LAS VEGAS — Italian brake components producer Brembo S.p.A. has developed a six-piston, aluminum monobloc brake caliper, the B-M6, for the front wheel positions of high-performance vehicles that use cast-iron or carbon-ceramic discs.
Developed to increase overall braking performance, these systems provide consistent braking power and feel under extreme conditions, Brembo said. Typical applications would include Audi S/RS models, BMW M2/M3/M4, X5M/X6M, Chevrolet Camaro and Corvette, Ford Mustang, Porsche 911/Turbo/GT3, and many more.
It is available in black, red, yellow, white and fluorescent yellow and can be paired with the B-M4 caliper on the rear axle, where applicable, Brembo said in launching the product at the recent Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas.
The B-M6 caliper accommodates brake discs up to 410x36mm (16.14 x 1.42 inches), and is optimized for use with wide annulus discs and brake pads, Brembo said, providing significantly more braking surface area.
The new caliper is produced in multiple piston-area configurations so that Brembo engineers can tailor the individual system for each application, and includes technical features commonly found in Brembo billet and forged racing calipers, such as integral bridges for increased stiffness, internal fluid passages and a single concealed bleed screw providing greater safety and resistance to damage.
Brembo said it drew on its racing heritage and expertise in developing the B-M6 caliper, which is cast using the firm's proprietary 4D technology process.
It did not disclose pricing information.
Curno, Italy-based Brembo is the owner of the Brembo, Breco, AP, Bybre, and Marchesini brands and operates through the AP Racing brand. It's represented in North America by Brembo North America Inc. in Plymouth, Mich.