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Old 07-02-2009, 09:57 PM   #16
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how can you tell the difference? Please elaborate
The difference between floating and fixed rotors?
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Old 12-01-2011, 11:10 AM   #17
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Just thought i'd add this here:

http://www.caranddriver.com/comparis...g-coupe-page-2
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Speaking of brakes, the C63 stops from 70 mph in 161 feet. On the track, the brakes resist fading and feel strong, but again, the M3’s brake pedal is more responsive, and its 70-to-0-mph stopping distance is shorter: 153 feet.
I don't care if it's fixed or floating, as long as it brakes like an M3 does I'm good.

Source: Car and Drive E92 M3 vs the new C63 Benz
5 years old design and floating single piston calipers and the M3 still wins.
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Old 12-02-2011, 12:11 PM   #18
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Just thought i'd add this here:

http://www.caranddriver.com/comparis...g-coupe-page-2


I don't care if it's fixed or floating, as long as it brakes like an M3 does I'm good.

Source: Car and Drive E92 M3 vs the new C63 Benz
5 years old design and floating single piston calipers and the M3 still wins.
"We also deducted a tick from the Benz for looking a bit too much like a Honda Accord coupe."
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Old 12-02-2011, 01:53 PM   #19
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have you driven the car? drive it on the track, and see how it stops...only way to know. brakes stop and slow down a car, nothing more. I'm sure that the engineers at BMW have equipped the M5 with brakes that are sufficient enough to stop the car they've produced. Don't mean to try and sound like a know it all, but just think about it, M cars are the best in nothing, but exceptional in everything!
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Old 12-02-2011, 02:32 PM   #20
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have you driven the car? drive it on the track, and see how it stops...only way to know. brakes stop and slow down a car, nothing more. I'm sure that the engineers at BMW have equipped the M5 with brakes that are sufficient enough to stop the car they've produced. Don't mean to try and sound like a know it all, but just think about it, M cars are the best in nothing, but exceptional in everything!
exceptional as far as a street car goes, on the track there is always better, I am pretty sure even factory BMW track built race cars have upgraded brakes.

the later and faster you can brake consistently means more time with in throttle, which means faster lap times, so they do slow down a car but also allow it to be faster
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