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.
Upon receiving the North American contract for 3D Design all of us at IND knew we had to find a way to bring the 3D Design suspension line stateside. We have yet to out a specific agreement with 3D Design Japan, but we are diligently working on it. 3D Design partners with one of the most prominent manufacturers in the world. Although we are contractually forbidden from disclosing their partner I can tell you that any enthusiast would be thrilled by the disclosure. The 3D Design suspension kit does require a inspection every 20,000 miles. The key is locating a dealer network capable of this inspection. All of us at IND are confident that we can bring 3D Design suspension joy to the North American market in 2012.
3D Design also offers a variety of suspension components, all of which we will be bringing to the North American market shortly.
3D Design North America
1979 W. Dundee Rd Palatine, IL 60074
Tel : 866-963-4520
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
3D Design North America
In keeping with the popularity of the F10 chassis 3D Design has officially released the 535 exhaust to the North American market. The exhaust features stainless steel construction, four 80mm tips, and valve actuated control.
Proximity exhaust noise (4350rpm): 82dB
Vehicle acceleration noise: 75dB
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.
Tel : 866-963-4520
Although this not a new release for 3D Design Japan, the power steering reservoir attachment is now available for North American clientele. Under extreme conditions it is very common knowledge that the BMW power steering reservoir is prone to leaking. Besides this creating a messy engine bay a unfortunate byproduct is cavitation due to the air and fluid mixture. The result is a decrease in steering feel. The 3D Design reservoir attachment is designed to solve this common issue and fits directly on top of the existing BMW reservoir. The 3D piece does require a additional 35mm of height clearance above the factory reservoir.
Reservoir Tank Attachment
Part number ：5302-00111.
Material : aluminum
3D Design Japan officially releases their exhaust system for the F10 528. The exhaust features four 80mm tips an is a cut and clamp exhaust. All 3DDesign exhaust systems are designed in collaboration with Arqray. Arqray is highly recognized for their leading quality and performance, as well as their advanced knowledge and depth of expertise in BMW exhaust systems.
3DDesign exhaust systems are not re-labeled Arqray systems but are totally new designs that have been developed for sound and design specifically to the demands and character of 3D Design. For more information on 3D Design exhaust systems please visit http://www.3ddesign-na.com/ndetail2.php?code=41