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      09-18-2012, 09:45 AM   #26
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Originally Posted by The HACK View Post
Kinetic energy is now growing at an exponential pace due to the constant growth of weight and power, while the ability to dissipate it have not. So the only choice y'all have, is to continue to escalate the capacity to operate under higher and higher MOT.
I don't believe this is entirely true. The weight from and E36 (~3200lb) to a E92 (~3600) increased by about 13% while the disc swept area increased by around 30%. This discs also have greater thickness and mass. So, IMO, the systems ability to dissipate heat has increased more than the weight of the cars.

However, is it enough to overcome the increased kinetic energy due to the higher power? Well that is another question...