• Jun 16, 2010
StopTech BMW M3 – Click above for high-res image gallery

The boys and girls at StopTech have taken the knife to the new BMW M3 – cutting unsprung weight and upping the horsepower to improve on the car's strong points. The company started by ditching the stock brake system and replacing it with – you guessed it – StopTech components. Up front, the car now wears forged aluminum six-piston calipers that clamp down on two-piece 15-inch rotors, while the rear has been treated to four-piston pieces that squeeze 14-inch discs. The company claims that the new hardware saves a total of 17.6 pounds of unsprung mass spread between the four corners.

The stock wheels were also sacrificed in favor of new rollers from APP. Even at 19 inches, they manage to be 3.3 pounds lighter per wheel than what came from the factory. StopTech then turned to Collaction AG Widnau to give the car's horsepower a mild bump. Final figures now sit at 450 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque, though neither company is saying exactly what went into making that happen. We're guessing a slight ECU reflash was part of the recipe.

The whole kit and caboodle was then wrapped in a special silver vinyl by CFC – a company that specializes in unique vehicle wraps. Tasty.



[Source: StopTech]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Yes I make my brakes glow when driving in a parking structure (yes I know its photoshoped). When did stop tech start 'tuning' cars?
        • 4 Years Ago
        I was ready to comment about that , thank you.

      • 4 Years Ago
      STOPTECH's amazing new technology with always glowing brakes and smokeless drifts.
      • 4 Years Ago
      StopTech is nice.... but I think Brembo is better. Maybe AP Racing for M3s.

      I found this on eBay:
      http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230485829901&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT
      • 4 Years Ago
      Very nice. One of the very few good looking mods.


      Please ditch the many stickers though.
      • 4 Years Ago
      325 lb-ft??..so they managed to make even less torque??
        • 4 Years Ago
        It made 295ft. lbs. stock. So no, it's making more.
      • 4 Years Ago
      i love glowing brake rotor pics
      • 4 Years Ago
      I wonder who Dino used to tune this car? probably GMG.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Seen M3's like this 100 times.....nice tho.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Umm, i don't see any pictures.
      purelyswift
      • 4 Years Ago
      Actually the wheels on that car are ATS Racelight's, not APP. Nice photos/build none the less.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Author forgot to mention Akrapovič exhaust and KW adjustable suspension... just btw...
      I like the soft tuning, just a litle extra... loose the stickers, yes, and i personaly don't like the design of rims... just me tho...
        • 4 Years Ago
        *Lose. Lose the stickers.
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