Consisting of drop in high flow filters and an enormous carbon fiber engine cover, the F97/F98 intake is a straightforward solution to delivering aesthetically enhanced improved air flow. Despite its unorthodox appearance and seemingly haphazard design forced to fit in limited available space, the OEM intake system is incredibly efficient. Wholesale improvement upon the design given the packaging limitations meant that a full re-design was not going to be feasible at a price point that would be accepted so a simpler more direct approach was taken. Improve air flow in the factory system where it was restricted - the filters themselves. Simply going from the stock paper filters to the Dinan multi-layered cotton filters not only increased flow by nearly 20% but also resulted in some modest power gains in the mid and upper RPM range. While happy with the results, the engine bay remained lack luster and devoid of any visual hallmarks. And so, the worship worthy ziggurat of carbon fiber was born. The herculean, detail laden, UV coated 2x2 carbon fiber lid inhabits the same footprint as its factory counterpart but flairs outward at its sides in order to inhibit the view of some of the unsightly stainless-steel hardware underneath that is visible in stock form. With the goal of having the engine bay as clutter free as possible the engine cover itself is also devoid of distracting mounting hardware. Instead, powerful rare earth magnets are utilized resulting in not only an incredibly clean installation, but also one that takes no time or effort to mount. Together, the high flow filters and the carbon fiber engine cover, represent the X3M/X4M intake system even if the "intake" moniker may be considered a stretch and not universally accepted. The combination still represents the best comprehensive value for the 2 pieces. However, each component is sold separately for those that may only be after the increased flow/power or only the visual appeal. There is an option for everyone.
More Power: Max gains of 7 WHP and 8 lb-ft of torque @ 4750 RPM.
More Flow: 18.6% greater than stock (Stock: 862 CFM, Dinan: 1022 CFM @ 28" H2O per bank).
Massive detail rich, gloss UV coated, 2x2 carbon fiber engine cover for maximum under hood appeal.
Set of drop-in multi-layered cotton high flow filters for increased flow and superior filtration.
One word: Magnets. The mounting hardware solution for those that wish to be free of clutter.
Quick and easy installation.
Consisting of drop in high flow filters and an enormous carbon fiber engine cover, the F97/F98 intake is a straightforward solution to delivering aesthetically enhanced improved air flow. Despite its unorthodox appearance and seemingly haphazard design fo...
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A Premiere BMW Tuner
Founded in 1979, Dinan is well established as North America’s premiere BMW tuner. Dinan develops, manufactures and markets a comprehensive line of high performance products and systems, distributed through a nationwide network of Authorized Dinan BMW Performance Centers that includes select BMW Dealerships and Independent BMW Service/High Performance facilities.Dinan’s industry leading warranty program, quality products and solid engineering have helped to make Dinan an almost household word among BMW driving enthusiasts. Road tests conducted by major automotive enthusiast publications over the last 30 years place Dinan enhanced BMWs on a performance level with some of the most exotic sports cars in the world. At the same time, Dinan BMWs are widely renowned for being civilized and reliable, providing a high performance BMW-like driving experience without equal.
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. In addition, Dinan Certified Pre-Owned high performance BMWs are now available through participating Dinan Authorized BMW Dealerships, offering matching warranty coverage to BMW's program.
Dinan is also now expanding its offerings to include the popular MINI models, providing the same attention to detail, solid engineering, warranty and performance that have made Dinan widely regarded as the top BMW tuner in North America.Dinan offers a broad range of BMW performance products from engine, driveline and chassis tuning components to complete Dinan Signature Vehicles and special Factory Works programs. As a serious BMW Tuner, Dinan's objective is to offer complete performance solutions for the entire range of BMW models. We believe that every BMW driver deserves the opportunity to get the most from their car. From faster acceleration to improved cornering capabilites and stopping power, Dinan takes the guess-work out of creating the high performance BMW of the enthusiasts dreams with compete, balanced performance systems.
A Premiere BMW Tuner
Founded in 1979, Dinan is well established as North America’s premiere BMW tuner. Dinan develops, manufactures and markets a comprehensive line of high performance products and systems, distributed through a nationwide network ...
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