BMW Performance Intake Kits for BMW 3 Series E46 (1999-2005)

Clear BMW chassis
Turner Motorsport offers a variety of Performance Intake options for your BMW, including Genuine BMW, aFe Eventuri, Dinan, Gruppe M, Agency Power, and ECS Tuning.

Turner Plug-and-Play IAT Relocation Kit
Turner Motorsport - Corporate Logo
T#:391751
Part#: 014579TMS
In Stock
Sale - Save 11% $114.95
Starting at $102.20
Free Shipping
Sale - Save 11% $114.95
Starting at $102.20
Free Shipping

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 canaEURtmt 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 youaEURtmll experience reduced torque loss and more consistent power output when youaEURtmre 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

**Click here for installation instructions**

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

Eventuri Carbon Fiber Intake Kit - E46 M3
Eventuri - Corporate Logo
T#:396402
Part#: EVEE46INT
In Stock
$975.00
$975.00

Eventuri was founded by true enthusiasts who had a shared passion for cars and performance, engineers that had a background in Aeronautics as well as automotive tuning. After experiencing disappointment time and time again from the claims set forth by the automotive aftermarket, they set out to raise the bar. Their goal? Set a new benchmark for intake design providing true gains, not just "claims."

Designed to use the "venturi effect," Eventuri has created a unique intake system that out-performs the competition. The Venturi effect is when the smooth reduction in cross-sectional area along the length of the housing causes the airflow to increase in velocity. This means more air-flow and smoother delivery, resulting in more power. But that isn't all that sets their design apart. They also use an inverted cone filter that is decoupled from the MAF. This is done because it means the filter no longer dictates the shape of air-flow, thus creating the venturi effect.

Their systems are extensively developed using cutting edge design, testing and prototyping methods. With a focus on performance, each design undergoes CFD analysis and is then validated at the prototype stage through volumetric airflow, intake temperature and extensive dyno testing. They strive to publish all the development information to illustrate the depths they go in bringing an intake from concept to reality. Also assuring to only use the highest quality components for style and durability

Fits the following BMWs
2001-2005 E46 BMW M3

Replacement Filter for Cold Air Intake - M52 M54 S50 S52 S54
Dinan - Corporate Logo
T#:403044
Part#: D403-0350
In Stock
$41.20
Free Shipping on orders $99 and up

This is a replacement air filter for your Dinan air intake. Replace your dirty, damaged, or lost filter to restore the performance you expect of Dinan and your BMW.

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 aEURoetotal packageaEUR 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.


E46 330i Dinan High Flow Intake System
Dinan - Corporate Logo
T#:389287
Part#: D760-0002
In Stock
$263.68
Free Shipping

Dinan has enigneered a new air box cover that allows you to run a larger air filter but retain a stock-like appearance. The Dinan 330 intake cover seals better to the lower section ensuring no power-robbing hot air enters the intake. A new lower tube draws air from the brake duct, nearly doubling the volume of cool air entering the engine.

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 aEURoetotal packageaEUR 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. This intake is worth 3 points toward your Dinan badge.

This item fits the following BMWs:
2001-2006 E46 BMW 330i 330ci 330xi


K&N FIPK Performance Air Intake System - E46 M52 M54 2.5L 2.8L
K&N - Corporate Logo
T#:367489
Part#: 57-1002
In Stock
$306.99
Free Shipping

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!

  • Covered by the K&N Million Mile Limited Warranty
  • Washable and reusable
  • Will not void vehicle warranty
K&N Performance Gen I Intake System - E46 330i/Ci/xi
K&N - Corporate Logo
T#:373724
Part#: 57-0440
In Stock
$158.99
Free Shipping

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!

  • Covered by the K&N Million Mile Limited Warranty
  • Washable and reusable
  • Will not void vehicle warranty

Does not meet CARB emissions standards and cannot be sold to residents of California.


K&N FIPK Performance Gen II Intake System - E46 330i/Ci/xi M54 3.0L
K&N - Corporate Logo
T#:367488
Part#: 57-1001
In Stock
$302.99
Free Shipping

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!

  • Covered by the K&N Million Mile Limited Warranty
  • Washable and reusable
  • Will not void vehicle warranty
  • 50 state legal
K&N 57 Series FIPK Performance Intake Kit - E46 M3 S54 3.0L
K&N - Corporate Logo
T#:373964
Part#: 57-1003
In Stock
$354.99
Free Shipping

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

K&N Performance Universal Air Filter - 3.5" flange diameter
K&N - Corporate Logo
T#:376340
Part#: RC-4630
In Stock
$61.99
Free Shipping

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 Performace Typhoon Cold Air Intake System - E46 M3 S54
K&N - Corporate Logo
T#:3973
Part#: 69-2001TWK
Direct Ship
$322.99
Free Shipping

Built for performance and show, the Typhoon Air Intake System is a free-flowing mandrel-bent aluminum tube induction system designed to fit many sport compact performance vehicles. Each kit is proven on a rear-wheel dynamometer to increase horsepower and torque. Typhoon intakes come in one of three designs; cold air intakes (CA), short ram intakes (SR), or complete cold air (CCA) intakes which can be configured as either a cold air intake or a short ram intake. Available in an assortment of powder coated colors and polished aluminum, these kits are sure to please in every way. They come with an oversized High-Flow conical air filter designed to provide increased surface area and dust capacity. This extra surface area provides even more airflow at lower restriction than a standard K&N O/E replacement filter that is limited to the size of the factory air box. The oversize air filter also captures more dirt increasing the service life before a cleaning is required (up to 100,000 miles).

69-2001TWK Product Specifications

Product Style: 69 Series Typhoon Kits
Estimated Horsepower Gain: 8.9 HP @ 6000 RPM
Color: Black
Replacement Filter: RP-5113
CARB Exempt: No
System Type: Short-ram intake system
Weight: 8.7 lb (3.9 kg)
Product Box Length: 19.3 in (490 mm)
Product Box Width: 14.5 in (368 mm)
Product Box Height: 8.4 in (213 mm)

Clickhere for installation instructions.

Eventuri Carbon Kevlar Intake Kit - E46 M3
Eventuri - Corporate Logo
T#:399975
Part#: EVE-E46-KV-INT
Direct Ship
$1,153.80
$1,153.80

Bespoke. A word that perfectly encapsulates the mindset of Eventuri. Performance parts with an obsessive attention to detail and an unyielding dedication to quality. Perfectly designed to maximize the potential of each individual vehicle and meticulously refined through rigorous testing. Eventuri offers a product that stands in a class of its own and delivers outstanding power increases without making false claims or exaggerating dyno numbers. With patented designs such as a custom velocity stack filter housing and improved ducting that guides the flow of air into the engine, to the breathtaking uniformity of the weave pattern. These are performance products for the truly discerning customer.

When it comes to styling a vehicle the proper look is one that compliments, not cheapens the inherent design. Race inspired carbon fiber completes the look and style of every BMW M-powered model and Eventuri delivers on an entirely new level. Instead of simply offering black carbon and yellow kevlar that has become the norm, Eventuri has stepped things up by offering their carbon/kevlar accessories in multiple colors. Now you can choose between Blue, Red, Orange and Yellow weave to further set your ride apart from the pack.

Performance increase = 10-15hp, 8-12ft-lb

The E46 M3 intake system is a result of extensive data logging, dyno testing and design optimisation. The aim was to develop an intake system for the S54 engine which worked with the stock ECU map and MAF sensor and produced a genuine improvement in the driving experience.The E46 M3 Eventuri system uses a Patent Pending Carbon fibre Housing which provides an aerodynamically efficient airflow path from the filter to the MAF tube. Not just another cone filter with a heat shield but a unique design which invokes the Venturi affect.

Made from 100% prepreg carbon fibre of the highest quality, the workmanship on the housing is second to none. This encapsulates the filter and is mated to an anodised aluminum inlet cowl to ensure a smooth inlet flow path. The filter itself is a deep pleated, high flow double cone configuration which is dry to avoid damaging the MAF sensor. Finally the assembly is then mated to an aluminium heat shield which effectively shrouds the intake from engine bay heat and captures the ambient air being diverted from the scoop. Also notice the rubber spacer on the mount of the heat shield - this is for the headlight module to sit on so that it remains at the right height - small details are important!

100% Prepreg carbon fibre with a CNC machined collar - the air scoop forces ambient air directly into the filter opening. This scoop simply clicks into place in the front right hand brake duct and effectively saturates the mouth of the intake with cold air. It has been designed to take up half the height of the duct in order to allow airflow to still continue through the duct for the brakes. The scoop is so effective that even after a hard drive, the aluminium cowl at the mouth of the intake will still feel cold to touch!

Each kit consists of:

  • 100% Prepreg Carbon Fibre Intake Housing
  • Anodised Aluminium inlet cowling
  • High Flow Filter
  • CNC Machined MAF tube
  • 100% Prepreg Carbon Fibre Air Scoop with CNC machined aluminium collar
  • 3 Aluminum heat shields with neoprene lining
  • High quality Silicon coupler with BMW specification hose clamps

This kit fits the following BMWs:
2001 - 2006 E46 M3

Eventuri Carbon Fiber Intake Kit - E46 M3
Eventuri - Corporate Logo
T#:399980
Part#: EVE-E46-INT
Direct Ship
$975.00
$975.00

Bespoke. A word that perfectly encapsulates the mindset of Eventuri. Performance parts with an obsessive attention to detail and an unyielding dedication to quality. Perfectly designed to maximize the potential of each individual vehicle and meticulously refined through rigorous testing. Eventuri offers a product that stands in a class of its own and delivers outstanding power increases without making false claims or exaggerating dyno numbers. With patented designs such as a custom velocity stack filter housing and improved ducting that guides the flow of air into the engine, to the breathtaking uniformity of the weave pattern. These are performance products for the truly discerning customer.

When it comes to styling a vehicle the proper look is one that compliments, not cheapens the inherent design. Race inspired carbon fiber completes the look and style of every BMW M-powered model and Eventuri delivers on an entirely new level.

Performance increase = 10-15hp, 8-12ft-lb

The E46 M3 intake system is a result of extensive data logging, dyno testing and design optimisation. The aim was to develop an intake system for the S54 engine which worked with the stock ECU map and MAF sensor and produced a genuine improvement in the driving experience.The E46 M3 Eventuri system uses a Patent Pending Carbon fibre Housing which provides an aerodynamically efficient airflow path from the filter to the MAF tube. Not just another cone filter with a heat shield but a unique design which invokes the Venturi affect.

Made from 100% prepreg carbon fibre of the highest quality, the workmanship on the housing is second to none. This encapsulates the filter and is mated to an anodised aluminum inlet cowl to ensure a smooth inlet flow path. The filter itself is a deep pleated, high flow double cone configuration which is dry to avoid damaging the MAF sensor. Finally the assembly is then mated to an aluminium heat shield which effectively shrouds the intake from engine bay heat and captures the ambient air being diverted from the scoop. Also notice the rubber spacer on the mount of the heat shield - this is for the headlight module to sit on so that it remains at the right height - small details are important!

100% Prepreg carbon fibre with a CNC machined collar - the air scoop forces ambient air directly into the filter opening. This scoop simply clicks into place in the front right hand brake duct and effectively saturates the mouth of the intake with cold air. It has been designed to take up half the height of the duct in order to allow airflow to still continue through the duct for the brakes. The scoop is so effective that even after a hard drive, the aluminium cowl at the mouth of the intake will still feel cold to touch!

Each kit consists of:

  • 100% Prepreg Carbon Fibre Intake Housing
  • Anodised Aluminium inlet cowling
  • High Flow Filter
  • CNC Machined MAF tube
  • 100% Prepreg Carbon Fibre Air Scoop with CNC machined aluminium collar
  • 3 Aluminum heat shields with neoprene lining
  • High quality Silicon coupler with BMW specification hose clamps

This kit fits the following BMWs:
aEUR<2001 - 2006 E46 M3



Eventuri Carbon Intake Scoop - E46 M3
Eventuri - Corporate Logo
T#:400005
Part#: EVE-E46-SC
Direct Ship
$260.00
$260.00

Bespoke. A word that perfectly encapsulates the mindset of Eventuri. Performance parts with an obsessive attention to detail and an unyielding dedication to quality. Perfectly designed to maximize the potential of each individual vehicle and meticulously refined through rigorous testing. Eventuri offers a product that stands in a class of its own and delivers outstanding power increases without making false claims or exaggerating dyno numbers. With patented designs such as a custom velocity stack filter housing and improved ducting that guides the flow of air into the engine, to the breathtaking uniformity of the weave pattern. These are performance products for the truly discerning customer.

When it comes to styling a vehicle the proper look is one that compliments not cheapens the inherent design. Race inspired carbon fiber completes the look and style of every BMW M-powered model and Eventuri delivers on an entirely new level.

Theses scoops help to guide the flow of air through the kidney grilles and directly into the airbox. Designed to be used with the complete carbon fiber intake assembly these can be swapped later to change the look of your front end. Comes with both scoops.

Features:

  • Lightweight and durable Kevlar construction
  • Meant to be used with Eventuri intake system
  • Perfect fit and finish for a simple and flawless installation

This part fits the following BMWs:
2001 - 2006 E46 M3

VF Engineering Cold Air Intake w/ Software - E46 M3
VF Engineering - Corporate Logo
T#:377852
Part#: VFAH-01
Direct Ship
$1,395.00
$1,395.00

Want to unlock some power from your S54 M3? This cold air intake from VF engineering may be just what you want. This E46 BMW cold air intake deletes your vehicles factory mass air flow sensor and tunes to Alpha N set parameters, letting the engine run at full potential, creating gains up up to 35 horsepower and 25 ft/lbs torque at the wheels!

The cold air system features an OEM-style look that is fashionable but not out of place under the hood, perfect for a mostly stock or modified vehicle.

The filter included with this kit is a cone-style filter, allowing for greater flow than the traditional panel style filter.

This package includes

  • VF-Engineering Cold Air Intake with filter
  • Hex flash tune
  • Hex flash cable

The Hex tune includes

  • Alpha N tune
  • VANOS enhancements
  • Ignition timing optimization
  • Shift lights added for cars with manual transmission
  • Top speed limiter removed

The use of the Hex tune is simple and only requires a laptop to use. By plugging in the OBD-II port adaptor in to the vehicle and connecting the other end in to the laptop, it allows you to select what tuning MAP or tune Options are enabled on you vehicle.

*Please allow up to 48 hours for turn around time once tune files are sent to VF Engineering

Intake is not CARB approved

Eventuri Yellow Kevlar Engine Cover - E46 M3
Eventuri - Corporate Logo
T#:399987
Part#: EVE-E46-KV-ENG-Y
Direct Ship
$900.00
$900.00

Bespoke. A word that perfectly encapsulates the mindset of Eventuri. Performance parts with an obsessive attention to detail and an unyielding dedication to quality. Perfectly designed to maximize the potential of each individual vehicle and meticulously refined through rigorous testing. Eventuri offers a product that stands in a class of its own and delivers outstanding power increases without making false claims or exaggerating dyno numbers. With patented designs such as a custom velocity stack filter housing and improved ducting that guides the flow of air into the engine, to the breathtaking uniformity of the weave pattern. These are performance products for the truly discerning customer.

When it comes to styling a vehicle the proper look is one that compliments, not cheapens the inherent design. Race inspired carbon fiber completes the look and style of every BMW M-powered model and Eventuri delivers on an entirely new level. Instead of simply offering black carbon and yellow kevlar that has become the norm, Eventuri has stepped things up by offering their carbon/kevlar accessories in multiple colors. Now you can choose between Blue, Red, Orange and Yellow weave to further set your ride apart from the pack.

This Lightweight Kevlar engine cover will replace the cheap looking factory black plastic one that came on the vehicle. Dress up the engine bay and give it the look to match the power within. Easy installation does not require any drilling and factory hardware can be reused.

Features:

  • Factory fit and finish
  • Lightweight and strong Kevlar construction
  • Easy no-drill installation
  • Now available in orange weave color

This product fits the following BMWs:
2001 - 2006 E46 M3


Eventuri Replacement Filter Type D For CSL Evolve Airbox - E46 M3
Eventuri - Corporate Logo
T#:558914
Part#: EVE-E46ABX-FTR
Direct Ship
$115.00
$115.00

Bespoke. A word that perfectly encapsulates the mindset of Eventuri. Performance parts with an obsessive attention to detail and an unyielding dedication to quality. Perfectly designed to maximize the potential of each individual vehicle and meticulously refined through rigorous testing. Eventuri offers a product that stands in a class of its own and delivers outstanding power increases without making false claims or exaggerating dyno numbers. With patented designs such as a custom velocity stack filter housing and improved ducting that guides the flow of air into the engine, to the breathtaking uniformity of the weave pattern. These are performance products for the truly discerning customer.

When it comes to styling a vehicle the proper look is one that compliments not cheapens the inherent design. Race inspired carbon fiber completes the look and style of every BMW M-powered model and Eventuri delivers on an entirely new level.

Eventuri Replacement Filter

Type D For CSL Airbox

This part fits the following BMWs:
2001 - 2006 E46 M3 with Evolve Intake


Eventuri Performance Air Scoop & Air Filter - E46 M3
Eventuri - Corporate Logo
T#:396407
Part#: EVE-E46-SC-PF
Direct Ship
$310.00