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Old 06-02-2008, 11:35 AM   #1
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Lightbulb WebridesTV pits the BMW M3 against the Dinan 335i

This is a head-to-head battle we've been waiting to see: BMW's new M3 versus a Dinan-tuned 335i coupe. But we're only going to talk numbers and let the video tell the tale.

The BMW 335i has proven itself as a credible player in the sports coupe segment, particularly with a tweaked ECU to extract maximum output from its twin-turbo'd 3.0-liter inline-six. Dinan announced its Stage 3 package a few months back, which includes a fully-adjustable suspension and a handful of engine mods that bring output up to 406 hp and a kidney-punishing 460 lb.-ft. of torque (at 4,300 RPM). But it doesn't come cheap. All the necessary Dinan kit to get it up to Stage 3 spec (and get that nifty badge on the boot) costs around $14,000. But compared to the $71,000 $56,500 (no mark-up, no oxygen) base price of the new M3, it's still a steal. While the M3 has the peak horsepower advantage, you can't ignore the allure of the Dinan 335i's torque and lower curb weight. Will it be enough to match the M3? Hit the jump to find out.Continue reading VIDEO: WebridesTV pits the BMW M3 against the Dinan 335i

http://www.autoblog.com/2008/05/30/v...he-dinan-335i/
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wow....nice video
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i'll take the 335







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Good cars to compare. Thanks for finding that Coco.

I am suprised they said the Dinan 335i understeered a little. Steve Dinan always preaches that he goes for zero understeer, even if it means a smaller front sway bar (and a little more body roll).
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I'd still go for the M, but it's easy for me to say that since I don't have that kind of money (for either car).
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Sick vid. Ill take the M3








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really you would take a 335 over the e9x m3 and the dinan tuned 335?

damn wow....
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really you would take a 335 over the e9x m3 and the dinan tuned 335?

damn wow....
the (Dinan 335 in question) not a (general vehicle)

but since we're here, I'd take a 335 and Howie tune it instead of paying Dinan not to say that they don't produce numbers or nothing. Just like to do my own thing

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ill take a dinan tuned m3
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yeah that would be the other option!!! dinan m3
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ya confused how they are willing to take the 335 dinan over the stock m3 .....m3 beat in every cat and then if you tuned it...
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ya confused how they are willing to take the 335 dinan over the stock m3 .....m3 beat in every cat and then if you tuned it...
I think the 335 was Dinan tuned ONLY FOR POWER (i.e., software). I don't think it had the Dinan suspension tuning, because the narrator said "with a few more tweaks...it would eat the M3s lunch..."

So, add another 5-10 grand for coilovers, sways, struts to the 335 and you've got a 335 that will beat the stock M3 and costs thousands less.

Yes, a Dinan-tuned M3 > Dinan-tuned 335, but at a much higher cost.

People would pick the 335 because it's more performance for the dollar.
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I think the 335 was Dinan tuned ONLY FOR POWER (i.e., software). I don't think it had the Dinan suspension tuning, because the narrator said "with a few more tweaks...it would eat the M3s lunch..."

So, add another 5-10 grand for coilovers, sways, struts to the 335 and you've got a 335 that will beat the stock M3 and costs thousands less.

Yes, a Dinan-tuned M3 > Dinan-tuned 335, but at a much higher cost.

People would pick the 335 because it's more performance for the dollar.
ya but in a flat out performance race..... why would dollars be factored anywho?
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if this 335i loses some weight...carbon fiber parts...remove rear seat...etc etc...it would defiantly take the new M3
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