Face-Off: Lexus IS-F versus BMW M3

BMW Expert Reviews Feature Articles Lexus

I was recently able to lay my hands on a 2009 Lexus IS-F in eye-popping Ultrasonic Blue. Since the IS-F is touted by Lexus as their M3 killer, I decided to bring along an M3 during our evaluation in order to determine how the Lexus compared to the benchmark BMW. Unfortunately,

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BMW Dinan M3 Coupe – Dangerous on all levels

BMW Tuner News

Steve Dinan’s generosity is bigger than Mt. Rushmore. When we came up with the idea of pitting the IS-F against an M3, Dinan tried to connect us with BMW’s M brand manager. Due to our very short time frame, we were unable to procure an M3 sedan in time for the test. Instead, Dinan offered […]

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Dinan teaser

BMW Tuner News

Yesterday I got the rare privilege to tour the Dinan R & D facility in Morgan Hill and meet the mastermind behind the operation – Steve Dinan. The knowledge gain about Dinan’s business operations and Steve’s personality was invaluable and a great learning experience. It was an incredible tour while trying to absorb all the […]

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Mini Cooper S with Dinan engine upgrades

Project Mini Cooper S

by Francis Cebedo Well what do you know… one of my good cycling buddies turns out to be the GM of Dinan Mountain View. Dinan is one of the premier BMW tuners in the US. And since the Mini Cooper is owned and produced by BMW, Dinan has a host of upgrades for the Mini […]

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Mini Cooper S lowering springs and rear swaybar upgrade

Project Mini Cooper S

By Francis Cebedo The Mini Cooper S is one of the best handling cars around. The steering is very quick and accurate. The car is low to the ground, lightweight and there is little overhang weight in front of the car and the rear of the car. To steer the Mini Cooper S into a […]

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Mini Cooper S One-Ball Exhaust upgrade

Project Mini Cooper S

By Francis Cebedo So I can hardly hear the exhaust on this car. That needs to change. I find out my exhaust of choice, the Borla Sport is $900 plus installation. That’s not good!Then I find out there’s mod floating around enthusiasts and it’s called the one-ball exhaust mod. The Mini Cooper S has two […]

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Mini Cooper S upgrades

Project Mini Cooper S

By Francis Cebedo May 19, 2007. Day 6: So the euphoria continues. Now that I have a good feel for the car, I start scheming for some upgrades. Most people buy a car to get them around. Some people buy a great car that not only gets them around but gets them there in style […]

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The Mini Cooper S arrives.

Project Mini Cooper S

May 13, 2007, Day 1: On Mother’s day, I surprised my wife by telling her I was buying myself a new car. I know, bad taste but what’s a man to do? I’ve been looking for a used Mini Cooper S for ages and a couple of days ago, my RSS feed told me that […]

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