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The mantra behind the grandfather of all hot-hatchbacks has long since been that big things come in small packages. Now on its 7th generation, the 2013+ Mk7/Mk7.5 Golf TSI/GTI/R’s and its intercooling system are about to receive a much-needed overhaul with the Mishimoto Performance Intercooler Kit.

The stock system can be best described as the meat in an intercooler sandwich. It’s no wonder with it placed directly between the radiator and AC condenser that this tube-and-fin constructed intercooler has trouble keeping up. Where this lighter core coupled with plastic end tanks might be suited for mass production and tame street driving, it will struggle to keep your intake air temperatures down under more intense driving, especially after the boost is turned up.

The Mishimoto 2013+ Volkswagen MK7 Golf TSI/GTI/R Performance Intercooler, armed with an arsenal of cooling technology, takes the place of the stock intercooler. Our engineers were able to squeeze in a larger core, increasing the overall volume by 89% over stock and bumping up the external fin surface area by 162%. On top of the larger core, our all-aluminum, TIG-welded intercooler features a more robust bar-and-plate construction for better heat dissipation characteristics. In addition, the cast aluminum end tanks are integrated with airflow diverters to ensure use of the full core.

When combined, our innovations for the MK7/7.5 intercooling system yielded max power gains of 14 whp and 12 wtq on the stock tuning. In addition, our charged air cooler dropped intercooler outlet temperatures by 23°F over stock equipment. Our 2013+ Volkswagen MK7/7.5 Golf TSI/GTI/R Performance Intercooler also includes a pair of CNC-machined aluminum mounting brackets and the Mishimoto Lifetime Warranty for a precise and worry-free installation.



  • Direct fit for the 2013+ Volkswagen Golf TSI/GTI/R and Audi A3/S3
  • Max power gains of 14 whp and 12 wtq on stock tuning
  • 89% increase in core volume
  • 162% increase in external fin surface area
  • Drops intercooler outlet temperature by 12.8°C
  • Cast end tanks with internal diverters for optimal airflow through core
  • All-aluminum, TIG-welded
  • Bar-and-plate core construction
  • Includes CNC-machined adjustable mounting brackets for precise installation
  • Mishimoto Lifetime Warranty


Purchase Includes:

  • (1) Performance Intercooler
  • (2) CNC-Machined Aluminum Mounting Brackets
  • Mountning Hardware
  • Mishimoto Lifetime Warranty
  • Core Thickness: 57 mm


Vehicle Fitment:

  • 2013-2019 Volkswagen Mk7/Mk7.5 Golf TSI 2.0T
  • 2013-2019 Volkswagen Mk7/Mk7.5 GTI
  • 2013-2019 Volkswagen Mk7/Mk7.5 Golf R
  • 2013-2019 Audi 8V A3
  • 2013-2019 Audi 8V S3
  • 2014-2019 Audi 8S TT
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