Dinan Press Releases

Jalopnik Reviews the Dinan S1 M5

October 10, 2014 by Cory Burns

The Dinan S1 M5 Is How An Obsessed Tuner Builds A Better BMW by Damon Lavrinc I’ve never warmed up to the new BMW M5. Yes, it’s got gobs of torque and toys galore, but it still feels like a warmed-over 550 – a bit of a punt on a marque that deserves more. Steve […]

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CNN Money Visits Dinan Engineering, Checks Out S1 M5

September 18, 2014 by Cory Burns

The making of the uber-BMW. Dinan engineers pimp out the performance of ‘the ultimate driving machine’— the cars may be suped under the hood, but you won’t see racing stripes or twirling rims on these understated rides.

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Dinan F10 S1 M5 Quick Spin by Autoblog.com

September 18, 2014 by Cory Burns

Monterey Car Week isn’t far from our headquarters in Morgan Hill, so we were able to find time to head down to enjoy the festivities and offer some first drives in our latest R&D vehicle, the F10 S1 M5. One of the outlets that got some seat time was Autoblog.com and they seemed to really […]

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Video: Hooniverse.com Falls In Love With Our S3-R 1M

July 30, 2014 by Cory Burns

“I harp on BMW a lot. Too much, in fact. The automaker still builds machines that provide a truly engaging driving experience. The problem is though, that the lineup has less and less of that. Still, cars like the new M3 and M4 prove that BMW can still create ultimate driving machines. Back in 2011, […]

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Video: The Smoking Tire Drives Our S3-R 1M

June 25, 2014 by Cory Burns

Many out there, myself included, have stated that the BMW 1 Series M-Coupe is the best modern BMW money can buy, and one that, with such limited numbers in the US, will certainly go up in value. But what if you modify it? Steve Dinan’s S3.R, with 444 HP and 450 lb/ft of torque may […]

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Dinan S3-R 1M Media Tour – Rave reviews about our 450 horsepower 1M

May 30, 2014 by Cory Burns

For the last three months, our Dinan S3-R 1M has been making the rounds to multiple media outlets to give them a chance to experience the “Dinan Difference” in one of the most fun modern BMW platforms, the rare 1M. Our particular 1M makes 444 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque, equipped with almost every […]

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Video: Motor Trend Dinan Mini-Documentary

April 1, 2014 by Cory Burns

On this episode of The Downshift, Motor Trend take an inside look at one of the world’s most respected BMW tuners around. Since 1979, Dinan has been pushing the boundaries of what is possible with the reliability to match BMW’s factory warranty. Their products are the only performance products available through BMW dealers in North […]

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February 11, 2014 by Cory Burns

When the phrase “BMW Tuning” comes to mind, most think about improving power and handling, but rarely think about tuning their interior as well. After 35 years of BMW performance upgrades, Dinan has now added BAVSOUND as its official audio supplier for modern BMW’s. Like Dinan, Bavsound was started in a garage with hand-built products […]

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BMW Blog Gets the First Drive in Our S3-R 1M

February 6, 2014 by Cory Burns

Steve Dinan made a deal with the speed devil, and it’s been meted out in the details. The physical manifestation of this speed demon’s work is the S3-R BMW 1M. Just what makes this devilishly fast car so quick, who is the man who dare alter a modern cult classic, and why should you pay him $32,472 […]

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Steve Dinan Interviewed on The Smoking Tire Podcast

January 29, 2014 by Cory Burns

Steve had a blast visiting with the Smoking Tire crew last week and talking about the start of Dinan, tuning, racing and everything in between. You can give the complete episode a listen below: The Smoking Tire – Krautwerk

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