Dinan Engineering adds power and improved handling to the 2011 BMW 1M Coupe, and let’s not forget irony. Irony? Yes, because the S3-R, an extensively tuned version of the Bavarian pocket rocket, doesn’t come across as a modified car — it’s not an unreliable, one-dimensional creation.
Inspired by the BMW 2000CS and the 1968 BMW E9 2800CS, the CS Vintage Concept is a reinterpretation that is so gorgeous, staring at it for too long can cause accidents in the underpants.
This video took everything I thought I knew about tuners and turned it on its head. See, until now, I was of the understanding that modifiers make cars more powerful and (more often than not) ruin the appearance of the vehicles upon which they lay their hands. ALPINA proved me wrong.
Future presidents take their first steps down the path of leadership as broke law students. Successful comedians begin their careers making their friends laugh. Steve Dinan laid the foundation for his tuning empire in his home garage in 1979. Now look at him. His eponymous company has won two Rolex 24 at Daytona championships and three Rolex Sports Car Series top trophies. Dinan Engineering now operates out of a 33,000-square-foot facility in Morgan Hill, California.
My favorite generation of BMW M5 is, without question, the E39. With that naturally aspirated S62 4.9-liter V8 producing 394 horsepower and 368 lb-ft of torque, the E39 M5 is an honest car, but what happens when you take the S62 to the wild side and supercharge it? It suddenly becomes dishonest in character. I’m [...]