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Forge Motorsport Upgraded OEM Replacement Intercooler Audi A3 1.8L | 2.0L TSI 13-20


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This is the Forge Motorsports new intercooler for the VW Mk7 Golf and Audi S3 fitted with the latest EA888 2.0 TSI engine. Volkswagen Audi group have changed just about everything from the Mk6 to the Mk7 so this core has had to be designed from scratch in order to fit in with the redesigned radiator and condenser.

The core fits in the stock location and requires no modification to the radiator pack assembly. Cooling is radically improved. The test Golf Mk7 GTI achieved 16bhp more without any other modifications whilst also demonstrating a consistant 25-30 deg C (77-88 deg F) temperature drop over stock on the dyno, with all runs performed on the same day with only a 2 deg C variation in ambient temperature over the runs (in fact it was 2 deg C hotter when the Forge core was tested).The stock core typically increased in temperature by 5 deg C on each subsequent run, with heat soak becoming a real issue after only three runs. The stock ECU was pulling timing and boost after only one run - typically anything over 40 deg C inlet temperature will cause the ECU to change ignition timing to suit - and the stock core peaked at 60 Deg C on its first run, where the Forge core was able to get temperatures back under control after each run so that by the end of 4 back to back runs the core temperature had only risen by 4 degrees C.

All of this was achieved on a stock car (it should be noted that although Volkswagen claim 220bhp for this new engine we have seen examples range from 230 to 240bhp completely stock, on the same rolling road). At the time of writing there are no software solutions (other than tuning boxes) available to really test the car or the intercooler, but Forge Motorsports is confident that the core will continue to deliver a much lower intake charge temperature than stock across all states of tune, as its based on the award winning Mk5/Mk6 intercooler which has been fitted with great success on everything from road and track cars, to full blown race and drag cars.

The core comes in a satin black light powder coated finish, and includes all mounting hardware necessary for installation.


  • Core fits in the stock location and requires no modification
  • Cooling is radically improved
  • 16bhp more without any other modifications
  • Consistant 25-30 deg C (77-88 deg F) temperature drop over stock
  • NO fault codes or check engine lights
  • Lower intake charge temperature than stock across all states of tune
  • All parts needed and full instructions are included
  • Satin black light powder coated finish

Dyno Sheet:


  • VW Golf/GTI MK7 1.8L TSI / 2.0L TSI Turbo 13-20-14-20
  • Audi S3 (8V ) 1.8L TSI / 2.0 TSI Turbo 13-20-14-20

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Audi A3

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About Forge Motorsport

Forge Motorsport is a world leader in aftermarket car parts, that includes actuators, intercoolers, blow-off valves, fabricated alloy tanks, big brake kits, wastegates, and silicone hoses. The company was founded in 1996 with the simple principles of innovation, crafty designs, and high-quality manufacturing. The company is comprised of passionate petrolheads who are dedicated to designing and developing vehicle-specific performance parts for OEM And turbocharged applications. 

If you are looking to get the most out of your Audi, BMW, or Volkswagen’s performance, you can count on Forge Motorsport in the United Kingdom. Each individual Forge branded product proudly states “Made In Great Britain.” Forge Motorsport is based out of Gloucester, England, where its headquarters and manufacturing plants produce its ever-growing lineup of products. The company also has a full sales and distribution facility in Orlando, Florida (Forge USA) and one in Taichung, Taiwan (Forge Asia) 

Forge Motorsport’s Manufacturing Process

All Forge Motorsport products are manufactured in-house in its state-of-the-art CNC machine shop by a team of highly skilled engineers and fabricators. All Forge production is controlled by the international ISO 9002 standard for manufacturing design and development. Billet parts are machined to the strictest tolerances and undergo exhaustive testing and inspection before they are released. All welding is also done in-house, by Forge’s in-house craftsmen, and boasts unsurpassed quality and robotic-like precision. Not only do Forge Motorsport’s products look great but they also perform second to none. What’s more, all Forge products are guaranteed for life and backed by Forge’s “No Hassle” service promise.

With immense knowledge at its disposal, Forge is honored to supply the leading names and race teams in the world of motorsport, including F1, Rally X, WRC, and Le Mans, as well as several OEM manufacturers. 

Forge Motorsport at Vivid Racing

Vivid Racing carries a wide array of Forge Motorsport parts, including intercoolers, big brake kits, blow-off valves, wheel spacers, wastegates, turbo hoses, intakes, radiators, and much more! If you cannot find a specific item above or have any general questions, please do not hesitate to call our expert sales team at (480) 966-3040. We are here to make the buying experience a simple and pleasant one.

Forge Motorsport are one of the largest manufacturers of aftermarket turbo accessories, bringing cutting edge design and the highest quality to our product line, we strive every day to bring excellence to our customers. Sometimes, things can go wrong and we want YOU the customer to know you will be looked after beyond any level of customer service you have ever experienced before. With that in mind, the Forge Motorsport (Limited) Lifetime Warranty covers only products that have been purchased directly from us, or one of our authorised distributors/dealers.

If your Forge product fails or breaks due to a manufacturing issue or defect, we will repair or replace, at no charge to the customer at our discretion. This service will only be carried out IF the Forge product is still in its original unchanged design condition and the item/product has not been modified or changed in anyway. The Forge Motorsport (Limited) Lifetime Warranty will not cover any damage or failure caused by; improper or incorrect installation, normal wear and tear, finished colour/aesthetic appearance of the product, the normal degradation of material over time, or if the product has been exposed to the use of any Traffic Film Remover or alternative acidic cleaner (commonly used in hand car washes).

The warranty will also be invalid if the Forge product has not been fitted to correct applications that it was designed for. Any damage to Forge products that occur outside of the warranty can be sent in for evaluation and a quotation to repair or replace said product along with a return shipping fee. The Forge products that are covered by our (Limited) Lifetime Warranty are to the original purchaser or owner of the Forge item for the lifetime of that said product only. The warranty policy is NOT TRANSFEREABLE However given the quality of the product that Forge manufacture we are confident of great longevity of your “Engineered for Performance” Forge part.

For any warranty claim or query please contact our Forge Motorsport sales team in your region or country. UK & EU USA and South America Asia

Any shipping or returns to Forge Motorsport must be insured, pre-paid and include a Forge Motorsport Goods Returns Form and a copy of the original invoice or proof of purchase to allow us to better serve you. The terms and conditions to the Forge Motorsport (Limited) Lifetime Warranty policy are subject to change at any time without notice.

Please note, Pipercross filters are excluded from our Lifetime Warranty

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