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K&N air filter fits many 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 BMW advanced 3.0L diesel models

Reusable K&N air filter, number 33-3028, is designed to fit many 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 BMW advanced 3.0L diesel models, including the 335D, 740D, and X5 35D

Performance, fuel-efficiency, and lower emissions make it is easy to love BMW’s advanced diesel technology. For years the global market has known about the fuel-efficiency advantage diesel engines have to offer. Yet, diesels engines have held the reputation of being slow and dirty. BMW, and several other manufacturers, have made it their goal to change that notion. BMW’s 3.0-liter twin-turbo advanced diesel engine is capable of accelerating nearly as fast as its gasoline / petrol engine counterparts with considerably lower fuel consumption helping to offset the difference in performance.

The BMW 3.0L twin-turbo advanced diesel engine is capable of accelerating nearly as fast as its gasoline / petrol counterparts

The BMW 3.0L twin-turbo advanced diesel engine is capable of accelerating nearly as fast as its gasoline / petrol counterparts with lower fuel consumption to offset the difference in performance

Owners of many 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 BMW advanced 3.0-liter diesel models, such as the 330D, 535D, and X6 30D can equip their car or crossover SUV with a replacement diesel air filter from the authority in washable air filters, K&N. This reusable air filter, number 33-3028, is designed to fit into the stock air filter box many 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 BMW advanced 3.0L diesel models, including the 335D, 740D, and X5 35D without any need for modifications. K&N replacement air filters are made with specially woven cotton gauze. Because cotton, by nature, is more breathable than paper, a K&N replacement diesel air filter can flow more air than a typical paper air filter. More air can result in better acceleration and improved throttle response.

A K&N replacement diesel air filter can flow more air than a typical paper air filter

A K&N replacement diesel air filter can flow more air than a typical paper air filter which can result in better acceleration and improved throttle response

K&N air filter designers place filtration efficiency and dirt retention as a priority when developing a replacement diesel air filter. 2012-2016 BMW 3.0L diesel air filter 33-3028 uses design elements, such as extra deep pleats and extra layers of cotton gauze which take this air filter above and beyond our standard gasoline / petrol engine replacement air filters. K&N filtration efficiency test results, following the internationally recognized ISO 5011 protocol with ISO coarse test dust, show that the 2012-2016 BMW 3.0L diesel air filter, number 33-3028, is 99.24% efficient overall.

The special K&N cotton air filter media of K&N replacement diesel air filter 33-3028 allows this air filter to be a washable and reusable air filter. The ability to wash and reuse a K&N air filter means that it will pay for itself over time. K&N oiled cotton air filters can be washed and made like new using a readily available K&N Recharger air filter service kit. Please visit the K&N Air Filter Cleaner & Filter Cleaning Accessories page on KNfilters.com to view available air filter cleaner and oil products.

K&N backs its replacement automotive and light duty truck diesel air filters with a 10-year / Million Mile Limited Warranty (1.6 million kilometres). Replacement air filter 33-3028 is designed to provide increased performance, reusability, and long air filter service intervals without any need for modifications or tuning for the following 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 BMW advanced diesel 3.0L models:

2012-2016 BMW 3.0L diesel air filter uses design elements, such as extra deep pleats and extra layers of cotton gauze

2012-2016 BMW 3.0L diesel air filter, number 33-3028, uses design elements, such as extra deep pleats and extra layers of cotton gauze to be rated 99.24% efficient overall

2016 BMW X6 XDrive 30D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2016 BMW X6 M50D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2016 BMW X5 XDrive40D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2016 BMW X5 XDrive35D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2016 BMW X5 XDrive30D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2016 BMW X5 M50D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2016 BMW X4 3.0L L6 Diesel
2016 BMW X3 XDrive 35D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2016 BMW X3 XDrive 30D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2016 BMW M550D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2016 BMW 750D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2016 BMW 740LD XDrive 3.0L L6 Diesel
2016 BMW 740D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2016 BMW 730D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2016 BMW 640D Grand Coupe 3.0L L6 Diesel
2016 BMW 640D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2016 BMW 535D XDrive 3.0L L6 Diesel
2016 BMW 535D GT 3.0L L6 Diesel
2016 BMW 535D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2016 BMW 530D GT 3.0L L6 Diesel
2016 BMW 530D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2016 BMW 435D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2016 BMW 430D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2016 BMW 335D GT 3.0L L6 Diesel
2016 BMW 335D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2016 BMW 330D GT 3.0L L6 Diesel
2016 BMW 330D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2015 BMW X6 XDrive 30D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2015 BMW X6 M50D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2015 BMW X5 XDrive40D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2015 BMW X5 XDrive35D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2015 BMW X5 XDrive30D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2015 BMW X5 M50D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2015 BMW X4 3.0L L6 Diesel
2015 BMW X3 XDrive 35D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2015 BMW X3 XDrive 30D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2015 BMW M550D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2015 BMW 750D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2015 BMW 740LD XDrive 3.0L L6 Diesel
2015 BMW 740D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2015 BMW 730D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2015 BMW 640D Grand Coupe 3.0L L6 Diesel
2015 BMW 640D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2015 BMW 535D XDrive 3.0L L6 Diesel
2015 BMW 535D GT 3.0L L6 Diesel
2015 BMW 535D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2015 BMW 530D GT 3.0L L6 Diesel
2015 BMW 530D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2015 BMW 435D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2015 BMW 430D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2015 BMW 335D GT 3.0L L6 Diesel
2015 BMW 335D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2015 BMW 330D GT 3.0L L6 Diesel
2015 BMW 330D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2014 BMW X6 XDrive 30D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2014 BMW X6 M50D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2014 BMW X5 XDrive40D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2014 BMW X5 XDrive35D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2014 BMW X5 XDrive30D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2014 BMW X5 M50D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2014 BMW X4 3.0L L6 Diesel
2014 BMW X3 XDrive 35D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2014 BMW X3 XDrive 30D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2014 BMW M550D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2014 BMW 750D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2014 BMW 740D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2014 BMW 730D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2014 BMW 640D Grand Coupe 3.0L L6 Diesel
2014 BMW 640D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2014 BMW 535D XDrive 3.0L L6 Diesel
2014 BMW 535D GT 3.0L L6 Diesel
2014 BMW 535D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2014 BMW 530D GT 3.0L L6 Diesel
2014 BMW 530D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2014 BMW 435D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2014 BMW 430D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2014 BMW 335D GT 3.0L L6 Diesel
2014 BMW 335D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2014 BMW 330D GT 3.0L L6 Diesel
2014 BMW 330D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2013 BMW X6 M50D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2013 BMW X5 XDrive40D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2013 BMW X5 XDrive30D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2013 BMW X5 M50D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2013 BMW X3 XDrive 35D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2013 BMW X3 XDrive 30D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2013 BMW M550D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2013 BMW 750D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2013 BMW 740D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2013 BMW 730D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2013 BMW 640D Grand Coupe 3.0L L6 Diesel
2013 BMW 640D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2013 BMW 535D GT 3.0L L6 Diesel
2013 BMW 535D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2013 BMW 530D GT 3.0L L6 Diesel
2013 BMW 530D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2013 BMW 435D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2013 BMW 430D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2013 BMW 335D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2013 BMW 330D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2012 BMW X6 M50D 3.0L L6 Diesel
| 2012 BMW X5 M50D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2012 BMW X3 XDrive 35D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2012 BMW X3 XDrive 30D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2012 BMW M550D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2012 BMW 750D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2012 BMW 740D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2012 BMW 730D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2012 BMW 640D Grand Coupe 3.0L L6 Diesel
2012 BMW 640D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2012 BMW 535D GT 3.0L L6 Diesel
2012 BMW 535D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2012 BMW 530D GT 3.0L L6 Diesel
2012 BMW 530D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2012 BMW 335D 3.0L L6 Diesel - F30/F31
2012 BMW 330D 3.0L L6 Diesel - F30/F31
2011 BMW X3 XDrive 35D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2011 BMW X3 XDrive 30D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2011 BMW 730D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2011 BMW 640D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2011 BMW 535D 3.0L L6 Diesel
2011 BMW 530D 3.0L L6 Diesel

K&N diesel air filter 33-3028 is designed as a direct air filter cross reference for the following part numbers:

1A First A63646
Alco MD8748
BMW 13718518111
Comline EAF888
Coopers PA7789
Fiaam PA7789
Fram CA11708
Muller PA3646
Purflux A1580
Vaico V202067

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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.