Category Archives: Volkswagen MK7 Golf TSI/GTI/R Performance Intake Kit, 2015+

Renew, Reuse, Refresh – 2015-2021 Volkswagen MK7 Golf TSI/GTI/R Performance Intake

The cycle of innovation moves at different speeds for everyone involved. It might pass by unnoticed for some, but for those keeping a keen eye on progress, it can seem excruciatingly long. No matter the lens you’re viewing it through, though, this cycle of renovation for the MK7’s intake system has finally come full cycle, with testing on our donor vehicle. This is the moment that we’ve all been waiting for, so let’s dive right in. 

Testing this intake comes in two stages, starting … Continue Reading ››

Renew, Reuse, Refresh – 2015+ MK7 Volkswagen Golf TSI/GTI/R Performance Intake Production Sample

The cycle of innovation for the MK7 Golf's intake is approaching another full rotation, which can only mean one thing. Yes, we have the production level kit here in our R&D facility. We last left you with a 3D model and a sectioned-out prototype version of our design. Now though, we have the real deal, and we're stoked to show it off. 

Those following this blog might have already noticed that our production kit isn't far off from the aesthetics of our fitment prototype. … Continue Reading ››

Renew, Reuse, Refresh – Performance Intake R&D, Part 2 – Design Plans and Prototyping

The continuous cycle of innovation doesn't happen on a whim. There are immense amounts of planning and scheming involved to make sure that these innovations last, or at least ward off the next cycle of innovation a little longer. The same rings true for the intake system in the plethora of Golf MK7 MQB variants. We wanted to pull out all of the stops for our latest edition of this intake design, but we need a solid plan of action to make sure this one lasts. 

Our plan is pretty straightforward. More volume and straighten … Continue Reading ››

Renew, Reuse, Refresh – Performance Intake R&D, Part 1 – Stock Review

The automotive industry is a constant cycle of innovation. It has to be to survive and adapt to every commuter's needs. If the manufacturers nailed it on the first try, we'd still be using carburetors, and the concept of the hot-hatch wouldn't even exist. Luckily, manufacturers are keeping up to date on common trends, which is why the GTI is on its 7th, soon to be 8th generation. Just as VW and every other auto company like to keep things fresh, we here at Mishimoto are of the same mindset, which is why we're revisiting our MK7 performance … Continue Reading ››