aFe Power Stage 1 Cold Air Intake System for 2001-2006 BMW X3 3.0L [E83]

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Adding an aFe X3 Cold Air Intake System to your BMW is the easiest and most cost effective performance upgrades you can do for your vehicle. This aFe Stage 1 Intake produces 20 horsepower and 17 Ft./Lbs of torque on the 3.0L. Installation can be completed in under 1 hour and uses all of the factory locations. Other than power gains many users notice gains in fuel economy when they are not on the throttle.

Additionally - Save hundreds over your vehicle's lifetime as all the filters included with aFe Stage 1 Intake X3 are washable and can be reused.

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AFE Intake Benefits
  • Horsepower increase
  • Increase in torque
  • Increased throttle response
  • Better fuel economy, usually a 1-2 MPG gain is observed
  • New look under your hood
  • Washable/ reusable filter
  • Installs in less than 60 minutes and uses factory mounting points
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Application Guide

Vehicle Part Number
01-06 E83 X3 3.0L 51/54-10451


About AFE Filters
AFE filters are constructed from 100% polyurethane which makes them very durable, and resistant to high temperatures and chemicals. The construction of the pleats in the filter is deeper than that of any other filter, this provides for an increased flow and prevents a greater amount of dust from reaching your engine.

  • Durable construction
  • Deep pleats for increased filtration
  • Washable/re-useable
Filter Types
AFE Pro Dry
  • Washable/reusable non-oiled cotton gauze filter
  • Maximum convenience with no re-oiling needed


AFE Pro 5R (oiled)
  • Washable/reusable oiled cotton gauze filter
  • Maximum airflow


Performance Gains

Vehicle Horsepower Increase Torque Increase Flow Increase
01-06 E83 X3 3.0L 20 27 76%

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