Enthusiasts acknowledge that the E24 has earned its stripes as a true classic with examples like this that are few and far between. This M6 is, without a doubt, one of the finer examples of the "shark" you will find.
Combining elegant aesthetics and performance tuning. All you can do is soak in the beautiful lines and its subtle yet steadily undulating engine note. It looks fast sitting still, and now it sounds and goes fast too.
When Scotts car first arrived from the west coast, it had a Dinan stroker engine and a MAF conversion. State of the art (in 1990).
While it was quicker than a stock M6 or 635, Scott was more disappointed with the way the car drove. The throttle response and steady cruising were not what they used to be.
We first addressed the ECU and piggyback MAF sensor, removing these units and fitting one of our KMS standalone programmable ECUs. Scott immediately enjoyed the power and refinement that the Dinan engine could offer, over stock, with very quick throttle response. This was done by making more efficient use of the engine; eliminating all breathing restrictions, modernizing ignition control with a coil pack, and dyno programming.
After some time and great fun, the radiator was damaged, killing the head gasket in the process. The decision was made, more power along with the same refinement.
We deployed the following upgrades to ensure better reliability, and even more power from this beast of an inline 6:
- Schrick Street Performance Camshafts
- VAC Complete Stage 3 head upgrade
- Aluminum E24/E28 M-Series Radiator
- VAC MLS Head Gasket
Power gains and drivability were now hugely improved over what the car had previously! The car is now pushing close to 395bhp yet cruises along and idles nice and smooth. Throttle response is excellent at all RPMs and drivability is remains quite refined: A testament to exceptional dyno tuning, years of experience, and expert machine work.
See the results below.