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High Performance Air Filters from BMC

BMC Air Filters are the most successful filter in many motorsport categories including Formula1 Champions 9 times, 11 Le Mans 24 Hours titles, 8 of the last 9 Australian V8 Supercar Championships and 8 Bathurst 1000’s wins. Since 1996 BMC Air Filters have equipped some of the most important teams in F1 and American Le Mans Series like Ferrari, Toyota, Williams BMW, Prost, Sauber, Minardi, Porsche and Audi.

BMC Air Filters, designed and manufactured in Italy, were originally developed in association with the Ferrari F1 Team. BMC filtration systems give better performance to the engine, both in terms of power and torque without compromising reliability. BMC Air Filters demonstrate the highest quality, performance and reliability and have no equal in the market.

The BMC air filter is composed of an epoxy coated alloy mesh to ensure protection from petrol fumes and oxidization due to air humidity, covered by a multilayer cotton filtration material which guarantees containment of all impurities from as small as 7 microns, where paper filters generally only offer filtration of particles of 10 microns. The filtering element is composed of layers of special cotton gauze soaked with low viscosity oil for better filtration. This guarantees a high level of filtering efficiency and a limited loss of air pressure. The BMC air filter permits a notably higher air flow passage, producing less than half the pressure drop when compared to paper filters.

A BMC filter can be “regenerated” through a washing process allowing it to be reused again and again, unlike a traditional paper filter that must be replaced regularly during routine maintenance. The BMC air filter has an expected life span equal to that of the vehicle.

The wide range of BMC air filters includes various products such as classic panel and cylindrical filters as replacements to original OE paper filters; conical filters for direct induction; the OTA – Oval Trumpet Airbox, the CDA – Carbon Dynamic Airbox and the DIA – Direct Intake Air system, the BMC “Junior” dynamic air intake system.

BMC air filters are not just manufactured for racing applications. BMC offer a huge range of OE replacement air filters, designed to replace the original paper or foam filters in many popular vehicles. BMC offer filters for over 9000 vehicle applications including Holden, Ford, Toyota, Honda, Mazda, Nissan, Toyota, Lexus, Hyundai, Kia and a whole lot more.