aFe stage 1 Magnum Force cold air intake kit for E39 540i. This kit uses the aFe Pro 5R oiled cotton gauze cone filter with a heat shield that is ready to take the place of the stock airbox. These were the V8 sedan/wagon models of the 5 series as offered in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003 which used the M62/M62tu engines. This intake kit is a fantastic way to improve both the sound of the 540i V8, as well as reduce air restrictions and produce better power and torque.
Benefits of this E39 540i Intake Kit:
- 10hp gain
- 14ft-lbs gain
- Improved engine sound
- Free-flowing filter with dust-retention oil
- Easy install
The filter size and shape have been custom-designed just for these models to maximize the available surface area and permit more air into the engine. The stage 1 kits packs all of the filter technology of more expensive kits but in a more basic and straight-forward (budget friendly) package. Without a top cover the exposed air filter will drastically change the intake sound (for the better!) even with the heat shield. The Pro 5R is an oiled-cotton gauze filter media - the 5-layer filter flows a lot better than a paper filter while a small coating of retention oil traps dirt, dust, and debris. The Pro 5R filter is washable and reusable and only needs occasional cleaning and re-oiling from an aFe service kit.Notice of Emissions Non-Compliance.
This product is intended only for vehicles that may never be used, or registered or licensed for use, upon a public highway. Removing, disabling, or altering emissions equipment on a pollution-controlled road vehicle is illegal. Installing devices or software that trick, disable, or modify emissions controls and monitors on a pollution-controlled road vehicle is also illegal. This product is sold only for racing, competition, track, hobby, or other off-road use. It is not legal for installation or use in California on any pollution controlled motor vehicle. It is not legal for installation or use on any pollution controlled motor vehicle in any state, province, or jurisdiction governed by, or which has adopted, CARB or EPA regulations. Some suppliers have shipping exceptions to certain states or territories, requiring extra delivery time. We will advise you of any delays.
BMW Fitments: 5 Series
E39 (97-03) > 540i