Opel Astra Gets Performance Increase of 6 HP with K&N Typhoon Air Intake

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The Opel Astra G is competitive in its class when it comes to steering, handling and holding its own on the road. It is 13' 6" long, 6'6" wide and weighs upwards of 1,079kg. K&N Engineering has released a new 69-Series Typhoon Air Intake (69-4900TS) for the 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 Opel Astra G 1.8L L4.

Typhoon Air Intake System for 2000 to 2005 Opel Astra G
Typhoon Air Intake System for 2000 to 2005 Opel Astra G
K&N dynamometer test show a 6 horsepower gain for this silver 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."

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 (69-4900TS) 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."

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."

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K&N Engineering, Inc. of Riverside, California, is the inventor and leading innovator of High Flow Technology and Lifetime Air Filters for automotive applications. K&N has been manufacturing our exclusive line of Lifetime air filters in Riverside California for more than 37 years. K&N continues to lead the way in pioneering new and innovative technologies designed to allow your engine to get all the air it needs to perform its very best. K&N Engineering, now a truly global company with offices in the U.K. and the Netherlands, continues to exist as a family owned business with an enthusiast mindset and a direct connection with motor sports that carries over throughout all levels of management and manufacturing. Today, K&N exists as both the sales and brand leader for performance filters, and maintains a stocking catalogue of over 3,500 part numbers, including an extensive line of factory replacement Lifetime Air Filters, Performance Air intake Systems, and Wrench-Off oil filters. For more information about K&N Filters, please contact K&N Engineering, Inc., P.O. Box 1329, Riverside, CA 92502-1329, (800) 213-4182 for a dealer near you, (800) 858-3333 for technical service/questions, (951) 826-4001 Fax, e-mail, or visit