Get it while you can. There's very few like it anywhere in the world.
Searching through sites like eBay Motors and Craigslist can uncover all types of hidden automotive treasures. You just have to be patient and keep looking to strike gold. Then one day it happens, and here’s an ideal example: this 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe tuned by Dinan is now for sale on Craigslist San Francisco for $79,000. Like the stock version, power comes from a twin-turbo straight-six.
But unlike the factory car, Dinan, easily one of the finest BMW aftermarket tuners in the world, increased power to 444 horsepower (up from 335) and 450 lb-ft of torque (up from 332 lb-ft). And yes, the engine is mated to a six-speed manual. Dinan further optimized the stock 1M’s boost pressure, fuel mixture and ignition timing while also raising the rev limit. That top speed limited? Gone. There’s also a new stainless steel exhaust, larger turbochargers, carbon-fiber cold air intake, and high capacity engine oil cooler. Painted in carbon black, this Dinan 1M may just be absolute performance perfection on four wheels. And it’s worth every penny.