It seems that BMW M5 customers have found what’s possibly the most important bit of the options list and the Bavarians have already delivered a car with it.
I’m talking about the option to have carbon ceramic brake disks on your crazy fast four door sedan. These are quite the necessary option since the car is quite heavy.
The F10 BMW M5 may have the necessary grunt to move its bulk around at high speed but stopping from that could be tricky on steel brakes.
Now that we’ve clarified as to why the carbon ceramic brakes are important, let’s sort out what’s going on with this particular one.
While it has been delivered, it’s not exactly your typical customer car. According to the spotter, the car belongs to a BMW Driving Center.
We know the F10 BMW M5 should be getting carbon ceramic brakes starting this year so maybe this is one of the final test bed models before BMW actually starts sending them off to the customers.
Alongside the key difference of them working under much tougher conditions, the carbon brakes are slightly larger and much lighter.
The rear disks remain the same but the front ones grow from 400 mm to 410 mm. They also shave 42.8 lbs off the final weight.
It may sound like too little difference to notice but that’s a huge difference in terms of un-sprung weight and could make driving the M5 even more pleasurable.
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