Awe Tuning® (08-17) Audi A4/A5 Front Mounted Performance Intercooler System
Awe Tuning® (08-17) Audi A4/A5 Front Mounted Performance Intercooler System
Awe Tuning® (08-17) Audi A4/A5 Front Mounted Performance Intercooler System
Awe Tuning® (08-17) Audi A4/A5 Front Mounted Performance Intercooler System
Awe Tuning® (08-17) Audi A4/A5 Front Mounted Performance Intercooler System
Awe Tuning® (08-17) Audi A4/A5 Front Mounted Performance Intercooler System


Awe Tuning® (08-17) Audi A4/A5 Front Mounted Performance Intercooler System

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    Compatible: (2.0L)

    2009 - 2012 Audi A4 Avant 

    2009 - 2016 Audi A4 Sedan 

    2010 - 2017 Audi A5 Cabriolet

    2008 - 2017 Audi A5 Coupe

    2013 - 2016 Audi Allroad 





    During development of our Audi 2.0T Exhaust systems and G.I.A.C. software, we recorded high intake air temperatures. The stock front mount intercooler isn't able to effectively cool the intake charge at that performance level, allowing temperatures to rise and hurt performance as rpms increase. With this in mind, we set out to engineer the AWE Tuning 2.0T Front Mounted Performance Intercooler to bring intake temperatures back under control.

    Highlights of the Audi 2.0T Performance Intercoooler:

    • All aluminum construction for maximum heat transfer
    • Efficient bar/plate core construction
    • Cast aluminum end tanks with inlet baffle
    • 2.5 inch diameter mandrel bent aluminum tubing
    • Pressure checked assembly before leaving our factory
    • No effect on OE radiator or A/C systems
    • Fits securely behind stock crash bar

    We employed sophisticated Computer Aided Design (CAD) modeling software to design an intercooler that uses an end tank / core package significanty larger than stock while striving to re-use the robust factory hoses and clamps to keep costs down. This end tank design is a proven winner and is in use on multiple platforms. We went through no less then 14 revisions when initially developing it.

    While we knew this engine ran very hot, and could really benefit from improved intercooling, the test results shocked even us. The AWE Tuning 2.0T Front Mounted Performance Intercooler was able to reduce Intake Air Temperatures (IATs) by a maximum of 45 degrees Farenheit over stock, a difference of nearly 30%! The massive drop in IATs results in an additional 21 crank hp on a chipped car and completely stable power under the hottest outside conditions.

    Whether you are simply running enhanced software, or are planning on a larger turbo upgrade for your car, our intercooler solves heat related issues that come with more turbo boost. Keeping your intake air temperatures low results in more power, better engine output stability when outside temps climb, and the safety margin needed when pushing the limit.

    Currently not available for vehicles equipped with Audi Drive Select. If your car has this option, please contact us and we will let you know when our B8 FMIC is available.

    Please note, the AWE Tuning 2.0T Front Mounted Performance Intercooler is for racing use only.

    Below: Power test of our Front Mount Intercooler design vs stock. The stock turbo is running near its capacity when chipped, producing more heat than at stock boost levels. Installing our Front Mount Intercooler reduced heat dramatically, to produce a cooler, denser intake air charge, resulting in a very nice increase in power as the rpms rise (nearly 21 crank horsepower when converting from the dyno sheet wheel power measurement). Notice not only the strong gains at redline, but also the healthy power increase near the middle of the powerband.


    AWE B8 FMIC Dyno Sheet


    Below: Temperature drop is the measurement of how much heat the intercooler is able to remove from the intake air. The higher the temperature drop, the denser the air charge, resulting in more power and less tendency for detonation in the cylinders. Our design was able to hold intake air temperatures at redline to within 5 degrees F of the starting temp at 2100rpms, while the stock intercooler allowed temperatures to skyrocket 45 degrees F as rpms increased.




    Data was collected on our Mustang MD-AWD-500-SE AWD dynamometer using the dyno's integrated data acquisition and a portable lab grade datalogger. Several back to back runs were made with both the stock and AWE Tuning intercooler assemblies. The graphs above represent the median run with each intercooler. All tests were done on a 2009 A4 2.0T Quattro S-Line 6MT with our exhaust and a G.I.A.C. chip installed. 93 octane fuel was used for all tests.

    AWE Tuning B8 FMIC End Tank Design

    Below is a screenshot from our Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software demonstrating the clear superiority of our end tank design vs the more common box shaped end tank found on most aftermarket intercoolers.

    While a box shaped end tank is much simpler to design and fabricate, the amount of turbulence created (show in red, orange, and yellow) results in very inefficient cooling and air flow through the core.

    During the design process our end tank design went through no less than 14 revisions while we maximized performance. Our end tank design is the key to why we can use such a large core without tremendous pressure restriction issues. Pressure drop is kept to a minimum, while also providing a 45 degree F temperature drop vs stock.




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