1989 BMW 5-Series Dinan Engineering 535i Turbo 405 Legal HP

Price: US $50,000.00 Item location: Cookeville, Tennessee, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: BMW
  • Model: 5-Series
  • SubModel: Dinan Engineering 535i Turbo 405 Legal HP
  • Type: Sedan
  • Trim: Dinan Engineering 535i Turbo 405 Legal HP
  • Year: 1989
  • Mileage: 93103
  • VIN: WBAHD1315K2174104
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: Turbo SOHC 6-in-line, 209 cu in Power SAE net 330 bhp @ 5700 rpm
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Seats
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Safety options: Driver Airbag, Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Options: Sunroof, Leather Seats, CD Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
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Description:

1989 BMW 5-Series Dinan Engineering 535i Turbo 405 Legal HP

Excerpts that follow are taken from March 1991 AUTOMOBILE magazine articleby Barry Winfield Dinan Might. The DinanEngineering’s BMW 535i Turbo is a blast to drive.(fullarticle can be read in the Pictures Section see Automobile magazine March1991 also Car and Driver April 1991 and European Car March 1992)

“ As the carbon fiber metallic pads bite hardinto the larger than stock rotors (a $2,200 option), this BMW shed speed as ifit hit a sand trap, the engine and road noises dying like a record shut off inmid song.Aided by a big 45 series Yokohamas on nine-inch wideDinan wheels (a $3400 option), the car quickly slowed down to the limit… This is the kind of good fortune you need to own one ofSteve Dinan’s conversions, quite apart from the additional cash outlay thatbumps the original price up to a minimum of $56,500 Price as Tested$65,775 (1989 money). (But it seemsappropriate) Dinan’s performance (claims include 330 horsepower,a165 mph top speed, and a higher skidpad lateral acceleration figures thanan M5can accomplish. His transformation of a stock 535i BMW is sodramatic yet it is so civilized that little of the original car’s urbanity issacrificed.

When driven on anopen roadthe car is a rocket. Its steering is precise and its gripon the road reassuringly right. In fast bends the car hangs ontenaciously. The combination of blistering acceleration, consummate roadmanners, and high top-speed potential make Dinan’s 535i Turbo a car thatcan run with the big ones, andits civility ensures an entreeinto polite society. You can’t ask for any more thanthat.”

Excerpts that follow are taken from European Car magazine March 1992 “Thecar a 1989 BMW Model E 34 Dinan Conversion Turbocharged and inter-cooled, 1/4mile time, 13.1 at 111 mph” note: Airflow for Intercooler is in the frontbumper.

This particular 535i Turbo was Steve Dinan’spersonal car.Everyoptionis in all original condition.Oil issynthetic Mobil 1. In preparation for sale over$6,700was recently spent on anything that needed checkingwith mechanical and parts replaced whereneeded, Receipts furnished uponrequest.