European & American Cars

Ultra low dust brake pads for street use

  • Significant reduction of brake dust without sacrificing brake performance!
  • Stable operating friction level for superior brake control.
  • Braking power that is NOT abrupt; Smooth braking for a comfortable ride during braking.
  • Designed to minimize disc wear to help prolong the life of the brake discs.
  • Can be used with any type of DIXCEL brake disc range.

Applicable Stages

  • ストリート
  • ワインディング(ノーマル)
  • ワインディング(ハード)
  • サーキット
  • ジムカーナ
  • ダートトライアル
  • ラリー

Winding (normal) = normal driving on winding mountain roads

Friction Materials:
Non asbestos organic etc [Copper Free 2021 regulations]
Effective Temperature Range:
Brake dynamometer/Fade test 2nd section:
Max. μ:0.52/Ave. μ:0.40/Min. μ:0.39

M type brake pads are for street-use only. The pads are NOT designed for circuit-use. DIXCEL is NOT responsible for any problems which may occur from circuit-use.

with Brake Pad Grease(PG101)


Characteristic Chart


The radar chart represents a comparison of each characteristic between DIXCEL products and general OEM products.

Above values are based on actual test results.

Anti-Noise and Anti-Dust values are tested and calculated after a proper bedding-in procedure has been completed.

All about brake dust

Please take a look at the comparison images of the two wheels. Clearly, the car using the M type has little brake dust on the wheel. The benefit of the M type is not just being freed from constant cleaning of the wheels. Most brake dust is not from brake pad shavings, but shavings from the brake disc. The M type brake pads have low brake dust, meaning the pads are shaving off less from the brake disc. This leads to the prolonging of the life of the brake discs. The characteristic of metal shavings(dust) is its vulnerability to humidity; humidity corrodes the metal shavings. So without the proper maintenance, the metal shavings can cause the wheels to corrode. With the M type brake pads with minimal brake dust, there is no need for the frequent cleaning of wheels. Please experience for yourself the superior brake performance that the OEM pads lack with the ultra low brake dust M type brake pads.

 ■ BMW M3

The amount of brake dust for OEM pads
(after 1,000km mileage)
The amount of brake dust for DIXCEL M type
(after 1,000 km mileage)


The amount of brake dust for OEM pads
(after 1,000km mileage)
The amount of brake dust for DIXCEL M type
(after 1,000 km mileage)

Comparison between M type and general OEM products

The M type brake pads are often compared with the OEM brake pads. This chart is an overall evaluation of the M type compared with the OEM brake pads. The values are based on test results and user reviews.
The performance values are the average of the various cars the applicable vehicle manufacturer sells on the market. Depending on the model of the car, actual performance values may be different from the values on the chart.

■Comparison chart of the M type brake pads performance values by European Car Manufacturer

※ The OEM brake pads are given a performance value of 5 points. The performance values are based on 10 points with 10 being the best performance.

MODEL Anti-Dust Capability Anti-Noise Capability Braking Power
AUDI A4 9 6.5 5
BMW F30 3series 9 6.5 5
CITROEN C4 8 5 6
FIAT 500 8 5 5
MERCEDES BENZ W212 E-class 9 6.5 5
MINI R56 Cooper 9 6 5
PEUGEOT 208 8 5 6
PORSCHE 997 Carrera 10 6.5 4
VOLVO V60 8 6 5

Stopping power with low brake dust

At first glance, the statement above may seem contradicting. DIXCEL is able to research & develop such a product because we are an aftermarket brake manufacturer. DIXCEL is not a brake manufacturer that only specializes in motorsports applications. Our research & development goes beyond motorsports, to ordinary street-use sedans, mini-vans, and luxury cars.

The consumers who drive normally wanted a brake pad that has low brake dust without sacrificing braking power.

DIXCEL is involved in motorsports to constantly improve and develop our products. Motorsports allows us to test our products in extreme conditions which cannot be achieved in normal uses.

After a careful material selection process, the testing of the M type brake pad was done using heavy cars like the Lexus LS600h and Toyota Alphard.
The chosen materials passed repeated extreme brake tests from speeds of 180km/h. The M type brake pads are not just a low dust brake pad, brake pads that offers improved braking performance.

“Clean reliable stopping power”

This was the main concept when the M type was being developed; low dust and improved brake power.

  • The repeated braking tests from 180km/h were done on a race circuit.
  • The M type is NOT designed for circuit-use. Use on race circuits can result in increased wear and decrease in performance.
  • The Z and R series brake pads are recommended for circuit-use brake pads.

DIXCEL Low Dust Brake pads “GO GREEN”

Hybrid cars such as Toyota Prius come to mind first when it comes to “Eco-friendly cars”. Then, what can we do for our environment with our Non-hybrid cars? Eco-conscious people may drive in a fuel-saving way, fit fuel-efficient tires or try engine bay grounding kits.
Changing brake pads is one of the ways to contribute to preserve our environment. When you look at the wheels of your cars, you may find them covered with black dust. This black dust (rusty brown color in some cases) is called “Brake Dust”. Brake dust is metal powder generated by the friction between brake discs and brake pads.Especially, European cars are fitted with aggressive brake pads on discs and generate more of it.
This fine metal powder will disperse in the atmosphere and cause damages to the environment. It also leads to wasting water to remove the dust. Besides, more brake discs are to be disposed because of their shorter life. (European cars generally require brake disc replacement every other brake pad change). Choosing brake pads gentle on discs can prolong the life of discs and consequently will be one big solution to preserve our environment. With DIXCEL M pads, why not start what we can do for the earth?

【Genuine brake pads】
Stained black with rusty dust
(after 1,000 km mileage)
Brake dust reduced remarkably
(after 1,000 km mileage)

Price comparisons between car manufacturers’ original products and DIXCEL (in Japan)

Consumers choose products considering their price-performance ratio, often written as cost-performance or capability/price(C/P). 
In the chart below are the comparisons between car manufacturers’ original products and DIXCEL (in the Japanese market).
The written amount is the total of brake pads and brake discs.

① Car manufacturers’ original pads + discs

② DIXCEL Premium type pads + PD type discs

③ DIXCEL M type + PD type discs

RED values indicate that the prices of DIXCEL products are lower, and BLUE values indicate those of car manufacturers’ original products are lower.

Model Grade Year Model code F/R ①Car manufacturers’ original pads + discs ②DIXCEL Premium type pads + PD type discs ③DIXCEL M type + PD type discs
A4 (B8) 2.0 TFSI QUATTRO 11/07~16/02 8KCDNF F ¥82,900 ¥52,500 ¥61,600
R ¥53,500 ¥33,600 ¥46,100
A7 3.0 TFSI QUATTRO 11/05~15/04 4GCGWC F ¥81,000 ¥61,600 ¥70,700
R ¥56,800 ¥46,300 ¥56,500
TT 2.0 TFSI QUATTRO 08/09~15/08 8JCCZF/8JCESF F ¥67,300 ¥37,200 ¥47,400
R ¥44,700 ¥32,300 ¥41,400
F30 320i 12/04~19/03 3B20/8A20 F ¥70,400 ¥41,800 ¥48,600
R ¥54,500 ¥33,500 ¥43,700
G31 (TOURING) 523d/523d xDrive 17/06~ JM20/JP20 F ¥87,150 ¥56,400 ¥65,500
R ¥75,000 ¥54,100 ¥63,200
F48 X1 xDrive 18d 16/10~ HT20/AD20 F ¥69,550 ¥49,900 ¥59,000
R ¥44,200 ¥36,100 ¥46,300
GRAND C4 SPACETOURER 1.6T 18/09~21/08 B7875G06 F ¥59,600 ¥43,400 ¥52,500
R ¥32,800 ¥28,400 ¥37,500
500 ABARTH 595
13/01~16/02 312141/312142 F ¥58,400 ¥55,400 ¥66,800
R ¥50,200 ¥37,100 ¥45,200
W176 A250 SPORT 4MATIC 14/04~18/10 176046/176051 F ¥45,300 ¥43,700 ¥55,100
R ¥42,500 ¥37,800 ¥49,200
W204 (SEDAN) C180
Option AMG Sport Package
11/10~14/07 204049 F ¥46,800 ¥38,500 ¥49,900
R ¥35,700 ¥28,400 ¥37,500
W212 E300 09/05~16/07 212054C/212055C F ¥63,300 ¥47,600 ¥59,000
R ¥43,000 ¥33,600 ¥43,900
X253 GLC220d 4MATIC
17/02~19/10 253905C/253305C F ¥115,400 ¥80,800 ¥87,600
R ¥49,300 ¥44,800 ¥52,800
F55 (5door) COOPER S 20/10~21/04 XU20MW F ¥60,400 ¥43,700 ¥55,100
R ¥41,000 ¥33,500 ¥43,700
CLUBMAN (F54) ONE 16/04~ LN15/LV15M F ¥59,000 ¥40,000 ¥51,300
R ¥44,200 ¥36,100 ¥46,300
718 CAYMAN (982) CAYMAN 2.0 TURBO 16/04~ 982H1/982J1 F ¥109,200 ¥86,400 ¥89,800
R ¥75,700 ¥49,400 ¥55,100
MACAN BASE GRADE 2.0 TURBO 14/04~15/12 95BCNC F ¥83,200 ¥63,900 ¥70,700
R ¥56,800 ¥46,300 ¥55,400
CAYENNE (958) S 3.6 V6 TURBO 14/07~17/12 92ACUR F ¥143,900 ¥73,400 ¥83,700
R ¥95,500 ¥53,900 ¥57,300
KANGOO 1.2 TURBO 14/05~ KWH5F/KWH5F1 F ¥36,100 ¥33,500 ¥41,400
R ¥49,200 ¥47,900 ¥57,000
GOLF Ⅶ 1.4 TSI 13/04~21/06 AUCPT F ¥56,300 ¥37,200 ¥48,600
R ¥42,400 ¥32,200 ¥41,300
GOLF Ⅶ 2.0 R 13/09~21/06 AUCJXF/AUDJHF F ¥100,600 ¥65,500 ¥76,800
R ¥60,900 ¥36,100 ¥46,300
V60 T5 2.0T
Fr.16inch Brake (300mm DISC)
14/02~18/09 FB420 F ¥55,600 ¥43,700 ¥55,100
R ¥49,800 ¥37,500 ¥47,800