Dinan Cars

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1991 Dinan 8, one of fifty built
BMW Dinan 2008 team SigalSport Daytona Prototype.
BMW Dinan E39 M5 S62 engine in 2008 team SigalSport Daytona Prototype.

Dinan Cars designs and manufactures aftermarket performance parts for BMW automobiles. The company was founded in 1979 by Steve Dinan and is headquartered in Opelika, Alabama, previously at Morgan Hill, California.

Its parts are marketed through a network of authorized BMW dealers, independent auto repair shops as well as through their website. The company has a long-standing relationship with the BMW dealers, allowing Dinan-modified vehicles to retain factory warranty coverage and even qualify for BMW's Certified Pre-Owned program; something often lost when vehicles receive aftermarket modifications. There are 180 locations in the United States that sell Dinan parts or cars; 150 of them are BMW dealerships.

Dinan also designed and manufactured performance parts for the Mini Cooper line but the last model year designed for was in 2006. In addition Dinan has a history of building BMW racing engines for teams competing in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype class up until 2013.

As of 2013, Dinan is part of the Driven Performance Brand Group which includes B&M Racing and Performance, Flowmaster, and Hurst Driveline Conversions.

Founder Steve Dinan left the company in 2015 to join Chip Ganassi Racing. He was succeeded as president by Brian Applegate.[1]

Power Packages[edit]

E92 M3[edit]

Power Package 2 [2]

  • Deck Lid Badge
  • Performance Engine Software
  • Free Flow Exhaust
  • High Flow Carbon Fiber Intake
  • High Flow Throttle Bodies
  • Underdrive Pulley Kit
Specifications
Labor Hours/Installation Hours 13
Max HP Gain 39 @ 8500
Max Torque Gain 24 @ 6200
Peak Horsepower 451 @ 8300
Peak Torque 321 @ 7000
Peak HP Gain 37 @ 8300
Peak Torque Gain 21 @ 7000
BMW Factory Rated HP 414 @ 8300
BMW Factory Rated Torque 295 @ 3900

F87 M2[edit]

Power Package S2 [3]

  • Deck Lid Badge
  • Performance Engine Software
  • Turbo
  • Free Flow Exhaust
  • High Flow Carbon Fiber Intake
  • Coil-Over Suspension
  • Pedal Cover Set
  • Sway Bar Set
  • Rear Suspension Link Kit
  • Dual Core Intercooler
Specifications
Labor Hours/Installation Hours 34.4
Max HP Gain 101 @ 6500
Max Torque Gain 86 @ 4500
Peak Horsepower 446 @ 6500
Peak Torque 458 @ 4500
Peak HP Gain 91 @ 6000
Peak Torque Gain 27 @ 2500
BMW Factory Rated HP 365 (360 Measured)
BMW Factory Rated Torque 343 (404 Measured)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dinan takes a big step to Ganassi". Roundel. BMW Car Club of America: 31. April 2015. ISSN 0889-3225.
  2. ^ "Dinan E92 M3 P2 Power Package 2008-2013". Dinan, Leader in BMW Performance Parts and Upgrades. Retrieved 2016-01-06.
  3. ^ "Dinan S2 M2 Performance Package Upgrade". BMW Discount Parts. Retrieved 2017-08-02.

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