From BMW Tech
Dinan Cars designs and manufactures aftermarket performance parts for BMW and MINI automobiles. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Morgan Hill, California.
Its parts are marketed through a network of authorized Car dealer and independent auto repair shops. The company has a long-standing arrangement with the BMW dealers allowing Dinan-modified vehicles to retain factory warranty coverage and even qualify for BMW's Certified Pre-Owned program - something often lost when vehicles receive aftermarket modifications.
Dinan’s comprehensive warranty program, introduced in 1996 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 4 years or 50,000 miles. BMW automobiles can now be performance-tuned without the associated concern of negatively affecting the new car warranty coverage, making the idea of enhanced driving fun and excitement appealing to a rapidly growing number of BMW drivers.
Dinan also builds BMW Auto racing for teams competing in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype class.
In the news
Dinan's highly modified M3, the S3-R, was tested by Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine. MLE described the supercharged E46 BMW M3 as being "as ferocious as a Ferrari, yet as functional as a Camry, truly an everyday sportscar.".
Dinan also offers a range of performance upgrades for new Mini models from suspension and brake components to supercharger upgrades that make as much as 205 hp.
- ↑ Modified Luxury & Exotics More Power, PP. 78 to 84, By Colum Wood. Photos by Joost Demuynck. August 2006