Thread: Cooked brakes
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      09-24-2008, 06:42 PM   #28

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Thumbs down 135i have better brakes than the M3?

Originally Posted by swamp2 View Post
Even if these are the only problems they indicate a system not quite up to par for the way folks actually use the car (track and street). IMO there is no excuse for this. I have been very loyal defending BMW brakes which are in general quite good. I have also spoken out time and time against pretty bright red multi-piston calipers. However, in this case the evidence is really stacking up. How many folks have had fade, boil, pad transfer, etc.?
So the question I have for everyone is why does the 135i come with these really impressive 6 piston BMW front calipers while the M3 does with a single floating piston?

Hell, even the rear caliper on the 135 is a two piston set-up versus the M3!

What's up with that? I thought the M division was to offer the best that BMW had to offer!