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 |  Jul 31 2010, 7:52 AM


Hot on the heels of Hamann’s Tuning Kit for the new BMW 5-Series, Japanese BMW-specialty tuner 3D Design has released its version of a body kit for the new F10 5-Series. And similar to Hamann’s offering, 3D Design kept it subtle and simple, accenting the natural body lines without going overboard. Truly luxurious with a little hint of Japanese influence.

The four piece kit focuses more on the rear than the front, with just a front lip spoiler accenting the bumper while the rear receives a new diffuser, trunk spoiler and roof spoiler. In keeping up with 3D Design’s impeccable quality, the front lip is made out of polyurethane instead of fiberglass, while the rear diffuser is their signature 1×1 twill carbon fiber. The rear spoilers are also constructed out of polyurethane with a sleek and subtle application.

3D Design also offers a tuned exhaust system and pedals for the interior for those interested. We can’t wait to see what’s next on the market for BMW’s newest 5-series chassis.

GALLERY: 3D Design BMW 5-Series F10

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[Source: Jon Sibal]

 |  Jul 01 2010, 7:25 AM


Alpina has finally unwrapped its new B5 Biturbo, based on the all-new BMW 5 Series and as you might expect it delivers plenty of luxury, power and style. Fitted with a traditional Alpina aero kit, including a larger front air dam, the big news is under the hood where the 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 gets pumped-up to 500-hp and 516 ft-lbs of torque. Alpina claims that’s enough to rocket the sedan to 62 mph in just 4.7 seconds. Top speed for the German saloon is rated at a startling 191-mph!

Like all Alpinas, the B5 is built on the BMW assembly line and while a definite rival for the current M5, it will offer customers an option half-way between the new 5 Series and the upcoming M5, which is slated to get significantly more than 500-hp and will also come with a dual-clutch transmission, rather than the B5′s eight-speed automatic.

Pricing has yet to be announced, but the car will go on sale in Europe shortly with deliveries starting in the Fall.

GALLERY: Alpina B5 Biturbo