APR IC100017 Intercooler:
The APR Intercooler System is a OEM-location upgrade that dramatically reduces intake air temperature (IAT), minimizes heat soak, and provides increased performance! The APR intercooler improves cooling by up to 23 degrees C in demanding situations, providing gains of 17 HP on a stage 2 equipped vehicle! The system is a direct bolt-on upgrade that requires no trimming and is recommended at every stage of performance.
The APR intercooler system simply fits, which helps save on hidden labor charges during the time of install. The intercooler installs without trimming any air dams, core supports, or more. There’s no drilling, or permanent modifications to the vehicle. Simply follow the included directions and enjoy!
Benefits of the APR IC100017 Intercooler:
- Dramatically lowers intake air temperature
Increases horsepower while minimizing power-robbing heat soak.
- Intercooler installed in the best location for this platform
The APR intercooler utilizes factory air dams for exceptional airflow across the core.
- Use of the OEM-location allows for a massive intercooler core
124% larger than the OEM A5 intercooler.
- Highly effective core design
Bar-and-plate core with staggered and louvered fins.
- Smooth cast aluminum end tanks
Engineered for low turbulence/restriction and maximum flow.
- No hidden labor costs or permanent modifications
No trimming, cutting, or other modification required.
APR IC100017 Intercooler Design:
To the untrained eye, many intercooler designs appear the same. However, effectiveness of the system and overall performance are greatly determined by several key metrics. Alloy selection, end tank design, construction type, fin style, fin density and overall core dimensions must be analyzed and balanced accordingly to deliver class-leading performance. While the OEM’s goal is to create a lightweight, easy to manufacture and inexpensive to produce, cross-platform design capable of supporting factory power levels, APR’s intercooler must be capable of supporting more than double the factory output. Achieving this goal took a multi-step approach focused around intercooler core selection, end tank design and install location.
The APR Intercooler core is a large bar-and-plate design featuring densely packed staggered and louvered fins. This design offers exceptional cooling while balancing pressure loss across the core, and maintaining critical airflow to the components behind the intercooler system. The core size was appropriately matched to the platform, minimizing pressure drop while leaving adequate space for appropriately designed end tanks. To APR’s mechanical engineering experts, the design represented the ultimate in performance, far exceeding the capabilities of the factory intercooler. To the driver, the result is simple: Repeatable performance, even in the most demanding of situations!
APR’s Engineers paid close attention to the balance between core effectiveness and pressure drop through the core, core style and fin density. With fin density too low, pressure drop decreases dramatically, but typically results in a core incapable of effectively cooling. Likewise, with fin density too great, pressure drop increases dramatically, resulting in the turbocharger working harder, and hotter, to produce the same level of airflow. APR’s Engineers were able to maximize performance by fine tuning this often unseen balancing act.
To fully utilize the massive core, APR’s mechanical engineers designed cast aluminum end tanks organically shaped for proper airflow distribution across the entire core. By correctly sizing the intercooler core, end tank design was not sacrificed. The one-piece end tanks are CNC machined to provide a slip resistant mounting surface for hoses, precise integrated mounting surfaces, and perfectly flat connecting surfaces used for TIG welding the tanks to the core.
APR IC100017 Intercooler Vehicle Fitment:
The APR IC100017 FMIC is designed to fit the following vehicles.
- 2009 Audi A4 2.0T (W/O Extra Audi Drive Select Cooler)
- 2010 Audi A4 2.0T (W/O Extra Audi Drive Select Cooler)
- 2011 Audi A4 2.0T (W/O Extra Audi Drive Select Cooler)
- 2012 Audi A4 2.0T (W/O Extra Audi Drive Select Cooler)
- 2013 Audi A4 2.0T (W/O Extra Audi Drive Select Cooler)
- 2014 Audi A4 2.0T (W/O Extra Audi Drive Select Cooler)
- 2015 Audi A4 2.0T (W/O Extra Audi Drive Select Cooler)
- 2016 Audi A4 2.0T (W/O Extra Audi Drive Select Cooler)
APR IC100017 Intercooler Manufacturing:
The APR Intercooler core is a large bar-and-plate design featuring densely packed staggered and louvered fins, cast aluminum end tanks are CNC finish machined before TIG welding the tanks to the core.
APR IC100017 Intercooler Install:
Installation of the APR intercooler takes about 4-6 hours. Basic hand tools and a Torx bit set are needed, installation involves removal of the bumper and headlights. The installation instructions are included with every kit.
APR IC100017 FMIC Warranty:
APR products are warranted to be free from defects in the materials and workmanship prior to installation. This warranty does not cover labor, misuse, faulty installation, failure of related parts or parts purchased other than from APR, LLC. This warranty extends to the original purchaser for as long as they own the vehicle and the APR product.
Does not fit vehicles with the extra Audi Drive Select cooler above the factory crash bar