The owner of a BMW M 235i was interested in better engine performance, so he invested in a Dinan Performance Tuner Stage 1 and a Carbon Fiber Cold Air Intake.
Dinan’s Stage 1 Performance Tuner is a plug-in tuning device that sends a modified signal to the factory electronic control unit (ECU), telling it the boost pressure is below target values. This then causes the factory ECU to raise the boost pressure, resulting in increased horsepower and torque. In this instance, the customer's car gained about 38 HP (@ 5000 rpm) and 59 lb-ft of torque (@3000 rpm).
While there are similar devices on the market, the Dinan Stage 1 Performance Tuner enhances engine performance without voiding your warranty or affecting long-term reliability of on-board diagnostic systems. Plus, it’s legal in all 50 states.
The Carbon Fiber Cold Air Intake compliments the upgraded electronics by delivering as much outside air as possible to the engine. It has lower resistance than the stock pipe and feeds into a larger-volume airbox to produce a sportier sound. This optimized design yields an additional 10HP and 15 lb-ft of torque without any additional modifications.
These are just two examples of the Dinan upgrades that Isringhausen BMW installs on a regular basis. If you are looking for increased performance, in addition to a sportier sound and look, stop by for a consultation. One of our BMW experts will provide you with options to fit most budgets.
by Gary Mollohan