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Product description

The latest generation Audi / VW EA888.3 engine, a turbo power plant that replaces the 2.5L normally aspirated 5-cylinder engine in the Golf, and the 2.0TSI engine in the GTI, Audi A3 and S3.

The VW 2.5L and 2.0T begged for replacement, and the EA888.3 answered the call with turbo power, more revs and increased torque. The VWR R600 is a performance mod you can make to the EA888.3 right now at a cold air intake price that’s right.

Sophisticated Cold Air Induction

USP Motorsports doesn’t think there’s a more sophisticated cold air intake in the world then the VWR R600. Don’t be fooled by the intake’s stock appearance. With a cover made from the same polymer composite and with the same finish as the stock engine cover, it blends right in. But it is vastly bigger inside, allowing it to be light years ahead of a stock air box underneath that cover.

Inside, the VWR R600 boasts:

  • Enlarged High-Flow TriFoam air filter
  • Increased surface areaImproved dust capacity
  • Lower restriction, meaning more air flow than with a stock filter
  • Cooler air to maximize efficiency and power

For once, a superior performance part travels quickly across the Big Pond to the U.S.: The VWR R600 was designed in and is manufactured in the United Kingdom. It can be used with either the 1.8 or 2.0 versions of the EA888.3. It assures you of the same construction quality and durability you would expect from a factory part.

Cooler Intake

The increased capacity, larger surface area and freer flow spell higher performance at every level from this cold air induction system, even from low revs. Cooler intake means hotter performance: Drivability improves, and torque increases throughout the rev range for more grunt whenever your right foot demands it.

If you plan engine mods as they become available — and of course you do — don’t worry: There’s plenty of headroom here, with VW Racing rating the R600 for up to a 600 bhp capacity in dual-application testing. This VW Racing intake is a perfect first mod for an EA888 mill.

Even the details of this intake are well-thought out. Fitment is easy and reliable because the fittings use factory mounting methods. And there’s a drain plug connection.

*** SAI Adapter: If your vehicle requires a breather filter, an adapter is included with this intake. The adapter needs to be fitted to the plastic using the provided guide. This requires cutting into the intake. 

Customer feedback

Isaias Martinez
Nov 9, 2018
Bought this item for my 2015 GTI and I am extremely happy with the choice that I made.
Too many choices of good items and narrowed down to the VWR intake after months of research.
Before adding the VWR intake I was not able to hear the turbo. It is not a loud intake, but it does give a really nice induction sound. I love listening the induction sound and the turbo sound. It's just the perfect sound combination.
I like the OEM look so it looks awesome in my opinion and since it is made by VWR I dont know if the dealership will be saying anything when I take my car in for service.

Advantages: OEM look
OEM quality
OEM reliability
More air flow
The car is more responsive through the entire RPM band. Specially in the mid range to the red line.
Definitely some power gain.
Rated for up to 600hp.

Disadvantages: Filter replacements are expensive if you choose not to recycle your filter.
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David Duke
Dec 14, 2018
This is a great intake for the enthusiast. It was very easy to install and only took 20 minutes. Well worth the money.

Advantages: Quicker throttle response. Sounds great as well.

Disadvantages: None.
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James Webb
May 23, 2018
My primary criteria was an intake that would allow me to hear the turbo better without being too loud. I already have a Neuspeed Power Module and Remus Responder, so I was also interested to see if I would notice any performance improvements.

Advantages: Definitely feels like performance has increased above 3500 rpm. Can also hear more turbo sounds. Deeper sound note at idle.

Disadvantages: None.
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Nov 27, 2018
I just got this intake for my wife’s mk7gti 17. It was a very easy install and looks factory which is important for work done at the dealer. The wife likes the sound it creates in Sport mode on stage 2.

Advantages: Dealers don’t bother us about the intake. The filter is easy to take out and clean as the other you have a lot to undo to get to the filter

Disadvantages: None so far.
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10.00# 36.00x16.00x12.00

Racingline R600 Cold Air Intake

The world’s most sophisticated intake system
(6 reviews)

  • Gain up to 15hp/tq
  • Factory appearance
  • Dual inlet design
  • High flow TriFoam filter
For vehicles with secondary air injection
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  • Cars This Fits ...

  • Make Model Year Engine
    Audi A3 2014-2016 (8V) 1.8 TSI
    Audi A3 2014-2016 (8V) 2.0 TSI (FWD)
    Audi A3 2017-2019 (8V2) 2.0 TSI (FWD)
    Audi A3 2017-2019 (8V2) 2.0 TSI (Quattro)
    Volkswagen Golf/GTI/Rabbit MK7 (2015-2017) 1.8T
    Volkswagen Golf/GTI/Rabbit MK7 (2015-2017) 2.0T
    Volkswagen Golf/GTI/Rabbit MK7 Sportwagen (2015+) 1.8T
    Volkswagen Golf/GTI/Rabbit MK7.5 (Facelift 2018+) 2.0T