BMC Filters was founded in 1973 and up to 1991 was essentially a motorcycle accessories distributor. In 1991 BMC entered the car market with Cosworth and Ferrari being amongst the early customers. Then following an enquiry from the Ferrari F1 team in 1995, BMC entered the race car market and expanded from racing into road applications. Now the BMC range includes panel sport air filters, conical air filters, direct induction kits and the Carbon Airbox.
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Since 1996 BMC air filters have equipped some of the most important Teams in F1 and the American Le Mans Series such as Ferrari, Toyota, Williams BMW, Prost, Sauber, Minardi, Porsche and Audi. Thus demonstrating the high quality level of the product. BMC is still to this day suppliers to both the Ferrari and Williams F1 teams.

BMC air filters are designed and produced to ensure a higher air flow than original paper filters. In F1, for example, BMC cotton filters minimise the loss of air flow pressure passing through the air filter; thus ensuring the best conditions for full exploitation of maximum power. Therefore the benefits of replacing the original paper filter in a road car with a BMC cotton air filter, produced using the same technology and materials as the F1 air filters, are evident.

Qualified engineers using advanced software and expert technicians using the latest technologies, produce BMC air filters. An F1 filter must be very light, must be made from the best raw materials and must improve performance. For this reason BMC use only alloy mesh with an epoxy coating to ensure protection from petrol fumes and from oxidization due to the humidity of the air. The filtering material is composed of a special cotton gauze soaked with low-viscosity oil to give the best air permeability.

BMC technical staff have developed a production system based on soft rubber moulding which produces the familiar BMC red filters. They are made in one single piece with no welded joints in the corners, thus avoiding breakage risks. This system called "Full Moulding" comes from R&D in F1 and is further proof of BMC's commitment to technical excellence and quality.

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