In 2018, the innovative intake developers at Eventuri debuted a brand new bespoke filter design for carbon fiber reverse-mounted intake systems. This new design reportedly increases and optimizes air flow while reducing turbulence, which contributes to an overall increase in engine performance in Eventuri intakes that utilize the reverse-mount system.

We recently installed a 2018 updated Eventuri intake system for BMW F8X (right) on a customer’s M4 to replace their V1 (left). The cosmetic differences in the filters are clear, but the question that comes to any enthusiast’s mind when a product undergoes an update is: does it actually make a difference?

Luckily for us, the engineers at Eventuri go through great lengths to document their product development in detail.

In the original filter design, the air flow through the filter wasn’t as optimized as it could’ve been, as shown by this air velocity graphic. Turbulence-heavy regions in the cone disrupted even air flow, and seemed to be caused by the shape of the original center cone.

This photo clearly shows just why the original cone design would disrupt the overall airflow. Additionally, the filter medium contributed to uneven airflow through the filter as shown by the velocity profile.


Compare this to the 2018 revision’s results. The filter medium is now made of ISO tested, non-woven mesh that allows air to flow more freely and evenly through it. The dual-cone construction also contributes to a natural funneling of air around the cone, rather than disrupting it and causing turbulence. The resulting velocity graphic shows that these changes contribute to stronger airflow and higher maintained velocity across the entire cone.

All intake systems purchased since 2018 feature this updated design, but the fact that these are both reverse-mount systems means that owners of the original filter design can purchase the updated filters separately and retrofit them to the original systems.

The 2018 systems feature a slightly different housing to complement the new filters. The original bell curve is replaced by a more conical and angular shape, providing more direct and precise air flow.

Installation remains the same between revisions, and the updated systems still come in carbon fiber, red kevlar, and blue kevlar finishes.

Now that we know the science behind it, there’s still a nagging question of whether or not these airflow upgrades make a difference in power, not just aerodynamics. Well, Eventuri has us covered there as well.

These numbers were run between the same F82 M4 application we’re reviewing from our shop. The dyno graph shows the V2 intake receives an increase of 12HP over the original design, which generated an additional 10hp over the stock F82 intake. This means that, compared to the stock air system, the 2018 Eventuri intakes now generate a gain of approx. 22hp!

Eventuri have proven that their 2018 boasts better airflow, sizable power gains, and beautiful construction, which allows us to confidently say this is a successful upgrade, and that, yes, the V2 is better than the V1.

If you’re interested in Eventuri intakes for your car, you can browse our website to find the right intake for your car, or get in touch with our Mod Expert team, who can help you select the perfect intake, even if you don’t see it on our website. If you’re local, let us handle the install for you! Schedule an appointment with Mod Auto to get your Eventuri intakes installed right the first time.