2012 BMW 3-Series Performance Air Intake Systems

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    • Dinan® Carbon Fiber Cold Air Intake Kit
      (0 reviews)
      # 79049901
      BMW 3-Series 2012, Carbon Fiber Cold Air Intake Kit by Dinan®. As boost is increased through the use of performance software, the single factory intake becomes restrictive and the engine is lacking the air it needs to make maximum...
      Precision engineered for your vehicleTested to outperform all comparable products on the market
      $599.00 - $1,499.00
    • Dinan® Carbon Fiber Short Ram Air Intake Kit
      (0 reviews)
      # 79049946
      BMW M3 2012, Carbon Fiber Short Ram Air Intake Kit by Dinan®. Dinan® has developed the High Flow Carbon Fiber Intake for BMW to improve air flow to the engine. Dinan's intake is built with the highest quality components and...
      Aircraft quality "prepreg" carbon fiber30% more cross sectional area than stock
      $999.00
    • Injen® SP Series Short Ram Intake System
      (0 reviews)
      # 1404361
      BMW 335i 3.0L 2012, SP Series Short Ram Intake System by Injen®. The Short Ram SP Series is a traditional, underhood air intake system that takes the place of your factory airbox and air filter, and the factory air intake tube. The...
      Improves airflow into the engineUses the patented MR Technology tuning process to ensure the air/fuel ratio is within optimum limits
      $311.60 - $319.20
    • aFe® Stage 2 Cold Air Intake System
      (0 reviews)
      # 38340204
      BMW 3-Series 2012, Stage 2 Cold Air Intake System. by aFe®. The aFe Stage 2 Cold Air Intake System replaces your entire factory air intake system with a large high-flow aFe air filter, open element airbox/heat shield and a smoothly...
      $245.00 - $425.00
    • aFe® Stage 2 Si Cold Air Intake System
      (3 reviews)
      # 926237
      BMW 3-Series 2012, Stage 2 Si Cold Air Intake System by aFe®. The aFe Stage 2 Si Cold Air Intake System replaces your entire factory air intake system with a large high-flow aFe air filter, a totally enclosed airbox and a smoothly...
      Improves airflow to your enginerIsolates the air filter from engine heat, enabling it to take in cooler, denser air
      $325.00 - $845.00
    • aFe® Stage 2 Si Cold Air Intake System with Pro 5R Air Filter
      (1 reviews)
      # 45603624
      BMW 328i xDrive E92 2012, Stage 2 Si Cold Air Intake System with Pro 5R Air Filter by aFe®. The aFe Stage 2 Si Cold Air Intake System replaces your entire factory air intake system with a large high-flow aFe Pro 5R air filter, a...
      $595.00
    • Spectre Performance® Panel HPR™ OE Replacement Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 49223663
      BMW 325i / 328i / 328i xDrive 3.0L 2012, Panel HPR™ OE Replacement Air Filter by Spectre Performance®. Rooted in racing, Spectre Performance designs and builds every product with the same goal in mind - the best performance in...
      High-tech engine parts for the most power and best performanceThe finest exterior and interior parts for superior appearance and functionality
      $25.70
    • K&N® 33 Series Panel Air Filter
      (1 reviews)
      # 318567
      BMW 3-Series 2012, 33 Series Panel Air Filter by K&N®. A K&N 33 series OE replacement air filter is designed to increase horsepower and acceleration. These washable and reusable panel air filters are easy to install because they...
      Improves engine airflowIncreases horsepower and acceleration
      $48.99 - $59.99
    • K&N® E Series Round Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 328315
      BMW M3 2012, E Series Round Air Filter by K&N®. K&N E Series round automotive air filters are designed to replace your restricted factory air filter for additional horsepower and performance. These filters are washable, reusable...
      Improves engine airflowIncreases horsepower and acceleration
      $86.99
    • aFe® PRO DRY S Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 2342908
      BMW 3-Series 1.8L L4 Hybrid 2012, PRO DRY S Air Filter by aFe®. The Pro DRY S is the perfect combination of performance, protection and convenience. When you want increased airflow with superior filtration, but ease of maintenance...
      Improves airflow and engine performanceProvides superior air filtration and engine protection
      $56.95
    • aFe® Pro 5R Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 917451
      BMW 3-Series 2012, Pro 5R Air Filter by aFe®. The Pro 5R air filter provides increased airflow to your engine without sacrificing filtration ability. The increased airflow allows your engine to make more power, and have better...
      Improves airflow and engine performanceProvides superior air filtration and engine protection
      $69.95 - $80.95
    • aFe® Pro 5R Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 917450
      BMW 3-Series 2012, Pro 5R Air Filter by aFe®. The Pro 5R air filter provides increased airflow to your engine without sacrificing filtration ability. The increased airflow allows your engine to make more power, and have better...
      Improves airflow and engine performanceProvides superior air filtration and engine protection
      $108.95
    • aFe® Pro DRY S Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 920305
      BMW 3-Series 2012, Pro DRY S Air Filter by aFe®. The Pro DRY S is the perfect combination of performance, protection and convenience. When you want increased airflow with superior filtration, but ease of maintenance is a high...
      Improves airflow and engine performanceProvides superior air filtration and engine protection
      $69.95 - $80.95
    • aFe® Pro DRY S Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 920304
      BMW 3-Series 2012, Pro DRY S Air Filter by aFe®. The Pro DRY S is the perfect combination of performance, protection and convenience. When you want increased airflow with superior filtration, but ease of maintenance is a high...
      Improves airflow and engine performanceProvides superior air filtration and engine protection
      $108.95
    • aFe® Dynamic Air Scoop
      (0 reviews)
      # 38340200
      BMW 3-Series 2012, Dynamic Air Scoop by aFe®. Get increased performance and improved throttle response with a Dynamic Air Scoop. The Dynamic Air Scoop channels cool air from behind your grille into your Cold Air Intake System.
      $125.00 - $145.00
    • aFe® Air Intake System Cover
      (0 reviews)
      # 45603689
      BMW 3-Series 2012, Air Intake System Cover by aFe®. Black. Reduce air intake noise and enhance the appearance of your engine bay with this cold air intake system cover. This stylish cover bolts on easily to your aFe air intake...
      Reduces air intake noiseProvides a stylish addition to your engine bay
      $49.95 - $79.00
    • aFe® Dynamic Air Scoop
      (0 reviews)
      # 3408909
      BMW 328i 2.0L Turbocharged 2012, Dynamic Air Scoop by aFe®. Get increased performance and improved throttle response with a Dynamic Air Scoop. The Dynamic Air Scoop channels cool air from behind your grille into your Cold Air...
      $69.00
    • aFe® Silver Bullet Throttle Body Spacer
      (0 reviews)
      # 4051432
      BMW 3-Series 2012, Silver Bullet Throttle Body Spacer by aFe®. What is inexpensive, takes only a few minutes to install, and results in more power and improved throttle response? The aFe Silver Bullet! The Silver Bullet Throttle...
      Improves performanceImproves fuel economy
      $295.00
    • FRAM® Extra Guard™ Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 83751934
      BMW 3-Series 2012, Extra Guard™ Air Filter by FRAM®. Most dirt and dust enters the engine through the air filter and FRAM Extra Guard is engineered to provide twice the air filtration compared to an original filter. It also keeps...
      Provides better air filtration for improved performancePrevents damaging particles from entering your engine
      $18.68 - $32.53
    • MANN-Filter® Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 20565507
      BMW 3-Series 3.0L 2012, Air Filter by MANN-Filter®. Get excellent engine protection and more economical operation just by replacing your air filter. This MANN air filter is specially designed for your vehicle to ensure a precise...
      Optimum protection for the engine, airflow meters and other sensorsPerfectly adapted in form and function to your vehicle
      $25.87 - $30.30
    • Hastings® Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 21465071
      BMW 3-Series 3.0L 2012, Air Filter by Hastings®. Clean air is critical to the performance of your engine, so don’t trust just any filter. Hastings filters are tested according to SAE J726 test procedures, where they meet or...
      Filters out dirt and dust in the air preventing them from entering the engineHeavy duty construction for long service life
      $23.62 - $24.43
    • Hengst® Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 7768938
      BMW 328i / 328i xDrive Naturally Aspirated 2012, Air Filter by Hengst®. If you have a dirty air filter, clogged PCV valve, or defective MAF sensor you may be tempted to just run down to the local auto parts chain store for a...
      OE quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersFast shipping; 1-2 day delivery time regardless of where you’re located
      $37.71
    • Mahle® Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 53994998
      BMW 3-Series 2012, Air Filter by Mahle®. If you have a dirty air filter, clogged PCV valve, or defective MAF sensor you may be tempted to just run down to the local auto parts chain store for a replacement, but before you waste...
      OE quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersFast shipping; 1-2 day delivery time regardless of where you’re located
      $24.90 - $33.86
    • Beck Arnley® Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 35826195
      BMW 3-Series 2012, Air Filter by Beck Arnley®, Primary. For one hundred years, Beck/Arnley has been providing premium OE quality parts for vehicles. Beginning with motorcycle parts in 1914 and transitioning to import vehicles in...
      OE quality products from top original equipmentTop quality materials
      $21.19 - $30.78
    • WIX® Air Filter Panel
      (0 reviews)
      # 64387492
      BMW 3-Series 2012, Air Filter Panel by WIX®. Considering as much as 10,000 gallons of air must pass through the air filter for every gallon of fuel the engine consumes, WIX air filters play a vital part in preventing foreign...
      Prevents foreign particles like carbon, soot and abrasives from entering the fuel mixEnsures superior engine protection
      $23.53 - $29.06
    • A1 Cardone® Remanufactured Mass Air Flow Sensor
      (0 reviews)
      # 35536976
      BMW 328i / 328i xDrive 3.0L 2012, Remanufactured Mass Air Flow Sensor by A1 Cardone®. Mounting Hole Count: 2. Configuration Type: Bolt-On. Without Housing. With Mass Air Flow Sensor, Instruction Sheet. This is an aftermarket part...
      50-state emissions street legalThe finest quality at a great price
      $141.11
    • Standard® Fuel Injection Throttle Body Assembly
      (0 reviews)
      # 80952827
      BMW 3-Series 2012, Fuel Injection Throttle Body Assembly by Standard®. SMP’s vision is to be the leading independent supplier to the automotive aftermarket, providing the highest quality products, competitive prices and the...
      OE quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersFast shipping; 1-2 day delivery time regardless of where you’re located
      $234.71 - $240.91
    • Standard® TechSmart™ Fuel Injection Throttle Body Assembly
      (0 reviews)
      # 65483614
      BMW 3-Series 2012, TechSmart™ Fuel Injection Throttle Body Assembly by Standard®. SMP’s vision is to be the leading independent supplier to the automotive aftermarket, providing the highest quality products, competitive prices...
      OE quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersFast shipping; 1-2 day delivery time regardless of where you’re located
      $234.71 - $247.92
    • VDO® Throttle Body
      (0 reviews)
      # 54536374
      BMW 3-Series 2012, Throttle Body by VDO®. Is your vehicle hard to start? Does its stumble and stall, and idle rough? Are you making more frequent visits to the pump? Your fuel system may need repair, but before you waste your time...
      OE quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersFast shipping; 1-2 day delivery time regardless of where you’re located
      $333.71 - $357.93
    • Standard® Intermotor™ Manifold Absolute Pressure Sensor
      (0 reviews)
      # 45138487
      BMW 3-Series 2012, Intermotor™ Manifold Absolute Pressure Sensor by Standard®. Do you hear nothing but “click, click” when you turn the key? Is the BATTERY dash light on? Your vehicle is in need of engine electrical system...
      OE quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersFast shipping; 1-2 day delivery time regardless of where you’re located
      $57.80 - $82.03
    • Genuine® Air Mass Meter Boot
      (0 reviews)
      # 44698032
      BMW 328i / 328i xDrive Naturally Aspirated 2012, Air Mass Meter Boot by Genuine®. If you have a dirty air filter, clogged PCV valve, or defective MAF sensor you may be tempted to just run down to the local auto parts chain store...
      OE quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersFast shipping; 1-2 day delivery time regardless of where you’re located
      $56.26
    • Vemo® MAP Sensor
      (0 reviews)
      # 53655836
      BMW 335is 2012, MAP Sensor by Vemo®. Note: In Charge-Air Duct to Intercooler: Driver Side. Is your vehicle hard to start? Does its stumble and stall, and idle rough? Are you making more frequent visits to the pump? Your fuel system...
      OE quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersFast shipping; 1-2 day delivery time regardless of where you’re located
      $127.01
    • Victor Reinz® Intake Manifold Gasket Set
      (0 reviews)
      # 24046284
      BMW 335is 2012, Intake Manifold Gasket Set by Victor Reinz®, Use 1 per Car. OEM Standard. Material: Victo-Tech. Not Included: Plenum Gasket. When you’re low on oil, coolant or some other fluid, you may be tempted to just run down...
      $28.39
    • Mishimoto® Performance Cold-Air Intake
      (0 reviews)
      # 80943507
      BMW 328i United States 2012, Performance Cold-Air Intake by Mishimoto®. Provide maximum, unrestricted airflow with the Mishimoto Performance Race Intake. Mishimoto pulled out all of the stops with this intake, featuring a 3"...
      Installs in under 30 minutesLarger diameter intake pipe for large turbochargers and more aggressive engine tunes
      $372.69
    • NPN® Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 8723843
      BMW 335is 2012, Air Filter by NPN®. If you have a dirty air filter, clogged PCV valve, or defective MAF sensor you may be tempted to just run down to the local auto parts chain store for a replacement, but before you waste your...
      OE quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersFast shipping; 1-2 day delivery time regardless of where you’re located
      $25.86
    • K&N® Apollo Cold Air Intake System
      (0 reviews)
      # 534642
      Apollo Cold Air Intake System by K&N®. Cooler air inlet temperatures mean more horsepower. This universal kit turns any air intake system into a Cold Air intake system. It replaces the OEM airbox with a K&N air filter in a special...
      $129.99 - $209.99
    • Spectre Performance® Air Intake Hump Hose
      (0 reviews)
      # 12037463
      Universal Air Intake Hump Hose by Spectre Performance®. Rooted in racing, Spectre Performance designs and builds every product with the same goal in mind - the best performance in the market proven on the racetrack! All products...
      High-tech engine parts for the most power and best performanceThe finest exterior and interior parts for superior appearance and functionality
      $32.40 - $37.02
    • Spectre Performance® Air Intake Tube Collar Clamp
      (0 reviews)
      # 12039508
      Universal Air Intake Tube Collar Clamp by Spectre Performance®. Rooted in racing, Spectre Performance designs and builds every product with the same goal in mind - the best performance in the market proven on the racetrack! All...
      High-tech engine parts for the most power and best performanceThe finest exterior and interior parts for superior appearance and functionality
      $8.52 - $12.78
    • AIRAID® Cone Air Filter
      (5 reviews)
      # 80390519
      Universal Cone Air Filter by AIRAID®. Advanced air filtration technology, superior construction and the world's best warranty make an AIRAID air filter the best you can buy. It allows increased airflow and provides better air...
      Improves airflow and engine performanceProvides superior air filtration and engine protection
      $25.40 - $109.04
    • Vibrant Performance® The Classic Performance Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 78903132
      Universal The Classic Performance Air Filter by Vibrant Performance®. Vibrant Performance “Classic Filters” feature a 4 ply pleated cotton-gauze element that allows for significantly more airflow than a stock filter while...
      Made of High Quality MaterialsIdeal for All Motor and Forced Induction race applications
      $21.95 - $65.00
    • Holley® 10" Chrome Round Air Cleaner (120-145)
      (0 reviews)
      # mpn358495189
      10" Chrome Round Air Cleaner by Holley®. The Off-Road Truck Avenger is designed specifically for off-road applications. The unique fuel metering block eliminates fuel spillover through the boosters at extreme angles allowing for 40...
      Gold Dichromate finish for extreme off road environmentsSingle feed fuel inlet for ease of installation
      $35.82
    • Holley® 14" Chrome Round Air Cleaner (120-102)
      (0 reviews)
      # mpn358495186
      14" Chrome Round Air Cleaner by Holley®.
      $44.02
    • Holley® 14" Power Shot Air Cleaner (120-146)
      (0 reviews)
      # mpn358495190
      14" Power Shot Air Cleaner by Holley®. The Off-Road Truck Avenger is designed specifically for off-road applications. The unique fuel metering block eliminates fuel spillover through the boosters at extreme angles allowing for 40...
      Gold Dichromate finish for extreme off road environmentsSingle feed fuel inlet for ease of installation
      $75.81
    • Holley® Air Cleaner Replacement Element (120-144)
      (0 reviews)
      # mpn620677737
      Air Cleaner Replacement Element by Holley®. The Off-Road Truck Avenger is designed specifically for off-road applications. The unique fuel metering block eliminates fuel spillover through the boosters at extreme angles allowing for...
      Gold Dichromate finish for extreme off road environmentsSingle feed fuel inlet for ease of installation
      $37.88
    • Holley® Custom Oval Air Cleaner (120-141)
      (0 reviews)
      # mpn358495188
      Custom Oval Air Cleaner by Holley®. Holley mechanical fuel pumps range from 80 GPH to 225 GPH in many various applications to meet the fuel demands of most engines.
      High output fuel flowFlows 110 GPH free flow
      $115.95
    • Holley® Powershot Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 63646440
      Powershot Air Filter by Holley®. The Holley GM LS3/L92 Modular Hi-Ram Intake Manifold is introduced as a cost effective alternative to fabricated sheet-metal for high-performance applications where induction system height is not...
      Single Plane with Isolated PlenumSquare Bore Carburetor Mounting Flange
      $52.23 - $60.42
    • Injen® High Performance Air Filter
      (19 reviews)
      # 375936
      Universal High Performance Air Filter by Injen®. Replace your worn out air filter with this high flow High Performance filter. It features a built-in velocity stack for added performance, urethane top and base to resist heat...
      Improves engine airflowIncreases horsepower and acceleration
      $49.32 - $57.54
    • K&N® Dual Flange Oval Straight Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 25513976
      Universal Dual Flange Oval Straight Air Filter by K&N®. Get better performance, superior engine protection and more economical operation with a K&N Air Filter. K&N Universal Air Filters are available for just about any application.
      Improves engine airflowIncreases horsepower and acceleration
      $38.99 - $217.99
    • K&N® Oval Tapered Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 25636561
      Universal Oval Tapered Air Filter by K&N®. Get better performance, superior engine protection and more economical operation with a K&N Air Filter. K&N Universal Air Filters are available for just about any application.
      Improves engine airflowIncreases horsepower and acceleration
      $32.99 - $196.99
    • K&N® Round Tapered Air Filter
      (6 reviews)
      # 25611518
      Universal Round Tapered Air Filter by K&N®. Get better performance, superior engine protection and more economical operation with a K&N Air Filter. K&N Universal Air Filters are available for just about any application.
      Improves engine airflowIncreases horsepower and acceleration
      $22.08 - $122.99
    • AEM® Clamp-On Round DryFlow Racing Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 328142
      Universal Clamp-On Round DryFlow Racing Air Filter by AEM®. Let your engine breathe with an AEM DryFlow Racing filter! Every DryFlow filter is engineered to exceed the engine's normal airflow requirement. And thanks to AEM's...
      Exceeds the engine’s normal airflow capacityEasy to clean – no oiling required
      $68.99
    • AEM® Oval DryFlow Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 313145
      Universal Oval DryFlow Air Filter by AEM®. Let your engine breathe with an AEM DryFlow filter! Every DryFlow filter is engineered to exceed the engine's normal airflow requirement. And thanks to AEM's DryFlow technology, cleaning...
      Exceeds the engine’s normal airflow capacityEasy to clean – no oiling required
      $39.99 - $97.99
    • AEM® Oval DryFlow Brute Force Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 313143
      Universal Oval DryFlow Brute Force Air Filter by AEM®. These filters are much larger than standard DryFlow filters and engineered to exceed the airflow requirements of large displacement engines. They are designed to be durable and...
      Exceeds the normal airflow capacity of large displacement enginesEasy to clean – no oiling required
      $71.99 - $76.99
    • AEM® Round DryFlow Air Filter
      (2 reviews)
      # 322114
      Universal Round DryFlow Air Filter by AEM®. Let your engine breathe with an AEM DryFlow filter! Every DryFlow filter is engineered to exceed the engine's normal airflow requirement. And thanks to AEM's DryFlow technology, cleaning...
      Exceeds the engine’s normal airflow capacityEasy to clean – no oiling required
      $24.53 - $64.99
    • AEM® Round DryFlow Brute Force Air Filter
      (1 reviews)
      # 313144
      Universal Round DryFlow Brute Force Air Filter by AEM®. These filters are much larger than standard DryFlow filters and engineered to exceed the airflow requirements of large displacement engines. They are designed to be durable...
      Exceeds the normal airflow capacity of large displacement enginesEasy to clean – no oiling required
      $49.99 - $55.99
    • AIRAID® Air Filter
      (5 reviews)
      # 80390852
      Universal Round Air Filter by AIRAID®. Advanced air filtration technology, superior construction and the world's best warranty make an AIRAID air filter the best you can buy. It allows increased airflow and provides better air...
      Improves airflow and engine performanceProvides superior air filtration and engine protection
      $38.66 - $91.90
    • Airaid® Sweet 16" Round Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 13606468
      Universal Sweet 16" Round Air Filter by Airaid®, 16" OD x 14" ID. Advanced air filtration technology, superior construction and the world's best warranty make an AIRAID air filter the best you can buy. It allows increased airflow...
      Improves airflow and engine performanceProvides superior air filtration and engine protection
      $44.29 - $107.00
    • AIRAID® Breather Filter
      (5 reviews)
      # 440783
      Universal Breather Filter by AIRAID®. Keep your engine breathing properly and looking good with these crankcase vent filters.
      Washable and reusableAvailable in several diameters
      $17.24 - $27.44
    • Weapon-R® Secret Weapon Air Filter
      (10 reviews)
      # 282485
      Universal Secret Weapon Air Filter by Weapon-R®. The Secret Weapon air filter performs better than any other air filter available in the market today. It provides maximum airflow with the protection of Polyurethane foam.
      Integral velocity stack increases engine airflowPolyurethane foam flows more air and traps more dirt than conventional filters
      $65.00 - $75.00
    • Weapon-R® Dragon Air Filter
      (17 reviews)
      # 282419
      Universal Dragon Air Filter by Weapon-R®. The Polyurethane foam in the Dragon air filter flows more air and traps more dirt than comparable paper and cotton filters. The Dragon air filter is one of the highest rated air filters in...
      Polyurethane foam flows more air and traps more dirt than conventional filtersDisassembles easily for cleaning
      $55.00 - $65.00




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      We all know that achieving better fuel economy while driving puts money back in your pocket and does the environment a favor. But for those who are actively interested in squeezing the most out of every drop of gas, getting more miles per gallon can actually become a sport - especially if a vehicle has a manual transmission that can be upshifted earlier and put into neutral during downhill grades or when coasting to a stop sign.
    • Performance Parts
      In today's world, saving money wherever possible has become essential. But it's important not to lose sight of the fact that, sometimes, a product that costs more up front will save you more money over time. In our business, we've seen far too many consumers judge products solely on the basis of their initial cost, completely neglecting any long-term economy and benefits. When it comes to automobiles, "performance" air filters are a perfect example of this.
    • Performance Parts
      Aftermarket air intake systems have become one of the most popular engine modifications available for late model cars and trucks. An easy question to ask is why are these so popular? After all, didn't engineers who work for your vehicle manufacturer spend years developing the best engine components available? Since power and fuel economy are major selling points these days, it's hard to imagine car companies not doing everything they can to maximize horsepower, miles per gallon, or both.
    • Performance Parts
      There are many types of aftermarket air intake systems that range from simple and inexpensive to elaborate. In the scope of this article, we'll examine the different types of air intakes, what they do, and look at a few specific product examples of each. But in short, performance air intake setups increase airflow into your engine - boosting combustion and creating more horsepower and torque that you can actually feel. Their relatively low cost and easy installation (bolt-on in most cases) keeps them in popular demand by car enthusiasts that own everything from 1.5-liter turbo motors to big block V8 engines.
    • Performance Parts
      An intake manifold is an integrated assembly that sits atop the engine, consisting of a series of tubes which distribute fresh outside air to each and every cylinder. On V-shaped engine blocks, an intake manifold typically sits between the two cylinder banks while inline engines may feature a manifold to the side of the cylinder head. Intake manifolds serve as a mounting point for carburetors, throttle body assemblies, fuel injectors, thermostats, and more depending on vehicle manufacturer engineering preferences. Intake manifolds may also serve to route coolant through dedicated channels in order to remove heat from the engine. Because of their location and functionality, intake manifold assemblies are under constant stress from engine vacuum pressure as well as direct heat from coolant, cylinder combustion gasses, and the cylinder heads to which they are mounted.

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    2012 BMW 3-Series Performance Air Intake Systems Reviews

    Average rating:  5  5 - 2 reviews
    5 of 5
    Great
    So easy to install and sounds good. Looks good. My car runs a lot better with it.
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    2012 BMW 3-Series
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