Dinan BMW M3’s With 527HP

Dinan has been doing “things” with BMWs for as long as I can recall. They are sort of the American answer to all those German BMW tuners that seem like a plague upon the world at times. And by “things”, I mean making BMWs faster, more capable, faster, better handling, faster, stop harder, and faster. Did I mention that Dinan makes BMWs faster?

Yeah, anyway, in this case, they did it the old hot rod way, and put in a stroker motor into the latest BMW M3. The bottom line is an impressive 527HP. Given the size and weight of an M3, that’s a pretty big number.

Cali-based Dinan has produced what they call the S3-R, and they swapped out the original 4.0 liter V8 plant, and put in bored and stroked to 4.6 liter mill. Like I said, bottom line is 527 naturally aspirated horsepower and 407 lb-ft of grunt. Dinan says that it can crack 200 mph. I’m not going to argue.

The specifics on the bored and stroked 4.6L V8 contain things like a free flow exhaust, high flow throttle bodies, a carbon fiber high flow air intake, underdrive crankshaft pulley kit and a middle racing exhaust.

Dinan has, of course, done up the suspension as well. A “Stage 3 Suspension System” includes such niceties as a performance spring set, matching front bump-stops, 28.5mm front anti-swaybar w/ urethane bushings, front camber plates, rear upper shock mount kit, front guide supports, carbon fiber front strut braces and a racing rear toe link.

Stopping? Dinan has got you covered there as well. There are Dinan/Brembo front & rear brakes with black calipers & slotted rotors.

Dinan offers optional wheels and tires to go along with the bruited up m3. Dinan 19 x 9.5″ lightweight forged wheels up front and Dinan 19 x 10″ lightweight forged wheels out the back. The tires are 275/30-19 Michelin Pilot Sport II and 295/30-19 Michelin Pilot Sport II, front and rear.

Of course there are also some gee-gaw accessories: a Dinan aluminum pedal pad set, Dinan deck lid badge and a Dinan s3 serial numbered plaque.

It even comes with a matching new car warranty coverage up to 4 years/50k miles. Except on “racing” parts.

Source: Car Scoop

About The Author

Tony Borroz grew up in a sportscar oriented family, but sadly, it was British cars. His knuckles still show the marks of slipped Whitworth sockets, strains to reach rear upper shock bushings on Triumphs and slight burn marks from dealing with Lucas Electric "systems". He has written for a variety of car magazines and websites, Automoblog chief among them, as well as working on very popular driving games as a content expert. He has also worked for aerospace companies, software giants and as a movie stuntman. He currently lives in a secure, undisclosed location in the American southwestern desert.

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