April 16 2009   Source: Press Release- AC Schnitzer


AC Schnitzer Announces High Performance Brakes for M3

If there's one common complaint about the E90/E92/E93 M3 models, it has to be the seemingly underwhelming single-piston front brakes. German tuner AC Schnitzer has just released details of its high-performance braking system. The same brakes that are part of the ACS3 Sport Coupe are now available for fitment to your M3 coupe, sedan or convertible.

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The front kit includes six-piston calipers that weigh in at 12.8 pounds each with pads fitted, two-piece slotted rotors measuring 380 x 35mm and weighing 20 pounds each. The combination sheds 8.1 pounds of unsprung weight while increasing the barking surface. The six-piston caliper likewise spreads the braking pressure over a larger surface area for more effective grip. New stainless-steel-wrapped Teflon brake lines ensure consistent pedal modulation, even when fluid temps rise.

A rear kit can also be added as well. Rear calipers are of four-piston construction and weigh the same as the factory's single-piston setup. The larger 355 x 32mm two-piece slotted rotors shed roughly a pound each in the rear, and naturally a set of rear brake lines rounds out the package.