Mazda 3 Models Gain Horsepower with AEM Air Intake Systems

2010 Mazda Mazda3
2010 Mazda Mazda3
Since its introduction in 2004, the Mazda 3 has been a sporty and stylish choice for economically-minded drivers around the world. Available as both a sedan and a hatchback, the Mazda 3 offers a vehicle recognized for its design, performance and handling. The drivability and functional styling of the Mazda 3 have also made it a popular choice for motor enthusiasts, tuners and customizers. AEM is one manufacturer that has developed quality aftermarket performance intake systems for both the 1st and 2nd generations of the Mazda 3. Boasting superior performance, a washable and reusable air filter, and a lifetime limited warranty, AEM induction systems offer a perfect upgrade to improve long lasting performance for your Mazda 3.

Manufactured in the USA since their beginnings in 1987, AEM performance short ram and cold air intake systems are engineered to add horsepower and reduce restriction compared to OEM air intakes. AEM pioneered the cold air induction system for sport compact models in 1994 and has continued that tradition of improving vehicle performance, including that of the Mazda 3 ever since.
Air intake 21-488C for Mazda 3
Air intake 21-488C for Mazda 3
Air intake 21-488P for Mazda 3
Air intake 21-488P for Mazda 3
Air intake 21-488R for Mazda 3
Air intake 21-488R for Mazda 3
Air intake 21-488B for Mazda 3
Air intake 21-488B for Mazda 3


AEM has designed a high performance intake system for both engine sizes of the 1st generation Mazda 3. From 2004 to 2008 both the 2.0L and the 2.3L can benefit from the AEM 21-488C intake system. This air intake system is available in 4 different colors shown as the:
21-695C air intake for 2010 and 2011 Mazda 3
21-695C air intake for Mazda 3
21-695P air intake for 2010 and 2011 Mazda 3
21-695P air intake for Mazda 3


21-488C: Charcoal Grey
21-488P: Polished Silver
21-488R: Red
21-488B: Blue

For 2010 and 2011 2nd generation Mazda 3 models with manual transmission, AEM has released cold air intake parts 21-695C (Charcoal Grey) and 21-695P (Polished Silver finish). The 21-695C intake has been dyno tested showing an estimated 6.7HP gain at 6100 rpm.

AEM intake systems are designed to be complete bolt on upgrades for specific vehicle models and include a durable and easy to clean Dryflow® air filter. AEM's air filters do not use oil and are designed to increase horsepower and torque for vehicles like the Mazda 3. AEM Dryflow air filters used on AEM air intakes can be used for up to 100,000 miles before cleaning is necessary depending on driving conditions. AEM air filters are designed to protect your engine from harmful dirt and particles while providing excellent filtration.

To find all AEM products for your Mazda 3 or any other vehicle, use the AEM application search function and the Where to Buy function on AEMIntakes.com to find an AEM dealer near you.