NEW PRODUCT RELEASE: Dinan 3rd Gen LCI MINI B46/B48 Carbon Fiber Intake


NEW PRODUCT RELEASE: Dinan 3rd Gen LCI MINI B46/B48 Carbon Fiber Intake


OPELIKA, AL. (September 11th, 2023) - Dinan is pleased to be able to announce a new product offering being added into the catalog; the Dinan Carbon Fiber Intake for 3rd Gen LCI MINI’s with the B46/B48 engine as well as the 2020+ BMW F48 X1 28i and F39 X2 28i. Experience the Dinan difference today and never look back!

Part Number(s): D760-0057


  • 2020-2023 MINI F55/F56/F57 Cooper S (& S Classic)
  • 2020-2023 MINI F55/F56/F57 Cooper JCW (& JCW Classic)
  • 2020-2023 MINI F54 Clubman S (& S ALL4)
  • 2023 MINI F54 Clubman S Classic (& S Classic ALL4)
  • 2020-2023 MINI F60 Countryman S (& S ALL4)
  • 2023 MINI F60 Countryman S Classic (& S Classic ALL4)
  • 2020-2022 BMW F48 X1 sDrive28i (& xDrive28i)
  • 2020-2022 BMW F39 X2 sDrive28i (& xDrive28i)

NOTE: Please verify MAF housing before purchase. Not compatible with Pre-LCI MINI's (<2019/2020 MY with oval MAF sensor housing). If you have an ovel MAF sensor housing use SKU D760-0051. Also not compatible with B48E MINI's (2020+ Countryman/Clubman JCW's)

The Quick and Dirty:

  • More Power: Max gains of 12 WHP and 23 lb-ft of torque (see chart for details)
  • Enjoyably louder, sportier sound
  • Improved throttle response
  • Large carbon fiber air box lid allows increased volume of air to be utilized taking advantage of the free flowing filter
  • Bell-mouthed side inlet creates a secondary air intake source with optimal flow characteristics and no increase in intake air temperature
  • Bolt-On Installation

The Story:

Dinan's highly successful 3rd generation MINI intake has been tweaked and a new variant engineered that supports LCI models as well as 2020+ F48/F39 BMW X1/X2's!

Like its predecessor the Dinan carbon fiber intake for the MINI/BMW transverse B46/B48 engines is tantamount to an exercise in efficiency. Given a confined space with limited options and an even smaller budget; create an intake that provides power, sound, and throttle response in an aesthetically pleasing package. While not the easiest of things to accomplish, we embarked upon the task with our team of engineers determined to provide a solution.

Through a bevy of flow bench testing, it was quickly determined that the biggest hindrance to improved flow on the stock intake was the factory snorkel. Unfortunately, the snorkel was also the piece that would cause the largest increase in cost to a potential kit. As a result, it was quickly abandoned as a potential area of improvement. Instead, attention was turned to finding a way to introduce a secondary inlet for additional airflow. With limited room to work with, traditional secondary ducting was not possible. This, in turn, led to multiple experiments being conducted on the effectiveness of a possible open-air inlet on the upper lid. With different shapes, locations, and sizes of openings being tested, the goal was to ensure that the added secondary inlet did not cause any unwarranted side effects such as an increase in air temps in the system. This is commonplace with open-air intake systems where lots of overheated engine bay air is utilized in the intake tract. The results of these tests showed that a 12 square-inch opening for additional air on the opposite side of the upper lid from the engine provided a perfect balance of additional volume to assist the factory snorkel all the while not causing an increase in turbo inlet temperatures. This was the case regardless of testing conditions (single/multiple gear pulls, constant speed, 0-100mph runs, etc.).

With more air being pulled into the system, throttle response is improved, and additional power is realized in the form of maximum gains of +12 WHP / +23 ft-lbs of torque in the low/mid-range. The secondary air inlet also allows the intake system to be more audible so the turbo spool and BOV can be appreciated. A stark difference from Dinan's traditional fully sealed systems where induction noise is not nearly as recognizable. Not to be outdone by the increased power and sound, the system is made of immaculate carbon fiber, so it looks the role as well. The result of an optimized lid, an improved filter, and thorough testing, yields an incredibly efficient and cost-effective solution that you will be hard-pressed to beat.


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