K&N® 33-2865 - 33 Series Panel Air Filter

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K&N Air Filters

33 Series Panel Air Filter (33-2865) by K&N®. A K&N 33 series OE replacement air filter is designed to increase horsepower and acceleration. These washable and reusable panel air filters are easy to install because they fit directly into the existing vehicle factory air box.

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  • Improves engine airflow
  • Increases horsepower and acceleration
  • Superior filtration without reduced airflow
  • Reduces maintenance costs
  • Washable and reusable
  • Get up to 50,000 miles between cleanings under normal driving conditions
  • Emissions legal in all States
  • Backed by K&N's Million Mile Limited Warranty

Most air filters on the market are a compromise. Many high-performance filters deliver better airflow, but sacrifice filtering ability and engine protection in the process. OEM filters, which are usually made of paper, filter adequately but at the expense of airflow. And airflow decreases as these air filters become dirty. Not so the K&N air filter. K&N air filters increase airflow without decreasing filtration ability, and the increased airflow remains consistent throughout the filter's service interval. The secret is in the K&N filter's construction.

K&N's initial goal was to develop a filter that would deliver increased airflow during dirty, dusty off-road racing conditions. Increased airflow improves the efficiency of the combustion process, increasing horsepower and torque. But just increasing airflow without ensuring adequate filtration under those conditions would result in a ruined engine. K&N's solution was a filter design consisting of 4 to 6 layers of cotton gauze sandwiched between two aluminum wire screens. The cotton is then treated with a specially formulated grade of oil that causes tackiness throughout the cotton’s microscopic strands. The resulting K&N filter not only delivers increased airflow while trapping dirt particles that could harm your engine, that level of airflow is maintained even as the filter gets dirty. The layers of oiled cotton fibers in the K&N filter trap dirt particles that are smaller than the holes in the filter media. The thickness of the layers also allows the K&N filter to trap dirt and dust on many levels, trapping more dirt without decreasing airflow. Contrast this with a paper filter that only traps dirt on its surface; as the surface area becomes clogged, the airflow rate goes down.

Each K&N air filter is custom designed to fit into your existing factory air box. The K&N filter is economical because it's the last air filter you'll have to buy for your car. It can be washed and reused many times, and since you can usually drive up to 50,000 miles between servicing, you won't have to clean it very often. And every K&N filter is backed by K&N's Million Mile Limited Warranty. By the way, check the CARiD reviews and read what the customers think of K&N porducts.

K&N® is the inventor and leading innovator of reusable cotton gauze filter technology for automotive applications. The first K&N filter was conceived for racing over 40 years ago and a performance enthusiast mindset continues today throughout all levels of the company. K&N is the sales and brand leader for performance filters, including an extensive line of factory replacement filters and performance air intake kits. The company actively promotes the environmental, economical and performance advantages of long-life reusable cotton gauze filters.

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This part is compatible with 77 vehicle(s)
Year Make Model Fitment Notes:
2015 Audi TT / TT Quattro
  • 1.8L / 2.0L
2015 Volkswagen CC
  • 2.0L
2015 Volkswagen Eos
2015 Volkswagen Passat
  • 1.8L / 2.0L
2015 Volkswagen Tiguan
2014 Audi Q3
2014 Audi TT / TT Quattro
  • 1.8L / 2.0L
2014 Seat Altea XL
2014 Volkswagen Beetle
  • 2.0L
2014 Volkswagen CC
  • 2.0L
2014 Volkswagen Eos
2014 Volkswagen Golf
  • 2.0L
2014 Volkswagen Golf Gti
2014 Volkswagen Jetta
  • GLI
2014 Volkswagen Jetta
  • 1.8L
2014 Volkswagen Passat
  • 1.8L / 2.0L
2014 Volkswagen Tiguan
2013 Audi A3 / A3 Quattro
  • 2.0L
2013 Audi Q3
2013 Audi TT
2013 Seat Altea XL
2013 Volkswagen Beetle
  • 2.0L
2013 Volkswagen CC
  • 2.0L
2013 Volkswagen Eos
2013 Volkswagen Golf
  • 2.0L
2013 Volkswagen Golf Gti
2013 Volkswagen Jetta
  • 2.0L
2013 Volkswagen Passat
  • 2.0L
2013 Volkswagen The Beetle
  • 2.0L
2013 Volkswagen Tiguan
2012 Audi A3
  • 1.8L / 2.0L
2012 Audi A3 Quattro
2012 Audi TT Quattro
  • 2.0L
2012 Seat Altea XL
2012 Seat Leon
  • FR
2012 Volkswagen Beetle
  • 2.0L
2012 Volkswagen CC / Passat CC
  • 2.0L
2012 Volkswagen Eos
2012 Volkswagen Golf
  • 2.0L
2012 Volkswagen Golf Gti
2012 Volkswagen Jetta
  • 2.0L
2012 Volkswagen Passat
  • 2.0L
2012 Volkswagen The Beetle
  • 2.0L
2012 Volkswagen Tiguan
2011 Audi A3 / A3 Quattro
2011 Audi TT Quattro
  • 2.0L
2011 Seat Altea XL
2011 Seat Leon
  • 1.8L
2011 Seat Leon
  • FR
2011 Volkswagen Beetle
  • 2.0L
2011 Volkswagen CC / Passat CC
  • 2.0L
2011 Volkswagen Eos
2011 Volkswagen Golf
  • 2.0L
2011 Volkswagen Golf Gti
2011 Volkswagen Jetta
  • 2.0L
2011 Volkswagen Tiguan
2010 Audi A3 / A3 Quattro
  • 2.0L
2010 Audi TT / TT Quattro
2010 Seat Altea XL
2010 Seat Leon
  • FR / Style
2010 Volkswagen CC / Passat CC
  • 2.0L
2010 Volkswagen Eos
2010 Volkswagen Golf
  • 2.0L
2010 Volkswagen Golf Gti
2010 Volkswagen Jetta
  • 2.0L
2010 Volkswagen Passat
  • 2.0L
2010 Volkswagen Tiguan
2009 Audi A3 / A3 Quattro
  • 2.0L
2009 Audi TT Quattro
  • 2.0L
2009 Seat Leon
  • 1.8L
2009 Seat Leon
  • 2.0L
  • Will Not Fit Cupra R Models.
2009 Volkswagen CC / Passat CC
  • 2.0L
2009 Volkswagen Eos
2009 Volkswagen Golf Gti
2009 Volkswagen Jetta
  • Europa / GLI / SEL / Trendline / Turbo / Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L
2009 Volkswagen Passat
  • 2.0L
2009 Volkswagen Tiguan
2008 Volkswagen Jetta
  • 2.0T / Wolfsburg Edition
2008 Volkswagen Passat
2006 Volkswagen Jetta
  • 1.9L
2005 Volkswagen Jetta
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K&N® - 33 Series Air Filter
K&N® 33-2865 - 33 Series Panel Air Filter
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VW CC Air Filter
2010 Volkswagen CC / Posted by (Malden, MA) /

Good customer service. Good quality item and shipping was good.

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