Category Archives: BMW 3-Series E46 Intake 1999-2006

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

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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
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BMW E46 3-Series Intake System R&D, Part 2: Power and Sound Testing

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Mishimoto BMW E46 Performance Air Intake

  After completing our initial prototype it was time to strap this E46 to the dyno and make a few pulls. We would be evaluating power output, monitoring vital engine sensors such as AFR, and collecting sound clips for comparison against the stock intake system.

Dyno Testing

E46 on dyno for intake testing
E46 on dyno for intake testing
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BMW E46 3-Series Intake System R&D, Part 1: Initial Design

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Mishimoto BMW E46 Performance Air Intake

  Dyno 6 As many of you may know, we’ve recently been tackling a ton of neat products for the E46 3-series. This includes an aluminum radiator, aluminum coolant expansion tank, silicone coolant hose kit, and direct-fit electric fan kit. Along with all these cooling products, we also wanted to tackle an intake system that would bring out a more aggressive induction tone compared to the stock airbox … Continue Reading ››