If it weren’t for powerful, linear BMW Brakes, BMWs wouldn’t be nearly as much fun to drive as they are. After all, confidence to throw your car into tight turns at agressive speeds comes from the knowledge that your BMW brakes are there to help you out of a tight spot. That’s key; And BMW has been designing perfectly balanced brakes for a long time.
As early adopters of four-wheel discs, BMW couples meaty calipers with large-diameter rotors provide you a generous amount of what’s called the “swept area.” The more swept area, the better braking.
There’s more to BMW brakes than just brake pads. Rotors and Calipers add to the mix. The hydraulic systems are designed to provide good pedal feel without being too tight or too mushy.
The ABS system on newer BMW brakes don’t intervene until it’s truly needed, so it doesn’t interfere with the actions of a skilled driver. Even the BMW brake pedal is carefully placed to allow heel-and-toe driving in high-performance situations.
So the next time you bring your BMW to Pacific Motorsports, think about the contribution your BMW brakes play in making your car the ultimate driving machine.
At Pacific Motorsports we like to stop as quickly as we go, and can accomplish that even better with larger brakes. There are some very nicely made and balanced systems available that we have had great success.
Brembo, Wilwood and Stop Tech are brands that we recommend and install.