the release of our Front Mount Intercooler (FMIC) for the MK7 GTI.  The CTS Turbo FMIC Kit for the MK7 GTI is an excellent upgrade for any stock or modified car. 

Increasing the core volume and the intercooler placement has resulted in significant cooling improvements, including reduced heat soak and reduced charged air temperatures. 

These improvements can be attributed to our large high density intercooler core, and smooth flowing cast aluminum end tanks.  This kit features an impressive bar and plate intercooler core, 4 ply silicon couplers, stainless steel T-Bolt clamps and requires no trimming to your OEM bumper or rebar!


  • High Density bar and plate 450hp-capable intercooler core measuring 24" x 8" x 2.75"
  • Smooth flowing cast end tanks
  • 4 ply silicon couplers and stainless steel clamps
  • No trimming to bumper or rebar
  • Pressure Tested intercooler core
  • Significant reductions in intake air temperature
  • Increased horsepower and torque throughout the entire powerband
  • Looks awesome!

What's Included:

  • CTS Turbo Front Mount Intercooler

Vehicle Fitment

Model   + Drivetrain  
MK7 GTI 2.0T I4 [MQB]

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Perfect Application and Easy Install

I did a ton of research on intercoolers... FMIC vs direct fit, twin cooler vs true FMIC, flow charts, install time, price point etc. I settled on the CTS FMIC for my Mk7 GTI. Currently IS20 Stage 2 tuned by EQT and will be going IS38 in the future. Installation was super easy and with the right bits we drilled through the crash bar like butter. Don't let all the comments fool you, with some spray lubricant to keep things from getting to hot the bar was a breeze to get through. I like how this mounts to the bar and is nice and solid. Fit was perfect, hoses and clamps are great, and results are what I expected from reading countless pages and posts. Down here in FL before the install my IAT's were reading 30-35 degrees above ambient during a WOT pull. After install during back-to-back triple digit speed pulls they were reading 9-10 degrees above ambient with no loss of power. Very satisfied with the product and it's perfect if you don't plan to go big turbo.


Great mod, install took longer than I planned.

This is a really great mod for the GTI. Drilling the front crash bar was waaaay more difficult than I thought it would be. Triple check the measurements for those holes before you start drilling. The instructions I had quoted measurements that were off by 3/4 inch on each side. Glad I checked them. You will need good cobalt drill bits. A whole set plus extra of a few sizes. You need a really good drill. I really underestimated the difficulty of drilling those 2 holes. The rest of the install was pretty easy. Installed on a MK7.5 gti, the bumper and grill removal is a little different than the instructions for the mk7.

Blake B.


The CTS turbo FMIC intercooler works perfect! Came with everything I needed to install. The hardest part was drilling the holes in the crash bar, make sure you have plenty of drill bits and a good drill because it will take some time. Besides drilling the holes install was super quick! The intercooler now keeps iat’s way down(I live in Texas so it gets really hot here). Great product and BMP’s customer service is great! They replied to my emails same day within 30 minutes of emailing them. I will be ordering from them again!

Riyan S.

Great Fitment and High Quality

I installed this in my driveway on jackstands. The instructions on CTSs website are simple and easy to follow. The kit came with everything needed and looks amazing. The performance gains are great and the cooling is sufficient. I think it will work perfectly when I get my is38 installed. Customer service was top notch as always. There was an issue with damage from the shipping service. It was handled promptly and professionally. Highly recommended.

robert w.

Very nice

I have not ran any logs of before and after. I live in the desert so was more a necessity. My mechanic said install was smooth. It is visible but still hidden behind the grill.

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