Performance Upgrade for the 2019-2022 BMW X5 xDrive40i 3.0L Kit 827-702
March 09, 20222 min read
Built on a rich history of German engineering and innovative technologies, BMW has long established its name in the automotive industry. Best known for power under the hood and comfortability within the cabin, there is no surprise that this luxury brand is a must for any performance enthusiast.
4th Gen X5 Takes On Versatility
With the growing popularity of SUVs in the last few decades, functionality and cargo space now come with greater attention to power, speed, and overall driving experience. The 4th generation BMW X5 provides drivers with standard xDrive all-wheel drive and an option for a 3.0L B58 turbo engine that is also shared with the agile 2021 Toyota Supra GR. These upgrades have garnered a great following from drivers who need the versatility of a larger vehicle but want the power and performance of a sports car.
Designing the Intake
Our R&D team brought in a 2019 BMW X5 xDrive40i 3.0L for a special project that included the development of a performance enhancing intake. We started with a 3D scan of the engine bay using a FARO Design Arm before creating our model on Solidworks. This ensured that the intake would fit properly and precisely in place of the stock part. Once everything was mapped out and accounted for, our 827-702 kit was born.
Features and Benefits of Our Kit
Made from 3.5” aircraft-grade mandrel bent aluminum piping and paired with our 6” HPS Performance High Flow Universal Air Filter, this kit is built of premium parts with premium materials. The washable air filter is constructed from two layers of woven cotton and dressed with synthetic oil that’s encased in steel mesh. This filtration system allows for plenty of fresh air to enter the intake. The larger diameter of the intake then provides greater airflow through the pipe which means greater horsepower, torque, and ultimately, performance. Additionally, the heat shield integrates with the factory fresh air scoop to direct cold air to the air filter for the best cooling effect. Dyno testing showed that we achieved an increase of 22 horsepower and 26 ft/lbs of torque that can be felt through greater throttle response.
Why You Would Want One
This turbocharged SUV is well equipped to take on everyday tasks, as well as weekends trips with the family, so why on earth would you want to invest in this kit? Maximizing performance output allows for the vehicle to operate at even greater levels to give you greater throttle response. It also gives you a more genuine growl from the turbo that many car enthusiasts desire during acceleration. Our hassle-free kit does not require tuning and installs in approximately 30 minutes with a rating of 1/5 difficulty.
Fits the following vehicles: 2019-2022 BMW X5 xDrive40i 3.0L B58, G05 2020-2022 BMW X5 sDrive40i 3.0L B58, G05 2020-2022 BMW X6 xDrive40i 3.0L B58, G06 2020-2021 BMW X6 sDrive40i 3.0L B58, G06 2019-2022 BMW X7 xDrive40i 3.0L B58, G07
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