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Re: M5 braking falls short -- due to BMW NA? (archive)

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Posted by Stephen on May 02, 2000 at 15:29:24:

In Reply to: M5 braking falls short -- due to BMW NA? posted by Paul on May 02, 2000 at 13:36:58:

: Wonder what the braking on the M5 would be like if BMW NA did not strip the full floating brake rotors it was designed with & is equipped with in other geographic areas. BMW NA should find a way to avoid detuning things like brakes since it directly impacts safety and performance.

I took Euro delivery of my M5 in March. While there, I noticed significant fade of the US rotors at speeds of around 100mph back to 40 or 50. This occured only on the autobahn and was due to poor cooling. Bottom line, I paid the 260.00 a piece to change the rotors to the Euro version before I left. Difference is VERY noticeable.

By the way, the issue is purely legal.

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