BMW E46 M3 (00-06) Front Mono6 355x32mm Big Brake Kit
Alcon Big Brake Kit by Paragon Performance
The Alcon Big Brake big brake kit from Paragon features the highest quality rotors and calipers you're used to from Alcon braking products. Assembled in the United States it features a unique T-Slot design and semi-floating rotor that offers the benefits of a full race setup but without the noise associated with full floating rotors. This is a complete kit to instantly upgrade your cars braking performance and safety as well as provide a performance platform for the track-addict.
Alcon uses the exact same components on these kits as on the professional racing programs. This means you are getting the same rotors, hardware, hats, etc... from the same factory in the United Kingdom.
Each Kit includes:
Alcon crescent slot discs have been engineered to produce optimum bite, thermal stability and durability in an exceptionally high strength to low weight design. This has been achieved by combining a special Alcon developed iron alloy disc with an aerospace specification alloy bell.
Why Alcon Brake Discs?
- Unique crescent grooves on friction faces provide the bite usually associated with drilled discs without the durability problems.
- Directionally curved cooling vanes for optimum cooling performance.
- Alcon's floating disc system (as used in the majority of applications) has been designed to allow thermal expansion of the disc throughout it's life while minimizing the tendency to shudder.
- 6 piston design for high stiffness and low weight.
- Piston bore sizes are staggered to ensure even pad wear.
- Pin mounted pads provide low threshold pressure and low noise
**355mm brake kits generally require 18" or larger wheels, 380mm brake kits generally require 19" or larger wheels. Fitment varies due to different specs / wheel design. Verify fitment with wheel fitment template.
About the E46 M3
The M3 version of the E46 3 Series was produced in coupé and convertible body styles. The E46 M3 is powered by the S54 straight-six engine and has a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration time of 5.1 seconds for the coupé, with either the manual or SMG-II transmission. The skidpad cornering results are 0.89g for the coupé and 0.81g for the convertible. The top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph). The kerb weight is 1,570 kg (3,461 lb).
The available transmissions were a Getrag 420G 6-speed manual transmission or an SMG-II 6-speed automated manual transmission, which was based on the Getrag 420G. The SMG-II used an electrohydraulically actuated clutch, and gear shifts could be selected via the shift lever or paddles mounted on the steering wheel. The SMG-II was praised for its fast shift times and racetrack performance, but some people found its shifts to be delayed and lurching in stop-start traffic.
Total production of the E46 M3 was 56,133 coupés and 29,633 convertibles. The cars were assembled at the BMW Regensburg factory in Germany, and production was from September 2000 until August 2006, for a total of 85,766 cars.
An M3 Touring station wagon prototype was built to evaluate the feasibility of building an M3 model on the existing platform of the E46 station wagon (especially the integration of the M3's wider rear wheel arches onto the wagon body). The prototype did not reach production.