BMW Brake Rotors & Discs for BMW E46 (1999-2005) M3

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Similarly to brake pads, the brake rotors can be matched to specific driving conditions and intended use. For solely street use the design and characteristics particular to each rotor are not big factors in overall braking performance. For instance, a cross-drilled rotor will not significantly improve braking under street conditions. Improved stopping performance will come mostly from your brake pads. Some rotor designs perform better under racing conditions with racing pads but, generally, all rotor types can be used on the street. For race track use we typically recommend a slotted or blank stock rotor. Any 2-piece floating rotor is superior to anything else and those are our first recommendation when available. For more information on the brake rotors we sell, check out our rotor buying guide.

All of these rotors are manufactured to meet BMW's specs for each vehicle application. Our standard rotors are sourced from original manufacturers for BMW (OEM), performance alternatives, or straight from BMW themselves. In some cases BMW Motorsport and BMW Performance will have their own rotor upgrades. Our Cross-Drilled, Slotted, and Drilled+Slotted rotors are manufacturered by StopTech - a global leader in braking technology and the braking technical partner to the Turner Motorsport racing team.

Click on the rotor types below to see those rotors for your car.


Stainless Brake Rotor Set Screw (34211161806) - Set Of 4
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T#:348112
Part#: 34211161806KT
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This is a set of stainless steel brake rotor retaining screws to replace the factory steel screws. As everyone knows, the stock screws will seize in the holes over time. And the shallow recess on the head means the screw is easily stripped. These replacement rotor screws are stainless steel and won't corrode and seize in place.

This is a set of 4 stainless screws. Most BMW rotors take one screw but some M cars after 2001 will take two screws per rotor.

Brake Rotor Retaining Screw / Hold Down Bolts (pair) - M8x14
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T#:12159
Part#: 34211161806-2
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Brake rotor retaining screws used for many BMW applications. M8x14. We recommend replacing the brake rotor hold down bolts each time the brake rotors are removed as they have a tendency to rust into place or to become stripped with multiple uses. This is for a pair of 2 bolts.

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Fits the following BMWs:
Front Brake Rotor Hold Down Bolt
E31 840Ci840i850Ci850CSi
E32 735i735iL740i740iL750iL
E34 525i530i535i540iM5 3.6
E36 318i318is318ti320i323i325i325is328iM3M3 3.2
E38 740i740iL740iLP750iL750iLP
E39 525i528i530i540i540iP
E46 320i323Ci323i325Ci325i325xi328Ci328i330Ci330i330xM3i
E52 ALPINA V8Z8
E53 X5 3.0iX5 4.4iX5 4.6isX5 4.8is
E60 525i525xi530i530xi545i550i528i528xi535i535xi550iE61 530xi535xi
E63 645Ci650i
E65 745i750i760iALPINA B7745Li750Li760Li
E70 X5 3.0siX5 3.5dX5 4.8iX5 MX5 35dXX5 35iXX5 50iX
E71 X6 35iXX6 50iXX6 M
E82 128iE82 135i
E83 X3 2.5iX3 3.0iX3 3.0iX3 3.0si
E84 X1 28iX1 28iXX1 35iX
E85 Z4 2.5iZ4 3.0iZ4 3.0si
E89 Z4 28iZ4 30iZ4 35iZ4 35is
E90 323i325i325xi328i328xi330i330xi335i335xi323i328i328xi335d335i335xi
E91 325xiE91 328i328xi
E92 328i328xi335i335xi328i328xi335i335is335xi
E93 328i335i328i335i335is
F01 740i750i750iXALPINA B7ALPINA B7X 740Li 750Li 750LiX 760Li ALPINA B7L ALPINA B7LX740LdX740LiX
F06 640i640iX650i650iXALPINA B6X
F07 535i535iX550i550iX535i535iX550i550iX
F10 528i528iX535i535iX550i550iX535d535dX528I
F12 640i640iX650i650iX
F15 X5 35dXX5 35iX5 35iXX5 50iX
F16 X6 35iX6 35iXX6 50iX
F22 228i228iXM235iM235iX
F25 X3 28dXX3 28iX3 28iXX3 35iX
F26 X4 28iXX4 35iX
F30 320i320iX328d328dX328i328iX335i335iX
F32 428i428iX435i435iX
F34 328i328iX335iX
F36 428i428iX435i435iX
F55 CooperCooper SF56 CooperCooper S
I01 i3i3 Rex
I12 i8
R60 Coop.SX JCWCooperCooper SCooper SX
R61 Coop.SX JCWCooperCooper SCooper SX
Z3 Z3 1.9Z3 2.5Z32.5iZ3 2.8Z3 3.0iZ3 M3.2

Rear Brake Rotor Hold Down Bolt
E31 840Ci840i850Ci850CSi
E36 318i318is320i323i325i325is328iM3M3 3.2
E38 740i740iL740iLP750iL750iLP
E39 525i528i530i540i540iPM5
E46 320i323Ci323i325Ci325i325xi328Ci328i330Ci330i330xiM3
E52 ALPINA V8Z8
E53 X5 3.0iX5 4.4iX5 4.6isX5 4.8is
E60 525i525xi530i530xi545i550iM5528i528xi535i535xi550i
E63 645Ci650iM6650i
E65 745i750i760iALPINA B7745Li750Li760Li
E70 X5 3.0siX5 3.5dX5 4.8iX5 MX5 35dXX5 35iXX5 50iX
E71 X6 35iXX6 50iXX6 M
E82 128i135iM Coupe
E83 X3 2.5iX3 3.0iX3 3.0iX3 3.0si
e84 X1 28iX1 28iXX1 35iX
E85 Z4 2.5iZ4 3.0iZ4 3.0siZ4 M3.2
E89 Z4 28iZ4 30iZ4 35iZ4 35is
E90 323i325i325xi328i328xi330i330xi335i335xiM3
E91 325xi328i328xi328i328xi
E92 328i328xi335i335xiM3328i328xi335i335is335xiM3
E93 328i335iM3
F01 740i750i750iXALPINA B7ALPINA B7X740Li750Li750LiX760LiALPINA B7LALPINA B7LX740LdX740Li740LiX
F06 640i640iX650i650iXALPINA B6XM6
F07 535i535iX550i550iX
F10 528i528iX535i535iX550i550iXM5528i535d535dX
F12 640i640iX650i650iXM6
F15 X5 35dXX5 35iX5 35iXX5 50iX
F16 X6 35iX6 35iXX6 50iX
F22 228i228iXM235iM235iX
F25 X3 28dXX3 28iX3 28iXX3 35iX
F26 X4 28iXX4 35iX
F30 320i320iX328d328dX328i328iX335i335iX
F32 428i428iX435i435iX
F34 328i328iX335iX
F36 428i428iX435i435iX
F55 CooperCooper S
F56 CooperCooper S
F80 M3
F82 M4
F83 M4
I01 i3i3 Rex
I12 i8
R60 Coop.SX JCWCooperCooper SCooper SX
R61 Coop.SX JCWCooperCooper SCooper SX
Z3 Z3 1.9Z3 2.5Z3 2.5iZ3 2.8Z3 3.0iZ3 M3.2
Stainless Brake Rotor Set Screw (34111123072) - Set Of 4
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T#:387871
Part#: 001359ECS01AX4KT
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This is a set of stainless steel brake rotor retaining screws to replace the factory steel screws. As everyone knows, the stock screws will seize in the holes over time. And the shallow recess on the head means the screw is easily stripped. These replacement rotor screws are stainless steel and won't corrode and seize in place.

This is a set of 4 stainless screws. Most BMW rotors take one screw but some M cars after 2001 will take two screws per rotor.


Centric Front Brake Rotors - OE/US Spec - E46 M3 (Pair)
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T#:1184
Part#: TMS1184
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$136.20
$136.20
E46 M3 Front Brake rotors/discs (Left and Right Pair) with anti-corrosion coating. This pair of rotors includes both left and right discs, replacing BMW part numbers 34112229529 and 34112229530. These are the standard US-spec rotors, as originally fitted to the 2001-2006 US market M3 (Euro rotors were 2-piece and cross-drilled). These are sold as a pair and the price includes one left front brake disc (commonly listed as BMW part # 34-11-2-229-529 / 34112229529) and one right front brake disc (commonly listed as BMW part # 34-11-2-229-530 (34112229530).

What sets these rotors apart from OE BMW or OEM parts is the corrosion-resistant coating that is applied to the rotor-hat and inner vanes. This super-durable coating prevents rust, ruining the appearance of your car. Aftermarket brake discs do not usually have any coating on them, exposing them to rust and corrosion as soon as they are put on the car. These premium rotors, manufactured by Centric, are the equal or better than any OEM or even OE BMW part but at a much more attractive price!

This item fits the following BMWs:
2001-2006 E46 BMW M3, M3 Convertible - except ZCP/CSL package

Gas-Slotted Brake Rotors (Pair) - Rear - E46 M3, E39 M5
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T#:4203
Part#: 34212229379GS
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$202.50
$202.50
Direct replacement REAR gas-slotted brake discs for E46 M3. These rotors feature a unique black electro-coating that is designed to prevent corrosion. Each rotor is e-coated then double-ground and balanced to ensure an even surface with no vibration. The e-coating is the best anti-corrosion protection currently available in replacement rotors. Most aftermarket rotors are not coated, allowing surface rust to form right away, which is unattractive when brakes can be seen through your wheels.

Slotting a rotor helps to release gases that build up between the rotor surface and an out-gassing brake pad. Without an escape, this thin layer of gas will cause a delay until the pad cuts through gas layer. The slots in our rotors allow the gases to escape giving better braking performance. For track and racing use, slotting is preferred over cross-drilling because the slots don't take away as much mass from the rotor and won't suffer from structural cracks.

Sold as a REAR pair.

This item fits the following BMWs:
2001-2006 E46 BMW M3
1999-2003 E39 BMW M5
Front Brake Rotor Retaining Screw / Hold Down Bolts (Set of 4) - M8x12
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T#:213594
Part#: 34111123072-4
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Brake rotor retaining screw used for many BMW applications. M8x12.We recommend replacing the brake rotor hold down bolts each time the brake rotors are removed as they have a tendency to rust into place or to become stripped with multiple uses. This is for a set of 4 bolts.


Cross-Drilled Brake Rotors - Front - E46 M3 (pair)
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T#:1390
Part#: TMS1390
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$225.90
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FRONT E46 M3 (US spec), not for ZCP/CSL package; Price is for the pair (includes one left, and one right cross drilled front brake disc)

Direct replacement FRONT cross-drilled brake discs for the E46 M3 These rotors feature a unique black electro-coating that is designed to prevent corrosion. Each rotor is e-coated then double-ground and balanced to ensure an even surface with no vibration. The e-coating is the best anti-corrosion protection currently available in replacement rotors. Most aftermarket rotors are not coated, allowing surface rust to form right away, which is unattractive when brakes can be seen through your wheels.

A cross-drilled rotor helps to release gases that build up between the rotor surface and an out-gassing brake pad. Without an escape, this thin layer of gas will cause a delay until the pad cuts through gas layer. The holes in our rotors allow the gases to escape, giving better braking performance and a sportier look.

This item fits the following BMWs:
2001-2006 E46 BMW M3, M3 Convertible
Not for M3's with ZCP/CSL brakes.
Cross-Drilled Brake Rotors - Rear - E39 M5 & E46 M3 (pair)
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T#:402
Part#: 34212229379CD
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$213.30
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REAR E46 M3. Price is for the pair (includes one left, and one right cross drilled rear brake disc.)

This item fits the following BMWs:
2001-2006 E46 BMW M3
1999-2003 E39 BMW M5

E46 M3 ZCP/CSL, E85 Z4 M ECS 2-Piece Front Brake Rotors - Pair (345x28)
E46 M3 ZCP/CSL, E85 Z4 M ECS 2-Piece Front Brake Rotors - Pair (345x...
For vehicles with Competition Package/ZCP/CSL front brakes
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T#:376627
Part#: 000505ECS02KT
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These 2-piece floating rotors help dissipate heat better than a standard cast iron rotor and are also lighter for less unsprung weight. Managing heat in the brake system is vital to braking performance, especially on the track or when driven hard. It's why your brake rotors have internal vanes that vent heat as the rotor spins. These 2-piece ECS rotors feature an outer cast iron friction surface ring that is separate from the aluminum center hat. This allows better airflow through the vanes and for the friction ring can expand as it gets hot. The rotors are also cross-drilled for better ventilation and slotted to improve brake pad performance.

ECS 2-Piece Rotors feature:

  • Aluminum hats for light weight
  • Heat-treated cast iron friction rings
  • 2-piece assembly improves brake cooling
  • Anti-corrosion coating on non-friction surfaces and hard anodizing on rotor hat

These are the same size as the stock rotors so your stock caliper and mounting bracket will fit and there will be no clearance issues with your wheels or to other components. Stainless steel rotor retaining screws are included. You can use these with any brake pad.

Price is for the pair of brake rotors.

This item fits the following BMWs:
2001-2006 E46 BMW M3 with CSL or ZCP brakes
2006-2008 E85 E86 BMW Z4 M Coupe Z4 M Roadster


Gas-Slotted Brake Rotors (Pair) - Front - E46 M3
StopTech - Corporate Logo
T#:1391
Part#: TMS1391
In Stock
$215.10
$215.10
Direct replacement Front gas-slotted brake discs for E46 M3 (except CSL/ZCP brakes). These rotors feature a unique black electro-coating that is designed to prevent corrosion. Each rotor is e-coated then double-ground and balanced to ensure an even surface with no vibration. The e-coating is the best anti-corrosion protection currently available in replacement rotors. Most aftermarket rotors are not coated, allowing surface rust to form right away, which is unattractive when brakes can be seen through your wheels.

Slotting a rotor helps to release gases that build up between the rotor surface and an out-gassing brake pad. Without an escape, this thin layer of gas will cause a delay until the pad cuts through gas layer. The slots in our rotors allow the gases to escape giving better braking performance. For track and racing use, slotting is preferred over cross-drilling because the slots don't take away as much mass from the rotor and won't suffer from structural cracks.

Sold as a FRONT pair.

This item fits the following BMWs:
2001-2006 E46 BMW M3, M3 Convertible
Not for M3's with ZCP/CSL brakes
Cross-Drilled & Floating Brake Rotors - Front - E46 M3 CSL/ZCP
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T#:1518
Part#: TMS1518
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$434.40
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Replacement front brake rotor (345x28) for the M3 Competition Package or factory CSL and Z4 M. These are a DIRECT replacement for the ZCP Upgrade or CSL brakes on the E46 M3 and the original brakes on the Z4 M. Note - they are not a 'bolt-on' upgrade for the stock US M3 rotors (see the E46 M3 CSL/ZCP Brake Upgrade for an upgrade package. Price includes Left and Right rotors with new retaining screws.

This item fits the following BMWs:
2001-2006 E46 BMW M3 - only with ZCP/CSL package brakes
2006-2008 E85 E86 BMW Z4 M Roadster M Coupe
Cross-Drilled & Slotted Brake Rotors - Rear - E39 M5 & E46 M3 (pair)
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T#:12050
Part#: 34212229379CDS
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$234.90
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Slotting a rotor helps to release gases that build up between the rotor surface and an out-gassing brake pad. Without an escape, this thin layer of gas will cause a delay until the pad cuts through gas layer. The slots in our rotors allow the gases to escape giving better braking performance. Cross-drilling a rotor is a way to improve initial pad bite. With the additional leading edges at each hole, the pad is able to grab the rotor just a little bit harder.

By combining both Cross-drilling and slotting, these rotors combine the best of both worlds. Fewer holes mean longer pad life with little penalty in the way of initial pad bite.

These rotors feature a unique black electro-coating that is designed to prevent corrosion. Each rotor is e-coated then double-ground and balanced to ensure an even surface with no vibration. The e-coating is the best anti-corrosion protection currently available in replacement rotors. Most aftermarket rotors are not coated, allowing surface rust to form right away, which is unattractive when brakes can be seen through your wheels.

This item fits the following BMWs:
2001-2006 E46 BMW M3
1999-2003 E39 BMW M5


Cross-Drilled & Floating Brake Rotors - Rear - E46 M3 US/Euro/CSL/ZCP
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T#:3857
Part#: 34212282303K
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$336.00
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Original BMW 2-piece floating and cross-drilled rotor from the Euro M3, M3 ZCP, M3 CSL, and Z4 M. These rotors are a DIRECT replacement for your stock US-spec rotors too. This price is for a pair of left and right rotors with new retaining screws. These are a 2-piece construction for lighter weight and improved cooling. A great 'first step' upgrade to getting better braking on the street or track.

This item fits the following BMWs:
2001-2006 E46 BMW M3 US-spec (upgrade!)
2004-2006 E46 BMW M3 CSL, M3 ZCP
2006-2008 E85 E86 BMW Z4 M Roadster M Coupe
E46 M3 ECS 2-Piece Front Brake Rotors - Pair (325x28)
E46 M3 ECS 2-Piece Front Brake Rotors - Pair (325x28)
For vehicles without Competition Package/ZCP/CSL front brakes
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T#:373771
Part#: 000505ECS01AKT
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These 2-piece floating rotors help dissipate heat better than a standard cast iron rotor and are also lighter for less unsprung weight. Managing heat in the brake system is vital to braking performance, especially on the track or when driven hard. It's why your brake rotors have internal vanes that vent heat as the rotor spins. These 2-piece ECS rotors feature an outer cast iron friction surface ring that is separate from the aluminum center hat. This allows better airflow through the vanes and for the friction ring can expand as it gets hot. The rotors are also cross-drilled for better ventilation and slotted to improve brake pad performance.

ECS 2-Piece Rotors feature:

  • Aluminum hats for light weight
  • Heat-treated cast iron friction rings
  • 2-piece assembly improves brake cooling
  • Anti-corrosion coating on non-friction surfaces and hard anodizing on rotor hat

These are the same size as the stock rotors so your stock caliper and mounting bracket will fit and there will be no clearance issues with your wheels or to other components. Stainless steel rotor retaining screws are included. You can use these with any brake pad.

Price is for the pair of brake rotors.

This item fits the following BMWs:
2001-2006 E46 BMW M3

Centric Rear Brake Rotors - US Spec - E39 M5 & E46 M3 (Pair)
Centric - Corporate Logo
T#:4533
Part#: 34212229379C
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$169.90
$169.90
This is a set of left and right REAR stock US spec brake rotors, as used on the E46 M3 and E39 M5.

What sets these rotors apart from OE BMW or OEM parts is the corrosion-resistant coating that is applied to the rotor-hat and inner vanes. This super-durable coating prevents rust, ruining the appearance of your car. Aftermarket brake discs do not usually have any coating on them, exposing them to rust and corrosion as soon as they are put on the car. These premium rotors, manufactured by Centric, are the equal or better than any OEM or even OE BMW part but at a much more attractive price!

This item fits the following BMWs:
2001-2006 E46 BMW M3
1999-2003 E39 BMW M5

Front Brake Rotors - MZ4 M Roadster / M Coupe (Pair)
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T#:1589
Part#: TMS1589
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$434.40
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Replacement front brake rotors/discs (345x28mm) for the MZ4 / Z4 M Roadster and M Coupe. These are also the same brake rotors as used on the E46 M3 CSL & ZCP Performance Package. These are a direct replacement on all 2006. 2007 2008 M Roadsters and M Coupes.

This item fits the following BMWs:
2001-2006 E46 BMW M3 - only with ZCP/CSL package brakes
2006-2008 E85 BMW Z4 M Roadster M Coupe

Cross-Drilled & Slotted Brake Rotors - Front - E46 M3 (pair)
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T#:12033
Part#: TMS12033
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Slotting a rotor helps to release gases that build up between the rotor surface and an out-gassing brake pad. Without an escape, this thin layer of gas will cause a delay until the pad