BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   6Post.com | BMW 6-Series Forum > BMW 6 Series Forum > BMW M6 Forum (F12 / F13)

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-12-2012, 09:19 AM   #1
southlight
Moderator / European Editor
 
southlight's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Germany

Posts: 6,728
iTrader: (0)

Lightbulb BMW M Carbon Ceramic Brakes For M6 (F12/F13) In Detail

BIMMERPOST NEWS
BMW M Carbon Ceramic Brakes For M6 (F12/F13) In Detail
70
COMMENTS
Name:  cf_t.jpg
Views: 19860
Size:  158.2 KB

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)
Name:  CF_c1.jpg
Views: 16321
Size:  10.5 KBName:  CF_c2.jpg
Views: 16400
Size:  11.5 KB
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.


Name:  CF_1.jpg
Views: 18683
Size:  232.7 KB


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.


Name:  CF_2.jpg
Views: 24387
Size:  253.4 KB


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.


Name:  CF_3.jpg
Views: 17948
Size:  267.4 KB


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.


southlight is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-12-2012, 01:35 PM   #2
KEYON
Brigadier General
 
KEYON's Avatar
 
Drives: '11 SG E92 M3 - GONE
Join Date: May 2008
Location: LA x SD

Posts: 3,378
iTrader: (6)

Garage List
2011 E92 M3  [4.83]
Great looking Ceramic Brake Kit, it's about time BMW got into this business. Hopefully the next M3/4 will have the option as well.
KEYON is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-12-2012, 01:36 PM   #3
bavarian19
General
 
bavarian19's Avatar
 
Drives: Car
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: VA

Posts: 18,805
iTrader: (23)

nice features, but the colors of the brakes are killing it IMO.

Why doesn't BMW offer different color calipers?
bavarian19 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-12-2012, 01:39 PM   #4
Auto
Lieutenant
 
Drives: Sold
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Sweden

Posts: 592
iTrader: (0)

Damn! They look amazing! They must cost a fortune to change.

For an Audi S8, Audi charges aprox 10.000USD for new ceramic discs and pads all around in Sweden.

Last edited by Auto; 02-12-2012 at 01:46 PM.
Auto is offline   Sweden
0
Reply With Quote
      02-12-2012, 01:42 PM   #5
BMW BRAD
Major
 
BMW BRAD's Avatar
 
Drives: Modded BMW's
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Chino Hills Ca.

Posts: 1,268
iTrader: (11)

Awesome, but yeah........ big bucks to replace!
BMW BRAD is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-12-2012, 01:49 PM   #6
mattmv06
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: Accord
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: NJ

Posts: 37
iTrader: (0)

Yea I think this is gonna be around an $8K option. Just think ... that's two B&O sound systems hahahaha
mattmv06 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-12-2012, 02:06 PM   #7
Imola.ZHP
No car payments...
 
Imola.ZHP's Avatar
 
Drives: 2003 BMW 330i ZHP
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Mud Island, TN

Posts: 1,947
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via AIM to Imola.ZHP Send a message via MSN to Imola.ZHP Send a message via Yahoo to Imola.ZHP
Wow, 43lbs lighter! Thats nearly 11lbs at each corner!
__________________

Marcus
-- 330i ZHP
-- Build Date 03/03/03
Imola.ZHP is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-12-2012, 02:13 PM   #8
Rich@GTBPerformance
Bimmerpost Sponsor and BMW Performance Guru
 
Rich@GTBPerformance's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 135i
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: NJ, Right outside of NYC

Posts: 4,074
iTrader: (18)

I can already picture my eyes bugging out of my head when I slam on the brakes in this new M6
__________________

Your Home For Premium BMW Aftermarket Parts
www.gtbperformance.com | sales@gtbperformance.com | Facebook | 973 429 2839
Rich@GTBPerformance is online now  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-12-2012, 02:27 PM   #9
SchnellM3
Digger
 
SchnellM3's Avatar
 
Drives: 03 E46 M3, 09 E92 M3, 09 X6 50
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Pa

Posts: 2,612
iTrader: (5)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by bavarian19 View Post
nice features, but the colors of the brakes are killing it IMO.

Why doesn't BMW offer different color calipers?


I wouldn't want either of those two colors... They're also still putting one of the current style fugly looking calipers in the rear
__________________
2009 E92 M3 /// Melbourne Red /// Fox Red /// M DKG

Full Innotech Exhaust - DINAN Intake - IND Engine Bay Appearance - IND Hand Stitched Boot Covers - and much more....
SchnellM3 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-12-2012, 02:41 PM   #10
SlowinFastout
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: C63 AMG
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Germany

Posts: 38
iTrader: (0)

i would consider myself a sporty driver, and i take all my cars to the race track.

so this is fantastic news for me.

Cars get heavier and get more horsepower all the time, i always thought someone forgot about good brakes.

On my C63 AMG the brakes will fade on the Hockenheim Racetrack after 4-5 laps...which is ridiculous
SlowinFastout is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-12-2012, 02:54 PM   #11
MDyDinanM
OIF Veteran
 
MDyDinanM's Avatar
 
Drives: ///M
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: East Coast

Posts: 2,072
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 BMW M5  [3.44]
Quote:
Originally Posted by bavarian19 View Post
nice features, but the colors of the brakes are killing it IMO.

Why doesn't BMW offer different color calipers?
+1
__________________
Retired: '06 BMW E46 ///M3
Current: '08 BMW E60 DINAN ///M5, Interlagos Blue, SMG
DINAN Stage 2 Suspension, Exhaust, Stage III Software, Front strut braces,
Intakes, 13% Underdrive pulley, 3.91 Differential, RPI Scoops.
MDyDinanM is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-12-2012, 02:58 PM   #12
E92LNGCGY
Captain
 
Drives: E92/F25/F82 ordered
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Canada

Posts: 774
iTrader: (0)

Probably cost around $10k in Canada. They sure look good. Not sure about the caliper color though.
E92LNGCGY is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-12-2012, 03:21 PM   #13
Moo
Gold Member
 
Moo's Avatar
 
Drives: PSYWGN
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Studio 69

Posts: 466
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by bavarian19 View Post
nice features, but the colors of the brakes are killing it IMO.

Why doesn't BMW offer different color calipers?
They look BLING. Trying to appeal rappers?
Moo is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
      02-12-2012, 03:26 PM   #14
bavarian19
General
 
bavarian19's Avatar
 
Drives: Car
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: VA

Posts: 18,805
iTrader: (23)

Well, how many M6 owners track their cars? This is certainly more for bling factor, even though I believe it will have performance upgrades.


If it were on the M3, I would think it will be abetter application.
bavarian19 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-12-2012, 03:33 PM   #15
Pital
Private First Class
 
Drives:
Join Date: Mar 2008

Posts: 106
iTrader: (0)

wonder if they will put out less dust on the wheels?
Pital is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-12-2012, 03:50 PM   #16
coolchu001
Lieutenant
 
coolchu001's Avatar
 
Drives: 09 BMW 335d - AW
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: OH

Posts: 531
iTrader: (26)

Send a message via AIM to coolchu001
will the free maintenance cover the pads and rotors?
__________________
coolchu001 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-12-2012, 03:51 PM   #17
InTheNightKitchen
Ignorance is Bliss?
 
InTheNightKitchen's Avatar
 
Drives: 1 of Many
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Connecticut

Posts: 342
iTrader: (0)

I like both colors of the calipers, but if you're all about performance the color won't matter!!!!!!! Can't wait for reviews...
InTheNightKitchen is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-12-2012, 03:57 PM   #18
MSPORTWORLD
Major
 
MSPORTWORLD's Avatar
 
Drives: '11 M3 MW/FR - '12 M3 FO/SC
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Texas

Posts: 1,145
iTrader: (2)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by coolchu001
will the free maintenance cover the pads and rotors?
Ditto I sure hope so
MSPORTWORLD is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-12-2012, 04:02 PM   #19
Zebra99
Colonel
 
Zebra99's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 335is E93
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Ontario

Posts: 2,166
iTrader: (4)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by hkyplaynazn
Quote:
Originally Posted by coolchu001
will the free maintenance cover the pads and rotors?
Ditto I sure hope so
Not in Canada it won't. You guys in the U.S. ha e purchasing power so you have a good chance at that.

Up north we get raped for every little thing...unfair, but that's the price of
Commercialism I guess
Zebra99 is online now   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      02-12-2012, 04:19 PM   #20
mattmv06
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: Accord
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: NJ

Posts: 37
iTrader: (0)

This brake option also comes with a mouth guard to protect your teeth from the steering wheel when you slam on the brakes haha
mattmv06 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-12-2012, 04:39 PM   #21
vladberca
Brigadier General
 
vladberca's Avatar
 
Drives: '09 jetta tsi 6mt
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Craiova

Posts: 3,407
iTrader: (0)

Finally BMW released them
vladberca is offline   Romania
0
Reply With Quote
      02-12-2012, 04:48 PM   #22
M3_WC
Colonel
 
Drives: M3
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: CA

Posts: 2,143
iTrader: (0)

Finally BMW offers a proper steel setup.

The carbon ceramic is completely useless on this car. These cars will not see the track use that calls for carbon brakes. Only needed for long hard sessions, to keep brake temps down.
M3_WC is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
2011 bmw m6, 2011 m6, 2012 bmw m6, 2012 m6, 2012 m6 coupe, 2013 m6 convertible, 2013 m6 coupe, 2014 bmw m6, 2014 bmw m6 convertible, 2014 bmw m6 coupe, 2014 m6, 2014 m6 convertible, 2014 m6 coupe, bmw carbon ceramic brakes, bmw ceramic brakes, bmw f12, bmw m ceramic brake, bmw m ceramic brakes, bmw m forum, bmw m forums, bmw m5 carbon ceramic brakes, bmw m5 ceramic brakes, bmw m6, bmw m6 carbon ceramic brakes, bmw m6 ceramic brakes, bmw m6 forum, bmw m6 forums, f12 m6, m forum, m forums, m6 coupe, m6 forum, m6 forums, new bmw m6, new m6, new m6 coupe

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:29 PM.




6post.com
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST