1. 15 Jan 2020 at 2:22 PM #1
    ChristianF

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    Anyone got them? I didn't spec them on mine and I'm glad.

    I drove a Mclaren 570S the other day and the brakes on that were bloody awful. I'm sure on the track they're brilliant, but for normal driving, they just don't seem to work that great.

    They seemed to be either off or on. So grabby and need masses of pedal to do anything and then your catapulted forwards as they grip the disc like an anchor has been thrown overboard.

    Road cars... No.
    Track car.... Brill.
     
  2. 15 Jan 2020 at 3:22 PM #2
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    I have ceramics on my M3. Had the car for about 3 years and they are not grabby or on/off. On two occasions in heavy rain and below about 3 degrees C I’ve experienced poor braking if on a motorway and not used brakes for 10-20 mins plus. I’d buy a car again with ceramics. I bought mine at 2 years old so didn’t take the hit on the options, if buying new I wouldn’t pay the extra for ceramics, I’d rather have other options.
     
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  3. 15 Jan 2020 at 3:35 PM #3
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    Got to be good for longevity and lack of dust though.
    All brakes are potentially dodgy in the cold and wet when they haven't been used for a while.
     
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  4. 15 Jan 2020 at 4:11 PM #4
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    Have to say even my steels on the motorway in the wet if not used for several miles the first application is non existent and take a split second to bite.
     
  5. 15 Jan 2020 at 4:16 PM #5
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    Doesn't the F90 M5 have a "auto wipe" feature for the BBK where it dabs the brakes ever so lightly to clear them of water and ensure they bite? Pretty sure I read on here that there's a button press to activate it?
     
  6. 15 Jan 2020 at 4:19 PM #6
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    Not sure mate if the M5 does buy my M4 doesn't definitely.
     
  7. 15 Jan 2020 at 4:21 PM #7
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    I'm sure I read on here that the M5's do, M2/3/4 doesn't have it. I'm guessing it will be an "option" on the G8x or standard with the BBK/CCBs.

    See this though, according to Bimmerpost, it can be coded on the F30, so I'd assume the same on the F8x? Works in conjunction with the wipers.

    https://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1337091
     
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    Can't say for BMW as had stock OEM normal set up but have got the Ceramic discs on my R8 V10+ and not grabby at all or overly sensitive they give very good feedback and confidence.
     
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    I don't know about the F90 but other maker's cars certainly had a similar feature. Very useful I'd have thought.
     
  10. 15 Jan 2020 at 4:35 PM #10
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    Yeah, VW have it. Maybe I imagined seeing it posted on here about the F90 M5.
     
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    Would never have another high performance car without CCB.They are anything but grabby.
     
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    Thought all BMs had the drying feature.
    https://youtu.be/VUwhCZ2duSk
     
  13. 15 Jan 2020 at 5:13 PM #13
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    Only reason for BMW ceramics is big gold calipers surely?

    It's not as if F8x brakes are cheese like the E46 M3 brakes.
     
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    They're excellent, not grabby at all... wouldn't consider another performance car without them. Was caught out once with wet brakes, lesson learnt and hasn't happened since
     
  15. 15 Jan 2020 at 5:28 PM #15
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    I had a couple of Merc SLs with that feature.
     
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    I had the PCCB on my 911 GTS and they were excellent. The first time I got into my M2 after that I genuinely thought there was a problem with the steel brakes...
     
  17. 15 Jan 2020 at 5:50 PM #17
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    Maybe the car I drove was just **** then!
     
  18. 15 Jan 2020 at 8:10 PM #18
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    On Sunday, I drove my car on part of the TT course which is unrestricted, I came to a stop at the end of the run and the front 2 pads caught on fire. The fires went out with one blow each.

    However, during this high-speed run, there was not a hint of fade or judder, the car broke absolutely straight even though they must have been glowing. I will never get a performance car without these again. I have had enough of juddering brakes, warping, fading, etc. They do not grab or snatch whatsoever but I bought mine second hand and had them retrofitted so I don't know what they are like from new.

    The brakes are one of the most important aspects that allow you to travel fast but safe. If you don't drive your car hard, then it may not be worth the large sum.
     
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  19. 15 Jan 2020 at 8:36 PM #19
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    What a strange post OP o_O

    You didn't spec Ceramics on your BMW M4 , then drove a McLaren 570S( not yours ) and found the ceramic brakes on that particular car not to your liking and managed to conclude that all Ceramic brakes are terrible .:rolleyes:

    Well that was a bullet dodged then not ticking that box on your M4 and saving yourself £6k
     
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