Dinan BMW M5 (F10) front 3/4 view

Dinan BMW M5 F10 has Muscle to Spare

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In the world of BMW tuning, Dinan is tops among U.S.-based firms, and arguably among the best globally. The firm’s founder and proprietor, Steve Dinan, has garnered this glittering reputation by taking a holistic, scientific approach to extracting more power from BMW automobiles both M and non-M. And now that the German label’s U.S. lineup is 100% turbocharged (minus the i3), Dinan will not only be able to extract even more power from Bimmer powerplants, but it will have an easier time doing so, as well.

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Case in point: The current (F10 chassis) M5. Its 4.4L twin-turbo V8 already makes a perfectly healthy 560 horsepower and 500 lb.-ft of torque, but that’s not enough for Dinan. As a result, they’ve devised a carbon fiber cold air intake, low restriction exhaust system and an add-on engine control module called DINANTRONICS (not to be confused with Dianetics) that kicks engine output all the way up to 675 horsepower and 644 lb.-ft of torque. Not quite in the same room as the recently announced Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat’s figures, sure, but definitely under the same roof.

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Of course, with all that extra power, you’d be silly to not enhance the chassis to better contain it; luckily, the folks at Dinan don’t do silly. The car is now perched atop an adjustable coilover kit with hollow anti-roll bars at both ends, while the actual interfacing with the pavement is done through meaty high-performance tires wrapped around Dinan’s own 20” wheels. A rear lip spoileraluminum pedal pads and floor mats round out the toppings on this super-duper sedan.

Source: Dinan



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