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Cold Air Intake System for R53 Automatic


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ALTA Cold Air Intakes reduce inlet air temperatures creating a cooler and more dense air charge, increasing horsepower and torque.

Cold Air Box

The ALTA Cold Air Box is formed from laser cut aluminum sheet metal then CNC bent to perfection. Then finished in a rich black texture powdercoating for long term protection and an O.E.M. look. Our air box seals to the underside of the hood preventing under-hood heat from entering the intake air stream.


With an ALTA Intake System, your car will make a throaty, deep tone on throttle that is undeniably modified. You will be able to hear your supercharger whining, both stock and aftermarket.

Foam Filter

Our high-flow foam filter reduces intake restriction and increases the surface area from which the engine can ingest clean air. Unlike cotton and gauze type filters, foam filters allow for multi-layer filtration. The ALTA foam based filter will trap dirt within the filter at many different levels. This allows for better particulate restriction and will not reduce HP as the filter gets dirty. » Learn More

Filter Tech

ALTA intake filter elements use open cell foam to capture dust and dirt. Washable and reusable, ALTA foam filter elements extend the life of your vehicle. Foam filter elements offer superior performance with minimal airflow restriction and amazing dust holding capacity.


Powdercoated for protection against the elements, the textured finish will look awesome for years to come. The ALTA Cold Air Intake System for R53 6-speed manual is available in black or red texture powdercoating.

5 Year Warranty

ALTA Performance warrants to the original purchaser, all ALTA products to be free from defects in material and workmanship within a sixty (60) months period from the date of purchase. *Some exclusions apply
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Off Road Use Only

This product is legal in California only for racing vehicles which may never be used upon a highway. Check your local and federal laws prior to installation!
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Warranty Details

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Air Box Material Aluminum
Air Box Finish Texture Powdercoat
Foam Filter Element Oiled Polyurethane Foam


R53 Intake System

Washable Cone Filter

Test Drive

Under Hood Install

In The Box

In The Box

(1) ALTA Foam Filter
(1) ALTA Air Box
Necessary hardware included
(1) ALTA License Plate Frame

Dyno Charts

This test was done by a customer of ours where their car started life as a MCS with a 19% smaller SC pulley, ECU tuning, header and catback exhaust installed. They then installed just the ALTA Air box and filter and these are the results of that. This gains roughly 7HP and 5ft-lbs of TQ. For those looking for more power check out the Cold Air intake System, these are worth 12+WHP.

Compatibility Notes


2002-2006 Cooper S Automatic All
2004-2008 Cooper S Cabrio Automatic Yes
6-speed Yes
CARB Approved No



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  • 4.0 lbs.
  • W9.0000” x H13.0000” x L16.0000”
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