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BMW M Carbon Ceramic Brakes For M6 (F12/F13) In Detail
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The debut of the all-new 2013 BMW M6 models also marks the debut of the long-awaited M Carbon Ceramic Brakes option. Details are limited so far but we've compiled what's known so far:

The M Carbon Ceramic Brakes have bigger rotors at the front axle (410mm vs 400mm standard), reduce the unsprung weight by 19.4 kg or 42.8 lb, and obviously increase fade resistance. While the standard brake calipers for the M6 models are painted in dark blue metallic, the carbon ceramic brakes are painted in a noble gold shade.

There's no word on pricing yet, but they won't be cheap for sure (option code is 2NK). The M Carbon Ceramic brakes will be available for the BMW M6 models and -- from July production on -- for the BMW F10 M5.

See below for a comparison table and a feature on the M Carbon Ceramic brakes (courtesy of M-Power.com).

Specifications M Compound Brakes (Standard)M Carbon Ceramic Brakes (optional)
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RotorsSteel-aluminum compoundCarbon-fibre compound ceramic
Brakes, front Six-piston fixed-calliperSix-piston fixed-calliper
Diameter (mm)400 x 36 / vented 410 x TBA / vented
Brakes, rear Single-piston floating-calliperSingle-piston floating-calliper
Diameter (mm)396 x 24 / vented 396 x 24 / vented
ColorDark Blue Metallic with colored M LogoGold with white M Logo
Weight reduction 19.4 kg / 42.8 lb

M-Power.com Feature

The latest version of the compound high-performance braking system helps give the new BMW M6 Coupe and Convertible outstanding stopping power. Its stand-out features include even lower weight, excellent feel and fade-free performance even under heavy loads.


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The diameter of the inner-vented and perforated brake disks is 400 millimetres at the front and 396 millimetres at the rear. The six-piston fixed-calliper brakes at the front axle – painted dark blue metallic and complete with the M logo – are radially bolted to the pivot bearing.

The M carbon-ceramic brakes available for the first time for the new BMW M6 Coupe and Convertible (in conjunction with 20-inch M light-alloy wheels) are without parallel worldwide and take the cars’ stopping power to another new level.


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The brake discs measure 410 millimetres in diameter at the front axle and 396 millimetres at the rear. Made from a new type of carbon-fibre compound ceramic, the discs boast even greater resistance to heat and combine this with significantly reduced rotating masses. The M carbon-ceramic brakes are 19.4 kg (42.8 lb) lighter than the standard-fitted items, yet the innovative material also displays exceptional resistance to wear, and the operating life of the discs is many times that of conventional equivalents.


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The optional M carbon-ceramic system also sees six-piston fixed-calliper brakes at the front teaming up with single-piston floating-calliper brakes at the rear. The callipers can be identified by their special gold-coloured paint finish.


Source: M-Power.com



Press Release

An innovation designed to deliver precise handling: M carbon-ceramic brakes.

The latest version of the compound high-performance braking system helps give the new BMW M6 Coupe and Convertible outstanding stopping power. Its stand-out features include even lower weight, excellent feel and fade-free performance even under heavy loads. The diameter of the inner-vented and perforated brake disks is 400 millimetres at the front and 396 millimetres at the rear. The six-piston fixed-calliper brakes at the front axle – painted dark blue metallic and complete with the M logo – are radially bolted to the pivot bearing.

The M carbon-ceramic brakes available for the first time for the new BMW M6 Coupe and Convertible (in conjunction with 20-inch M light-alloy wheels) are without parallel worldwide and take the cars’ stopping power to another new level. The brake discs measure 410 millimetres in diameter at the front axle and 396 millimetres at the rear. Made from a new type of carbon-fibre compound ceramic, the discs boast even greater resistance to heat and combine this with significantly reduced rotating masses. The M carbon-ceramic brakes are 19.4 kg (42.8 lb) lighter than the standard-fitted items, yet the innovative material also displays exceptional resistance to wear, and the operating life of the discs is many times that of conventional equivalents. The optional M carbon-ceramic system also sees six-piston fixed-calliper brakes at the front teaming up with single-piston floating-calliper brakes at the rear. The callipers can be identified by their special gold-coloured paint finish.


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