Posted by admin at 4 April 2015, at 15 : 39 PM
I absolutely love turbo 6-cylinder cars. All of my favorite modern day muscle cars have these configurations. The old Skyline, new GTR, Supra, 300zx, Buick Grand National, and 3000GT were all bad ass cars capable of huge horsepower figures. Now, more recently, Ford have gone the turbo V-6 route with the ecoboost engine.
And who would have thought that BMW would release a twin-turbo 6 cylinder engine? This is the first time in my life I have ever seriously looked at getting into a BMW. Dinan is a long time tuning outfit of all things BMW. And the Dinan Chip for the BMW 335i adds some serious power. How does the addition of 80 HP and 120 lbs-ft of torque sounds to you? All from a few simple products namely a Stage 2 ECU reflash.
The Stage 2 Dinan Performance upgrade does cost a pretty penny at $2200 but the return on this investment is spectacular. The boost is bumped from 8.8 to 13.0 PSI. The fuel and timing are changed. The top speed governor is removed, and finally, the water pump speed is upped all with a reflash.
With the Dinan BMW 335i Tuning Chip and the addition of the Dinan intake and free flowing exhaust, the power figures check in at 384 HP and 421 lbs-ft of torque. Quite a nice gain for so little. Makes me really want this Dinan chip reflash!