With the F10 M5 being dangled in front of our US eyes we are very fortunate that some F10 owners have taken this situation into their own hands. Below are photos of a very clean F10 M5 fender conversion that features the very first 3D Design F10 M5 front lip and rear diffuser to cross the Pacific.
As BMW and more specifically the M division continue to refine their product, the skill level required in the enhancement of the automobile manufacturers end result grows almost exponentially. Albeit suspension or engine tuning, long gone are the days of “winging it” in the aftermarket industry. The passion required to create and produce components for these modern machines must equal or surpass that of the originator.
3D Design is no stranger to this process and once again has managed to embellish what many believe is the most exciting mid-size the engineers in Munich have released since the boisterous E39 M5. The 3D Design program for the F10 M5 features a robust line of carbon fiber aerodynamic accessories including a front lip, low splitters, side skirts, rear diffuser, and trunk spoiler. In addition to these pieces the roof spoiler from their existing F10 line will also be compatible.
The F10 M5 line will not stop at the aerodynamic portion of the brand. 3D Design will have their trademark exhaust system developed with Arqray as a technology partner. Currently the exhaust will be made available in stainless steel with quad 100mm tips providing a aggressiveness that suits the elegance of their rear diffuser. The exhaust will be made available in both a JASMA spec as well as Export spec.
The goal of 3D Design is not to hit a couple areas really well. As a entity consumed by perfection the purpose of every vehicle is to have the most comprehensive program for the given chassis. No exceptions were made for the F10 M5. In working with their technology partner Ohlins for suspension components 3D Design will have a full suspension line and is working on a external reservoir race application. The already luxurious interior of the M5 will be further enhanced by 3D Designs trademark pedal set, floor mats, and a gauge pod for more serious applications.
Although 3D Design suspension is exclusive to the Japanese domestic market, it is our top priority to bring these applications to North America and plan to do so with the F10 M5 application. All items will be ready to ship mid May and pre-orders will be taken effective immediately.
It is no secret that all of us at 3D Design North America as well as Japan are infatuated with the E89 chassis. With the recent work tuners and individuals have been performing on the chassis it is evident that our obsession is not unfounded. Following Bimmerfest 2011 in California we were surprised and humbled by the attention the vehicle received from various publications. Bimmer magazine took a special interest in the car and we were honored to accept their request for a mid summer photo shoot. Check out the shoot and article in the February 2012 issue of Bimmer or online at http://www.bimmer-mag.com/issues/104/articles/making-up-for-the-missing-m-car
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Below is a video featuring the 3D Design North America E89 and the addicting Eisenmann race exhaust. Featuring the full 3D Design M-sport kit, BBS GT4 Motorsport RE’s, ESS Tuning stage 2 tune, 3D Design pulley kit, and a full down pipe back Eisenmann race exhaust with quad 76mm tips.
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BMW Familie is a organization that hosts numerous exclusive BWM enthusiast events, however, annually BMW Familie will host a event larger in size than the U.S. based Bimmerfests combined. Held every year in close proximity to the Japanese national holiday, culture day. This seemingly accidental choice of dates has a very close purpose to culture day as BMW Familie is a event celebrating everything about BMW culture. Featured at Fuji speedway the event is a showcase for the best tuners, the best manufacturers, BMW motorsport, and even a enthusiast gallery for local vehicles. The event even caters to the enthusiasts in training!
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As the leaves were beginning to change and the days subsequently became shorter we received a phone call from European Car. The editor saw the 3D Design North America E89 at the 2011 installment of Bimmerfest in Pasadena and was itching to feature the zed in the magazine. We were invited along with Fall Line Motorsport to a closed track event in order to showcase two zeds built for entirely different purposes. The theme selected is that of a proverbial sibling rivalry. We couldn’t ask for a better day as the track was dry, the temperature mild, and lighting ideal. Below are some photos from the event. For more information on the vehicles check out the December 2011 issue of European Car or visit them online.
The E89 35i features the full 3D Design M-sport kit. Carbon fiber front lip, side skirt, and rear diffuser. Along with the m-sport package the E89 boot lid is rendered more aggressive with the 3D trunk spoiler. On the interior data acquisition is taken further than the factory provided instruments utilizing the 3D gauge pod and 3 Stack 3500 series gauges. Pedal feel is enhanced with the full 3D Design pedals.