BMW Intake Parts for BMW E46 M3 S54 (1999-2005)

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One thing drivers and cars have in common is the need for air. Induction systems provide a third of the critical necessities for engines to run, so giving your BMW the best way to breathe is paramount in engine performance. If you need to replace your filter, recharge your reusable pod filter, or upgrade your intake, turbos, or intercooler parts, everything can be found below. We have OEM replacements as well as aftermarket performance upgrades to keep your BMW pristine, powerful, and functioning at peak efficiency.

Turner Plug-and-Play IAT Relocation Kit
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T#:391751
Part#: 014579TMS
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All vehicles will lose some degree of performance due to heat soak under the right operating conditions.  Engine management systems constantly monitor operating conditions and modifying parameters based on sensor inputs. BMW integrated the intake air temp sensor in the MAF housing on models such as the E39 M5, and, being sandwiched behind a hot radiator and in some applications next to an even hotter valve cover, this is less than ideal for performance applications. Absorbing excess heat from its surroundings, the MAF can’t shed it fast enough, and the ECU reads an inaccurately high intake air temperature. Compensating for this false hot air measurement, the ECU pulls timing and runs a richer fuel mixture, resulting in a significant loss of torque.

What can you do?  Locate an intake air temp sensor in a location where it can properly measure incoming air temps and where it's less prone to heat soak. Mounting the sensor further away from the heat source and isolating it from the MAF housing, it can both resist the effects of heat soak longer and respond to temperature changes more quickly.  The result is you’ll experience reduced torque loss and more consistent power output when you’re pushing your engine hard. 

The Turner engineering team was initially skeptical of the claimed performance benefits of this modification. They first set out validate the functionality and performance benefit of a temp sensor relocation. Replicating stop-and-go traffic heat soak in a 2001 540i was a simple task in a controlled environment - their dynometer. First the car was heat soaked to simulate being stuck in traffic or moving at low speeds by running the car four times on the dyno with the dyno's cooling fans disabled. The fans were then turned on for three more runs to observe the recovery rate once air flow was reintroduced. The test: following this procedure once with a stock IAT, and once with their relocation kit in place. 

The result? Turner recovered 11lb-ft torque at 2500rpm through use of their relocation kit, with even greater recovery to be found for M5 owners. Here are the heat soak-related torque losses Turner experienced:

Stock IAT location:
18rwtq at 2500rpm
10rwtq at 3000rpm
9rwtq at 3700rpm

Turner IAT Relocation:
7rwtq at 2500rpm
5rwtq at 3000rpm
5rwtq at 3700rpm

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The Turner engineering team designed a complete plug and play kit (unlike all other options on the market) that makes for quick, easy, and reversible installation. Weather-sealed connectors keep out the elements, while sheathed wiring offers a clean appearance underhood. With a harness nearly 3 feet long - the Turner IAT relocation kit offers flexibility in positioning, but not too long that you're left with unsightly excess wiring. Turner recommends positioning the sensor in a location away from engine heat, but still within the intake ducting to achieve accurate intake temp readings - such as the far side of the base of the airbox. Vehicles with cold air intakes with cone-style filters can even position the sensor in the end of the filter. Simply drill a hole in your (cool) location of choice and plug in the harness. More information including installation instructions and some good examples of sensor mounting locations can be found in our DIY PDF. 

We include everything you need to relocate your IAT, just select your desired sensor brand below - Genuine BMW or original equipment Beru.

Also the perfect plug-n-play option for anyone looking to upgrade their intake to utilize an Alpha-N tune!

Note for vehicles with M62 engine: applicable to 1999 and up

aFe Magnum FORCE Stage-2 Pro 5R Cold Air Intake System - E46 M3
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T#:1362
Part#: 54-10462
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Maximum Flow Pro5R Filter

This intake kit replaces your restrictive factory air box. It features 1.6mm powder-coated steel heat shield, trim sealed to seal out hot engine air, and a custom aFe brand cotton filter.

By removing your stock intake air box, you are removing the most restrictive portion of your M3's intake system, increasing both horse power and torque, improving acceleration as well as throttle response.

This version uses aFe's highest flowing filter media, which uses a lightly oil gauze to filter out dirt and particulates, while allowing more air to flow to the intake. For the best flowing filter, with the best performance gain, we always recommend this standard aFe filter media (often called "Pro5R ", which has a blue pre-oiled filter media). We also carry this filter in the "ProDry" grey filter media, which is oil-free for only slightly less performance and no maintenance.

12 hp gain at 4900 rpm!
11 lb/ft torque at 4900rpm!


This aFe intake fits the following BMWs:
E46 3 series: M3 Coupe, M3 Convertible

 

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K&N Performance Universal Air Filter - 3.5" flange diameter
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T#:376340
Part#: RC-4630
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Can be adapted to work with a number of BMW intakes by removing the stock air box and replacing it with this filter.

Custom piping and mounting may be required for optimal fitment and air flow benefits.


K&N Performance Drop-In Air Filter - E36 325/323/328/M3, E39 525/528/530i, E46 323/328/M3, Z3 2.5i 2.8 3.0i M Coupe/Roadster
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T#:3727
Part#: 33-2070
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K&N's drop-in air intake filter is constructed from cotton gauze material between aluminum mesh - this makes for a long lasting, high performance drop-in intake filter. These are very easy to remove and maintain. Turner Motorsport recommends this as one of the first maintenance/modifications you make to your vehicle after you purchase! 

K&N's drop in air filters allow increased airflow - dirt and particles stick to the oil on these filters, making them more effective than traditional paper filters in terms of protection. Additionally, K&N believes their filters are more efficient than paper filers - this means more oxygen getting into the engine, allowing vaporized fuel to burn more efficiently and increasing horsepower and fuel economy. The best of both worlds!

  • Covered by the K&N Million Mile Limited Warranty
  • Washable and reusable
  • Emissions legal in all 50 states
  • Will not void vehicle warranty

Throttle Actuator - E46 M3, Z3M, Z4M with S54 engine
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T#:16512
Part#: 13627840537
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This is the Genuine BMW electronic throttle actuator motor assembly for BMWs with the S54 engine. Has your BMW suffered from a throttle actuator failure? If so, it won't be going anywhere without a new one. The drive-by-wire system requires this actuator to open the throttle body. If your S54 actuator has failed, this replacement can get you back on the road again.

This item fits the following BMWs:
2001-2006 E46 BMW M3
2001-2002 Z3 BMW M Roadster M Coupe
2006-2008 E85 BMW Z4 M Roadster M Coupe
Torque Booster Tube, Black - E46 M3
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T#:341700
Part#: 54-10469-B
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This Torque Booster tube is a great upgrade to your Stage 1 air intake, and can even be used to upgrade your factory intake system. Constructed of 3-ply silicone, it's smoother for less turbulence and more durable for less maintenance. 

  • Works with stock airbox or upgrade your Stage 1 intake to a Stage 2
  • Insualtes against heat
  • Silicone tube smooths out airflow
  • Reduced air turbulence results in more power

Since 1999, aFe (Advanced FLOW Engineering) has been developing and manufacturing high quality accessories in their facility in Corona, California. Starting with air filters and intake systems, and now expanding into exhaust systems, suspension components, tuning modules, and more, aFe products are a great way to improve the performance of your BMW without altering its fundamental character. Owned by a BMW enthusiast, aFe power is recognized the world over as a leader in quality performance products for your BMW.

This part fits the following BMWs:
2001-2007 E46 M3


Dinan Performance Replacement Air Filter For Cold Air Intake/Air Mass Meter Assembly - E46 M3
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T#:398076
Part#: D401-0440
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Replacement filter for your high flow intake system.

For over 35 years, Dinan has been America's premier tuning company, pioneering advancements in BMW modification while retaining a focus on balanced performance that preserves the original character and driving feel that a BMW offers. When you install a Dinan part on your car, know that it's not only carefully developed and tested, but that Dinan stands behind it with a four year, 50,000-mile warranty. Dinan believes so fully in their “total package” approach that once your car has been fitted with enough of their parts, they celebrate your conversion from stock to Dinan with an exclusive trunk badge, displayed proudly by BMW enthusiasts everywhere. Each sway bar is worth 1 point towards your Dinan badge.

 

Fits the following BMW's:2001-2006 E46 BMW M3

BMC Performance Air Filter - E36, E46, E39, E38, E83, E85, E86
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T#:397411
Part#: FB132/01
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$57.43
14% off MSRP $67.00
$57.43
Looking to upgrade your air filter for increased flow and performance? BMC filter allow significantly higher air flow and are perfectly molded in one piece to fit exactly the same as your stock air filter. These filters are constructed from multi-layerd cotton gauze that is pre-oiled and can be cleaned and regenerated using the BMC regeneration kit.

K&N 57 Series FIPK Performance Intake Kit - E46 M3 S54 3.0L
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T#:373964
Part#: 57-1003
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This K&N performance cold air intake kit eliminates the restrictive air box in favor of a high flowing intake system that allows for greater power all throughout the power band. Every K&N intake features a premium air filter that is constructed from cotton gauze material between aluminum mesh - this makes for a long lasting, high performance intake filter. These are very easy to remove and maintain. Turner Motorsport recommends this as one of the first maintenance/modifications you make to your vehicle after you purchase!

K&N's air filters allow increased airflow - dirt and particles stick to the oil on these filters, making them more effective than traditional paper filters in terms of protection. Additionally, K&N believes their filters are more efficient than paper filers - this means more oxygen getting into the engine, allowing vaporized fuel to burn more efficiently and increasing horsepower and fuel economy. The best of both worlds!

  • Guaranteed to increase horsepower
  • Designed to improve throttle response and engine sound
  • Lasts up to 100,000 miles before service is required (depending on driving conditions)
  • Easy to install, usually in 90 minutes or less
  • Free-flowing high density polyethylene tube
  • Replaces entire factory air intake system
  • Washable and reusable lifetime air filter
  • K&N Million Mile Limited Warranty
  • 50 state legal

aFe Magnum FORCE Stage-2 Pro DRY S Cold Air Intake System - E46 M3
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T#:2636
Part#: 51-10462
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"Oil-Free" ProDry S Filter

This intake kit replaces your restrictive factory air box. It features 1.6mm powder-coated steel heat shield, trim sealed to seal out hot engine air, and a custom aFe brand cotton filter.

This version has an oil-free filter media for less maintenance. For the best flowing filter, with the best performance gain, we always recommend the standard aFe "Pro5R " filter (which has a blue pre-oiled filter media), but this oil-free filter flows only slightly less than the blue Pro5R style aFe filter, and requires no re-oiling after cleaning the filter.

By removing your stock intake air box, you are removing the most restrictive portion of your M3's intake system, increasing both horse power and torque, improving acceleration as well as throttle response.

12 hp gain at 4900 rpm!
11 lb/ft torque at 4900rpm!


This aFe intake fits the following BMWs:
E46 3 series: BMW M3 Coupe, M3 Convertible

 

Click here for a detailed press sheet


Clickhere for installation instructions.

Genuine BMW CSL SMG Expansion Tank Bracket - 41147896136 - E46 M3 CSL w/ SMG Transmission
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T#:361538
Part#: 41147896136
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When you upgrade to the CSL intake, you have to replace and relocate the SMG reservoir. This bracket mount the new reservoir after the CSL conversion exactly as designed by BMW.
OEM Bosch Idle Control Valve - E31 E32 E34 E38 E39 E46 M3, Z3M, Z4M
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T#:7202
Part#: 13411733090
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Rough or hunting idle? Stalling? Sputtering? These are all symptoms of poor fuel delivery or a vacuum leak in your intake system. This T-shaped idle regulating valve is one of the areas that you can check to fix these issues. The ICV is basically a electrically-driven throttle body that regulates the air/fuel mixture at light throttle openings. Over time, the ICV can become gummed up with oil and carbon, resulting in slow or blocked operation. Worst case, the electric motor inside will freeze which will stall the engine.

The ICV will typically need to be cleaned or replaced every 100k miles. It can be cleaned with carb cleaner but for seriously dirty or old ICVs you may want to replace the whole unit with a new one. You may also want to replace the Crankcase Vent Valve as it can also fill up with oil and carbon and replacement can be done at the same time as the ICV. On cars with V8 engines, we recommend replacing the rubber grommet between the valve and the manifold - Part # 13411733217

Bosch is one of the largest OEM producers of Genuine BMW and aftermarket parts in the world, providing parts for almost every major automotive manufacturer. Bosch has likely supplied many of the original electrical (and mechanical) parts for your BMW. Thanks to their quality, high durability, and reliability, you should expect a long service life from Bosch products.

As a leading source of high performance BMW parts and accessories since 1993, we at Turner Motorsport are honored to be the go-to supplier for tens of thousands of enthusiasts the world over. With over two decades of parts, service, and racing experience under our belt, we provide only quality performance and replacement parts.  All of our performance parts are those we would (and do!) install and run on our own cars, as well as replacement parts that are Genuine BMW or from OEM manufacturers. We only offer parts we know you can trust to perform!


This idle control valve fits the following BMWs:
1992-1998 E36 BMW M3 Euro Spec Models Only!
2001-2006 E46 BMW M3
1989-1995 E34 BMW 530I 540i
1997-2003 E39 BMW 540i M5
1988-1994 E32 BMW 740i 740il
1995-2001 E38 BMW 740i 740il
1990-1999 E31 BMW 840i 840ci
2001-2002 Z3 BMW Z3 M Roadster M Coupe
2006-2008 E85 BMW Z4 M Roadster M Coupe
2000-2003 E52 BMW Z8 Roadster



OEM Bosch HFM/Mass Air Sensor for E46 M3, E60 M5, E63 M6, MZ3-S54, MZ4
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T#:389
Part#: 13627839014
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$195.95
$195.95