The M Carbon Ceramic Brake System stands for consistent technology transfer from the area of motor sports. The application of an innovative carbon-fibre compound ceramic makes the braking power even more direct and improves brake-fade stabilisation. It also doesn't corrode, tolerates more heat, features strongly reduced abrasion and contributes to lower vehicle weight. Systematic implementation of lightweight construction reduces rotating and unsprung mass, improving acceleration, responsiveness and overall handling, but also increasing the driving dynamics, traction and suspension comfort, and reducing fuel consumption.
With its enlarged brake dimensions (400 mm front, 380 mm rear) and increased number of pistons, the M Carbon Ceramic Brake System's heat resistance in continuous operation makes it fit for the racecourse. The perforated, ventilated brake disc rings guarantee optimal responsiveness in wet conditions, as well as ideal heat dissipation. The 6-piston fixed-calliper brakes in front and the 4-piston fixed-calliper brakes in the rear are recognisable because of their brake callipers in Gold Metallic, as well as the characteristic M logo.
Dependent on conditions and usage, features specific to the materials used can lead to operational noises particularly in wet conditions just before the vehicle comes to a stop. The impact of moisture and road salt can cause the braking action to be equivalent to a conventional brake system. This can for a short time be experienced as a reduction in braking action and can be balanced out by greater pressure on the pedal where necessary.