This is a special order item with a 8-week lead time from Karbonius in Spain. Orders for this item cannot be cancelled once ordered! You'd better make sure this is something you definitely want!
Not all CSL airboxes are the same! Read below to know the differences...
- CNC Machined Aluminum Components
- Stainless-Steel Hardware
- Ventilation Valve Bracket
- M POWER Sticker
- Certificate of Authenticity
- OPTIONAL IND-INSTALL KIT:
- OE BMW M3 CSL IAT Sensor
- Alpha N MAF-to-IAT Conversion Harness
- OE BMW M3 CSL Air Shut-Off Valve
- OE BMW M3 CSL Crankcase Vent Hose
- OE SMG Reservoir and Bracket for SMG-Equipped M3s
Installation of this intake REQUIRES the use of Alpha-N ECU tuning software, which is not included!
The BMW E46 M3 CSL is one of the most famous and mythical cars in the world, and part of the success is due to its carbon airbox. The intake generates what is probably one of the best noises of any sports car. The Karbonius CSL Style Airbox weighs in at a scant 1.7kg. It is made with 100% prepreg carbon fiber and baked at 125º in an autoclave at their facility in Spain under ISO 9001 Management Quality System rules by qualified staff. It is recognized as probably the best CSL style carbon airbox on the market.
The Karbonius CSL style airbox is based on 3D scans of a genuine OE CSL airbox, but presents several differences from the original:
- Trumpets made in carbon fiber instead in plastic: Resulting in additional weight reduction.
- Diameter and shape of the trumpets have been modified: Our larger diameter 51.5mm (vs 50mm) trumpets with a modified shape contribute to better airflow inside the engine.
- Exclusive 6th trumpet design: The standard 6th trumpet gets less air, so the shape has been redesigned to increase airflow.
- Softened internal chamber shape with sanding and clearcoat: Works to minimize the air turbulence inside the airbox.
All aluminum components are CNC Machined and anodized, with aluminum threads and stainless-steel hardware. We put a lot of attention towards matching the direction of the weave on our airbox, so the piece presents a perfect match between both sides and also creates a hermetic seal with a neoprene foam gasket between front/rear part.
Depending on other modifications and tune, expected gains are up to 25hp plus improved throttle response and a fantastic induction roar.
- Appreciable Gain in Power
- Aerodynamic Design
- Great Fitment Guaranteed, Simple Installation
- Reinforced in all key points
- Awesome Sound
- 100% prepreg carbon fiber
- Cured in Autoclave
- Exclusive and Numbered Airbox; Authenticity Guaranteed
- Aggressive Appearance
- 5 Year Warranty
BMW M3 E46
BMW Z3M S54B32
NOTE: In lieu of installing the CSL-Specific Shortened Oil Dipstick, we recommend keeping the stock unit and rotating it about 180 degrees so it clears the airbox.
Warnings: It is customer’s responsibility to check local laws for ensure legality when using this product on public roads and highways.
Karbonius Composites bets on the quality of our products, which are made of 100% prepreg carbon fiber and cured in an autoclave at our facilities in Spain through a manual process, by highly qualified personnel, and under exhaustive quality controls. Because we are conscious of the quality of all our products, our experience in composites manufacture, and the hundreds of satisfied clients all over the world, our aim is the satisfaction of the client through an exceptional product. All our pieces are numbered, so the origin and authenticity are guaranteed.