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      11-07-2012, 01:22 PM   #1
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M Sport Brakes Standard?

I've seen M Sport Brakes with Blue calipers. Is this standard with the MSport line? My dealer said no but they are definitely different from the M Performance brakes. Maybe its a European deal?
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I've seen M Sport Brakes with Blue calipers. Is this standard with the MSport line? My dealer said no but they are definitely different from the M Performance brakes. Maybe its a European deal?
Here in the US, we don't get the colored M Sport Brakes, however, they are a little better than the standard sport breaks. Although, they produce a lot more dust and squeel.
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Gotcha, so everywhere except US gets the blue calipers on the Msport?
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      11-07-2012, 02:16 PM   #4
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Pretty much.... We can get it too, but i heard it's like 2k extra!
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im hoping, hopefully, that thall change next yr and itll be a US option ... but who knows
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Gotcha, so everywhere except US gets the blue calipers on the Msport?
The M Sport Brakes with the blue calipers were a 570 ($900ish) option here in the UK.
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      11-07-2012, 03:29 PM   #7
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That's cray cray. Oh well, I'll probably get the M Performance or some other BBK anyways. I was just hoping the dealer was wrong and I might get blue calipers.
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This has been covered extensively. No "M Sport" brakes for the US market. "M Performance" are available as an accessory, but not in blue. The brakes on the M Sport (pad compound) are unique to the application. Other minor differences for 328i. You'll find plenty with a search.
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M Performance brakes > M Sport brakes, but cost a lot more and are dealer installed, not a factory option. No M Sport brakes in US for some bizarre reason.
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      11-08-2012, 08:59 PM   #10
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M Perf brakes are also available as a port installed option as well, so you can order at the same time you order the car if you want. Same thing goes for the SS exhaust for the 335i.
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M Performance brakes > M Sport brakes, but cost a lot more and are dealer installed, not a factory option. No M Sport brakes in US for some bizarre reason.
The only differences between M Sport brakes and M Performance are the latter ones come with drilled and slotted rotors, the M Sport callipers are painted blue and the huge difference in prices. M Sport brakes cost $350 in Canada and M Performance brakes cost approx. $2300 in the US.

Both types of brakes have the same front and rear rotor diameters (370mm front & 345mm rear) and the same type of callipers.
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i find it hard to believe the mperformance brakes just give you drilled rotors for $2,000
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i find it hard to believe the mperformance brakes just give you drilled rotors for $2,000
If u're coming from standard brakes then that isn't the case, unless ur car already comes with M-sport brakes & u hate blue calipers.
If u have M-sport brakes already & want the slotted discs u can just get the discs on its own.
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Gotcha, so everywhere except US gets the blue calipers on the Msport?
Should read available everywhere except US. For most markets it's a factory fitted option, only a few markets do they come as standard.
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i have msport 335 usa...not sure how they are different than the m performance brakes but i have to think its more than just rotors for $2,000
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Should read available everywhere except US. For most markets it's a factory fitted option, only a few markets do they come as standard.
That is correct. The price for this factory installed option varies. Lowest price of $350 in Canada to over $1100 in Australia. Perhaps even higher in some far east markets ?
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Gotcha, so everywhere except US gets the blue calipers on the Msport?
Not at all. It's a cost option in Australia, I left off the option list. Glad I did as standard brakes are perfect for me.
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Not at all. It's a cost option in Australia, I left off the option list. Glad I did as standard brakes are perfect for me.
M Brakes standard on M Sport in New Zealand.
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How much does a factory install of the Performance brakes in the US cost?
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Perhaps even higher in some far east markets?
It's standard equipment for us. M-sport is only available officially in a few markets in Asia.
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How much does a factory install of the Performance brakes in the US cost?
also would like to know this
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M Brakes standard on M Sport in New Zealand.
Seems literally like the only consolation BMW NZ offer its (M-Sport) customers after the very high base price of the cars. Good luck to the NZ M-Sport customers.
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