I don’t particularly care for a burnout. As a matter of fact, it’s a waste of tires, puts undue stress on the clutch and drivetrain, and at the end of it all says very little about the capability of the car performing a sad show of force.
It’s different however when the car behind the cloud of smoke is an E39 M5 putting down 621 horsepower and sounds like a Nascar.
Enter Steve Dinan and his Dinan Engineering E39 M5 S3. A Supercharged, fire breathing beast of an M5 that could embarrass most sports cars and does so in complete comfort. Some of you may recognize the name Dinan as the world class American LeMans Series BMW engine builder for teams such as Chip Ganassi Racing, who subsequently won last year’s 24 hours of Daytona. Yep, that guy!
Dinan starts with an already impressive E39 M5 and then adds his S3 kit ($20,000) to make an already amazing car even more so. But as with any Dinan tuning package, the focus is on reliability, driveability and when called upon, the ability to make most cars disappear into your rear view mirror.
Fancy a Dinan tuned BMW M5 capable of roasting Michelin tires into a pile of molten rubber? Hit the source link.
Only $20K?....He forgot that Exhaust Headers, Free Flow Exhaust, High Flow Throttle Bodies, Swaybars, Big Brake Kit, and R Compound tires, D550-3904 Stage 1 Flywheel and D550-0015 Hi-Clamp Clutch Kit are all required so its closer to $50K
Maybe it's 20K after you've done DINAN stage 1 and 2.
My M5 is a S2 so I have the Headers, Exhaust, High Flow Throttle Bodies and probably the swaybars but not the BBK, tires, flywheel or clutch.
I'd rather get the ESS / RK kit which both cost under $7K and get 90% of the power for 33% of the cost
e60 ssk, zhp knob, brake ducts, ate super gold, ate brake shoes, pagid yellow rs19, pagid blue, titanium backing plates, dinan rsb, mk4 gps, vxx ae, brushed aluminum trim swap, gp2, bell sa2010, sparco tornado, sparco speed+ racing, 3mm front spacers, turner 32mm bolts, x5 thrust arm bushings, OE 9.5" squared 275/35/18 dunlop direzza zii, OE staggered 245/40-275/35/18 direzza z1 star spec, staggered style 66 on 235-245/45/17 blizzak ws70, pentosin mtf2, liqui moly 10w60, mobil1 0w40, ground control camber plates, bilstein b8 monotube dampers, intrax of holland racing springs*tbi
dynojet 319ft-lb, 341whp, firstname.lastname@example.org englishtown, lime rock 1'09.9", lightning 1'23.420", thunderbolt 1'44.2", watkins glen *tbd, secret menu maf test, 138+ 2nd gear
Favorite Quote: "Understeer is when you hit the wall with your front end. Oversteer is when you hit the wall with your back end. Horsepower is how hard you hit the wall. Torque is how far you move the wall when you hit it. "
Then the tab "Spec" you will see what I listed was the required products.
@ Timmayfest this year I asked Kelster about his Beast.
He brought his 03 in 06 CPO'd make the conversion to S2 and then to a S3.
I guarantee you he spent $70K after he brought his car.
Originally Posted by bimmerule
This is what happens when you attend Timmayfest. Look up "S/C E39 M5" as soon as you get back.
How did the S2 do in the quarter? Understand track was underprepped and over heated, sort of.
I let Clemster do a pass, he got 13.7 @ 107....no one was setting personal bests there
C/D TEST RESULTS:
Zero to 60 mph: 4.1 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 10.0 sec
Zero to 130 mph: 17.4 sec
Zero to 150 mph: 25.1 sec
Street start, 5-60 mph: 4.7 sec Standing 1/4-mile: 12.7 sec @ 113 mph
Top speed (mfr's est): 191 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph: 163 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.87 g
2001 M5 LeMans Blue/Silverstone Dinan: springs, Konis, rear sway bar, monoball bushings, and exhaust;
Ground Control camber plates, Stoptech front BBK, Brake ducts opened,
Evolve AlphaN tune,
OE 9.5" rear wheels all around & 275/35-18 Pilot Super Sport
2011 M3 sedan 6MT Silverstone, no sunroof!
2006 330i sport 6MT Electric Red/Black
1996 Volvo 850R wagon
herd has been thinned, looking for some new acquisitions...non-sunroof E90 M3 = found