The 3D Design Lifestyle Accessory line has been a huge a hit in both the Japanese domestic markets and international markets. The key cases come in either white or black leather. The white leather key case has black stitching whereas the black key case has traditional 3D Design blue stitch. The key cases come in two sizes that will accommodate both versions of the modern BMW key. For older vehicles and personal keys 3D Design also offers a standard leather key chain.
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.
With the Canadian clientele nearing the home stretch on their F10 M5 orders, 3D Design is gearing up for servicing all F10 M5 orders. The full aero program is currentlly nearing the final stage of production and we anticipate availability in mid-late spring 2012. As mentioned before the 3D program for the F10 M5 will consist of a front spoiler, rear diffuser, side skirt, trunk spoiler, and front under splitter. 3D Design will also have suspension, exhaust, and the usual high quality interior components.
F10 M5 prototype trunk spoiler!
Well after a long hiatus from updating our blog we figured it would be time to update everyone on some new releases and status changes.
3D Design Japan is working with incredible precision and speed in a effort to beat the North American release of the F10 M5. Suspension, exhaust, and aero components are nearing completion. 3D Design’s aero line for the F10 M5 will be comprised of a front lip option, lower splitter, side skirts, trunk spoiler, and of course a rear diffuser. The exhaust will be released in stainless steel with the standard valve actuation. Japan also plans to develop a “U.S. sound” version of the exhaust as well as a titanium version. As promised we will be bringing over 3D Designs suspension line and what better way to start than with the F10 M5 coilover.
F20/F30 1 series and 3 series:
With the F10 M5 occupying the full attention of the Tokyo based manufacturer both the F20 and F30 platforms are currently in the back seat. Both chassis will receive the standard 3D Design treatment of aero, suspension, exhaust, and some interior bits and pieces.
In the meantime 3D Design did finish their pedal set for the F20/F30. The pedal set is brushed aluminum with the trademark 3D Design rubber grommets.
We will try our best to keep you in the loop. Enjoy!
After numerous request 3D Design Japan has made the white key case available for purchase. Below are some high resolution photos of the little gem.
Key case / size A
Real leather is used
For E90,E89, etc.
Key case / size B
For : F10,F20, etc.
3D Design North America
With the hype surrounding the addition of their lifestyle accessories line, 3D Design opted to take the line one step further. 3D Design is now experimenting with a full customizable key case. The end goal is to allow the customer to choose not only the leather color, but also the stitch color.