Brembo, the world leader and acknowledged innovator of brake technology launches the B-M8, the all-new 8-piston caliper and its companion the B-M4 during the 2015 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, Las Vegas.
The Brembo B-M8 is an 8-piston monobloc caliper with four pads, suitable for rotors up to 420mm x 40mm (16.53” x 1.57”). This all-new caliper is specifically made for the front braking systems of trucks, SUVs and large high-performance sedans. As one of the largest calipers manufactured by Brembo, at 15.8 inches x 5.51 inches x 7.1 inches, the B-M8 required more than one thousand design hours, which included on-vehicle testing and casting technology development. The B-M8 is validated for torques up to 5700Nm (4204 lb ft).
The B-M8 is manufactured using a new, innovative 4D technology casting process, and is the first time this process has been used for automotive calipers. This casting process uses a technology that enables Brembo to engineer a design completely different from what is usually seen in the caliper market. With this technology, the casted caliper has technical features commonly used in racing billet or forged calipers. The B-M8 is casted with an internal fluid line versus the more conventional rigid pipe connections. The one non-visible bleeding screw allows for more safety and freedom in the design since it is better integrated into the overall design. The B-M8 is the most efficient body architecture and style and designed without constrains on the outboard caliper manufactured by traditional molds.
The B-M8 is available in four colors – red, yellow, black and new to the market white, with a few “optional” colors. The companion caliper, the B-M4, for rotors up to 380mm x 30 mm, is suitable for the rear braking systems of larger vehicles as well as front applications for smaller cars. The B-M8 and the B-M4 are ideal for a variety of trucks, SUVs, and sedans including, but not limited to Ford F-Series and Expedition, Dodge Ram, Toyota Tundra, Nissan Frontier, Land Rover Range Rover, Mercedes-Benz SUVs and Porsche Cayenne.
This new caliper aligns with Brembo’s principles of developing new and innovative products with a designed flair. The B-M8 will not only provide superior stopping performance, but will also deliver a design aesthetic that fills the large wheel openings of today’s 22-inch truck and car wheels. The company have taken its expertise in the motorsports world and applied it to large truck and SUV braking systems to create one of the largest and best looking calipers in the Brembo line.
Developed to increase overall braking performance, the B-M8 exhibits consistent braking power under intensive conditions. The B-M8’s four pads provide a significantly larger braking surface, improving performance and pad wear, while communicating increased “bite feel” to the driver. Manufactured in the same plant as the company’s racing brake systems, the B-M8 leverages Brembo’s 40 years in motorsports in an advanced road-going high performance caliper.
B-M8 and B-M4 with their innovative and exclusive design are the first members of a NEW FAMILY of calipers that will distinguish the new High Performance Brembo Kits among the other in the market moving the car where it will be fit to a new and clear identity.