The biggest problem with intakes is heat-soak. I've seen it in person on a dyno while getting an Uprev tune on a cool day with a large fan just a few feet away. I'm sure those that run this intake with a full free flowing exhaust and a good tune may feel a difference in cooler weather but not for those that live in hot area's like Texas, Arizona & Florida.
The next time you drive in the city when it's above 90 degrees pop your hood and place your hand on top of the motor,
now just imagine feeding you engine more heat thru the cone filter. How much hp are you really getting with all that heat-soak, none at all!!
Thus the reason why I have a K&N drop-in filter in my M. It's better to get cooler air from outside the car than hotter air produced by the engine.
And I have to agree with Larz, A bent pipe with a cone filter for $300 is just too much. That's just my opinion. I'm not here to tell anyone not to buy the R2C intake, members here can buy whatever they want. At the end it's the customer's car and money and they should buy whatever they want.
Good luck with sales