The design and performance of the Europe-only Audi S3 front mounted intercooler is hard to beat.
Compared to stock, the S3 FMIC has a more efficient core design and cast end tanks instead of plastic. The core design and end tank material means less pressure drop and better cooling vs the stock unit.
And the price cannot be beat!
When used with our 2.0T K04 kit, the S3 FMIC gave us a ~10 crank hp gain compared to the stock FMIC.