2016 Jazz Blue A8 Scat
While washing my car, immediately prior to a scheduled air filter change, I sprayed the hose directly into that inlet hole to see what would happen. The paper filter somehow wasn't even wet. Maybe it's that little bit of an S curve to the inlet killing water velocity? I don't know, but I no longer am concerned about water getting in there. Also I never find bugs, birds, leaves, etc there and I daily drive mine rain, shine, snow, hail, you name it.