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2014-2015 VW Jetta GLI & Passat with a K&N Typhoon Air Intake Gets More Power

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2014-2015 VW Jetta GLI & Passat with a K&N 69-9507TTK air intake system

The K&N heat shield prevents the warm engine bay air from entering the 2015 Volkswagen Passat 1.8 and 2014-2015 VW Jetta intake system, plus it takes advantage of the factory cold air inlet

The 2014-2015 Volkswagen Jetta GLI is a practical car, for people with taste. Most affordable compact sedans are about as boring as a 2-hour documentary on the History of Documentaries. The VW Jetta GLI on the other hand, puts fun first with a lowered sport suspension, a trick front differential to power you through curves, and aggressive styling.

2014-2015 VW Jetta GLI

The 2015 Volkswagen Passat has an intercooled 1.8L turbo-4, which packs an impressive 210-hp and 207 lb-ft of torque, but could be improved with a K&N air intake system

The 2014-2015 VW Jetta GLI also has an intercooled 1.8L turbo-4, which packs an impressive 210-hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. This engine became available in the Volkswagen Passat for 2015. That's enough twist to get you to 60 mph in the high-6 second range. But if you want to turn your VeeDub into a real Autobahn cruiser, the K&N 69-9507TTK Typhoon Performance Intake System can add an estimated 3.8-hp and 5.7 lb-ft of torque. And by eliminating airflow restrictions, this K&N intake can help the turbo spool up faster for more immediate throttle response.

To make power, a turbo engine uses exhaust gases to spin a turbine that forces air inside the intake. But the air must first be cooled, so it's routed through a sort of 'air radiator' called an intercooler. Since fuel needs air in order to burn, adding a high volume of oxygen-rich cold air will cause a stronger combustion cycle, which results in more horsepower. However, most factory intake systems, like the one on your 2014-2015 Jetta/Passat 1.8L turbo, use narrow intake tubes that are full of sharp bends, and other obstructions.

2014-2015 VW Jetta GLI & Passat with a K&N 69-9507TTK air intake system installed into engine bay

K&N 69-9507TTK Typhoon Performance Intake System installed on a 2014-2015 Volkswagen 1.8L turbo

The stock air intake tract can cause the air to swirl around as it enters the system, and this turbulence can make the intercooler less effective. By eliminating these restrictions and straightening the airflow path, the K&N 69-9507TTK Typhoon Performance Intake System is able to feed the motor a higher volume of cold air, allowing it to make more power, from roughly the same amount of fuel.

In order to give your VW turbo more air to work with, the K&N 69-Series Typhoon Performance Intake System replaces the narrow plastic factory intake tubes with a wider, powder-coated aluminum K&N intake tube. The aluminum tube is bent using an industrial mandrel bending machine, to provide a smoother, low-restriction airflow path.

Air enters the system through a high-flow K&N performance air filter, which sits behind an application specific air filter heat shield, located where the stock air box used to be. The K&N heat shield prevents the warm engine bay air from entering the system, plus it takes advantage of the factory cold air inlet.

Dyno results of 2014-2015 VW Jetta GLI & Passat with a K&N 69-9507TTK air intake system

Dyno results of K&N performance air intake 69-9507TTK installed on a 2015 Volkswagen Passat 1.8L turbo

The large reusable K&N cotton gauze air filter included in air intake 69-9507TTK is able to filter a large volume of air, removing contaminants that are as small as the diameter of a human hair. That dirt can also stay trapped in the oiled cotton fibers for up to 100,000 miles before the filter needs to be cleaned (depending on driving conditions). And since the mandrel-bent K&N intake tubes have built-in fittings for the vacuum lines, you can install the K&N Typhoon intake system in about 90 minutes, using simple hand tools.

Each K&N performance air intake system is engineered to fit a specific engine, so you will never receive a bunch of flimsy 'universal fit' parts. K&N takes quality very seriously, and each of our intake systems is backed by a 10-year/million mile limited warranty. To verify horsepower gains, a K&N 69-9507TTK Typhoon Performance Intake System was installed on a stock 2015 Volkswagen Passat 1.8L. The dyno tests revealed an estimated increase of 3.84 horsepower and 5.7 lb-ft of torque. Throttle response and engine sound were also greatly improved. But your individual results may vary, due to mileage, modifications, and condition of your specific Jetta GLI/Passat.

K&N also makes lots of other performance parts to fit everything from Acura to Yamaha. To check them out, click here to use the Search by Vehicle Tool, or click here to find a K&N dealer near you.

Features & Benefits of the K&N 69-9507TTK Typhoon Performance Intake System

  • Guaranteed to increase horsepower & torque
  • Sharpens throttle response
  • Improves engine sound
  • Mandrel-bent aluminum intake tubes reduce restriction and increase airflow volume
  • Aluminum heat shield protects cold air supply
  • Reusable K&N air filter can go up to 100,000 miles before cleaning is required (depending on driving conditions)
  • Easy to install
  • Backed by a 10-year/million mile limited warranty

K&N Applications for 69-9507TTK Performance Intake Kit

2015 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 1.8L
2015 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA GLI 2.0L
2015 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA 1.8L L4 F/I – US
2014 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA GLI 2.0L
2014 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA 1.8L

You can view all the air intakes that K&N makes for the Volkswagen Jetta at the Air Intake Systems for the Volkswagen Jetta page and all the air intakes that K&N makes for the Volkswagen Passat at the Air Intake Systems for the Volkswagen Passat page. You can view all the K&N performance products for any vehicle by using the Search by Vehicle tool an you can find a local K&N retailer by plugging your location into the K&N Dealer Search as well.


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K&N Engineering in Riverside California is the world's leading manufacturer of washable performance air filters and air intake systems. K&N invented the reusable high flow cotton air filter in 1969 and has been perfecting the technology ever since. K&N is a world class filtration company selling air filters, oil filters, and intakes in over 50 countries. K&N sells over 5,000 products designed for cars, trucks, motorcycles, engines, and industrial applications. From their Million Mile Warranty to their Consumer Protection Pledge, K&N stands behind their products and their consumers 100%. The distinctive K&N logo represents performance from one of the original performance companies. For more information, visit knfilters.com.