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Tuner Tuesday: 2001 BMW 540i Touring Dinan Supercharged

For generations, we in the United States have been unjustly denied the most versatile of the fast BMWs – the M5 Touring. From its genesis in the E34 Touring through its evolution to V10-powered monster E60, the M5 Touring has remained one of the most desirable unobtainable German cars to U.S. enthusiasts. However, U.S. fans shouldn’t feel too discriminated against, because the fan favorite E28, E39 and even the new F10 have no touring option – anywhere. What is a lover of fast BMWs with 2.2 children and a dog to do? Well, you could take your E39 Touring to Dinan, who would be more than happy to turn the wick up for you:

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Year: 2001
Model: 540i Touring
Engine: 4.4 liter supercharged V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 73,100 mi
Price: $19,800 Buy It Now

2001 BMW 540iAT DINAN 4dr Wagon

2001 BMW 540i Wagon DINAN SuperCharged

Titanium Silver Exterior over Black Leather Interior



Estimated 421 horsepower, 412 ft-lbs torque

– DINAN Brembo 4-Wheel Brake Upgrade
– DINAN Front Strut Brace,
– DINAN Single Oval Free-Flow Lightweight Exhaust
– DINAN High-Flow Throttle Body
– DINAN Stage 3 Touring Suspension (with matching Rear Konis custom ordered)
– DINAN Front Camber Plates,
– DINAN 3.45 Limited-Slip Differential,
– DINAN Engine Software,
– DINAN Transmission Software for more aggressive shifts and higher redline; top –speed limiter removed
– DINAN High Flow Intake Manifold
– DINAN Cold Air Intake
– DINAN Stage 3 Supercharger System,
– DINAN S3 Engine Plaque (Under the hood).

– M-Technic Front Bumper
– M-Technic Rear Bumper
– M-Technic Side Skirts
– M-Technic Rear Lip Spoiler
– M-Technic Mirrors

– BBS 18×8.5 Aluminum Wheels with Summer and Winter Tires

Pop a supercharger onto the already great M62, and suddenly you’re producing M5 levels of power. Sure, the Touring is a bit heavier than the M5 and the Steptronic means you don’t get quite as much control over the motor as you’d get with the M5. However, coupled with the power delivery of the supercharger and the nature of the wagon, I’d bet that this is still a very entertaining car to drive. Outside you get M-Technic body pieces that bring the normal Touring closer to the M5 look, and aside from what looks like a cracked front cover it looks great. The BBS RGR wheels are also an awesome – and very expensive – addition to the car and look great, aside from what seems like black paint applied to some areas. All in all, this is a well presented alternative to the normal Audi S6 or E63 AMG Wagon options that enthusiasts have been limited to. Certainly more rare to see, the pricing on this model is consequently near M5 levels. It seems in line with the level of performance on tap and the discrete but special speed package that Dinan helped create.



  1. Bert Freeman
    Bert Freeman July 29, 2014

    I must have this car…..

  2. John
    John July 29, 2014

    I’m surprised they did not do the 6 speed conversion on this beast

  3. Z
    Z July 29, 2014

    In order to drive this car you’d have to totally degrease it first. It looks like they pured Armor All over every inch of the car. If you look closely at interior and engine bay, there’s a quite a bit of wear which Armor All hides it. I prefer honest car which this one isn’t.

  4. WC
    WC July 29, 2014

    Is it me, or is that drivers front wheel cracked? And the bumper is split in a few places. Looks like this ride has seen its share of pain (or perhaps for the previous owner ‘fun’)

  5. Carter
    Carter July 30, 2014

    The front bumper cover is definitely cracked, and looking closely it looks like the front wheel may have a bend. I’m guessing that this car was someone’s winter car – likely someone who had some much more exotic cars. In some ways, that’s a shame, and in some ways, it’s pretty cool – but I think it probably explains some of the wear on the car.

  6. MDriver
    MDriver July 30, 2014

    like the RGR’s but then I’m partial to BBS…
    funny thing here is the steering wheel is from a MY00 car…and this is listed as an 01??
    easy to check on this…call DINAN…
    I believe the blower gives these slightly over 400hp?

  7. Ricky
    Ricky July 30, 2014

    Among the other problems already mentioned, one of the wheels is severely bent. Looks like they found a turd and polished the hell out of it. I’d say drop the price $5k or run away screaming.

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