Dinan’s BMW M235i makes 445 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque

2 Series, Tuning | April 14th, 2016 by 10
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While the M2 is shaping up to be BMW’s halo car in the compact sports coupe segment, many customers will still opt for a more …

While the M2 is shaping up to be BMW’s halo car in the compact sports coupe segment, many customers will still opt for a more domesticated and “calm” 2 Series Coupe. The standard BMW M235i makes 320 horsepower and runs to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds. But if that’s not enough and you’re craving more oomph and faster straight lines, tuning companies like Dinan have you covered.

The tuning shop unveiled an “S3” power kit which takes the M235i to 445 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque, which technically – at a cheaper price – should beat that almighty M2 in a drag race.

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According to Dinan, the S3 package pulls its power from a combination of “Stage 4” plug-in tuning hardware, a new free-flowing stainless steel exhaust, a carbon fiber cold air intake, and a dual core intercooler. Dinan also reengineered the BMW turbocharger for better performance.

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The S3 package also includes uprated sway bars and new front and rear springs, which lower the vehicle by around half an inch and increase suspension stiffness by between 10 and 15 percent.

BMW’s M235i rear-wheel drive and the xDrive models can both take advantage of the S3 package which currently is awaiting emissions approval. So for now, you can only use those extra ponies on the track.

10 responses to “Dinan’s BMW M235i makes 445 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque”

  1. roadkillrob says:

    Dinan and their b.s. Crank HP numbers, put it on a dyno and give the world some real numbers, it’s probably under 400 and similar to all the other piggy backs that are 5 times cheaper!

    • John says:

      There are lots of videos on youtube of people putting Dinan cars on dynos. Go have a look!

      • roadkillrob says:

        The point is all other tuners post before and after dyno graphs of wheel horsepower and Dinan still likes to play the crank HP game to pretend like they make much bigger numbers to justify the much bigger price.

        • ricksanchez1 says:

          They do include a warranty though and are somewhat “BMW approved”. That helps when blue smoke suddenly puffs out…

          • roadkillrob says:

            True they do but they are in no way approved by Bmw in any way, that ended like 8 years ago, you will be denied warranty for anything that goes wrong if dinan is installed and have to deal with dinan, lots of fun stories online about that process!

          • ricksanchez1 says:

            Wow! Didn’t know that relationship changed as it was strong back in the days of the E39 M5’s…

    • johnny says:

      shut your cock hole Rob

  2. John says:

    So much better looking than the M2.

  3. waggaze says:

    I had Dinan tune my 2015 M235i XDrive with the S3 package. Dinan has designed a package that will absolutely burn the new M2 and give the M4 more than a run for the money especially with the XDrive. The best part is my M235i XDrive has more creature comforts than an M2 since it was ordered with all available options. Bottom line is the Dinan S3 package is worth the money for those inclined to enhance a great vehicle to make it even better than an M2.

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