Mishimoto E46 air intake kit installed

BMW E46 3-Series Intake System R&D, Part 3: Final Prototype

Interested in picking up our E46 intake system? Check out our product page for more information!

Mishimoto BMW E46 Performance Air Intake

Final Intake Images

With successful testing data acquired from our first prototype, it was time to make a final prototype and perform our last test fit before producing a batch of final intake systems. Check out a shot of the shroud, intake hose, and filter!

Mishimoto E46 air intake shroud, intake hose, and air filter
Mishimoto E46 air intake shroud, intake hose, and air filter

The airbox is constructed of powder-coated steel, and we line the edges with weather stripping to prevent any vibrations or damage. The silicone coupler is a four-ply unit designed specifically for this kit.

The air filter shown above is the Mishimoto Oiled Air Filter. These filters are completely serviceable and can provide a lifetime of service if appropriately cleaned and maintained.

We also designed an internal CNC-machined connector that will allow the silicone intake hose to mate properly with our air filter. This setup can be seen in the image below.

Mishimoto E46 CNC-machined connector for air intake
Mishimoto E46 CNC-machined connector for air intake

All clamps and hardware needed for installation are included.

Fully Installed Images

This kit installs in less than 30 minutes,  soon we had the final kit in place and looking great! Check out a few shots.

Mishimoto E46 air intake kit installed
Mishimoto E46 air intake kit installed
Mishimoto E46 air intake kit installed
Mishimoto E46 air intake kit installed
Mishimoto E46 air intake kit installed
Mishimoto E46 air intake kit installed

Good news! Everything fit perfectly and this system looks great.

Discounted Pre-Sale!

Now that we have an intake system that fits perfectly, sounds great (see video), and adds a few ponies (4whp), it is time to launch a discounted presale for folks interested in picking up one of our first kits.

Check back next week for pricing and ETA details for the pre-sale!

Thanks for reading!

-John

Interested in picking up our E46 intake system? Check out our product page for more information!

Mishimoto BMW E46 Performance Air Intake

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