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Dinan Elevates The Already Heavenly BMW 1M To New Heights (VIDEO)

Dinan Elevates The Already Heavenly BMW 1M To New Heights (VIDEO)

The 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe is extremely high on the list of cars that every enthusiast should drive at least once. It’s a perfect example of exactly what BMW is capable of when it remembers that it used to build cars fitting the tagline; The Ultimate Driving Machine. Under the hood of the 1M sits a 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine that’s aided by a pair of turbochargers. It’s called the N54, and it’s a truly wonderful engine that has found love amongst the BMW faithful. It’s also the perfect starting point for a company like Dinan to go nuts.

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Enter the Dinan S3-R BMW 1M… or Dinan 1M for short.

What the Dinan team have done is turn the 1M into a truly amazing machine. That’s a pretty excellent achievement considering the 1M is already amazing. Dinan has gone further, however, because the S3-R now produces 444 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque from the N54 engine. This comes about thanks to larger turbochargers, an air-to-air intercooler, and a host of other under-hood goodies.

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Additionally, the Dinan 1M gets a full suspension makeover, larger tires, upgraded Brembo brakes, and sticky rubber. The resulting vehicle is one of the best driver’s cars… on the planet.

Dinan Elevates The Already Heavenly BMW 1M To New Heights (VIDEO)
Dinan Elevates The Already Heavenly BMW 1M To New Heights (VIDEO)

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