Dinan Releases Carbon Cold Air Intake for BMW F10 M5

When you’re dealing with high performance vehicles, the difference is usually made by the slightest advantage in the most minor detail. Save a kilo or two and grab an extra breath of air and you just might have the lead over your competitor.
Dinan Cold Air Intake for M5 1 photo
Photo: Dinan Engineering
That’s all because today’s cars are so well engineered and so well controlled by computers that performance is exact and you can’t really go off of the manufacturer’s claims. That being said, you should check out Dinan’s latest parts for the F10 M5.

The latest iteration of the BMW M5 is now using a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engine, the first one that isn’t naturally aspirated in the model’s 30 years of history. Therefore, performance improvements are a lot easier to do than on previous models.

In this regard, Dinan Engineering just announced that they now have a new carbon fiber cold air intake available for the two cylinder banks of the super-powerful sedan. Looking over what truly makes a difference in how the air is being sucked into the engine, they managed to make some improvements.

The key to the perfect intake is having completely sealed plumbing made of a low thermal mass insulating material. In this regard, the solution proposed uses tight packaging constraints to optimize efficiency and performance.

The assembly now has a custom design with a larger airflow housing as well as a 77% larger air filter that allows the engine to ‘breathe’ easier. Being extremely well sealed, the engineers made sure that the hot air from the engine bay won’t get into the new intake and mess with the numbers.

Furthermore, being made almost exclusively in carbon fiber, the new system also sheds weight from the already heavy M5 that tips the scale at 1,870 kg (4,122 lbs) when completely empty.

Unfortunately, this system is not legal for sale in California or states that have adopted California emission standards or any pollution controlled vehicles.

“We pride ourselves on our intake designs and materials. Our F10 M5 is one of our new flagship R&D vehicles and this carbon intake is one of the many components that helps make it an incredible car,” said Dinan Engineering President, Steve Dinan.
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