Performance filtration specialist Pipercross has added two more core cars to its 3,000-strong model portfolio; the 1 and 3 series BMW models featuring either the 2.5 or 3.0 litre engine.
The Munich masterpieces share the same filter arrangement, meaning that this hand-made upgrade can be fitted to any car with either displacement. As it leaves the entire factory air box untouched, it’s also a warranty and insurance-friendly improvement that enhances that character and performance of the car, without spoiling it.
Both of these engines boast more than respectable performance figures from the factory, but really respond well to breathing modifications, with a panel filter and exhaust upgrade often being the first improvements that owners make. The Pipercross filter is designed to be an exact replacement for the rather asthmatic factory paper filter and uses multiple foam layers to allow up to 30% more air-flow through to the engine, improving power, torque and drivability over the stock set-up. Best of all, it’s made here in good old Blighty!
As well as increased flow rate, thanks to its unique (and patented) multi-laminated open cell polyurethane foam construction, the Pipercross upgrade can actually filter down to a much finer rate than the OEM part, preventing any foreign particles from entering the induction tract, meaning even greater protection for the BMW’s engine. This same construction means that the filter can also go longer between service intervals than even leading cotton-gauze filters, before needing to be cleaned.
Best of all, despite these impressive abilities, the Pipercross filter comes with a lifetime warranty and can be easily cleaned again and again for re-use, providing decades of faithful service and paying for itself many times over.
The price is a very reasonable £44.25. Bearing in mind that it’s the only one you’ll ever need – what are you waiting for?
For more details on the Pipercross range, please visit www.pipercross.com or call the team on 01604 707750.