• Dinan releases F10 550i N63 and N63TU carbon fiber intake - $2,699, +10 horsepower

      Finally, an intake option for F10 550i owners. Dinan released their carbon fiber intake which is designed to funnel cold air as a "ram air" style intake positioned at the front grille opening. Performance gains are claimed to be 10 horsepower and 8 pound-feet of torque but in typical Dinan fashion you are expected to take their word for it as no dynograph is presented to support their claims. Additionally, Dinan says software is required for the intake.

      At $2,699 this is not a value product. And at that price point support for the performance gains is expected. Just because the name is Dinan does not mean they are somehow above showing performance parts actually give you an increase in performance. Still, people will likely be buying this due to a lack of alternatives on the market.

      For now this is only available for the F10 550i but BimmerBoost does not see a reason why all N63 and N63TU BMW's can not have this applied. Pictures below.



      This article was originally published in forum thread: Dinan releases F10 550i N63 and N63TU carbon fiber intake - $2,699, +10 horsepower started by Sticky View original post
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      1. Sered's Avatar
        Sered -
        And this is why I'll never take them seriously. Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sered Click here to enlarge
        And this is why I'll never take them seriously. Click here to enlarge
        I took them seriously when they built some Grand Am racing motors but come on... some performance figures please. They aren't above it.
      1. Flinchy's Avatar
        Flinchy -
        i'm sure you could build one yourself. or from a local CF specialist... for much muuuuuch less..
      1. E90Company's Avatar
        E90Company -
        What a $#@!ing joke.
      1. Eric335's Avatar
        Eric335 -
        And to think of how many they will actually sell is the scary part
      1. StinkyM's Avatar
        StinkyM -
        For the quality of work, their service, and possible gains I would say its worth it. Forget price because you have worry free buying. Now $2600 is a bit expensive but the car is still new in the market, should be expected. When the e46 m3 first released supersprint was selling their headers for over $3k. Now $2400.
      1. klipseracer's Avatar
        klipseracer -
        You said "worth it" and forget the price. The hell does that mean. Its a $#@!ty deal, the end.
      1. cstavaru's Avatar
        cstavaru -
        I always liked Dinan, as expensive as they are. Most of the other aftermarket parts look amateurish compared to Dinan's parts. They were the first to build a properly designed N54 intake, after years in which all kinds of "tuners" tried to convince people that hot air sucked via 2 cone filters placed in the engine bay is good for performance. This intake also looks properly designed and integrates very well into the engine bay. The prices are high, I can't argue with this, but this is because they don't have a lot of competition when it comes to properly designed performance parts.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by cstavaru Click here to enlarge
        I always liked Dinan, as expensive as they are. Most of the other aftermarket parts look amateurish compared to Dinan's parts. They were the first to build a properly designed N54 intake, after years in which all kinds of "tuners" tried to convince people that hot air sucked via 2 cone filters placed in the engine bay is good for performance. This intake also looks properly designed and integrates very well into the engine bay. The prices are high, I can't argue with this, but this is because they don't have a lot of competition when it comes to properly designed performance parts.
        There is no doubt their stuff is well designed and engineered.
      1. dzenno@PTF's Avatar
        dzenno@PTF -
        Pricing is always determined by market demand. How many F10 550i owners will really modify their car at all? If this was for a 3 series though I'd say it is absolutely horrific..you always have to consider the size of the market you're building something so custom for..
      1. deemo319's Avatar
        deemo319 -
        Value has nothing to do with price, it is an unintangible you get from something. Dinan would understate the horsepower to it's lowest number. And who else makes something for the F10 550i that is similar, that employs real engineers? And for a very small market? If I had an F10 550i I would consider it.

        I will say the intake runners do appear to be "undernourished" to my eye. The carbon fiber looks nice, and matched to their software could be entertainment. Although, some here say their software is not that great. But is F10 550i software saddled with limited options as well as far as vendors?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Nobody is doubting the quality as Dinan has great quality once again. But I expect a dyno graph or some performance numbers to back it up.

        They can price it at whatever they want Dinan tends to adjust the price as time goes on because their stuff is so overpriced to begin with. Remember what the M5 stroker used to be priced at?
      1. cstavaru's Avatar
        cstavaru -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by dzenno@ProTUNING Freaks Click here to enlarge
        Pricing is always determined by market demand. How many F10 550i owners will really modify their car at all? If this was for a 3 series though I'd say it is absolutely horrific..you always have to consider the size of the market you're building something so custom for..
        I think there may be quite a few 550i owners wanting M5 power levels Click here to enlarge
      1. blkclk550's Avatar
        blkclk550 -
        way 2 much money for an intake.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by cstavaru Click here to enlarge
        I think there may be quite a few 550i owners wanting M5 power levels Click here to enlarge
        Once guys can start swapping the parts from the M5 or X5M S63 and S63TU motors onto the N63 is when that motor will become an awesome platform.
      1. Terry@BMS's Avatar
        Terry@BMS -
        Just stumbled upon this surveying the field for N63 intake upgrades. For what this costs they could have at least put together a system that REPLACES the factory intake system. Not just augments it. Sad.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Terry@BMS Click here to enlarge
        Just stumbled upon this surveying the field for N63 intake upgrades. For what this costs they could have at least put together a system that REPLACES the factory intake system. Not just augments it. Sad.
        Well, it's Dinan.