This Is How a Stroked 5.8-liter V10 Engine Sounds Like on a Dinan M5

 The E60 M5 might be old news by now, with more powerful and newer models roaming the streets, wearing the F10 codename with pride. However, if there’s one thing the new version doesn’t have, it’s that marvelous V10 engine.
BMW E60 M5 1 photo
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Under the bonnet of the last naturally aspirated M5 sat a piece of machinery that used Formula 1 technology. Two 5-cylinder banks used to muster up 5 liters of displacement in between them that, when pushed to the max, used to deliver 507 HP and 520 Nm (384 lb-ft) of torque. Was it enough though?
For most people yes. Actually, even BMW thought so and, when simply driving around town, the engine actually makes 400 HP, being somewhat limited. You do get a ‘power’ button right next to the gearshift lever though, that unlocks its full potential.
For some people though, that wasn’t enough. One of those people is Steve Dinan, the founder of Dinan Engineering. He had his engineers working day and night to make a couple of adjustments to that engine and they came up with some interesting results.
Apart from the usual ECU remap that could get you a small power increase (after all, this was a naturally aspirated engine) they also came up with two stroker kits.
One of them would enlarge the engine capacity by only 200 ccs, taking it to 5.2-liters and 520 WHP with 402 lb-ft (545 Nm) of torque but the other one is absolutely crazy, going up to 5.8-liters, 611 WHP and 468 lb-ft (634 Nm) of torque. That’s the one you want.
With this stroker kit, the car is capable of 60 mph (96 km/h) from a standstill in 3.8 seconds and does the quarter mile in 11.9 seconds. That’s not all though. It also sounds like it could raise the dead, as you can see in the video below.
The only problem with this kit however, is that it costs quite a lot… To be fair, it costs more than some cars do, Dinan asking no less than $30,000. Is it worth it? We’re not sure but the prospect sure does sound enticing.
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