The S85 V10 is notoriously sensitive to Intake Air Temperatures (IAT).
They will suffer from heat soak with exposed filter designs and reduce power output.
The OEM sealed configuration is critical to these engines performance - yet it left a lot on the table.
Technology has moved on since 2004.
In 2021, InfinityDesign went to the drawing back to release this new flow optimized these sealed carbon intakes.
More power, more sound, no heat soak.Matt / @m3_epoustouflant
Sealed design FTW.
In this article written in collaboration with Salman @ InfinityDesign, I take you into the origins of the mission critical E60 M5 V10 sealed intake design.
It is with this knowledge in mind that Sal improved upon BMW's design in 2021.
The sandwich'ed, oiled filter configuration allows the upper inlet tube to determine the air flow.
The lower housing is designed to be plug and play with the OEM air ducts at the front bumper, and into the chassis.
The MAF housing is designed into the carbon inlet tube.
The thinner pre-preg carbon constructions allows for more induction noises to come through.
The finish is achieved using a 2 component automotive clear coat.
As expected, gains are made above 6,000 RPM where the OEM intake are restrictive.
This is a simple DIY. Plan for 60 minutes.
4x carbon fiber housings
2x air filters
2x black metal clamps
1x filter for intake breather valve with 2x clamps and bolt
1x bracket for wiper fluid fill with bolt & nut
2x bolts for MAF housings
Get more power
InfinityDesign's unique product design and engineering is crafted by the grand-daddy of the most popular S85 products and tuners to hundreds of S85s.
As a former Evolve co-owner, he took part in engineering the headers & e-tronic exhaust system, cat deletes, carbon intakes, v8 supercharger kits and tuning maps during the 2000s and early 2010s.