Dinan-tuned 330i Sport Wagon Comes Loaded with Pure Fun
The days of the wagon being a stolid and sensible affair are long gone, particularly when you tick all the right options.
We love a wagon, and when we saw this 2017 330i xDrive Sports Wagon pop up on Bring a Trailer, we thought it worth highlighting for a couple of reasons. First of all, it’s always taking a look around for a car optioned how you would choose and just happens to be last years model and with that first, and largest, chunk of depreciation already swallowed by someone else. This one also has under 10,000 miles on it and that means plenty of meat still on the warranty.
Second, we love what you can do with a BMW options list if you truly appreciate driving. The F31 only comes with drive to all 4 wheels, however, somebody else ticking both the M Sport and Track Handling Package option together, making the M Sport package largely aesthetic, easier to swallow. Add the Premium Package, the Cold Weather Package, Technology Package, Harmon Kardon surround sound system, black kidney grills and you know somebody has spent at least the best part of $60,000 to drive it away from the dealer.
Third though, and this is the one we particularly love, the Dinan tune option. The beauty of Dinan is they have packages available through BMW dealerships and a dealership shouldn’t void your warranty if they are the ones who sold you the product and installed it. The way it seems to work though is that Dinan will warranty for the remainder of the cars existing warranty as per their website: “… With the cooperation of BMW of North America, provides BMW owners with matching coverage to that offered by BMW’s new car warranty, ensuring that Dinan performance enhancements and the BMW they have been installed in are covered for up to four years or 50,000 miles.”
With the right budget, this is how we would spec out a wagon. Plenty of room for the kids, shopping, or luggage for those cross-country getaways, but also ridiculously pointy handling and, according to the seller, an extra 40-plus horsepower and 45-plus lb-ft of torque on top BMW’s turbocharged inline-four’s existing 248 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque from the Dinan tune. We can take or leave those aftermarket stripes on the kidney grill though.