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MQB "Luft-Technik" Dual Air Inlet Duct - Matte Textured

Increase front air inlet area by 285% and dramatically reduce inlet temps by 26° F!
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The ECS Tuning MQB Luft-Technik (Air Technology) Dual Air Inlet Duct is a premium in-house designed engine aspiration product that increases frontal air inlet area and lowers air inlet temperatures, all while blending automotive engineering into an artistic canvas of underhood beauty. The ECS Dual Air Inlet Duct replaces the undersized OEM air inlet duct in favor of a smoother flowing and larger capacity dual air inlet scoop designed to feed massive amounts of cold outside air directly into the air filter! 

The OEM inlet duct was tailored to the majority of everyday drivers who prefer a muffled, relaxed driving experience. This came at the cost for air induction capacity and design. Inlet air is restricted to available airflow from two tiny passages on the opposite of the airbox at the front and rear of the inlet duct. At higher speeds we found that the rear-facing inlet draws in hot, engine-bay air into the airbox, increasing airbox inlet temps. The OEM inlet duct has further issues for performance-minded owners, such as a blocked off inlet passage directly in front of the airbox along with abrupt edges leading into the air inlet channel. 

By replacing the factory inlet duct with the ECS Dual Inlet Duct, considerably more airflow is available to the air filter. Our design increases frontal cold air area by as much as +285.6% for a massive increase in cool, outside air! We also measured a reduction in airbox inlet temperature of -26° F at redline! 



  • The beautifully crafted inlet duct is manufactured from lightweight, heat resistant, textured matte black polymer. It's engineered for a perfect contour to the OEM core support and features a gradual taper to provide a smooth collection of cool outside air into the air filter.

  •  Improves on the OE design by providing DIRECT airflow into the air box and maximizes available area by utilizing both sides of the front grille assembly 

    • Stock Inlet Total Area (Hot & Cold Air) = 21.41in²

      • Stock Duct Frontal Inlet Area (Cold Air) - 11.98in²

      • Stock Duct Rear Inlet Area (Hot Air) - 9.43in²

    • ECS Inlet Area (Cold Air Only) = 34.22in²

      • Total area increase over OEM - +159.8%

      • Frontal area (Cold Air) increase over OEM - +285.6%

  • Compatible with OEM airbox or aftermarket intakes that utilize the OE air inlet scoop

    • The flanged mating surface seals within the OEM airbox just like the stock inlet duct



  • The increase in available air inlet volume easily translates into more airflow available to the air filter. Whether your vehicle is equipped with the stock airbox and a high-flow filter or utilizing an aftermarket intake system with the OE inlet scoop, the ECS Dual Inlet outperforms the OEM inlet in all areas.

  • Not only does the ECS Inlet Duct feed a massive amount of greater airflow into the airbox from the frontal area but it eliminates the "hot air inlet" on the OEM inlet duct's engine bay inlet passage. Our Engineering team evaluated the performance of both products and found that with the OEM inlet duct, airbox temperatures increased dramatically at high RPM (~4,600 RPM+) due to airflow being pulled from the hot engine bay side. We measured up to 26° F. temperature decrease with our similarly designed ECS Carbon Fiber Dual Inlet Duct versus the OEM!



  • Dual Air Inlet Duct - Lower and Upper sections
  • All new mounting hardware and assembly hardware



  • Our MQB "Luft-Technik" Dual Air Inlet Duct was designed, engineered, tested and quality inspected by our Research and Development team in our Wadsworth, Ohio facility. We strive for the highest level of precision and quality through leading-edge product development technology including FARO laser scanning for reverse engineering and quality inspection, SolidWorks 3D CAD modeling, rapid prototyping utilizing our in-house 3D printer, and rigorous long term product testing.

  • Our kit is compatible with the OEM expansion tank return hose, however, for improved aesthetics we recommend our "Silicone Coolant Hose Re-route Kit" - ES3638683, available separately. 



  • Need installation tips? We put together a full installation tutorial from start to finish including how to remove your OEM parts in detail! See our Installation PDF under the INSTALLATION Tab for more information.
Cross Reference
  • 5QM129254
  • 5Q0129254B
  • 5QM129254A

This Part Fits the Following Vehicles

Make Model Submodel Engine
Volkswagen Alltrack All 1.8T Gen3
Volkswagen Golf VII Hatchback 1.8T Gen3
Volkswagen Golf VII Sportwagen 1.8T Gen3
Volkswagen Golf VII Hatchback 2.0T Gen3
Volkswagen Golf VII Facelift FWD 1.8T Gen3
Volkswagen Golf VII Facelift FWD 2.0T Gen3
Volkswagen Golf VII R 4Motion 2.0T Gen3
Volkswagen Golf VII R Facelift 4Motion 2.0T Gen3
Volkswagen Golf VII SportWagen Facelift 4Motion 1.8T Gen3
Volkswagen Golf VII SportWagen Facelift FWD 1.8T Gen3
Volkswagen Jetta VII Sedan 1.4T
Volkswagen Jetta VII GLI 2.0T Gen3
Volkswagen Tiguan MQB 4Motion 2.0T Gen3
Volkswagen Tiguan MQB FWD 2.0T Gen3
*The above product applications have been written by ECS Tuning. All warranties, product application, fitment, and performance are the responsibility of ECS Tuning. For additional information see the terms of use.

Kit Contents

Description Brand Qty
Black Oxide SS M6 Washer - Each Bremmen Parts - Corporate Logo 2
M6 X 1.0mm, 20mm Long Black Oxide Stainless Steel Button Head Screw - Each Bremmen Parts - Corporate Logo 2
M6 Clip On Barrel Nut - Each Bremmen Parts - Corporate Logo 2
Textured Dual Inlet Duct ECS - Corporate Logo 1


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