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MINI Cooper Brake Pads Carbotech Gen3 F55 F56 F57

MINI Cooper Brake Pads Carbotech Gen3 F55 F56 F57

MINI Cooper Brake Pads Carbotech Gen3 F55 F56 F57

From street use to the higher performance demands of track days, Carbotech Brake Pads can help you achieve better brake modulation, torque and fade resistance. High-tech construction means better stopping power and a higher level of driver confidence every time you get behind the wheel. 

Fits the following Cooper S models:

2014-2021 F56 MINI Cooper S Hardtop
2015-2021 F55 MINI Cooper S Hardtop 4-Door
2016-2021 F57 MINI Cooper S Convertible

NOTE: NOT compatible with JCW models, see MINI Cooper JCW Brake Pads Carbotech Gen3 F56 F57 for JCW models.

Carbotech Brake Pads deliver longer brake pad and rotor life - up to four times longer than competitive brakes. Carbotech uses custom compounds to match specific cars, driving styles and applications.

Take your performance experience to the next level with Carbotech performance brakes. You'll really feel the difference.

Select from:

  • Carbotech™ 1521™ Street Performance Pads
  • Carbotech™ AX6™ Autocross Pads 
  • Carbotech™ XP8™ Light Track Pads
  • Carbotech™ XP10™ Medium Track Pads
  • Carbotech™ XP12™ Competition Track Pads

Equip your Mini with track-savvy, rotor-friendly brakes

When you want more performance from your street car, you need to consider Carbotech performance brakes. Carbotech's unique Ceramic and Metallic formulation provides positive, sure-footed stopping power.

And since Carbotech brake pads don't use conventional carbon and iron construction, there's less wear and tear on the rotors-which can save you big bucks down the road. Our line of performance brake pads are so durable, Carbotech has been selected as the Official Brake of the United States Endurance Racing Association.

Track Days

If you like to take your high-performance car out to the track for a "Track Day" event, Carbotech brakes will easily handle the additional stress of racing. In fact, more and more professional racers are specifying our brakes by name, because they've discovered the difference Carbotech makes on the track, where it counts.

Also, more and more tuners are selecting Carbotech brakes for their domestic street rockets, to make sure they have the positive stopping power and cornering control they require.

Carbotech brakes offer superior performance, are rotor-friendly, and last longer than any other performance brake pads on the market. That's a combination that's tough to beat.

Carbotech Brakes... Innovations in Braking Technology

Carbotech brakes give you:

  • Assured stopping power
  • Increased overall performance and handling
  • Excellent modulation and release characteristics
  • Better control entering the corners
  • Longer brake pad and rotor life—up to four times longer than the competition!
  • Longer rotor life
  • Non-corrosive dust

Carbotech is proud to have been selected as the Official Brake Pad of the United States Endurance Racing Association.

Carbotech uses advanced friction technology to perfect all of our compounds for the street & track. Research & Development (R&D) is not just a company philosophy; it’s a way of life for Carbotech. In fact, R&D at Carbotech is a 365 days a year job. Continuous improvement is a cornerstone in Carbotech’s solid foundation we have built because because great compounds are not engineered overnight.

Carbotech's  race compounds start with the letters "XP™" then they are followed by a number. The first number is 8 (XP8™), and as you go up in numbers the initial bite gets much stronger, higher fade resistance, higher torque, better wear rate, and an increase in the temperature range. On that same note, as you go up in our compound numbers you will get more aggressive on the rotors. That being said, all of our compounds are more rotor friendly than our competition.

With all Carbotech compounds you will have to apply a little bit more pedal pressure to get the maximum amount of bite from the brake pads. That's because you have the ability to modulate your pedal with our ceramic/kevlar compounds. That's a huge advantage to any driver, especially a driver who has a good feel for their car. The more you can modulate your brakes the more car control you have under braking. The more control a driver has under braking gives the driver an edge in the braking zone and the first part of a corner. Control which in the end helps you attain faster and more consistent lap times. Go Deep™

Notes on Brake Fluids

Brake fluid should be replaced every 2 years, more often if you track your MINI.

For High Performance Brake Fluids, see the following:

For replacement Brake Fluid, see Mini Cooper Brake Fluid Pentosin DOT4.

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