Performance Air Intake Heat Shield for BMW E46 M3


performance air intake heat shield for bmw e46 m3


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BMW E46 M3 – Performance Air Intake Heat-Shield

For 2001-2006 BMW E46 M3



  • Heat shield designed specifically for BMW E46 M3
  • It allows you to setup performance air intake system
  • Deflects hot air away from your air filter
  • We also carry air intake pipes and performance air filters for this kit
  • Simply remove your original airbox and drop this in – plug & play


  • 1 x Anodized Aluminum Heat-Shield
  • Includes hardware accessories to mount it onto your E46 M3


  • Heat-shield specifically designed for E46 M3, S54 applications
  • Compatible with any 4 inch tube for air intake
  • Compatible with any MAF pipe 4.4 inch (110mm) or smaller, including all Vortex MAF pipes for E46 M3 (Please see our other listings for E46 M3 MAF pipes)
  • Almost all E46 M3 aftermarket MAF Pipes are 4 inches in diameter – all compatible with this Heat-Shield
  • 4.4 inch (110mm) diameter for any intake tube to pass through
  • Allows for the use of cone air filters with 4 inch inlet diameter
  • Replaces your OEM air box
  • Uses the existing right mount hole and the bottom stud to mount
  • Plug & Play for the E46 M3 application
  • Simply remove your OEM Air Box and drop this in
  • Comes with all needed hardware


  • Designed for use with E46 M3 S54 applications
  • Made of high quality Anodized Black Aluminum
  • Heat Deflection Anodization Process
  • Heat Resistant Anodization Chemicals Embedded
  • Aluminum is treated with a specific anodized process for high strength, corrosion resistance and long-lasting durability


  • Made of high-grade Aluminum, Chemical-Treated Black (not painted)
  • The surface is anodized black with a chemical reaction process, the black surface is not paint
  • Chemical Resistant
  • Corrosion Resistant
  • Heat Resistant
  • Heat Deflection Anodization
  • Rust Resistant
  • UV Light Resistant
  • Impact Resistant


  • Direct Replacement for the original air box
  • For 2001 to 2006 BMW E46 M3, SMG & 6-Speed Manual, all models coupe/convertible, All S54 Engines


  • Installation: Simply remove your OEM air intake and put in the new heat-shield, can be used with any 4″ intake air tube and 4″ inlet cone air filter, sold separately
  • Install Time: 20 mins
  • Difficulty Level: Intermediate
  • Install Guide PDF Available
  • Additional Notes: Although DIY is possible, PROFESSIONAL INSTALLATION IS RECOMMENDED. NO instruction except the manufacturer’s original ones if there is any. Please check the PHOTOS and read the DESCRIPTION prior to buying. It is strongly recommended that you secure the intake pipe in the case that you do not already have a heat-shield


  • 1 x Right mount bolt
  • 1 x Bottom mount nut


  • FAST Shipping to USA & Canada
  • Shipping to Europe, UK
  • We ship Worldwide! If your country is not listed for shipping – please contact us and we will provide you shipping price
  • USA Shipment Services Available: Fast Expedited Shipping via USPS, Tracking number will be provided
  • Worldwide Shipment Services Available: Fast Expedited International Shipping via Asendia, Tracking number will be provided

Additional information

Weight1.299 kg
Dimensions11.25 × 8.75 × 14 cm


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Make Model Year
BMW M3 2001 - 2006