Printer Image

2016-2017 Toyota MIRAI and 2016-2018 Toyota C-HR Air Filter is Designed to Boost Horsepower

2017 Toyota C-HR

2017 Toyota C-HR marries the look of a coupe with an SUV

The C-HR, which stands for Coupe-High Rider, is actually a crossover with narrower windows, low-slung roofline, and highly raked rear window and features blacked-out B-pillars and high beltline styling.

The car is built on a platform with a low center of gravity. Structural rigidity is enhanced with additional spot welds, gussets, braces, and adhesive on specific areas, which helps to enhance handling. The front of the vehicle features Sachs dampers and a large front stabilizer bar and a new double-wishbone suspension with Sachs shocks and upper urethane supports appear in the rear.

Three engines are available to power the car.

• A 1.2-liter (1197 cc) turbocharged engine that produces 114-horsepower (85 kW) at 5200 rpm and 140-lb-ft (190 N-m) of torque at 1500 rpm.

• A 2.0-liter (1,987 cc) DOHC, 16-valve engine that offers 155-horsepower (158 PS/116 kW) at 6200 rpm and 144-lb-ft (195 N-m) of torque at 4400 rpm.

• A 1.8-liter (1798 CC) Atkinson cycle variant that generates 98-horsepower (73 kW) and 153-lb-ft (207 N-m) of torque and includes an electric motor that produces up to 121-horsepower.

The Toyota Mirai is a mid-size, 4-door sedan front-engine, front-wheel-drive vehicle, which is the first hydrogen fuel cell vehicle to be sold commercially. The fuel cell stack produces a maximum output of 153-horsepower (114 kW). Electricity generation efficiency is enhanced through the use of the world’s first 3D fine mesh flow channels that are arranged in a fine three-dimensional frame that assists in improving the dispersion of air permitting uniform generation of electricity on the surfaces of the cells. The configuration permits a more compact size and 2.2 times higher power output density than Toyota’s FCHV-adv limited-lease model. Each stack includes 370 single-line stacking cells and each cell is 1.34 mm thick and weighs 102 grams. The fuel cell stack offers about 160 times more power than the residential fuel cells currently on sale in Japan and it includes a new compact 13-liter, high-efficiency, high-capacity converter to boost voltage to 650 volts.

The car features two hydrogen tanks with a combined weight of 193-pounds (87.5 kg) with a three-layer structure made of carbon fiber-reinforced plastic featuring nylon 6 and other materials.

The 2017 Toyota Mirai

The Toyota Mirai is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell

The car is offered in Japan, the United States, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, and Norway.

The Mirai won the 2016 World Green Car of the Year Award.

The K&N 33-3080 replacement panel air filter is designed to fit both the Toyota MIRAI and the Toyota C-HR. It is washable and reusable and is designed to boost horsepower and acceleration. It lasts up to 50,000 miles before cleaning depending on driving conditions.

The air filter includes a multi-layered cotton gauze media that is treated with a special grade of oil that permits it to capture and hold contaminants. The K&N filter follows three principles of airflow physics –- interception, impaction, and diffusion.

The principle of interception relates to dirt particles flowing within an air stream. The airflow always takes the shortest path and is forced to flow around the filter’s fibers. Some particles contact the sides of the fibers and the tackiness of the oil holds them.

Impaction refers to the larger or heavier dirt particles. The inertia or momentum of the particles causes them to deviate from the flow path and collide with the fibers of the medium where they are captured.

The principle of diffusion deals with the laws of physics that govern the motion of very small dirt particles. Small particles are greatly influenced by forces in the air stream that include velocity and pressure changes, turbulence due to other particles and interaction with air molecules. These variables cause very small particles to move in a random and chaotic manner. They do not follow the air stream, but their erratic motion causes them to collide with the fibers of the filter permitting the filter to capture particles that are much smaller than the openings of the media.

The K&N air filter with oil treated cotton gauze performs better than conventional paper air filters. The paper air filters must be thick and/or tightly compressed and dense just to meet minimum filtration standards. Therefore, paper air filters that offer adequate filtration are more restrictive to airflow. Moreover, as a paper filter becomes more clogged, the pressure within the filter drops while the atmospheric air pressure outside the filter remains the same. The excessive high-pressure differential can cause the dirt particles to push through the paper medium. So as the airflow pushes through the filter its ability to protect the engine is decreased greatly near the end of its service interval.

The K&N 3080 air filter includes an oil-treated multilayered cotton gauze media.

The K&N 33-3080 replacement panel air filter is designed to boost horsepower and acceleration.

This is why the K&N washable and reusable air filter lasts for up to 50,000 miles between cleanings (depending on driving conditions). K&N also offers the 99-5000 filter care service kit that is specially formulated to clean the air filter so that it can be used over and over again for as long as you own your car.

K&N is so sure of the quality of its air filters it backs them with a 10-Year/Million Mile Limited Warranty that promises that it will perform for up to 10 years or 1,000,000 miles without needing replacement.

The K&N air filter with the oil treated cotton gauze media also outperforms typical foam air filters too.

The foam filters lack surface area hindering airflow and dirt holding capability. In addition, dirt builds on the outside of the foam filter blocking openings. This causes higher vacuum pressures that distort the cells and draw the dirt into the filter. Airflow is reduced as the cells become blocked and this causes turbulent filtered air.

The 33-3080 replacement air filter is designed for the following vehicles:

2018 TOYOTA C-HR 1.2L L4 Fuel Injection - All Models
2017 TOYOTA MIRAI Hydrogen - All Models
2017 TOYOTA C-HR 1.2L L4 Fuel Injection - All Models
2016 TOYOTA MIRAI Hydrogen - All Models
2016 TOYOTA C-HR 1.2L L4 Fuel Injection - All Models


K&N PRODUCT SEARCH     WHERE TO BUY K&N


K&N Blog Home