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AEM Cold Air Intake Adds an Estimated 11 Horsepower To 2016 Infinti Q50 Sedan

AEM Cold Air Intake Systems are designed to add horsepower and torque

The AEM cold air intake kit is comprised of the aluminum intake tube, heat shield and Dryflow filter

The 2016 Infiniti Q50 is powered by a new engine that produces 208 SAE net horsepower at 5500 rpm. And with a simple, inexpensive and easy to install AEM 21-807C cold air intake, you can increase power at the drive wheels by 11 horsepower. Keep in mind the AEM 21-807C kit would measure even higher under the SAE Net test, as it’s measured at the flywheel and doesn’t account for power consumed by the drivetrain.

The 2.0L inline turbocharged four-cylinder engine features a die-cast aluminum block complemented by an aluminum DOHC cylinder head. The engine features direct fuel injection and multiple-spark ignition. Compressed intake air passes through an air-to-air intercooler that lowers the charge air temperature before it enters the combustion chamber. On the exit side of the turbo, a vacuum-controlled wastegate improves efficiency. The engine is backed by a seven-speed automatic transmission.

AEM DryFlow air filters feature a non-woven synthetic media and no oiling is required

AEM Dryflow filters provide excellent filtration, long service, and easy cleaning without filter oil

With the AEM 21-807C air intake system installed, intake air enters the system through the oversized oval tapered 21-2128DK AEM air filter, which is mounted in the original factory air box location, replacing the OEM part. The box is sealed from engine heat so that it doesn’t further raise the temperature of the intake flow.

The AEM Dryflow filter utilizes a washable, non-woven synthetic filter medium optimized for high air flow, excellent filtration, and improved performance. In fact, a Dryflow filter captures up to 99% of harmful contaminants before they reach your engine.

Intake air exits the filter and travels through a free-flowing aluminum intake tube that easily connects to your vehicle’s factory intake to significantly increase air flow into your Infiniti engine. With more air flowing through the application-tuned gun metal gray intake tube, the engine develops more horsepower and more torque.

The AEM 21-807C cold air intake is a relatively straightforward DIY modification that takes just a few hours to install, even for someone with little mechanical experience. Tools required are those that just about everyone has in their garage. The AEM 21-807C utilizes only the factory mounting locations, so there are no holes to drill or permanent modifications to make.

Installation of the AEM Cold Air Intake System should take less than a Saturday morning

The 21-807C cold air kit replaces the factory air box with no modifications to the car required

Your AEM 21-2128DK air filter is good for about 100,000 miles with proper service (depending upon your driving conditions). If you drive regularly in dusty or dirty conditions, your filter will probably require more frequent inspection and maintenance. Cleaning is straightforward and consists of an application of AEM 1-1000 synthetic air filter cleaner. The AEM cleaner loosens and dissolves dirt and grime collected by the filter, after which the filter need only be rinsed with water, dried, and reinstalled.

You can purchase the AEM 21-807C cold air intake factory direct for your 2016 Infiniti Q50 here on the AEM site, as well as the AEM replacement filter 21-2128DK and the AEM 1-1000 synthetic air filter cleaner.

The AEM 21-807C is designed to fit the following vehicles:

2016 INFINITI Q50 2.0L L4 Fuel Injection - All Models


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