A New Generation of Braking Performance.

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The Pad for Performance.

Apec Black brake pads are unique in their use of Advanced Friction Technology (AFT) for better braking across the board. Our pads are precision-made using the latest generation of friction materials alongside comprehensive product testing. Each pad is further enhanced with StopReady Coating which both reduces the bedding-in process and boosts stopping power right out of the box. With every installation, Apec Black pads go beyond OE specifications to ensure that performance always takes precedence.  

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Fighting the Fade.

An overheated pad can have a knock-on effect on the efficacy of your braking system, dampening performance and leading to increased stopping distances among other problems. That is why every Apec Black brake pad is treated for increased heat conductivity and dissipation. In addition to cutting-edge friction materials, we also use a process of High-Pressure Treatment (HPT) scorching for improved initial fading, better bedding-in and superior safety.


Built to Last.

Apec Black understands the importance of a long-lasting installation. That is why we implement a variety of manufacturing-level innovations to significantly increase the lifespan of our brake pads by up to 34%. From anti-rust coating to durable compounds, Apec Black pads offer OE quality longevity with comprehensively tested and proven reliability.


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Soft-Spoken Stopping.

The Apec Black range prioritises performance, whether it’s braking efficiency or a smoother drive. Each of our pads is tailored to suppressing Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) and uses our SilentGuard shim technology to improve the overall driving experience so you can fully appreciate the accuracy and comfort of your Apec Black fitted vehicle.

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Directional Pad Technology.

All our pads, where required, are designed with Directional Pad Technology to mitigate NVH for braking that sounds as good as it feels.

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EV Evolution.

The future of the automotive industry is electric vehicles, and Apec Black takes that into consideration with the way we design our braking products. All brake pads within the Apec Black range are made to be compatible with hybrid and electric vehicles to ensure that any application can benefit from their elite performance.

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Case Study
BMW X3

To more thoroughly test the performance of Apec Black brake pads, we installed them into a BMW X3 application to compare them against OE BMW parts in an AMS test. The results of this test showed that the Apec Black installation led to a notable increase in deceleration and a decrease in stopping distance when weighed against the OE installation.

In addition to the AMS test, we also evaluated several key factors of the braking system in both the OE-installed and the Apec Black installed BMW X3. These tests used industry-approved metrics to observe stopping distance, deceleration, noise and expected pad life. The results of these extensive tests further illustrated that Apec Black brake pads outperformed OE brake pads in all fields. On the Noise Index Test, Apec Black pads scored a perfect 10 in terms of quietness, indicating the highest level of noise reduction compared to the OE score of 9.4. Likewise, Apec Black pads had an expected pad life of 134.89% compared to the OE baseline of 100%, indicating that significant improvements had been made to noise reduction and longevity.

Case Study
BMW X3

The pads were also tested in more extreme user cases on a BMW X5 to gather data on high-pressure performance. The results of a brake test typically used by the MET police to benchmark and approve pursuit vehicles showed that Apec Black pads consistently showed less fade cycle and burnish wear than their OE counterparts, with a total wear that almost halved the OE results.

This suggests better and more reliable braking from Apec Black pads in performance-intensive situations.