When it comes to high-performance driving, we all know that braking performance is just as important as acceleration and cornering. So to gain performance from your factory BMW M2, M2C, M3 or M4's brakes, our RP650 Front Brake Pads are an essential upgrade. Through extensive testing on road and track, the result is an advanced ECE-90 approved high friction material that delivers near-zero brake fade under high temperature use, yet doesn’t requiring a warmup period. In other words, a dramatic improvement in the braking department that still works perfectly in day-to-day driving duties.
Drive your M-car hard and the chances are you’ve experienced brake fade at some point. That’s where our High Performance RP650 Brake Pads come in. A simple replacement for your factory pads using the standard braking hardware, they deliver a much higher resistance to high temperature fade. This makes them perfect for fast road driving and even occasional track day use, yet without any compromise in daily driving.
A lot of our compound testing focussed on developing a pad that finds that sweet-spot between excellent cold bite and high temperature fade resistance. The result is a medium aramid fibre compound with friction coefficient of 0.42mu in the temperature range of 450 – 650°C.
This compound is the secret to how our high-performance RP650 brake pads provide superior stopping power and reliable performance under even the most demanding conditions yet without requiring a warmup period - essential for cars that have to perform perfectly in daily driving duties yet stand up to the demands of fast road and occasional track use.
As well as outright performance, another key development focus has been around perfecting pedal feel - resulting in progressive braking with unparalleled pedal response underfoot. The slotted and chamfered construction ensures quiet and smooth braking.
Meanwhile, our RP650 brake pads are designed to last longer than traditional brake pads, reducing the need for frequent replacements - even saving you money in the long run. This also means that the pads produce less dust than traditional brake pads, keeping your wheels cleaner and reducing the need for frequent cleaning.
Finally, it’s a legal requirement in most countries for brake pads to carry ECE-R90 certification – yet many other aftermarket pads do not. Not only is this ECE-R90 standard essential for legality (and potentially your insurance validity), this regulation gives you the peace of mind that the pads are tested and approved for cold performance, speed, sensitivity, friction behaviour, compressibility, shear and hardness. So, the pads will work just as well when cold as when up to full track temperatures.
Note: Only suitable for BMW F-Series with M Sport Performance Brakes (blue calipers) with manual handbrake/parking brake.