Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe 633CSI presently lives in San Luis Obispo, or as the locals like to call it, SLO. Let’s see if this stick shift coupe’s price ensures its sale is anything but slow.
Is your engine making 30 horsepower more since you installed that aftermarket management software on it? In this episode of /Drive’s /Engineered, Steve Dinan, the man behind some very fast and furious BMWs, will tell you why he thinks that’s bollocks.
The BMW M4 is a perfectly lovely machine. In stock form, its 3.0-liter, six-cylinder, twin-turboed engine makes 425 horsepower and 406 foot-pounds of torque. With a base MSRP of $62,400, that’s a ton of speed wrapped in a beautiful package – far more car than the price tag would suggest.
I've never warmed up to the new BMW M5. Yes, it's got gobs of torque and toys galore, but it still feels like a warmed-over 550 – a bit of a punt on a marque that deserves more. Steve Dinan tends to agree. Not just because his business depends on it, but because he's obsessed – and I don't use that word lightly – with…
I harp on BMW a lot. Too much, in fact. The automaker still builds machines that provide a truly engaging driving experience. The problem is though, that the lineup has less and less of that. Still, cars like the new M3 and M4 prove that BMW can still create ultimate driving machines.
Many out there, myself included, have stated that the BMW 1 Series M-Coupe is the best modern BMW money can buy, and one that, with such limited numbers in the US, will certainly go up in value. But what if you modify it? Steve Dinan's S3.R, with 444 HP and 450 lb/ft of torque may not be collector-focused, but when it…
Steve Dinan really wants to tune the BMW i8. He and his team sat down to hatch a plan, but it was scrapped in short order. By turning up the electric wick on BMW's hybrid super coupe, the life of the battery would be decimated. And that's a problem when the 7.1 kWh pack costs upwards of $10,000.
My best guess is that Dinan is actually part of some radical environmental group dedicated to eliminating all private car ownership. That's the only reason I can think of to explain why they keep making these amazing machines designed to remove your legal ability to drive, like this Dinan-ized 1M.
I am of the opinion that the BMW 1-Series Coupe, which is sadly not long for this earth, is a future classic, especially in 340 horsepower 1M Coupe form. But for some people, that's just not enough.
When someone pulls up in front of your house and asks you if you want to drive a heavily modified 542 HP BMW 5-Series, there's really only one right response: "I hope I can find some pants."
Brembo, Dinan, BBS, today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe E36 M3 reads like a who's who of automotive aftermarket nobility. The question though, is whether you think this brand-conscious BMW's price is a king's ransom?
We had our second straight Crack Pipe vote yesterday, with the evil supercharged Chevelle wagon getting a 44% Nice Price vote. Today we're going to stick with the supercharging theme, but in a pricier package.
A couple of our favorite Cadillac tunes: "Long White Cadillac" by the Blasters and the Clash's rendition of "Brand New Cadillac" by Vince Taylor. Cadillac's favorite tuners? Brabus, McLaren, Lorinser and Dinan, at least if we're to believe the folks who report the news from the left lane. Apparently, the Cads are…