All six Skoda Superb engines in 2001-2008 models can be fitted with and benefit from K&N 33-2125 replacement engine air filter.
Between the fall of communism and privatization of Czech Republic industries in the early 1990s and its 2015 global sales mark of more than 1 million cars, the current era Skoda Motor a bona-fide success story. Since 2000 a wholly owned subsidiary of Volkswagen Group, the Skoda range intended to be VW's entry-level cars, but they, and especially the Skoda Superb, have done far better than imagined.
The rectangular, panel-style K&N 33-2125 is constructed of a special cotton gauze that flows more air than the stock paper filter, and is washable and reusable.
An ad campaign launched in 2000 to polish the image of an increasingly attractive line of Skoda passenger vehicles,"It's a Skoda, honest!", worked especially well in the UK, and car shoppers responded. Later, the 2015 Driver Power survey of 46,000 owners, conducted by Auto Express magazine and the Telegraph website, identified their top 100 cars to own and there were three Skodas in the top 10: first, the Yeti; second, the Superb and sixth, the Octavia.
Built in Czech Republic, China, Russia, India, Slovakia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and distributed throughout Europe, Australia, India, UK, Russia and China, the first generation 2001-08 Superb, is produced on the long wheel base version of the B5 platform of the VW Passat. It is the top of the line Skoda, and besides being a favorite large family car, it is a preferred choice among limousine and taxi services, and rental fleets.
Utilizing three gasoline and three diesel engines, mounted longitudinally as inVW's Passat, paired with a five- or six-speed manual transmission or a five-speed automatic, the Superb has a wide range of power and gearing for people-moving and grand touring. Its 2006 facelift brought an interior redesign with luxury detailing and a refreshed exterior with new grille, head- and taillights, and mirrors. Recalling the Superb's original 1934 nameplate has a certain provenance in Skoda circles, when it was a luxury model owned by entrepreneurs and royalty adds to the appeal of today's iteration.
Noting that the Superb 2.5 TDI V6 was voted Britain's Towcar of the Year in 2002 and the Skodas in general are still the Czech Republic's leading resale used car, these vehicles are keepers.
If you own a first-generation Superb, you have no doubt been maintaining it on a defined schedule, with oil changes, lubes, and cabin air filter and engine air filter services. Available to Superb owners for some time has been the K&N 33-2125 replacement engine air filter, which is washable and reusable.
Even with its range of different engines, the 2001-2008 Superb shares this same air filter, designed and engineered by K&N especially for these powerplants, and replacing it is an easy job requiring no special tools.
The open-top, panel-style, rectangular cotton gauze filter presents a larger surface area at the intake, and provides increased air flow to the engine. Additionally, the 33-2125 provides excellent protection for the motor. When tested by K&N's in-house laboratory, it worked at 98.73 percent capacity.
The 33-2125 will last up to 50,000 miles between cleanings, depending on driving conditions, but you may inspect and clean it more often. The process is simple and a set of printed instructions accompany each filter. There are also K&N videos available online to walk you through a filter service.
The best way to clean the filter is with K&N's 99-5000 filter care service kit. Spray it with Power Kleen spray; rinse it in clear running water; let it air dry completely, then re-oil it with a few squeezes of the air cleaner oil before returning it to the air box. You can also simply specify the K&N 33-2125 filter and 99-5000 cleaning kit to your mechanic for the next maintenance date and be assured that you've given your Superb the option for a superbly long and healthy life.
Additionally, all K&N engine air filters are warranted for 10 years or 1 million miles, so you won't need to buy a new engine air filter for that vehicle again.
Your Superb deserves an investment in engine protection from K&N. To find a K&N replacement air filter for your specific model, use K&N's online search by vehicle tool. To find an authorized K&N dealer anywhere on the planet, use the K&N dealer search tool.
The K&N 33-2125 replaces these part numbers:
AC Delco A1411C
The following Skoda Superb models can be fitted with the K&N 33-2125 replacement air filter:
2008 SKODA SUPERB 2.8L V6
2008 SKODA SUPERB 2.5L V6 Diesel
2008 SKODA SUPERB 2.0L L4 - to 6/08
2008 SKODA SUPERB 2.0L L4 Diesel - to 6/08
2008 SKODA SUPERB 1.9L L4 Diesel - to 6/08
2008 SKODA SUPERB 1.8L L4 - to 6/08
2007 SKODA SUPERB 2.8L V6
2007 SKODA SUPERB 2.5L V6 Diesel
2007 SKODA SUPERB 2.0L L4
2007 SKODA SUPERB 2.0L L4 Diesel
2007 SKODA SUPERB 1.9L L4 Diesel
2007 SKODA SUPERB 1.8L L4
2006 SKODA SUPERB 2.8L V6
2006 SKODA SUPERB 2.5L V6 Diesel
2006 SKODA SUPERB 2.0L L4
2006 SKODA SUPERB 2.0L L4 Diesel
2006 SKODA SUPERB 1.9L L4 Diesel
2006 SKODA SUPERB 1.8L L4
2005 SKODA SUPERB 2.8L V6
2005 SKODA SUPERB 2.5L V6 Diesel
2005 SKODA SUPERB 2.0L L4
2005 SKODA SUPERB 2.0L L4 Diesel
2005 SKODA SUPERB 1.9L L4 Diesel
2005 SKODA SUPERB 1.8L L4
2004 SKODA SUPERB 2.8L V6
2004 SKODA SUPERB 2.5L V6 Diesel
2004 SKODA SUPERB 2.0L L4
2004 SKODA SUPERB 1.9L L4 Diesel - TDi
2004 SKODA SUPERB 1.8L L4
2003 SKODA SUPERB 2.8L V6
2003 SKODA SUPERB 2.5L V6 Diesel
2003 SKODA SUPERB 2.0L L4
2003 SKODA SUPERB 1.9L L4 Diesel - TDi
2003 SKODA SUPERB 1.8L L4
2002 SKODA SUPERB 2.8L V6
2002 SKODA SUPERB 2.5L V6 Diesel
2002 SKODA SUPERB 2.0L L4
2002 SKODA SUPERB 1.9L L4 Diesel - TDi
2002 SKODA SUPERB 1.8L L4
2001 SKODA SUPERB 2.0L L4
2001 SKODA SUPERB 1.9L L4 Diesel - TDi
2001 SKODA SUPERB 1.8L L4
You can view all the air filters that K&N makes for these vehicles at the Air Filters for the Skoda Superb page. You can view all the K&N performance products for any vehicle by using the Search by Vehicle tool and you can find a local K&N retailer by plugging your location into the K&N Dealer Search as well.