The Redline Speed Worx (RSW) Performance Team recently had the opportunity to turn a few wrenches on a beautiful "out-of-the-norm" BMW, an Alpina B7. This fine example of automotive excellence REALLY stood out to our Team as it is 1 of 2 Matt Blue Alpina B7's to be produced. Excited with the opportunity and the owner's enthusiastic approach to extracting a few more horsepower from the Twin Turbo V8 BMW engine we turned to our Performance Partners at Dinan Engineering!
From the interesting yet subtle exterior modifications all the way down to the teeny tiny details like the lack of valvestem’s on the wheels:
The Illuminated "B7" logo on the door sills.
The not so subtle engine cover.
Our Team of BMW Performance Experts chose to upgrade the Alpina's ECU via a Dinan Dinantronics ECU, Dinan Carbon Fiber High Flow Intakes, and a set of AR Design Highflow Downpipes!
The DINANTRONICS™ 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. It is also the only tuning device emissions legal in all 50 states.
These items are unique to Dinan and together they embody the apex of performance engineering in a powerful, reliable, and warrantied package. Stage 2 (DINANTRONICS™ Performance Tuner in conjunction with Dinan® intake and exhaust) Maximum Power: 600 HP, 639 lb-ft of torque.
The DINANTRONICS™ Performance Tuner uniquely has the capability to adjust target Lambda, 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, while this is also required to make the car emissions legal. Dinan engineers have worked for two years on the DINANTRONICS™ Performance Tuner in efforts to provide BMW enthusiasts with Performance without Sacrifice.
Quality of the Dinan Harness in detail:
AR Designs HFC Downpipes:
The Dinan® carbon fiber intake looks as good as it performs, allowing more outside air to be pushed into the engine via twin-ducts while also providing structural stiffness to the strut towers. Two new air inlets are added, each with its own high flow filter mounted into the mouth of the carbon fiber inlet. The stock air inlet is fully functional to provide four intakes into the engine for maximum airflow. The filtered air passes from the inlets into the black powder coated ducts then directly into the engine.
For our Team any Alpina Vehicle will be a little bit special. I hope the owner of this 1 of 2 Alpina B7’s enjoys getting behind the wheel of his newly upgraded land yacht.
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