2011 & 2012 BMW X3 3.0L and BMW X3 20I 2.0L Get Performance with K&N Air Filter

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Replacement Air Filter for 2011 non-turbo & 2012 BMW X3 3.0L and BMW X3 20I 2.0L
Replacement Air Filter for 2011 non-turbo & 2012 BMW X3 3.0L and BMW X3 20I 2.0L
The BMW X3 3.0L debuted on the luxury car scene back in 2004, and creating a compact crossover SUV, intended to handle like a tall sport sedan, was at first a challenge for the brand’s engineers. However, by all accounts it’s accurate to assess that the challenge has been overcome, as today the BMW X3 is one of most successful models in the company’s lineup.
Restriction Chart for 33-2465 Air Filter
Restriction Chart for 33-2465 Air Filter


The typical BMW model cycle is seven years, so even though the 2012 X3 shares the same sheet metal as its predecessor, this second generation, premium compact crossover, is all new from the wheels up. The 2011 model is slightly longer and wider and sits half an inch lower, delivering improved handling and an even better ride. The BMW X3 is powered by a 3.0 liter L-6 non-turbo engine that's matched with either a six-speed manual, or six-speed automatic transmission. This combination allows the crossover to produce 260hp and 225 lb-ft of torque. And, as impressive as that is, by simply replacing the OEM air filter with a K&N 33-2465, the beemers power stats may get bumped a little higher.

The 33-2465 K&N drop in air filter easily slides into the factory air box of the 2011 non-turbo & 2012 BMW X3 3.0 liter or BMW X3 20I 2.0 liter just like the OEM air filter element. All K&N replacement air filters are designed to increase both horsepower and acceleration while providing renowned racetrack proven K&N efficiency. In order to insure precise air filtration and maximum air-flow, K&N engineers perform air flow and efficiency testing on their air filter designs to ensure you're getting outstanding performance and engine protection.

What's more, the 33-2465 K&N air filter replacement will be the last air filter you will ever purchase; it's washable and reusable and has the capability to run up to 50,000 miles before servicing is required depending on driving conditions. K&N believes so firmly in these filters that they back them with a million-mile limited warranty.

Find K&N products for your vehicle using the K&N application search then use the K&N dealer search to find a K&N dealer in your part of the world.



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K&N Engineering in Riverside California is the world's leading manufacturer of washable performance air filters and air intake systems. K&N invented the reusable high flow cotton air filter in 1969 and has been perfecting the technology ever since. K&N is a world class filtration company selling air filters, oil filters, and intakes in over 30 countries. K&N sells over 5,000 products designed for cars, trucks, motorcycles, engines, and industrial applications. From their Million Mile Warranty to their Consumer Protection Pledge, K&N stands behind their products and their consumers 100%. The distinctive K&N logo represents performance from one of the original performance companies. For more information, visit knfilters.com.

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