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Ultimate Cooling – 2012-2016 BMW F2X/F3X Intercooler R&D Part 2 – Design Plans

When I last left off our engineer, Steve, was busy scanning and creating a 3D model of the F30 stock unit as a reference for our new design. There is an impressive amount of engineering that has gone into this intercooler project already, with more to come. One of the reasons for this attention to detail is because of … Continue Reading ››

Ultimate Cooling – 2012-2016 BMW F2X/F3X Intercooler R&D Part 1 – Stock Review

Mishimoto prides itself on the ability to improve the cooling systems on just about any vehicle that rolls through the garage door. Intercoolers have become our bread and butter at this point. That being said, BMW’s are notoriously over-engineered, so improving on the meticulous German design isn’t going to be an easy task. It seems that the engineers at BMW wanted … Continue Reading ››

Final Product Design – E46 Intake Development, Part 3

In our last update, we left you with some dyno results showing the potential this kit has for increased performance. Now that the development process is nearing completion, we have a finished and fully functional prototype to test fit onto a BMW 330i. This kit is a direct fit for the E46 330i and it includes a very straightforward component … Continue Reading ››

Stock Review + Initial Design – E46 Intake, Part 1

Our garage has been graced with the presence of a clean 2001 E46 330i, so we can now begin development on this E46 intake. Let’s dive right in!

Stock System

The 330i stock intake system is similar to the 32X, the big difference being the size of the MAF housing. On the higher-output 330i models, this housing is larger so it can … Continue Reading ››