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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
K&N Engineering has released a new 69-Series Typhoon Air Intake (
) 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.
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 (
) so the K&N Replacement Filter (
) 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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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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.knfilters.com.
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