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Add 6 Horsepower and Color to Opel Astra with K&N Air Intake

The Opel Astra was named "The Most Beautiful Car in the World," during the Design in Motion 2000 show at Milan. The reason was style, performance and safety at affordable prices according to an international committee made up of journalists, artists and designers.
Air Intake for 2000 to 2005 Opel Astra G
Air Intake for 2000 to 2005 Opel Astra G
K&N Engineering has released a new 69-Series Typhoon Air Intake (69-4900TB) for the 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 Opel Astra G 1.8L L4.

K&N dynamometer tests show a 6 horsepower gain for this powder coated blue intake. "It is a straight forward design," said K&N Air Filter Product Manager Joost Adriaans. "We spent a lot of time making satisfying horsepower gains, by testing the air flow paths. A 6 horsepower gain is good considering this 1.8L engine only cranks out 103 horsepower at the wheels." Blue is a very popular color for this model in Europe, said Adriaans.

With all K&N 69-Series Typhoon Air Intakes there is a thorough development procedure which requires the use of multiple test vehicles. "The Opel Astra is one of the best selling cars in Europe," Adriaans said. "Finding donor vehicles was not a problem."

The design of this vehicle played a major role in the development of this 69-Series Kit. "There was not a whole lot of room in the engine bay," said Adriaans. "We designed this K&N Kit (69-4900TB) so the K&N Replacement Filter (RC-9350) is placed on top of the engine, where the original air box was. The Opel Astra also has a better throttle response with the K&N Typhoon Air Intake."

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