Select 2011-2012 BMW 1-Series and 3-Series Gain Performance with K&N Air Filter

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Replacement Air Filter for select 2011-2012 1-Series and 3-Series BMWs
Replacement Air Filter for select 2011-2012 1-Series and 3-Series BMWs
Each car manufacturer has a specific presence in International markets. BMW, a German based manufacturer, creates trustworthy vehicles with performance in mind. Many are familiar with the slogan "BMW, the ultimate driving machine" and for good reason. BMWs are exceeding expectations in almost every country around the world. The 1-Series hatchbacks have made their way into the United Kingdom. The idea here is to pack the ideals of BMW into a compact fuel efficient vehicle. Some may argue with the styling but, there is no doubt that the BMW 116i cranks out some excellent fuel economy. These smaller BMWs put out about 135 horsepower to the rear wheels. In comparison to the lager sedans, the power is definitely missed.

The word "ultimate" can mean many things when referring to a BMW. It could be the excellent safety or even the well-designed luxury cabin but, when thinking about performance there is nothing performance about the OEM air filter. So why would BMW install a standard air filter similar to those found in vehicles such as a Geo Metro?
Restriction Chart for 33-2990 Air Filter
Restriction Chart for 33-2990 Air Filter


Well let's just say that is a rhetorical question and focus on the fact that K&N produces a performance air filter, part number 33-2990, for the various smaller BMWs with a 1.6 liter gas and 2.0 liter diesel engines. This K&N air filter is designed to increase air flow, horsepower, acceleration, and overall performance. So perhaps, installing a K&N air filter into your BMW will truly make it the ultimate driving machine.

Part number 33-2990 is made from high quality components that allow K&N to back it with a Million Mile Limited Warranty. That is also due to the fact that this air filter is washable and reusable. There is no need to purchase another air filter for this vehicle as long as the service directions are followed correctly. Cleaning the 33-2990 is an easy 4 step process. Spray on the cleaner, rinse it out, let it dry, oil it, and you are done! To make life even easier K&N offers a Cleaning Kit with easy to follow instructions.

The last important characteristic is the superior protection 33-2990 offers. The oil combined with the four layers of cotton gauze trap and lock in harmful particles on another level. This is everything an "ultimate driving machine" deserves.

The 33-2990 air filter fits the following applications:

2012 BMW 328I 2.0L L4 Fuel Injection
2012 BMW 320I 2.0L L4 Fuel Injection - F30/F31
2012 BMW 320D 2.0L L4 Diesel - F30/F31
2012 BMW 318D 2.0L L4 Diesel - F30/F31
2012 BMW 316D 2.0L L4 Diesel - F30/F31
2012 BMW 125I 2.0L L4 Fuel Injection
2012 BMW 125D 2.0L L4 Diesel
2012 BMW 120D 2.0L L4 Diesel
2012 BMW 118I 1.6L L4 Fuel Injection
2012 BMW 118D 2.0L L4 Diesel
2012 BMW 116I 1.6L L4 Fuel Injection
2012 BMW 116D 2.0L L4 Diesel
2011 BMW 120D 2.0L L4 Diesel - F20
2011 BMW 118I 1.6L L4 Fuel Injection - F20
2011 BMW 118D 2.0L L4 Diesel - F20
2011 BMW 116I 1.6L L4 Fuel Injection - F20
2011 BMW 116D 2.0L L4 Diesel - F20

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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