Dinan is pleased to announce that we will be introducing their new performance tuning solutions this month, the D-TRONICS Performance Tuner! Initially they will be releasing products for the F30 335, F10 550i (2014+), and the F10 M5. However, many other applications such as the F12/13 650i (2013+), F01/02 750i, F12/13 M6 and the F06 M6 Gran Coupe are on the immediate horizon.
Over the years, BMW has managed to constantly innovate in both vehicle performance and technology, and with those advances comes more sophistication. Dinan has followed BMW through every technological advancement and has figured out ways to get the most out of each model not only through bolt-on parts, but with the use of software as well. Dinan has now taken its software/hardware development to the next level by creating an all-new ECU that can fine tune every aspect of the latest Bimmers. Enter the D-TRONICS***8482; Performance Tuner.
The D-TRONICS***8482; Performance Tuner is a highly engineered and sophisticated piece of computer hardware and software that enhances engine performance, without negating or voiding your new car warranty coverage and without affecting long term reliability or the functionality of on-board diagnostic systems.
Most plug-in tuning devices all have one thing in common, they send a modified signal to the factory ECU, telling it the boost pressure is below target values, this then causes the factory ECU to raise the boost pressure to what it thinks is the correct value. This modified boost pressure signal causes errors in fuel mixture and ignition timing. These errors can cause the on-board diagnostics systems to set faults, but they can also cause exceedingly high catalyst temperatures and a loss of power. In addition, when power is increased, exhaust gas temperature will increase as well and this must be countered with a slightly richer air/fuel mixture.
The D-TRONICS***8482; Performance Tuner uniquely has the capability to adjust target mixtures, correct short term trim as well as ignition timing errors induced by raising boost pressure. This enables Dinan calibration engineers to optimize air/fuel mixture and ignition timing at elevated boost pressure throughout the entire gamut of engine RPM and engine load. Additionally, the ability to correct short term trim corrections (the difference between target and scheduled fuel mixture) remain within OEM specifications. This minimizes knock sensor activity, which in turn means smooth engine performance, catalyst protection and power increase, all within the standards to make the car emissions legal. Dinan engineers have worked for two years on the D-TRONICS***8482; Performance Tuner in efforts to provide BMW enthusiasts with Performance without Sacrifice.
The Dinan Difference
"The biggest benefit of Dinan's D-Tronics***8482; Performance Tuner is that our ECU has the capability of setting an optimum target lambda (fuel mixture) as well as correcting short term trim which is the difference between target and scheduled fuel mixture," said Dinan Engineering President, Steve Dinan. "By matching these two correctly we can reduce knock sensor activity which will make smoother performance, protect the catalyst, increase power and allow us to make it emissions legal."- Steve Dinan
Dinan's comprehensive warranty program, introduced in 1997, provides superior warranty coverage to that which you would find elsewhere. If your vehicle is currently covered by the vehicle manufacturer's new car limited warranty, Dinan® products are warranted for the remaining term of the vehicle manufacturer's new car limited warranty. The manufacturer's new car warranty is limited to 4 years or 50,000 miles (80,000 kilometers in Canada), commencing on the date of first retail sale or the date the vehicle is first placed in-service as a demonstrator or company vehicle, whichever is earlier. Dinan's warranties are transferable when ownership of the vehicle into which the Dinan products were originally installed is sold. BMW automobiles can now be performance-tuned without the associated concern of negatively affecting the new car warranty coverage.
Designed to be Emissions Legal
The D-TRONICS Performance Tuner was designed and built to be the only tuning box on the market that is emissions legal in all 50 states. At the moment this product is emissions legal in most states - the product is in compliance with US Federal EPA Memorandum 1A, or this product has not been found, nor is believed to be, unlawful for use under the provisions of the Clean Air Act. Currently this product is not legal for sale or use in California, and states that have adopted California emissions standards, on any pollution controlled motor vehicles. We are however in the E.O. process with the ARB and are confident that the D-TRONICS Performance Tuner will be emissions legal in all states in the near future.
There is more to a tune than just cranking up the boost. Power needs to come on smoothly and in a predictable way to make the car as fun to drive at wide open throttle as cruising around town. It is your BMW, but reborn with new found acceleration and speed.
Plug-and-Play installation in two hours or less at any of the 180+ Dinan Dealers. While firmware is loaded directly on the ECU the model specific software will need to be downloaded into the ECU by an authorized Dinan dealer after installation. Log on to www.dinancars.com to find your nearest dealer or contact Dinan to make an appointment.
Easy To Use
Dinan's ECU is Bluetooth® Smart meaning that you can change maps simply via a Bluetooth connection. Just install and you are done!
Designed for the Future
The Dinan D-TRONICS Performance Tuner was engineered with future expansion of functionality in mind. Boasting the most powerful processing power on the market the D-TRONICS Performance Tuner can handle more functions and processes than any of its contemporaries. To that end the Dinan performance tuner is capable of interfacing with the CAN and FlexRay communication systems which allow for controlling powertrain functions, among others. This means that when new functions are developed there will be no need for a new box, just a short software update at your local Dinan dealer.
D-TRONICS Performance Tuner for F30 335i (N55)
Manufacture date prior to July 2013 (mechanical diaphragm wastegate). Not available for cars equipped with BMW M-Performance software.
Stage 1 $2000.00
300 HP, 300 lb-ft torque
With D-TRONICS Tuner (Stage 1):
364 HP, 375 lb-ft torque
D-TRONICS Performance Tuner for F10 550i (N63TU)
Manufacture date prior to July 2014 (mechanical diaphragm wastegate).
Stage 1 $3000.00
Stage 2 $3250.00
Stage 3 $3500.00
445 HP, 480 lb-ft torque
With D-TRONICS Tuner (Stage 1):
506 HP, 546 lb-ft torque
With D-TRONICS Tuner, Intake & Exhaust
519 HP, 556 lb-ft torque
With D-TRONICS Tuner, Intake, Exhaust, & Intercoolers (Stage 3):
539 HP, 571 lb-ft torque
D-TRONICS Performance Tuner for F10 M5 (S63TU)
Manufacture date prior to July 2014 (mechanical diaphragm wastegate). Not available for Competition Package M5.
Stage 1 $3500.00
Stage 2 $3750.00
560 HP, 500 lb-ft torque
Tuner (Stage 1):
610 HP, 605 lb-ft torque
With D-TRONICS Tuner, Intake & Exhaust
631 HP, 622 lb-ft torque
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