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Bathurst 12 Hour Spotlight: MANN-FILTER

By Linda Quan

Wed Jan 22 2020

When it comes to deciding which brands make it onto the Sparesbox website, we have a very simple criterion: “Are these parts we’d use ourselves?” For MANN-FILTER, a global brand that has been built on quality, performance, reliability, and value, the answer to that question is a resounding YES.

With less than two weeks to go until the Bathurst 12hr, we took this opportunity to find out a little more about MANN-FILTER’s products and what makes them so good.


Why MANN-FILTER is different from the rest of the pack

Since the production of its first fabric air filters over 70 years ago, MANN+HUMMEL has now become the world’s largest filtration systems manufacturer and is known best for its high quality standards. The global leader in air, cabin, oil, and fuel filtration solutions for all automotive applications, MANN+HUMMEL is personified by the vision of “Leadership in Filtration” – a statement that is most certainly reflected in their pioneering designs and intensive R&D.

The same can be said for MANN-FILTER, MANN+HUMMEL’s global aftermarket filter brand. With over 65 years of experience in filtration, it’s no surprise that MANN+HUMMEL is the first choice for major vehicle manufacturers all around the world.

When it comes to aftermarket parts, only one global quality standard exists, and that is Original Equipment (OE) quality. All MANN-FILTER parts are 100% OE quality, whether they are original equipment or packaged in their iconic yellow-green box.


FreciousPlus: Cleaner air for better health

One of MANN-FILTER’s most popular ranges is the FreciousPlus range of cabin air filters. Unlike conventional cabin air filters which are only capable of filtering out dust, soot, pollen and odours, MANN-FILTER’s FreciousPlus filters have the ability to remove nearly all allergens from the air as well as protect passengers and drivers from bacteria and pathogens by reducing their growth by over 98%.

The unique triple-layered design of MANN-FILTER’s FreciousPlus filters blocks nearly 100% of harmful PM2.5 particulates from entering the vehicle and features a biofunctional layer which effectively “starves” bacteria and mould, thus limiting their growth. This standout feature is just one of the many reasons why MANN-FILTER is the preferred brand of workshops and professionals around the world.     

Want to learn more about how the FreciousPlus filters work? Check out this handy video!


MANN-FILTER and motorsport

MANN-FILTER is no stranger to the racing world – in fact, it’s hard to miss the distinctive yellow and green at the racetrack. Past years have seen MANN-FILTER teams compete in major races such as the ADAC GT Masters, the International GT Open and of course, the Bathurst 12hr. The 2019 MANN-FILTER Mamba Mercedes-AMG was the star of the show, coming in at third place with Maximilian Götz, Maximilian Buhk and Raffaele Marciello at the wheel. This year, we will see MANN-FILTER sponsor the Triple Eight Mercedes-AMG GT3, driven by Bathurst 12hr veterans Jamie Whincup, Shane van Gisbergen, and Maximilian Götz. 

The MANN-FILTER Mamba at the 2019 Bathurst 12hr.


Why choose MANN-FILTER for yourself?

You can see that when it comes to high performance and high quality, no one understands this better than MANN-FILTER. Not only are all MANN-FILTER products produced to current international Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) production and testing standards, they are also subjected to numerous checks at all stages of production and a 100% final inspection rate. This means that all MANN-FILTER parts are guaranteed to perform to just as well as the part that was fitted to your vehicle from the factory.

Whether they are used in passenger cars, commercial vehicles or heavy machinery, you can rest assured that all MANN-FILTER parts will last the entire filter service interval and thus prevent unwanted (and expensive) repairs caused by poor-quality aftermarket replacements.

No other brand can boast such a wide range of 100% OE quality filters for nearly every Australian car under the sun. In addition to servicing the Aussie aftermarket, MANN-FILTER is the leading supplier of aftermarket OE quality filters to the European market. When it comes to finding the best filter for your car, you won’t find anything better than MANN-FILTER.

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