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F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current)
The 5 Series Gran Turismo -- now available in the USA as a 535i, 550i and 550i xDrive model.

 
 
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:59 AM
zsource zsource is offline
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Met The General Manager Of Dinan At My Dealer...

Co-incidence had me sitting in the service manager's office at my BMW dealer when the GM from Dina, Derek Butts walks in.

He was getting set to leave after a round of meetings with the powers-that-be at my dealership. He was trying to get them on board with promoting Dinan performance enhancements for their customers....

I had the chance to talk with him and found him pleasant, knowledgable and highly enthusiastic. When he found out I drove a GT his eyes lit up. It seems that they are really targetting that car as a prime candidate for the Stage 2 software. He told me that he was just at a testing where they had 5 GT's on the track.

The thought of bumping up the HP to 495 (or more with add on part upgrades) is very intriguing, but I find myself worrying about the effect that all that power would have on the stock parts. I don't know if I am the right candidate, but I can tell you that if you think you are, then you should contact Derek.

I don't know if it is appropriate to put his contact info on the site, so best to email or pm me and I can pass his particulars on to you.

I would like to hear if any the GT members have had any experience with breakdowns related to the upgrade, and if there were any issues dealing with BMW when they occured.

Cheers.
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