Air Filter & Intake Kits

VW Polo GTI (AW) | Open Cone Intake System

Revo VW Polo GTI (AW) Open Cone Air Intake Systems completely replace the OEM air intake for those who like to announce their vehicle is far from standard. Along with an aggressive intake sound, more air means access to more power throughout the rev-range.

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Revo Open Cone Air Intake System


The Revo open cone Air Intake System for the VW Polo GTI (AW) improves performance and offers an aggressive intake sound. Ensuring your engine can get access to enough air is paramount when increasing power; more air means more power throughout the rev range.

Only Revo Air Intake Systems are specifically designed to work in harmony with your vehicle and Revo ECU Software. Engineered to directly replace the stock airbox, pipework and filter, this kit comes complete with a front silicone hose, rear silicone hose, heat shield, filter, turbo inlet and fitting kit.

Key Features

  • Increased Performance & Air Flow Efficiency
  • Three Stage Foam Filter
  • Direct filter to turbo fitment (no additional turbo elbow required)
  • Stepped Silicone for smooth airflow
  • Complete kit designed specifically for this platform/engine variant


OEM vs Revo

When you begin to enhance performance, the restrictive OEM intake struggles to flow enough air, robbing the engine of power. The Revo Air Intake System removes these restrictive elements promoting smoother airflow. Open Cone systems replace the OEM air box to make space for the heat shield, filter and pipework which joins directly to the turbo. Revo Flush Fit silicone hoses avoid unwanted turbulence at joins and increase the rate at which air can flow ensuring maximum performance at any level of tuning.

Revo VW Polo GTI AW Intake

Silicone Hoses

No detail has been overlooked when reducing restrictions within the stock airflow system. The stock corrugated plastic hose is replaced with a smooth silicone one, reducing air turbulence and increasing air volume and speed. A four-ply construction with an internal wire helix increases strength to prevent collapsing under pressure. Internal steps flush fit against the stock MAF sensor and the Revo turbo inlet, creating a smooth transition between components and ensuring the smoothest airflow.

Revo VW Polo GTI AW Intake


Turbocharger Inlet

The Revo machined inlet replaces the restrictive elbow found on MQB vehicles fitted with the transverse 2.0T EA888 Gen3B engine variants. The machined billet aluminium inlet securely fits the OE unit using locking tabs and integrated O-rings. The internal bell mouth structure of the upgraded inlet further aids the design of the Revo hose, as the bell mouth allows for a smooth airflow transition from a large cross-sectional area to a smaller one (turbo), within a small physical space. Air can then stabilise and distribute before a smooth tapered transition to the turbo. Removing the internal steps between components further ensures uninterrupted airflow and removes any unnecessary turbulence.

Revo VW Polo GTI Aw Intake


Air Filter

An intake system is only as good as the filter. This kit comes complete with a custom Revo foam filter, supported by galvanised epoxy-coated mesh for strength under load. Revo three-stage foam filters work very differently from conventional paper or cotton-gauze alternatives designed to trap particles on the outer layer. Revo filters trap debris and particles within the foam layers, allowing air to still navigate through. The spun base of the filter offers a smooth radius aluminium bell mouth, specifically designed for optimum airflow from the filter to pipe-work.

Revo VW Polo GTI AW Intake



Ensuring the engine has access to cold air is vital for performance. The Revo heat shield channels cold air from the front intake duct while partitioning the filter from the heat of the engine bay. The Revo Heatshield uses stock mounting points to provide an easy and secure installation.

Revo VW Polo GTI AW Intake


Research and Development

All Revo products are designed in-house and are rigorously tested utilising an in-house 3D printer, the latest CAD and CFD programs, hub dyno and Revo data acquisition software. The Revo intake allows the turbo to run more efficiently, intake a larger volume of air and minimise turbulence to increase both power and torque, as highlighted during controlled dyno testing.

The Revo VW Polo GTI AW open cone air intake system was tested in-house to compare the performance against that of the Volkswagen OEM intake. First tested on a vehicle running the OEM intake with Revo software, the Revo intake was then installed and tested in the same controlled environment to highlight the benefits of increasing airflow and speed.

Performance Data

The results show improvement throughout the whole rev range, but especially towards the top end of the rev range. The Revo intake offers an average gain of +10WHP, and +19NM torque over the stock part. Increased airflow also delivers impressive peak performance gains of +14WHP @5000rpm and +26NM @2900RPM over the stock intake system.

Revo VW Polo GTI AW Intake




Vehicle Applications

Manufacturer Model Engine Year
VW Polo GTI 2.0 TSI 200PS CZPC/DKZC 2018 onwards


  • Simple replacement of the OEM part
  • Does not fit the Polo GTI 207PS DNND engine variant model. This model has a different engine with no MAF.

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