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2003 to 2011 BMW M-Series Benefits from a Cleanable, Reusable Cabin Air Filter from K&N

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K&N cabin air filter for BMW M-Series

The K&N VF4000 cabin air filter is electrostatically charged to hold dirt and dust and is backed by a 10-year/100,000 mile limited warranty.

BMW offers all kinds of models under its number series like the five and six series and its letter series like the M.

The M (for Motorsport) series cars were initially introduced to support BMW's successful racing program of the 1960s and 1970s. However, the moniker soon became to be used to help fill out the company's stable of vehicles. These models are the modified higher trim models. These cars include modified engines, transmissions, suspensions, interior trims, aerodynamics and exterior changes that helped to set them apart from their colleagues.

The first of the M series cars to be offered was the M1, which was a sports car unveiled in 1978 and sold through 1981.

Today the M-Series stable includes the M2, a coupe introduced in 2015; the M3, a sedan unveiled in 2014; the M4, a coupe and cabriolet introduced in 2014; the M5, a sedan released in 2012; the M6, a cabriolet and coupe that was first offered in 2012 and a Gran Coupe that came out in 2013.

Nineteen different engines have been used to power M-Series cars. From 2004-2010, a 5.0-liter V10 engine that generated 507 PS powered the M5 4-door sedan and station wagon. From 2005-2010, a 5.0-liter V10 engine that delivers 507 PS powered the M6 coupe and convertible.

The second-generation 6 series including the 630i, 645CI, 635D, and 650i was introduced in 2003. A 3.0-liter straight 6 engine with valvetronic and dual yanos technology powered the 630Ci and 630i. A 3.0-liter diesel straight 6 engine with twin-turbocharger powered the 635d. BMW claimed that this was the first diesel Gran Tourer when it was released. This model offered more power, torque and fuel economy than the 630i.

A 4.4-liter V8 that produced 329-horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque powered the 645Ci. Production of the car was stopped in 2005 and the 650i, a bigger and quicker car, replaced it in 2006. A 4.8-liter V8 engine that delivered 360-horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque powered the 650i.

BMW introduced the 5 series in 1972. Initially, the car came in only a sedan body style. The touring body style was added in 1991 and the 5-door hatchback (known as the Gran Touring) was added in 2009.

The 5 is BMW's second best-selling series after the 3-series and in 2010 accounted for about half of BMW's profits. On January 29, 2008, the 5 millionth 5-series was manufactured, a 530d sedan. The 5-series includes the BMW 528, 528i, 525i, 520i, the 530i, and the 535i.

The fifth generation of the series started in 2004 and ran through 2010. This particular 5-series featured a longer and wider chassis than the previous generation and included iDrive, Active Roll Stabilization, Active Cruise Control, Park Distance Control and a Harman Kardon Logic7 sound system. The 4.4-liter V8 that powered this generation delivered 325-horsepower and was mated to a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission or newly created 6-speed Sequential Manual Gearbox that featured steering wheel-mounted shift paddles.

The 5-series is currently in its sixth generation. These models are greater in length than the previous generations, permitting more rear legroom. These models are also the first BMWs to feature the new ZF eight-speed automatic transmission and a new brake energy regeneration system.

Alpina Burkard Bovensiepen GmbH is a German automobile manufacturer who works with BMW in the design and manufacturing of the Alpina. Recognized as an automobile manufacturer, the company is actually more of an aftermarket tuner. The company enhances BMW cars and releases the results as an Alpina.

Anyone who owns the "Ultimate Driving Machine" is going to want to be sure that its passenger cabin smells fresh and is healthy to occupy. K&N offers the VF4000 cabin air filter for this purpose.

Designed and manufactured to freshen and clean incoming air into the car's cabin, the filter captures most molds, mildew, fungus, spores, bacteria, germs, pollen and allergens.

The filter is electrostatically charged so that it can capture and hold impurities until it is cleaned. K&N recommends this be done every 12 months or 12,000 miles, depending on driving conditions. It is also designed to fit the factory cabin air filter box and is pre-treated and ready to install straight out of the box.

K&N offers a cabin air filter cleaning kit that includes a substance that cleans out the impurities as well as a substance that recharges the electrostatic properties of the cabin air filter so that it can be used over and over again.

Installation of the cabin air filter is simple. Simply remove the old filter from the factory box that is located in one of three locations –- under the hood, near the windshield; underneath the dashboard; or behind the glove box. Once the old filter has been removed, simply drop the new K&N filter into the box.

Most cabin air filters can be replaced without tools. However, you may need basic hand tools to open the cover of the cabin air filter compartment.

K&N is so sure that the cabin air filter will perform as promised it covers it with a 10 year/100,000 mile limited warranty.

The K&N VF4000 cabin air filter fits the following vehicles:

2011 BMW M6 5.0L V10
2011 BMW 650I 4.8L V8
2011 BMW 635D 3.0L L6 DIESEL
2011 BMW 630I 3.0L L6
2010 BMW M6 5.0L V10
2010 BMW M5 5.0L V10
2010 BMW ALPINA B6 4.4L V8
2010 BMW ALPINA B5 4.4L V8
2010 BMW 650I 4.8L V8
2010 BMW 635D 3.0L L6 DIESEL
2010 BMW 630I 3.0L L6
2010 BMW 550I 4.8L V8 - E60, E61
2010 BMW 540I 4.0L V8
2010 BMW 535I XDRIVE 3.0L L6 - E60, E61
2010 BMW 535I GT 3.0L L6 - E60, E61
2010 BMW 535I 3.0L L6 - E60, E61
2010 BMW 535D 3.0L L6 DIESEL - E60, E61
2010 BMW 530I 3.0L L6 - E60, E61
2010 BMW 530D 3.0L L6 DIESEL - E60, E61
2010 BMW 525I 3.0L L6 - E60, E61
2010 BMW 525I 2.5L L6 - E60, E61
2010 BMW 525D 3.0L L6 DIESEL - E60, E61
2010 BMW 523I 2.5L L6 - E60, E61
2010 BMW 520I 2.0L L6 - E60, E61
2010 BMW 520I 2.0L L4 - E60, E61
2010 BMW 520D 2.0L L4 DIESEL - E60, E61
2009 BMW M6 5.0L V10
2009 BMW M5 5.0L V10
2009 BMW ALPINA B6 4.4L V8
2009 BMW ALPINA B5 4.4L V8
2009 BMW 650I 4.8L V8
2009 BMW 635D 3.0L L6 DIESEL
2009 BMW 630I 3.0L L6
2009 BMW 550I 4.8L V8
2009 BMW 540I 4.0L V8
2009 BMW 535I GT 3.0L L6
2009 BMW 535I 3.0L L6
2009 BMW 535D 3.0L L6 DIESEL
2009 BMW 530I 3.0L L6
2009 BMW 530D 3.0L L6 DIESEL
2009 BMW 525I 3.0L L6
2009 BMW 525I 2.5L L6
2009 BMW 525D 3.0L L6 DIESEL
2009 BMW 523I 2.5L L6
2009 BMW 520I 2.0L L6
2009 BMW 520D 2.0L L4 DIESEL
2008 BMW M6 5.0L V10
2008 BMW M5 5.0L V10
2008 BMW ALPINA B6 4.4L V8
2008 BMW ALPINA B5 4.4L V8
2008 BMW 650I 4.8L V8
2008 BMW 635D 3.0L L6 DIESEL
2008 BMW 630I 3.0L L6
2008 BMW 550I 4.8L V8
2008 BMW 540I 4.0L V8
2008 BMW 535I 3.0L L6
2008 BMW 535D 3.0L L6 DIESEL
2008 BMW 530I 3.0L L6
2008 BMW 530D 3.0L L6 DIESEL
2008 BMW 525I 3.0L L6
2008 BMW 525I 2.5L L6
2008 BMW 525D 2.5L L6 DIESEL
2008 BMW 523I 2.5L L6
2008 BMW 520I 2.0L L6
2008 BMW 520D 2.0L L4 DIESEL
2007 BMW M6 5.0L V10
2007 BMW M5 5.0L V10
2007 BMW ALPINA B6 4.4L V8
2007 BMW ALPINA B5 4.4L V8
2007 BMW 650I 4.8L V8
2007 BMW 635D 3.0L L6 DIESEL
2007 BMW 630I 3.0L L6
2007 BMW 550I 4.8L V8
2007 BMW 540I 4.0L V8
2007 BMW 535I 3.0L L6
2007 BMW 535D 3.0L L6 DIESEL
2007 BMW 530I 3.0L L6
2007 BMW 530D 3.0L L6 DIESEL
2007 BMW 525I 3.0L L6
2007 BMW 525I 2.5L L6
2007 BMW 525D 2.5L L6 DIESEL
2007 BMW 523I 2.5L L6
2007 BMW 520I 2.0L L6
2007 BMW 520D 2.0L L4 DIESEL
2006 BMW M6 5.0L V10
2006 BMW M5 5.0L V10
2006 BMW ALPINA B6 4.4L V8
2006 BMW ALPINA B5 4.4L V8
2006 BMW 650I 4.8L V8
2006 BMW 635D 3.0L L6 DIESEL
2006 BMW 630I 3.0L L6
2006 BMW 550I 4.8L V8
2006 BMW 540I 4.0L V8
2006 BMW 535D 3.0L L6 DIESEL
2006 BMW 530I 3.0L L6
2006 BMW 530D 3.0L L6 DIESEL
2006 BMW 525I 3.0L L6
2006 BMW 525I 2.5L L6
2006 BMW 525D 2.5L L6 DIESEL
2006 BMW 523I 2.5L L6
2006 BMW 520I 2.0L L6
2006 BMW 520D 2.0L L4 DIESEL
2005 BMW M6 5.0L V10
2005 BMW M5 5.0L V10
2005 BMW ALPINA B5 4.4L V8
2005 BMW 650I 4.8L V8
2005 BMW 645CI 4.4L V8
2005 BMW 635D 3.0L L6 DIESEL
2005 BMW 630I 3.0L L6
2005 BMW 550I 4.8L V8
2005 BMW 545I 4.4L V8
2005 BMW 540I 4.0L V8
2005 BMW 535D 3.0L L6 DIESEL
2005 BMW 530I 3.0L L6
2005 BMW 530D 3.0L L6 DIESEL
2005 BMW 525I 2.5L L6
2005 BMW 525D 2.5L L6 DIESEL
2005 BMW 523I 2.5L L6
2005 BMW 520I 2.0L L6
2005 BMW 520D 2.0L L4 DIESEL
2004 BMW 645CI 4.4L V8
2004 BMW 630I 3.0L L6
2004 BMW 545I 4.4L V8
2004 BMW 530I 3.0L L6 - E60, E61
2004 BMW 530D 3.0L L6 DIESEL
2004 BMW 525I 2.5L L6
2004 BMW 525D 2.5L L6 DIESEL
2004 BMW 520I 2.0L L6
2003 BMW 545I 4.4L V8
2003 BMW 530I 3.0L L6 - E60
2003 BMW 530D 3.0L L6 DIESEL - E60, E61
2003 BMW 525I 2.5L L6 - E60, E61
2003 BMW 520I 2.0L L6 - E60, E61

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