Posted by http://www.bmwblog.com/2014/09/17/dinan-dinantronics-performance-tuner-stage-1-bmw-m3m4/ in News on September 16, 2014
California-based tuning shop Dinan releases their power upgrades for the new F80/F82 BMW M3 and M4. From the stock 425 horsepower, the two M brothers will now produced 516 horsepower for the Stage 1 upgrade and 527 hp for the beta Stage 2 kit. Full d...
California-based tuning shop Dinan releases their power upgrades for the new F80/F82 BMW M3 and M4. From the stock 425 horsepower, the two M brothers will now produced 516 horsepower for the Stage 1 upgrade and 527 hp for the beta Stage 2 kit. Full details can be found below: Product Description Stage 1 (DINANTRONICS™ Performance Tuner ONLY) Maximum Power: 516 HP, 489 lb-ft of torque. The DINANTRONICS™ Performance Tuner is a highly engineered and sophisticated piece of computer hardware and software that enhances engine performance, without negating or voiding your new car warranty coverage and without affecting long term reliability or the functionality of on-board diagnostic systems. It was also designed to be emissions legal in 50 states (E.O. Pending). The ultimate objective of developing this piece of technology was to provide the ability to control every signal entering and exiting the BMW factory Engine Control Unit. These items are unique to Dinan and together they embody the apex of performance engineering in a powerful, reliable, and warrantied package.
The Dinan® Difference The biggest benefit of the DINANTRONICS™ Performance Tuner is our ECU has the… “…capability of setting an optimum target lambda (fuel mixture) as well as correcting short term trim which is the difference between target and scheduled fuel mixture. By matching these two correctly we can reduce knock sensor activity which will make smoother performance, protect the catalyst, increase power and allow us to make it emissions legal.”- Steve Dinan The Dinan® Difference is possible by employing a full staff of talented engineers that are well rounded in all aspects of their job. Manipulating these signals with an adept hand all the while keeping an engine running at its best and with the most reliable power is what Dinan is all about. Well Engineered Plug-in tuning devices all have one thing in common, they send a modified signal to the factory ECU, telling it the boost pressure is below target values. This then causes the factory ECU to raise the boost pressure to what it thinks is the correct value. This modified boost pressure signal causes errors in fuel mixture and ignition timing. These errors can cause the on-board diagnostics systems to set faults, but they can also cause exceedingly high catalyst temperatures and a loss of power. In addition, when power is increased, exhaust gas temperature will increase as well and this must be countered with a slightly richer air/fuel mixture. The DINANTRONICS™ Performance Tuner uniquely has the capability to adjust target Lambda, correct short term trim as well as ignition timing errors induced by raising boost pressure. This enables Dinan calibration engineers to optimize air/fuel mixture and ignition timing at elevated boost pressure throughout the entire gamut of engine RPM and engine load. Additionally, the ability to correct short term trim corrections (the difference between target and scheduled fuel mixture) remain within OEM specifications. This minimizes knock sensor activity, which in turn means smooth engine performance, catalyst protection and power increase, while this is also required to make the car emissions legal. Dinan engineers have worked for two years on the DINANTRONICS™ Performance Tuner in efforts to provide BMW enthusiasts with Performance without Sacrifice. State-of-the-Art Hardware The DINANTRONICS™ Performance Tuner is engineered using the best possible components and advanced hardware. The most obvious and visible component is the elaborate wiring harness. Using OE connectors and an expandable braided wiring sleeves ensures that all visible components appear as if they come straight from the factory. More importantly however it guarantees long lasting and dependable performance due to the use of high heat, moisture and abrasion resistant materials and design. The other hardware element involved is the Dinan electronic control unit (ECU) itself. While its outward appearance may seem tame, the processing power and sophistication held within its internal circuitry is anything but. Capable of delivering signals to various systems at an astonishing 4000 times per second the DINANTRONICS™ Performance Tuner yields the power to control all current signals delivered to the ECU as well as those developed in the future without a hiccup in performance or reliability. This immense processing power equates to a high degree of engine control resulting in a much lower likelihood of setting a fault. In addition smoother running conditions and superior drivability are achieved, all of which are Dinan hallmarks. Unmatched Warranty Dinan’s comprehensive warranty program, introduced in 1997, provides superior warranty coverage to that which you would find elsewhere. If your vehicle is currently covered by the vehicle manufacturer’s new car limited warranty, Dinan® products are warranted for the remaining term of the vehicle manufacturer’s new car limited warranty. The manufacturer’s new car warranty is limited to 4 years or 50,000 miles (80,000 kilometers in Canada), commencing on the date of first retail sale or the date the vehicle is first placed in-service as a demonstrator or company vehicle, whichever is earlier. Dinan’s warranties are transferable when ownership of the vehicle into which the Dinan® products were originally installed is sold. BMW automobiles can now be performance-tuned without the associated concern of negatively affecting the new car warranty coverage. Designed to be Emissions Legal The DINANTRONICS™ Performance Tuner was designed and built to be the only tuning box on the market that is emissions legal in all 50 states. At the moment this product is emissions legal in most states – the product is in compliance with US Federal EPA Memorandum 1A, or this product has not been found, nor is believed to be, unlawful for use under the provisions of the Clean Air Act. Currently this product is not legal for sale or use in California, and states that have adopted California emissions standards, on any pollution controlled motor vehicles. We are however in the E.O. process with the ARB and are confident that the DINANTRONICS™ Performance Tuner will be emissions legal in all states in the near future. Drivability There is more to a tune than just cranking up the boost. Power needs to come on smoothly and in a predictable way to make the car as fun to drive at wide open throttle as cruising around town. It is your BMW, but reborn with new found acceleration and speed. Installation Plug-and-Play installation in two hours or less at any of the 180+ Dinan® Dealers. While firmware is loaded directly on the ECU the model specific software will need to be downloaded into the ECU by an authorized Dinan dealer after installation. Log on to www.dinancars.com to find your nearest dealer or contact Dinan to make an appointment. Easy To Use Dinan’s ECU is Bluetooth® Smart meaning that you can change maps simply via a Bluetooth connection. Just install and you are done! Designed for the Future The DINANTRONICS™ Performance Tuner was engineered with future expansion of functionality in mind. Boasting the most powerful processing power on the market the DINANTRONICS™ Performance Tuner can handle more functions and processes than any of its contemporaries. To that end the Dinan performance tuner is capable of interfacing with the CAN and FlexRay communication systems which allow for controlling powertrain functions, among others. This means that when new functions are developed there will be no need for a new box, just a short software update at your local Dinan dealer. Satisfaction Guaranteed Dinan guarantees you will be impressed by the DINANTRONICS™ Performance Tuner and the performance it provides that we offer a 3-Day return policy. If you aren’t satisfied with what the Dinan solution brings to the table within 3 days of install you can go back to your dealer for a full refund (installation labor costs still apply). Product Specifications Labor Hours/Installation Hours 1.50 Emission Status Emissions Legal in most states — This product in compliance with U.S. Federal EPA Memorandum 1A, or this product has not been found, nor is believed to be, unlawful for use under the provisions of the Clean Air Act. Currently: This product is not legal for sale or use in California, and states that have adopted California emissions standards, on any pollution controlled motor vehicles. Peak Horsepower 516 Peak Torque 489 Factory Stock HP Rating 425 Factory Stock Torque Rating 406 Included Notes DINANTRONICS™ Performance Tuner, Dinan® wiring harness, Dinan Stage 1 software With the launch of Stage One, our next step is Stage Two that includes our Cold Air Intake and Free Flow Exhaust. Both parts are prototype form, but we figured we’d share what we’ve gathered so far by adding more airflow. Stage 1
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Posted by http://www.bmwblog.com/2014/09/17/alpine-white-bmw-435i-vossen-wheels/ in News on September 16, 2014
From far out, this bimmer can pass on as a BMW M4, but getting closer we immediately notice the 4 Series Coupe lines and stance. This BMW 435i comes with in Alpine White and the dynamic-looking M Sport Package. To make things a bit more interesting, ...
From far out, this bimmer can pass on as a BMW M4, but getting closer we immediately notice the 4 Series Coupe lines and stance. This BMW 435i comes with in Alpine White and the dynamic-looking M Sport Package. To make things a bit more interesting, the owner fitted a set of the Vossen CV7 wheels with a six-spoke design. Judging by the photos below, the car also seem to have been lowered.
The Vossen CV7 wheels comes in 20×9 size in the front and 20×10.5 in the rear. With a Silver Polish finish, they match perfectly the Alpine White exterior. These wheels come with a 5 year warranty, so anyone ordering them will appreciate the added insurance. They are also available with additional finishes giving the owners a wide range of options for different exterior colors.
The BMW F32 4 Series comes with a 3.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder, 24-valve 300-hp engine. This combines a twin-scroll turbocharger with variable valve control (Double-VANOS and Valvetronic) and high-precision direct injection allowing for a level of performance perfect for a luxury coupe like this. It produces 300hp and 300 Nm of torque which helps the 3600 lbs heavy car go from 0-62mph (0-100km/h) in 5.0 seconds. It has a top speed of 155mph (250km/h) which is unfortunately electronically limited. Please take a look at the media gallery added below, where you can grab some nice wallpapers as well.
Posted by http://www.automobilemag.com/features/magazine/1409-2014-bonhams-greenwich-concours-d-elegance-auction/ in News on September 16, 2014
A Lamborghini Countach sells for a record-breaking price.
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De Nysschen admits brand is leaving behind traditional customer base.
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Just 100 units worldwide.
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Soul now rated TSP, Forte only improves to âMarginalâ score.
Posted by http://www.automobilemag.com/features/news/1409-2015-toyota-tundra-priced-at-29510-drops-v-6-engine-option/ in News on September 16, 2014
V-8 power is now standard for Toyota’s big pickup.
Posted by http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews/driven/1409-2014-mercedes-benz-e550-4matic-around-the-block/ in News on September 16, 2014
This is why we like V-8s. Even in a time of turbochargers, we love V-8s.
Posted by http://www.bmwblog.com/2014/09/16/bmw-i8-future-performance-car/ in News on September 16, 2014
EVO Magazine sets out to find out if the new BMW i8 is the future of all performance cars. Henry Catchpole takes a look at the recent history of hybrid and electric cars, and ponders what the future holds for the performance car. BMW i8 uses a plug...
EVO Magazine sets out to find out if the new BMW i8 is the future of all performance cars. Henry Catchpole takes a look at the recent history of hybrid and electric cars, and ponders what the future holds for the performance car. BMW i8 uses a plug-in hybrid system consisting of a turbocharged three-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo petrol engine and BMW eDrive technology in the form of an electric drive system. The 1.5-liter combustion engine develops 170 kW/231 hp and drives the rear wheels of the BMW i8, while the 96 kW/131 hp electric drive sends its power to the front wheels and allows an all-electric range of up to 35 kilometers (22 miles) and a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph). READ ALSO: BMW i8 Test Drive The article BMW i8: The future of the performance car? appeared first on BMW BLOG
Posted by http://www.bmwblog.com/2014/09/16/g-power-bmw-m6-gran-coupe-impressive-740-hp/ in News on September 16, 2014
German tuning shop G-Power launches another impressive BMW tuning project. The G-Power BMW M6 Gran Coupe takes the elegant and sporty four-door M Coupe from a stock 570 horsepower to 740 hp and 975 Nm of torque. With the G-Power Bi-Tronik 5 Power Kit...
German tuning shop G-Power launches another impressive BMW tuning project. The G-Power BMW M6 Gran Coupe takes the elegant and sporty four-door M Coupe from a stock 570 horsepower to 740 hp and 975 Nm of torque. With the G-Power Bi-Tronik 5 Power Kit fitted under the hood of this BMW M6 Gran Coupe, the G-Power engineers managed to squeeze out another 170 hp and 210 Nm of torque from the 4.4 liter bi-turbo V8. The modifications on G-Power BMW M6 Gran Coupe begin with patching the main micro-processor inside the car’s ECU. They upload a new software in there similar to the one used for their supercharger kits, seeing as G-Power supercharger systems are closely related to the turbochargers used by BMW.
The standard exhaust system was also replaced with a custom one made by G-Power. The G-Power exhaust system comes with downpipes and 100mm endpipes which can be ordered in carbon or titanium and weighs 12 kg less than the stock exhaust. To cope with all that massive power, the M6 Gran Coupe gets the carbon ceramic brakes, along with 21 inch G-POWER HURRICANE RR forged wheels. Inside, the customers can choose between leather and Alcantara, both complemented by carbon fiber parts. The audio system was also modified to include full Apple integration including TV and iPads.
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