Add Estimated 11 Horsepower From Your 2016 VW Passat 1.4L With an AEM Air Intake Kit

The air intake tube is constructed from mandrel-bent poweder-coated aluminum tubing

The over-sized air filter is protected by a heat shield designed to reduce intake air temperature

To the casual observer, the 1.4T badge on the back of a Volkswagen Passat might seem like some sort of industrial-level typographic error. But in fact Volkswagen has long been a leader in turbocharger technology, along with a number of cutting-edge technologies which is exhibited by the introduction of a new, smaller engine from Volkswagen. The EA211 four-cylinder, which features both turbocharging and direct-injection is was added to the Jetta lineup in 2016, giving drivers an additional option to consider from the Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T engine specs and performance.

The 1.4-liter TSI engine in the Jetta can produce up to 150 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 184 lb.-ft. of torque at 1,400 rpm. The turbocharging system offers great boost response thanks to the advanced design of the intake manifold, which allows for the use of just one small, single-scroll compressor. The engine can be paired with either a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. The engine and cylinder head are both cast of aluminum and the cylinder head features four valves per cylinder.

Previously, the Jetta offered both a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter engine in the S trim and a 1.8L TSI engine in the SE trim. Both of these engines have served the Jetta well, but they are now making way to be replaced by the new 1.4T engine, which when installed in the 2016 Jetta GLI will deliver 150 horsepower.

The AEM Cold Air Intake is a relatively inexpensive DIY modification that installs easily

AEM testing recorded an 11 HP gain over a stock VW 1.4 L turbocharged four-cylinder

Ford offers a similarly-sized 1.5L Ti-VCT GTDI four cylinder engine in its comparably sized and priced Ford Fusion sedan. The big difference is that the Ford motor out-produces the VW engine by an amount greater than can be attributed to the slight increase in displacement: 181 horsepower for the Ford versus 150 horsepower for the VW.

If you’re looking for a way to make up some of those horsepower, consider the AEM 21-797C cold air intake is a relatively inexpensive DIY modification that takes only a couple of hours to install with tools just about everyone has in their garage.

The results of AEM testing are that an otherwise stock 1.4L turbocharged four-cylinder 1.4L VW is measured on the chassis dynamometer with a 21-797C installed, output power increased by an estimated 11 horsepower.

With the AEM 21-797C air intake system intake air enters the system through the AEM air filter, which is installed in the original factory air box location and is protected by a heat shield designed to reduce intake air temperature and increase horsepower.

The filter itself is a tapered conical AEM Dryflow synthetic washable air filter which provides outstanding air flow, filtration, and performance.

Installation of the AEM 21-797C kit should take less than a Saturday morning

Everything you need to instake an AEM 21-797C is included in the box

The AEM 21-797C air intake systems come with the necessary boots, clamps, and hardware for an OEM-type appearance. OEM mounting brackets and hardware are utilized for seamless installation. The air intake tube is constructed from mandrel-bent aluminum tubing finished in a durable gunmetal gray powder coat. Further, this air intake system was developed to accommodate the VW engine’s factory emissions control devices including the mass air flow sensor and engine vent lines.

Your AEM Air Filter is good for about 100,000 miles with proper service (depending upon your driving conditions) If you drive in dusty conditions, your filter may require more frequent maintenance. Cleaning consists of an application of AEM synthetic air filter cleaner which will loosen and dissolve grime and dirt built up on the filter, after which the filter can simply be rinsed with water, dried, and reinstalled. No messy oiling required! AEM warrants that its intake systems will last for the life of your vehicle.

The AEM 21-797C is designed to fit the following vehicles:

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